Budget-Friendly Decorating Ideas for Your Most Stylish Christmas
This time of year, it’s hard to scroll through Pinterest or look at your favorite design-forward websites without seeing elaborately decorated homes that are full of Christmas cheer and luxe seasonal style. But if you don’t have the budget to, say, hire a professional decorator or spend a month’s rent on seasonal accents, you can still decorate for the holidays with little expense. Read on for nine ideas for inexpensive, stylish, and high-impact Christmas décor.
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Add some detail to your hanging light fixtures by twisting some seasonal greenery around them. Stick feathers, sprigs of berries, or even hang some inexpensive ornaments from the greenery for a layered look.
We love the minimal yet perfectly wintery look this gold-leaf garland gives to a mantle. Pick up some pinecones at your local grocery store or search for some choice ones in your yard and get crafty. Head to The Sweetest Occasion for all the DIY details.
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Lacking the funds (or space) for a full Christmas tree? Make a tabletop version instead by placing some full evergreen branches in large glass bottles. Tree lots will usually have a huge stash of discarded branches available for free. String lights through the branches or just hang ornaments for a fun and festive alternative to the full-sized thing.
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Utilize your favorite or most decorative water or rocks glasses as votive holders. Top with some greenery for a wintry touch and line them up along a console or mantle for a simple, but impactful, look.
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This mini tree is made from a small piece of floral foam placed in a mug and filled with clippings from a hedge. We love the understated elegance it would bring to a side or small kitchen table. Holiday decorating can be just as impactful when executed in small doses. Read more on how to make this mini tree at HGTV.
A large grouping of plain white pillar candles creates a high-impact design moment during the holidays. Fill a non-working fireplace with as many as will fit, or group a bunch together on a tray or platter and display on a coffee table for a chic winter look.
Sometimes minimal décor makes the largest impact. For a truly stylish take on Christmas decorating, limit your décor to simple greenery in the form of garlands and wreaths for festive flair without a hefty price tag.
What are your tips for holiday decorating on the cheap? Share with us below!