Decorating Your Digs for the Holidays at the Parkview Memphis

 | The Parkview Memphis

Who doesn’t love to add a little holiday cheer to their home this time of year? Each of our residents have their own spacious apartment that’s just waiting to be decorated (and the competition is pretty serious around here). Whether you’re decorating for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or Christmas, we’ve pulled together some of the best tips and resources for inspiration.

Stroll Down Memory Lane

Before you get started, consider taking a look through old albums and cards, watching family videos, or calling an old friend to get in the holiday spirit (and find inspiration).


Turn up your favorite holiday music to set the mood for decorating. It’s hard not to feel a bit jolly listening to songs about Rudolph and elves. If you’re extra ambitious, gather some of your friends and neighbors to go caroling around the community and spread some extra holiday joy!


Whether you’re enhancing the smell of your real Douglas Fir, or adding the scent of freshly baked Christmas cookies to the air, candles can make a nice (smelling) touch and a beautiful glow for the holidays.


Whether you set out your family’s battery-powered menorah or go all out with string lights around every window and door, adding lights to your apartment are sure to brighten the mood.

Christmas Trees

There’s nothing quite like the smell of a fresh Douglas Fir this time of year. It doesn’t matter if you’re getting a fresh-cut fir or your old faithful fake, the fun is in the decorating. This is a great time to invite your neighbors, friends, and family to help you adorn your tree with your most cherished new and old ornaments. These personal touches are what make the holiday special. For tips on how to pick out the best Christmas tree, read this article from Better Homes & Gardens.


When friends and family visit, it can be stressful thinking of ways to dress your apartment to impress. In this article, InStyle has provided a few stress-free holiday party and decorating tips to help you out. Our favorite is to leave a few ornaments off the tree and instead use to adorn napkins and place settings!


As fun as the holidays are, it’s important to keep a few key safety tips in mind.

  • To reduce the risk of fire from your Christmas tree, keep your tree watered and use only indoor lights.
  • Test your string lights before you decorate, and do not use lights with frayed or damaged cords.
  • Don’t set candles near anything with the potential to catch fire, like bedding, paper, curtains, or walls.
  • Be sure to blow out your candles if you leave the room or take a nap – or consider battery-powered LED candles.

For more safety tips, read this HGTV article.

Happy holidays!

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