One of the most enjoyable parts of the Christmas season is sprucing up your home with festive decor! Unfortunately, all the garlands, lights, and ornaments quickly become pricey. But holiday decor doesn’t need to be expensive. With all the other expenses, like holiday meals and family presents, decorations can be a lot to add to the list. Eliminate the stress by decorating on a budget—It’s easier than you think!
Instead of skipping out on decorating this year, use the tips and tricks provided by Georgia Home Remodeling to deck the halls for less!
One way to tackle holiday decorating on a budget is to use what you have. More specifically, if you have framed pictures and artwork hung on the walls, you can swap them out for holiday prints. If you have family photos from previous holidays, this is also a great way to give them the spotlight while decorating for the winter months.
Many online sites offer downloadable images for only a couple of bucks or even free. Look around and find what style fits your vision for your holiday home. Then, print the pictures on your home printer or send them to a budget-friendly printer, like Walmart, Walgreens, or one of the affordable printing websites that deliver right to your door.
Suppose you don’t have framed works on your walls already. In that case, you can find inexpensive frames at your local dollar stores or thrift shops. You can make this idea a reality for just under $25 if you play it smart!
How often have you walked into a store and found yourself staring at a stunning yet expensive holiday wreath? You probably think to yourself, “it would be a dream to have this wreath hanging on my front door!”
Then, you glance at the price tag and realize there is no way you can afford such luxury. Before you walk away with your spirits crushed, do a little more inspecting, and you may be surprised at how easy it is to make the wreath on your own for a fraction of the cost!
Save some cash this holiday season and make a DIY holiday wreath. Not only will it be beautiful, but it’s a work of art you can take pride in.
Consider these cheap and creative materials to make your own festive wreath:
Store-bought holiday wreaths can run up to hundreds of dollars. But a hand-crafted wreath can cost as little as $20 if you put in some effort and tap into your inner artist.
It may be enough if all you have to decorate with are string lights. Twinkling lights really have a way of adding cozy Christmas vibes to any space. Consider hanging them over door frames, the fireplace, the bathroom mirror, along the stairs, and so many other places.
Plus, there are many different lights you can choose from to get creative with decorating on a budget. Rainbow lights, white lights, yellow lights, and lights shaped like snowflakes or icicles are just the beginning of your endless choices.
The only thing you should keep in mind is not to mix too many different styles of lights, especially when it comes to color. For example, if you already have yellow-tinted lights for your Christmas tree, try only to use yellow lights in other areas of the home. Different hues can be disorienting and irritating to the eyes. So, it’s best to stick to one style throughout the house.
Our sense of smell is one of the most powerful senses. It can prompt memories, alter moods, and even aid with mental illnesses like depression or anxiety. Use scent to your advantage this holiday season by incorporating it into your home décor. What’s better than waking up to the warm and cozy smells of Christmas?
Here are some ideas of how you can spread Christmas aromas around your home:
Some popular wintertime scents include evergreen, cinnamon, vanilla, apple pie, pumpkin spice, peppermint, campfire, and cranberry. Try out a few and discover which ones are your favorite.
If you plan on decorating on a budget, one of the smartest things you can do is shop for discounts. When visiting stores, skip the main aisles and displays and head straight to the clearance and discounted section to grab some new holiday decorations.
If the big-brand stores are a little too tempting, limit your holiday shopping to places like the dollar store or local thrift shops. Additionally, most retail shops offering Christmas décor will put their products on a massive sale before or after Christmas day. For the biggest deals, wait for the sales, even if you have to store your goodies away until the next holiday season.
If you like to get crafty, making your own Christmas decorations might be the perfect decorating-on-a-budget hack for you! You can make so many things with colored paper, scissors, and some glue or tape. You’d be surprised how good it can look. Plus, having the kids help you out is fun, making it a family holiday activity.
Take some time to look up awesome paper craft ideas on the internet. In the meantime, here are some paper Christmas decor ideas to get your creative juices flowing:
Georgia Home Remodeling is happy to advise and help you attain your holiday decorating dreams, even if you are limited to a tight budget! Our extensive team consists of electricians, professional painters, carpenters, and many more experts in home improvement.
Perhaps you’re ready for some upgrades before the holidays really start rolling. Give Georgia Home Remodeling a call to see how we can make your vision a reality!