If you're still recovering from Thanksgiving with the family, and you haven't had time to put up any Christmas decorations in your house, you have a week or so left to maximize your decorating dollar. (You can keep them up until the end of January, right?). But you also want to put up decorations that don't require an entire day of your time, and you don't want to spend the equivalent of a month's rent to buy them. We have some great suggestions off Amazon Prime that will look great in your apartment, cost less than you think, and most importantly will get there within a couple of days. Here are five of our favorites.
Just because you don't have landscaping outside your apartment doesn't mean you can't put up lights that everyone can see. If you have a sliding glass door to your balcony, this LED light curtain is perfect. Not only does it exude warm white glow for all of your neighbors to see, but it also has 8 light modes including combination, in wave, sequential, slow glow, chasing/flash, slow fade, twinkle/flash, and steady on. They're also waterproof, can handle snow, they're UL certified, 30V low voltage, and are cool to the touch. The curtain comes with 10 light strands with 30 lights per strand.
Who says you have to have a full-sized, traditional Christmas tree taking up precious real estate in your apartment? This one is festive, minimalist, and it can even stay up in your apartment all year long as a low-light lamp. The tree is has 24 warm white LED lights and even a tiny bit of snow on it. It stands two feet tall, which means it can fit almost anywhere from a console table to a kitchen counter. The bulbs have a 25,000 hour life, and it's also break-resistant, so even the kids won't destroy it. You can also add small ornaments should you find the need to do so. We think it looks great on its own.
This is a lot of trees for the money. Each one is made with a bendable wire tree stem, a round wooden base, and simulated snow to usher in the holidays. There are 45 pieces, which include 4 different sizes ranging from 1.77 inches all the way to 5.92 inches in height. Scatter them all around your apartment to create a theme, or you can just aggregate them for a big holiday centerpiece. These are just the kind of Christmas decorations that will look festive without too many colors busying up your place.
This set of three Christmas village houses evoke a classic look that will make you feel all warm inside. Without turning the interior LED lights on, they look great during the day. But when evening comes, the glow of the interior lights will have you feeling festive and joyful. Each one has a unique design with wooden cutout detail, as well as trees and animals to add to the look. They come on a wooden base with feet that elevate the houses, and they're easily portable from one room to another. The fact that they're battery operated also makes them easy to use since they don't require an outlet.
This one is our splurge, but it's totally worth it. The hand-carved and hand-painted nativity scene is minimalist but stunning. It comes with six resin figures including Mary and baby Jesus, Joseph, a shepherd boy, a donkey, and two sheep. Each piece comes from artist Susan Lordi's original hand carving made in her Kansas City, MO studio. The pieces can be staged any way you like, and they're sure to be a great reminder about the reason for the season.