We’ve officially hit the month of December, which means the holidays are just around the corner! If you’re a condo owner, we’re here to provide some tips and tricks to spruce up your home for the Christmas season with DevMcGill.
Step 1 – Buy a small Christmas tree
Most condo owners have a limited amount of space, so a giant Christmas tree is going to look out of place, especially if you have a low ceiling. Opt instead for a small tree (either real or fake), around four feet tall.
Although we prefer the scent of an authentic pine tree during the holidays, it could be a little messier. You can decorate the tiny tree with your friends and family and make it an event. Don’t forget to serve hot cocoa and homemade Christmas cookies to complete the theme!
Step 2 – Hang stockings by the fireplace
Most condo owners don’t have a fireplace unless they live in a 19th-century building, so we believe any mantelpiece will do the trick! If you’re a first-time condo buyer, chances are you won’t have stockings, so we recommend either making your own from fabric or heading over to Amazon and placing an order.
Some quirky condo owners have even hung their stockings up on their television while a YouTube video of a fireplace played in the background, providing the perfect Christmas narrative.
Step 3 – Colour coordinate
Transform your condo into a winter wonderland straight out of the movie Elf by adding colour splashes of green and red to your decor. If your couches are a neutral colour, add some pizazz by adding festive pillows and throws to create a warm and inviting ambiance. Don’t be afraid to snip a few branches off the Christmas tree to add to your dinner centrepiece.
Step 4 – Decorate the balcony
Your balcony is also an extension of your condo, so it’s essential you decorate your balcony to spread the Christmas cheer. Don’t go overboard though, but another small tree with lights always creates a beautiful scene, especially if you have a view of the city. If you’re a fan of Santa Claus, it’s always a great idea to purchase a life-size figurine to excite the kids this holiday season.
Step 5 – Christmas Scents
If you’re hosting a holiday party, we recommend purchasing a few scented candles to create a warm and inviting environment. Opt for winter scents like pumpkin spice, peppermint, spruce, or maple – but don’t leave your candle burning all night long! And remember to keep it away from the Christmas tree. If you’re not a fan of candles, make a pot of coffee or bake some cookies to create a lovely smell that wafts through the entire condo.
If you’re shopping around for a condo in Montreal this holiday season, we invite you to discover one of DevMcGill’s residential projects. With developments across multiple neighbourhoods, we’ve got a condo to suit every need, whether you’re a working professional or a small family looking to live in the city.
For more information, visit DevMcGill.com or phone us at (514) 288-4737.
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