How to Spruce Up Your Home for the Holidays While on a Budget!

By on December 9, 2020
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If your neighborhood began showing signs of holiday cheer earlier than ever this year, you’re not alone. Signs of the impending holiday season began popping up as early as the beginning of November, with people doing their winter decorating to find some joy amidst the gloom of the pandemic. Let’s take a look at some ideas for sprucing up your home for the holidays while sticking to a budget.

Start outside

It would be best to have a blank canvas to work with before you begin adding trimmings outside your home. Start by clearing your flower beds of dead plants and leaf debris, and then focus on making sure your trees and shrubs are trimmed and manicured. 

If lights aren’t your thing, consider using seasonal plantings to create a holiday feel around your home. Add evergreen and holly bushes – which can also be potted – which are hearty and will hold their shapes when a snowstorm blows through. And if you already have winter plantings in your yard, make sure they’re neatly trimmed – and be sure to save your trimmings for decorating!

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Bring the outside indoors

The most budget-friendly holiday decorating can be done with materials you already have around. If you’re lucky enough to have evergreen and pine trees on your property, you have an abundance of winter decorating materials right outside your door! 

Evergreen boughs, pinecones, twigs, holly branches, and even firewood are perfect for decorating your home’s interior and giving it a cozy winter feel. 

Channel hygge with your decorating

By now, you should be familiar with the Danish concept of hygge, but if you’re not, it’s simple. Hygge is how Scandinavians embrace long, cold, and dark winters and channel them into something positive. It’s a feeling of coziness and wellbeing, and it became a hot home decor trend a few years ago. The best part about hygge is that you can embrace the concept and incorporate it into your home by transforming existing spaces – no need to renovate or remodel.

To incorporate hygge in your holiday decorating, simply transform your home into a warm, inviting space conducive to relaxation. This means adding candles to the areas where you spend most of your downtime and adding cozy pillows and throws perfect for curling up with a good book. If you have a fireplace, prep it for use, or if it’s decorative, create a candle sculpture. 

Decorate your mantel, and don’t be afraid to use fairy lights – anywhere and everywhere. Hygge is about creating warm and inviting environments indoors and embracing the cold beauty of the winter landscapes outdoors, which is what the holidays are about. 

Ornaments aren’t just for trees

If a decorated tree isn’t your thing, consider using ornaments elsewhere. Vintage decorations evoke memories and add a festive flair to your home without the hassle of setting up a tree or bulky decorating. Consider using a vase of twigs or branches and hand a few ornaments on them as a centerpiece or mantle decoration. You can also buy single ornament hangers that are perfect for showcasing favorites.

Once you’ve incorporated holiday cheer at home, set a pot on your stove to simmer, filling it with orange peel, clove, and cinnamon bark. The spicy scent will filter through your home and is the perfect touch to complete the cozy feel you’ve created through decorating. Your biggest concern now will be what book to read – enjoy!

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How to Spruce Up Your Home for the Holidays While on a Budget!