The holiday season is such a beautiful time of year. It’s a time when families come together, and we celebrate the birth of Jesus. We spruce up our homes a bit more than usual, we bake more often, get a bit craftier with the kids, wear festive clothing, and decorate our homes with lights and excitement!
Something about holiday décor is just so inviting and exciting! Isn’t it? I love seeing my children’s reaction to all the festive decorations and excitement!
But, what if you don’t have a huge budget to make your home look and feel festive? Is it possible to make your home feel and look festive for the holidays without draining your bank account?
Here are some very simple (and affordable) ways that you can decorate your home for the holidays without breaking the bank.
Don’t underestimate your local dollar store. I think I have a slight obsession with the dollar store. I know it’s not a popular place for most to turn to, but if you are looking to decorate on a budget – go there first! I have been surprised every time I go and come out of there with some really great decorative items. Everything you see in this picture below is from the dollar store. Best 10$ I’ve ever spent on holiday decorations! I placed it on a large round tray (also picked up at the dollar store a few years earlier)
Get creative with what you already have. Most of us have items stored away in closets that we just don’t seem to have use for throughout the year. Go through those items first, and see what you can do to make them look festive. Is there a random box? Grab some wrapping paper and wrap the box, toss on a bow, and it’s an instant Christmassy decorative accent that you can put anywhere in your home. I have had this hurricane vase for a few years, and it was just too bulky for my personal taste. Last year I wanted to make use of it for something, so I place several ornaments in it, and it was a hit! You can do this with bowls, a regular size vase, or any open container really. This same vase would look really nice filled up with red and white bows, or with candy canes!
Decorate the table. Our table rarely stays clean all day…okay, it never does. But, I still love getting it “set up” for the holidays. I keep it really simple. Something as simple as a table runner, stacked plates, and a hurricane vase with a candle can add an instant holiday touch and feel to any home. If you have a coffee table you can grab one of those tin round cans that cookies come in and fill it up with tree ornaments.
Scented Candles. There is something about scented candles that can instantly set the tone and mood in a room. I’m really big on getting seasonal candles. Candles remind me of a cozy night snuggled under blankets, sipping on my favorite warm beverage.
I would love to hear some ways that you decorate your home for the holidays on a budget!