The holiday season is here! You’ve selected some greeting cards and shopped for everyone on your list. (Or if you still need to find the perfect present for someone on your list, check out our holiday gift guide.) But what about your lovely home?Getting your apartment holiday-ready is as simple as tidying up, stocking your kitchen with goodies and adding some festive touches. Whether you live in a chic studio in New York City or a roomy three-bedroom apartment in Los Angeles, we have some great decorating ideas for you.
The first step in any holiday decorating scheme is to get your home sparkling clean. Of course, if you’re strapped for time you can always call in some extra help!
Blueground guests can book on-demand cleaning services with just a few clicks, thanks to our handy app. You don’t even need to be home to let the team in! Let our professional cleaners do the scrubbing so that you can focus on the fun of decorating for the holidays.
Plants are the perfect holiday accents! When the weather is cold and the leaves have fallen from the trees, a touch of green indoors is the ideal way to boost your spirits.
Try a miniature pine tree or a potted poinsettia to set a classic holiday mood. You can also opt for eucalyptus branches, which are not only beautiful but will fill your home with their calming scent.
If your holiday plans include hosting guests, you’ll want to stock up on wine well ahead of your party. Even if you’re just folding laundry, long December nights are extra cozy with a glass of wine in hand.
Blueground is excited to offer our guests exclusive discounts on purchases from NakedWines, where you can order bottles from independent winemakers around the world. Buying directly from winemakers not only saves you money, it helps you support small businesses. Check the Blueground app for details on how to save when you order from NakedWines.
Even if you didn’t decide to spring for a Christmas tree this year, there are plenty of places to hang ornaments. Bookshelves are wonderful perches for bright baubles and stockings, or you can string up LED lights and hang ornaments between the bulbs.
These clever DIY ornaments are not only beautiful and festive, they’re fun to create. See which design appeals to you, and then head to your local craft store or order up supplies online.
Our last tip requires absolutely no effort at all! Your Blueground apartment comes complete with a Smart TV that can double as a 21st century hearth, thanks to Netflix’s handy Fireplace for Your Home video.
Make a batch of cocoa or pour yourself a glass of wine and relax in front of a realistic Yule Log while holiday tunes play in the background. The movie is also a great backdrop for your holiday party.
Of course, not everyone is staying home for the holidays. If your plans include travel, check out the Blueground app for exclusive discounts on car rentals from Getaround and Hertz. You’ll also see a full range of offers from our other incredible partners.
Are you still renting the old fashioned way? Flexible living puts the emphasis on your lifestyle and needs rather than binding you to one apartment with a traditional one-year lease. Every one of our move-in ready homes in Europe, the Middle East and North America is designed to let our guests feel at home right away. Find out more about the Blueground experience.