Being on a budget doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your Christmas decorating. Sure you have to be little frugal with your choices but it also means you can be creative as well. Here are some tips and neat tricks for holiday decorating on a budget.
Stick with a certain theme.
Reflect and think about the theme or colour scheme you want your decorations to be. Once you lay the foundation of the theme you are already ahead of the game. By planning ahead you eliminate the chances of you spending unnecessary money.
Don’t be afraid of mixing old and new decorations together.
If you have decorations from previous years you would love to use again, by all means do so! No one is stopping you. If the older decorations fit with the current theme you have, they would make a great addition and help you save a bit of money.
Set a firm budget.
One of the errors people do about a budget is not sticking according to plan. So decide what the limit is and stick with it. Keep all your receipts and continue to add whatever new additions to the overall total. If you find yourself getting close to the limit, you’ll need to decide and eliminate any excess decorations you don’t need. Your wallet will thank you for it.
Make a wreath out of gift bows.
If you have a bunch of gift bows you can get creative by making a bow wreath. All you need is a Styrofoam circle, hot glue gun, and a bunch of gift bows in different colors. Make various sizes to place them in different parts of the house.
Sometimes less is more.
You don’t want to overwhelm your home or guests with decorations so sometimes less is more. Doing things such as stringing multi-colored lights around the room can make it feel festive.
Remember to incorporate your centerpieces.
Do you have a beautiful bowl in the middle of your dining room table or on your coffee table? Why not use it for your holiday decorating. You can make it more Christmas-like by placing festive looking pinecones in it. The pinecones are relatively inexpensive and can be purchased at the craft store. You can add a bit more flair by spray painting them gold.
Make a card wall.
Instead of leaving all your Christmas cards in a pile, section off a part of your wall and hang the cards there. Not only will it be a piece of art, it’s a great way to showcase the thoughtful messages from your family and friends. You can do this with the current Christmas cards you have or with previous ones you just could not let go of.
Decorating on a budget does not have to be boring or frustrating. It can take a little more planning, especially if you are trying to stick to a certain price threshold. However, you can still have fun and beautifully decorate your home to make it festive and cheery!