How to Decorate for the Holidays on a Budget

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Tis’ the season to be jolly! But often, most things “jolly” come with a pretty hefty price tag. You may dream of having your home look like something out of a Hallmark movie – but realistically, you may be working with a budget that would get you closer to buying a few Hallmark film DVDs. 

Fear not! Often, the simplest of decor, adorned with the best of intentions, can have a significant impact. 

Below are a few of our favorite ways to jingle bell on a budget: 

Find Your Color Palette

Decide on a simple color palette, usually one or two festive accent colors, which can easily be incorporated into your existing, year-round decor. Artificial florals and greenery, ribbons, scented candles, and cozy blankets all within your palette can work together to create a festive home with minimal effort or money required. Even better, they are all items that can be used again and again for many years to come! 

Design tip: Try incorporating different, non-traditional hues in the same color palettes. Go for deep burgundy rather than bright red or a deep forest green rather than primary green for an updated, modern holiday look. 

Hit The Thrift Stores

It’s amazing how often thrift stores are filled with holiday decor that looks brand new — usually because it was only used for one holiday season! Many people love to switch up their holiday decor every year or few years, so there are always plenty of holiday decor options on the shelves of your local stores, with their prices sometimes slashed up to 90% off retail price! Don’t be afraid to go pre-owned and spend a day thrifting around town to find your holiday decor! 

Add Lights 

Holiday lights are for more than just your tree! Most light sets — especially the tiny white ones — are super budget-friendly and can do so much for adding holiday charm both inside and outside of your home. String them on your mantel, on stairways, around banisters, or even wind and wrap them into unique shapes or designs on a living room wall to add a super unique, eye-catching feature! 

Buy Dollar Store Bottles and Candles

No need for name-brand bottles or candles to create the same holiday ambiance. Purchase glass bottles of varying shapes and sizes along with battery-powered or traditional burning candles, and place them together strategically around your home for a perfect holiday touch. Just make sure your burning candles aren’t close to anything flammable! 

Up-Cycle Year-Round Items

Your flower vases, metal watering cans, and other all-season items in your home can easily become holiday decor by adding holiday ribbon or florals to them. Get creative, look around your home, and see how you can turn ordinary items into magical holiday ornaments! 

One final tip: To get your home ready for the holidays, you must first find the perfect home. We know how much thought, care, and consideration goes into finding your perfect home. You can trust our team of experienced and seasoned professionals to help guide you through the process of finding your dream home! Contact us today!