If you’re a tenant, living in a rental property doesn’t mean you can’t decorate your home for the holidays. Below are some festive decorating tips that exclude maintenance issues and damage and keep your property manager happy.

Some holiday decorating looks are difficult to achieve without damaging paint finishes, walls, or roofs. But the following tips can allow you to go ahead and deck the halls this holiday season. Visiting friends and family will appreciate the festive and inviting atmosphere you create, damage-free!

Removable Adhesive

Removable adhesive tools for hanging decorations are abundant, and they don’t damage paint or when they’re removed. Great for smaller jobs, washi tape comes in every color imaginable and is easy to remove. Temporary adhesive hooks and strips from Command or Scotch are perfect for hanging wreaths, garland, fairy lights, and stockings (from a shelf if you’re lacking a mantle). Temporary hooks and adhesives are available for outdoor use as well.

Indoor/Outdoor Lights

The perfect solution for holiday lighting indoors or out, Laser Lights offer the convenience of adding holiday lighting up high without the need to climb a ladder.

Laser Lights come in a wide range of colors and designs to suit any holiday theme, and the results are awesome!

Wrap Boxes in Holiday Paper

Wrap an assortment of small- and medium-sized boxes in holiday paper and create “gift” displays throughout your apartment. Add real gifts wrapped for giving to friends and family among the displays to hand out to visitors when they arrive.

You create themes with your faux gift packages to suit each room in your home. Add bits of mistletoe in ribbons or vintage “to and from” labels to add a touch of nostalgia.

Window Cling Decals

No need to leave windows out of festive holiday decorating thanks to window cling decals that stick to glass and peel right off in one piece with no scratching or residue.

Window cling decals come in a variety of holiday themes, from snowflakes to ornaments to Santa and Rudolph.

Inflatable Yard Ornaments

If your rental has a sizeable yard, consider an inflatable yard ornament that uses small stakes to hold it in place.

Inflatable yard decorations are great for tenants with kids, and neighbors love their festive charm.

Try one or all of these holiday décor tips to create a festive holiday atmosphere that will satisfy your holiday aesthetic and get the property manager’s approval.