Of course, holiday décor may be costly, particularly if you redecorate for different holidays all year round, and you might feel compelled to skip the tradition for the sake of saving money. But here’s the thing: if you put some thought and imagination into it, you can decorate your house with the spirit of the day for very little money.
By the way, taking care and being creative doesn’t take a lot of time, which many of us don’t have. “Affordable” doesn’t even have to imply “homemade,” and saving money shouldn’t have to take hours. Here are some low-cost Christmas decoration ideas to help you get through the holiday with style, beauty, inspiration, and money in your pocket.
Where do you begin when searching for low-cost decor? You may be astonished… What kind of aesthetic are you looking for? It’s a crucial question since understanding what you want to do makes getting what you need that much simpler. Will you stick to a certain theme or motif, such as winter, pumpkins, or fir trees? Or do you want a more understated, elegant color scheme?
Write down anything you need to reach your objective, so you have a clear picture and then stay away from boutiques, high-end décor shops, and pretty much everywhere else in the mall.
Consider these lesser-known home-decor options instead:
Arts And Crafts Store
A craft shop is an obvious resource if you want to produce any of your own decorations. Ribbon, snow spray, printed paper, spray paint, and window paint are low-cost alternatives. However, many people don’t understand that you don’t have to be crafty to shop at an arts and craft store for décor. Many of these stores also sell ready-made décor, such as candle holders, candles, themed photo frames, and dinnerware, and seasonal baskets, all of which can be found for a fair price.
The supermarket is not only for the sake of eating. Many grocery shops provide a wide selection of affordable seasonal décors, such as wreaths, colorful ribbon, lights, and plants, with the additional benefit of convenience: you can pick up dried pinecones or meters of red velvet ribbons while picking up milk and eggs.
Thrift Stores, Consignment Shops, And Garage Sales
It’s difficult to defeat pre-owned for value, although “pre-owned” doesn’t always imply “on its final legs.” Many folks prefer to switch things up each season, donating or selling part of their Christmas decorations every few years. Thrift stores, consignment shops, and garage sales may all provide wonderful (and often virtually new) decorations for a fraction of the cost.
Comparing pricing is extremely simple in today’s world. Whatever retailer you choose to purchase at, go online to make sure you’re getting the greatest bargain. You could discover that a nearby shop sells the same item for cheaper, or maybe a wholesale online store sells it for next to nothing.
Budget-Friendly Holiday Decorating Ideas
All seasoned decorators have a go-to tip for putting a look together, and it’s even more vital when you’re trying to make the most of a limited budget.
They’re significantly more than simply for Christmas trees or eaves. Lights, particularly the little white ones, may be used to decorate both indoors and outside for the holidays, and they can seem elegant. String them in rows from the ceiling, wrap them over banisters, drape them over a mantle, or weave them into a one-of-a-kind, mural-like artwork on a living room wall.
Season-specific photos are an option you may not have considered. Take your camera out and photograph places that scream “holidays” to you. Print them off, frame them, and display them in a row on an entrance wall or on a mantle or side table.
What can you accomplish with only a few meters of ribbon? Sure, you may use it to make bows on the Christmas tree or even add some to a wreath, but more than that, there are some unique ideas. You can make a collage worthy of framing with a few textures and colors of ribbon, some adhesive, and a hard basis. It may also be used as a rich, colorful foundation for pine cones in a glass vase, winding around banisters, tree trunks, and chandelier chains.
Color Is A Powerful Tool
Color themes are difficult to surpass when you’re trying for a subtle, elegant aesthetic that nevertheless communicates “Christmas happiness.” To make a simple, high-style presentation, group pieces of the same hue, such as flowers, vases, lighting, or picture frames. Holiday color palettes should include reds, metallic tones, blues, and fall tones.
Last but not least, start early if you want to spend a little money on a lot of styles. Very early in the morning —say, just after you’ve finished your celebrations. The moment the holiday is over, most retailers (including high-end ones!) put Christmas-related décor on discount. Buy early, buy cheap, and save it for the next year. When you open that package of brand-new decorations in 11 months, you’ll feel a thrill.