Decorating Tips for Students During the Holidays

Monday, December 7, 2020

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December is here – let the holiday season decorating begin! When living in an off-campus housing unit, it’s important to think about what kind of decorations you will use, since you don’t own the property.


Below are a few things for student tenants to keep in mind when decorating their rental unit this year.


Use non-damaging hangers for decorations on walls and doors:

  • Command strips
  • Velcro tape
  • Self-attaching garland
  • Removable wreath hanger


Be proactive about potential fire hazards:

  • Use lights graded properly for indoor and outdoor decorations
  • Decorate an artificial Christmas tree, as it’s considered safer than a real one
  • Use flameless candles
  • Use extension cords according to manufacturer specifications and don’t tuck them under carpeting or leave them accessible, as they could become a tripping hazard


Be thoughtful of neighbors:

  • Ensure outdoor decorations are not encroaching on any neighboring properties
  • Ensure decorations are placed in safe areas indoors and secured well outside, so they cannot fall or blow away in high winds
  • Be mindful of positioning lights outside, especially if near a neighbor’s windows or property


These are a few tips that will help make your decorating simple and your landlord appreciative. Easily removable and carefully placed decorations are key to a safe holiday!


SEE ALSO:  Great Ideas to Decorate Small Student Housing Spaces

The Team