Decorate Your Riverside Park Apartment for A Festive Holiday Season


The countdown to Christmas has begun! But, it’s not too late to get your holiday decorations up to create the cozy vibe you are looking for this winter. Check out some tips and tricks for decorating your home at Riverside Park.

Decorations That Transition From Christmas & Into the New Year

The best decorations don’t require you to remove them once the clock strikes midnight. Instead, be strategic in your choices to keep your holiday season easy and stress-free. A little planning goes a long way towards keeping your festive decoration through the New Year.

The secret is to use holiday decorations that add a touch of elegance without relying too heavily on a Christmas theme. Think cozy neutrals, accents that sparkle, and all the shine you can handle. Perhaps most importantly, you can even use some of these pieces well into the winter months. Frosty the snowman would be proud!

A Checklist for Creating a Winter Wonderland In Your Apartment

See below for a complete list of sophisticated trending Christmas items to keep your home looking fresh, festive, and bright.

  • Adorable pom-pom garland that adds a touch of color
  • This festive sled to bring some snow indoors
  • A shining star to up the cozy factor
  • This happy snowman ready to ski
  • An advertisement for Frosty’s coffee that will have you running to the kitchen to make yourself a cup of brew

Enjoy your Holiday Decorations In Style

Once you have your place in tip-top shape, you’ll still have plenty of time to get out and explore the beautiful weather and see the gorgeous sights Reno has to offer. After decorating for the holidays, you can rest assured there will be plenty of winter cheer to greet you!

How to Prepare Your Apartment For Guests During Thanksgiving


Our Reno, NV Riverside Park Apartments provides exceptional comfort and style, including panoramic views and a wealth of amenities.

Discover nearby local parks and activities in the area like Taylor Memorial Park and many more. Residents of our luxury apartments have the opportunity to explore our superb locations, which provide residents with easy access to the Washoe County Health District. Read our article below for tips to prepare and welcome friends and family into your apartment for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Prepare a Guest List

One of the most important factors to consider when preparing Thanksgiving dinner in an apartment is structuring apartment kitchens and making room for guests. Preparing to host a significant holiday means planning for meals and fun activities. Use your guest list as a resource when grocery shopping, cooking in an apartment kitchen and planning holiday game ideas. Cooking in an apartment kitchen requires a bit of maneuvering to make your Thanksgiving gathering a success.

Menu Plan and Organization

Once you’ve chosen your guest list, it’s time to decide on appetizers, drinks, and desserts you’d like to serve for Thanksgiving dinner. Since you’re likely to be cooking more than usual, making accommodations in your apartment kitchen is essential. Decide what pots and pans you will use with each dish and place them in the kitchen. If you have limited space after this, determine on creating these meals in segments or shifts.

If you’re not sure about the Thanksgiving menu, Country Living has a list of over 30 Thanksgiving recipe ideas to help you get started. Take a look and find something new and exciting! Your family and friends will enjoy every bite. 

Holiday Game Ideas

Try incorporating Thanksgiving holiday games into the day. Monopoly is always an exciting board game to play with a big group. You can also integrate holiday-themed games in your dinner, like Thanksgiving Bingo or Thanksgiving charades! 

DIY Halloween Decorations That Transition Into Thanksgiving at Riverside Park


Fall 2021 has officially arrived at Riverside Park Apartments near downtown Reno, NV.  Halloween and Thanksgiving are both just around the corner with the arrival of fall.

We are offering a few apartment decorating tips to extend the life of your interior decor throughout the season. The theme for this year is DIY artsy Halloween decorations that can transition into Thanksgiving.

Discover a few examples below of Halloween decorations to spice up the interior decor of your apartment home.


Have you been wondering why DIY is the perfect route for Fall 2021 apartment decor? It’s fun, easy, and budget-friendly! Fight the fall blues by adding some sugar and spice to your apartment home.

It’s simple to repurpose popular Halloween decorations like pumpkins and gourds to use for Thanksgiving decorations. Meaning, you can enjoy the fall-themed comfort of your newly decorated apartment home into the Thanksgiving holidays!

Inspiring Decor Ideas

Follow some of the tricks and tips we have for you to implement into your 2021 decorations. These decor ideas effortlessly transition from Halloween and to Thanksgiving.

Spice up your apartment with fragrant candles! Buy cinnamon, fragrant pines, and other natural fall aromas to fit into your living room. Or, try repurposing your pumpkins and gourds decorations to use for Thanksgiving. Remove the spookier aspects of pumpkin-based Halloween decorations and repurpose them for custom fall-themed wreaths and table settings.

Versatile and Trending Decor for Fall 2021

Using the tips, tricks, and techniques, you can make your Riverside Park apartment feel more like home this fall. With these tips, you will not worry about hindering the integrity of your apartment. The Riverside Park Apartments leasing office is open daily to respond to inquires.

Prepping for Fall 2021 Decor In Your Riverside Park Apartment


There are many reasons to get excited about fall, like spotting a harvest moon or catching birds on their migration south. However, the best part about fall is prepping your Riverside Park Apartment with trending fall 2021 decor.

Our Favorite Fall ’21 Trends

The color palette for autumn 2021 includes rusty red, plum, aubergine, burgundy, mustard, and deep greens. Deep, rich colors are all the rage this season and make your living space feel cozy.

Bring the outdoors into your home with trending fall 2021 decor. Include things like pinecones and acorns to branch clippings and greenery from your yard. These items are fall favorites for interior decor.

Candles are an elegant option for switching up your seasonal decor, and copper and brass accentuate the warmer tones of autumn.

How To Adapt These Trends for Your Apartment

Create a fall look by playing around with trending fall shades. You can opt to stick to neutrals and add one focal point color, like burgundy, rusty red, or deep green, or layer different focal colors over each other. Change up your curtains to rich, luxurious plum. Add floral throw pillows in shades of burnt orange and add deep blue or green vases to create depth.

Use pinecones from your yard as decorative accents, store acorns in a display vase, or display branch clippings and greenery over your mantle or across a patio table.

Transform your home with fall-scented candles. Nothing says autumn quite like apple and pumpkin spice. Add brass decorations like framed mirrors or vases to create a warm, welcoming feeling.

West Elm in downtown Reno offers a wide selection of trending fall decor.

Cozy Fall 2021Decor

Whether you make significant or minor changes to your interior decor, fall 2021 promises some exciting changes in interior decor. Focal colors create personality. Don’t be afraid to play around with colors, textures, or layering. Have fun decorating your Downtown Reno Riverside Park Apartment!

How To Survive The Heatwaves In Your Reno Apartment

Riverside Park Apartment interior

It’s never fun to receive a bill for utilities that’s much higher than you expect it to be. Fortunately, with apartment living, there are ways to keep your home cool while saving money.  Riverside Park is committed to helping residents stay cool and comfy during the summer heat. Whether you choose to enjoy a movie in an air-conditioned theater or want to enjoy one of our great outdoor amenities, you have many options for staying cool and saving money.

Enjoy Our Outdoor Amenities

During the summer, avoid using your stove during the heat of the day. Instead, please take advantage of one of our fantastic outdoor cooking and BBQ spaces. Complete with grills and seating, you and your family can enjoy a great meal while keeping the summer heat out of your home. Enjoying outdoor amenities is apartment 101!

Rental-Friendly Ways to Cool Down Your Home

Most electricity companies recommend turning your thermostat to one temperature and leaving it there. That way, the air conditioner doesn’t have to work quite as hard to keep the home cool at night. Setting your thermostat to a higher temperature while you’re at work, then lowering it when you come home, can increase your electricity bill. You can also set it to automatic which will allow your device to turn off on its own once a certain temperature has been reached. 

Local Attractions That Will Help You Keep Cool

Why not take advantage of the many shopping malls or indoor activities in your community to stay cool? Reno is home to the National Automobile Museum. So, what are you waiting for — Learn something new while enjoying the lower temperatures at the museum!

Riverside Park Apartments has many amenities that will keep you and your family entertained for hours. Whether you want to be indoors enjoying a fun activity or outside swimming in our pool, Riverside Park will help you beat the heat this summer!

Summertime and Entertainment Near Riverside Park Apartments

watermelon popsicles with blue background

Are you looking for a comfortable, safe, and family-friendly apartment? A local community and neighborhood that is fun in the summer?

If you are, read on because Riverside Park Apartments- a gated community in the city of Reno- NV, is the place for you!

Enjoy Everything Our City Has to Offer

Riverside Park is located in downtown Reno, NV. The semi-peripheral location of the apartment community grants you access to both the entertainment of the city and the peacefulness of green spaces.

Aces Ball Park is within walking distance of the complex, and the Truckee River is almost on your doorstep. There are several hiking trails close to the community, and the National Automobile Museum is within walking distance.

Family-Friendly Weekend Ideas

There is infinite room for creativity when it comes to family outings in the summer in Reno. Though Riverside Park offers your kids a playground and tot lot at home, the city and surrounding areas offer even greater opportunities for family-friendly weekend fun. A few entertainment-rich weekend ideas for the whole family are:

Hosting At Your Apartment

Although there are many great restaurants in the city, you can have an excellent time with your friends without leaving the gated complex! This is because the apartments at Riverside Park boast high-class amenities and beautiful views and meet your apartment needs.

Host your friends for dinner in opulent with designer cabinets, plank vinyl flooring, and stainless steel appliances. Alternatively, meet them in the communal picnic area for a BBQ in the afternoon and enjoy the riverside views.

Staying in Riverside Park offers your whole family plenty of fun during the warm months and beyond! From bustling city outings to green hiking adventures, apartment living in Riverside Park offers you summer fun, safety, beauty, and community.

A Good Night’s Rest at Riverside Park Apartments

Disheveled bedding

The best days start after a good night’s rest! That is because eight hours of sleep can improve your quality of life! A good night’s sleep improves your energy, your mood, and your immune system! 

But for many of us, getting 7 to 8 hours of good sleep is just a dream. Instead of tossing and turning each night, why not turn your Riverside Park apartment’s bedroom into a sleep sanctuary. 

Here’s how:

Begin with the Sheets

There is no better feeling than climbing into a bed that has fresh sheets. Using high-quality materials for your sheets not only means that they will last longer, but they will also feel so comfy that you will not want to get out of bed.

Thread count and fiber length are two things to consider. Long-staple cotton is best because it creates longer and finer yarns.  Both make for a luxurious feel and a comfortable night’s sleep.

Your Bedroom Scent Makes a Difference

Choose soothing scents like lemongrass and vanilla. They both are proven to create a relaxing atmosphere. Use candles, automatic air sprays, or essential oil diffusers to fill your bedroom with those calming scents.

The Soothing Sound of Water

Add a soothing water fountain to your bedroom. The gentle sound of running water can help you drift off into a stress-free state. Small indoor fountains are compact and add to your décor. 

Keep It Clean

It can be hard to unwind in a messy room. Add a storage bench to the end of the bed. It will help keep your bedroom in your Reno apartment a bit more organized. It also encourages pets to sleep on the bench instead of in your bed.

Get a Down Comforter 

Speaking of warmth, a down comforter is one of the best ways to keep warm and cozy. Nothing says sleep sanctuary more than being under a plush-down comforter.

And for the warmer months, make sure your bedroom is anywhere between 60 and 67 degrees. Fans and the right sheets can help keep you cool at night.

These tips to creating a peaceful sleep sanctuary in your Riverside Park Apartment in Reno.

Summertime Fun in Reno

summertime fun in RenoIt is summertime and that means outdoor grilling time.  Your Reno apartment has so many great amenities including a barbecue and picnic area. So, why not invite a few friends or neighbors over to your Reno apartment for a summertime barbecue.  Instead of just serving up the same old burgers, dogs, and potato salad, why not try these twists on some outdoor grilling classics.

Burgers and Hot Dogs – They are a grilling staple, but instead of serving them plain, add some cheese, bacon and barbecue sauce to your burgers and split your dogs and stuff them with cheese.  To really make them special you can create a topping platter and include onions, peppers, chipotle ketchup, pickles, lettuce, heirloom tomatoes, radishes, baby spinach, and other fresh vegetables or sauces.

Shrimp on the Barbie isn’t just for those down under.  Buy peeled frozen shrimp and defrost it, add garlic, butter and salt, and pepper, and cook it in tin foil. Delicious!

Potato Salad is another barbecue classic, but why not dress it up a bit.  Garden fresh scallions or radishes can really add a refreshing touch.  You can also serve the potato salad in lettuce cups for a creative and delicious twist to this summertime favorite.

Looking for a healthier dessert option?  We have the answer! Skewer some pineapple slices, or fresh peaches and plums.  Cook them on the grill and then drizzle them with caramel sauce.

Make decorating easy with matching plates and napkins.  You can fill some inexpensive mason jars or water bottles with fresh flowers.

Do you want to enjoy a barbecue without cooking? No worries, Brothers Barbecue, located on Central Street, has some of the BEST pulled pork, brisket, sausage & ribs around. 

Enjoy these great outdoor grilling tips for a relaxing evening at your Reno, Nevado apartment at Riverside Park.


Add Peace and Harmony to Your Reno Apartment

Reno ApartmentDuring these uncertain times, it is more important than ever to create a peaceful and harmonious living space. These decorating tips use the principles of Feng Shui to turn your Reno apartment into a calm retreat.

Go Up

According to the principles of Feng Shui, integrating vertical shapes and lines in your apartment represents growth and expansion. Add some lighting where the light travels upward. Add a tall tree to a corner. Add some tall bookshelves to your living area. Never add books to your bedroom because Feng Shui views books as “alive”.

Declutter Your Entryway

Doesn’t it make sense that the first place you see when you open your door is an important place to have good energy? In feng shui, your entryway represents the way positive energy enters your home and your life. Make sure that this area is dusted and clutter-free. Add plants and artwork and have a place to leave shoes and hang coats, leaving any negative energy outside of your apartment. 

Improve Your Apartment’s Air Flow

Good energy and airflow are important to creating good energy in your Reno apartment. Open the windows to increase airflow. Add a lamp to illuminate a dark space or place a mirror in a brighter location that reflects light to the darker area.

Add Plants

Adding plants to your apartment will add positive energy and purify the air. 

Choose these easy-to-grow and lucky plants for your apartment.

  • Lucky Bamboo
  • Rubber Plant
  • English Ivy
  • Peace Lily
  • Ficus
  • Palm
  • Boston Fern
  • Philodendron
  • Spider Plant

Create a Harmonious Color Scheme

The colors in your home should blend harmoniously with the surrounding elements, both natural and manufactured, such as flowers, trees, plants, water, wood, earth, metal, and fire.

Using these basic principles of Feng Shui in your Riverside Park apartment will add harmony, peace, and balance. 


Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Reno Apartment

Reno ApartmentSpring has sprung, time to dust off and deep clean your apartment in Reno! Put away your winter clothing, change your bed linens to something fresh and spring like. Next change up your towels in your apartment’s bathroom. 

Next take the change in season as an opportunity to de-clutter by giving away, throwing away or packing away items you no longer use. 

Now it is time to get down to the deep cleaning of your Riverside Park apartment in Reno, Nevada. Instead of using store bought cleaning products that are often filled with toxic chemicals, why not try these homemade cleaning products. 

Here is a list of some DIY products that will not only help the environment, but will keep your apartment clean and fresh.

Baking Soda

Baking Soda is a household staple and has been proven to clean, deodorize, brighten and cut through grease. Combine it with dish soap for a non-toxic abrasive to clean tubs, counters, sinks and more.

Castile Soap

Castile Soap is made from plant oils, cuts through grease and is an effective cleaner for stoves, counter tops and other surfaces.


Vinegar can be used in your Reno apartment’s bathroom or kitchen. The acidity gently eliminates grease, soap scum and grime. Simply add it to a spray bottle or mix it with Dawn. 

Lemon Juice

Lemon Juice is a natural way to remove mildew, mold, cut through grease and shines many hard surfaces, plus it smells awesome! 


Lemons can also be used to gently scrub surfaces. Cut the lemon into slices and then dip it in kosher salt. Apply the lemon and salt mixture to a glass or porcelain surface and then rinse with warm water.

Olive Oil

Olive Oil does not just taste great on salads, it also makes a great polisher for wood surfaces. Simply dampen a cloth with olive oil and rub it in circular motions on wood furniture. Let it sit and then buff it out for a great shine.

These DIY cleaning products are both good for your wallet and the environment and are the perfect way to deep clean your Reno apartment.