Christmas is almost here. While some people have already completed their Christmas-themed decoration, there are still others who haven’t started yet. Some may even think that decorating for Christmas costs a lot, making them think twice whether to decorate or not.
While there are decorations that are a bit pricey, you don’t actually have to break the bank when shopping and decorating for Christmas. Try out these tips to help you decorate your home for the holidays in a budget.
Put up a Christmas tree
Putting up a Christmas tree is one of the easiest and sure way to instantly make your home look and feel like Christmas. It doesn’t matter what kind of tree you assemble and whether it is big or small. Choose the tree that you like and pick a theme that you’d use to decorate around the tree. You could go for traditional Christmas tree decorations or be creative in experimenting with other things to be used as decorations. You could even craft your own decorations to be place on the tree.
Hang a Holiday Wreath
Aside from a Christmas tree, another easy way to add a spirit of Christmas to your home is by hanging up holiday wreaths. Wreaths are usually hung outside the front door. However, it also looks great indoors and even on other spots too like windows and walls.
If you don’t like a plain wreath, you could decorate it with the decorations you already have such as ribbons, baubles, lights, and other ornaments. Wreaths aren’t that expensive and using old ornaments to transform them could really help you save a lot.
Change the Lighting
Lighting plays a huge role in setting the ambience of a place. The weather is usually colder during the holiday season. Making your home’s lighting look warmer and cosier would surely set up the holiday atmosphere in your home.
You could use candles as lighting during dinner and even decorate your furniture with candle centrepieces. If you have a fireplace, now is the best time to put it into use and make every evening feel warm and cosy as you relax with your family in the living room.
Wrap Up the Gifts
If you have already done your shopping for Christmas gifts, it is best to wrap it all up earlier and place them under the Christmas tree. Gifts add an extra festive feel in your home plus you don’t need to spend more on decorations since gifts make your tree look more complete. If you only have few gifts, you could even create faux gift boxes just for decorative purposes. You can even reuse them next year as long as you store them properly.
Making your home look and feel like Christmas doesn’t really have to be expensive at all. With those simple decorating tips, you’d truly be amazed on how it transforms your home from dull into a festive one. Start planning your holiday décor now to find more ways on how to save on décor expenses.