When it comes to Christmas you want to transform your home into a beautiful holiday wonderland. Your budget can put a damper on that idea in a hurry when the money simply isn’t there. Thankfully, you can still create that wonderland with these frugal tips for gorgeous Christmas décor on a budget. If you saw the tutorial for Easy DIY Jingle Bell Button Stockings, then you already know that I’m changing my entire Christmas décor for the first time in 10+ years. What you don’t know is that it was done for $200! With these tips you can have a beautiful Christmas home on a budget, too.
First Stop: Oriental Trading
Do you think that Oriental Trading is only for crafts and birthday parties? Think again. They have tons of beautiful Christmas décor for a fraction of what you’ll find it other places. They’ve also organized their décor by style to make it easy for you to coordinate. I chose pieces from their Holiday Handicraft collection but you might love their Buffalo Plaid or Nordic Noel collections. No matter what your Christmas style, find awesome décor pieces at Oriental Trading that fit your budget.
Put Up a Smaller Tree
Choosing a smaller tree is another great way to save money this Christmas. First of all, it’s cheaper since trees are priced by size. It also more easily accommodates larger gifts when you place it on a crate or pedestal. A smaller tree also means that you need less decorations and ornaments to achieve that holiday style.
- Save even more on your tree decorations by using pretty ribbon instead of traditional garland.
Throw Blankets and Pillows
Add a festive touch to your furniture with holiday throw blankets and pillows. The neutral gray of our chairs meant that I could get this detailed snowman blanket and set of button throw pillows for our décor. If your furniture is patterned, opt for plain throws in festive colors that match your décor.
Use Your Presents
Don’t just throw a hodge podge of wrapped gifts under your tree. Instead, coordinate your wrapping paper with your Christmas décor. Choose 3 or 4 different papers and stick with a cohesive wrapping style. This will give your home an instant luxe look for the season.
Speaking of wrapping paper, don’t limit its use to your Christmas gifts. Wrap it on your wall art to add some easy and inexpensive holiday décor to your home. If you’re feeling super energetic, add some ribbon and bows to your wrapped pictures as well.
Use Items in New Ways
When it comes to frugal décor, don’t be afraid to use items in different ways. Fill a pretty vase with bells or ornaments for instant festiveness. Use a holiday serving tray as mantle décor or wall art.
Add Little Touches
Don’t underestimate the little touches. Add small bottle brush trees or pine cones to dress up your everyday décor like pillar candles or bookshelves. A festive swag can be an easy way to add big impact to your décor, too.
Make your Advent calendar a part of your décor instead of simply a countdown to Christmas. This year ours is a giant tree that I’ll be sharing on Monday but these Advent Mailboxes are another great way to add to your Christmas décor this season.
These frugal tips for gorgeous Christmas décor make it easy to turn your home into a beautiful winter wonderland. Don’t forget to check out Oriental Trading to update your holiday décor on a budget. You can also save money by making your own holiday décor. Start with this DIY Golden Stained Glass Ornament or this easy Cinnamon Stick Candle Holder. Then come back next week for more easy DIY Christmas ideas.
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