As a new season of the year rolls around, I love to change out my home decor to match the weather. Of course, Christmas is my favorite decorating season of all.
Although it would be lovely to go through the aisles of the stores and pick out all. the. new. things every year, financial realities hinder that thought for many of us.
Decorating on a budget is often the impetus for creativity!
As I decorated our townhouse Living & Dining Room for Christmas this year, I found the Dining Room came together quickly. The tree looked cheerful and happy in its twinkling Aqua Blue & Red decor, and the buffet top sparkled in the afternoon sunlight.
However, the Living Room gave me a bit more trouble. No matter how deep I dug in the Christmas totes, I just couldn’t seem to pull together something that I liked.
I eventually starting searching through my cupboard of everyday decor. It turned out to be the solution that was both simple & easy on the budget!
If you, too, are looking for some decor solutions, here are
3 ways to transform everyday decor into Christmas Decor:
Fill a tray with items from the season ~
Pine cones and faux greenery were what I had on hand to fill up a narrow tray for the coffee table. However, if you don’t happen to have those things, pick out anything that you might have that gives a nod to the season. You could use mandarin oranges, pomegranates, fake snow with bottle brush trees, or jingle bells!
2. Add faux greenery and berries around a collection
I’m not one for collecting things, but realized I had accumulated a few lanterns over the years. Grouping them all together on a coffee table tray worked well, and adding some faux greenery (clipped from a strand from the thrift store) turned it into a festive scene.
This idea would work for other collections, too. For instance, if you have a number of teacups, group them together using books underneath to alter the height and tuck in fake greenery and candles. Voila! Instant Christmas decor!:)
3. Use dishware and things from your kitchen as “fillers”.
I needed something with height for one of my bookcase shelves. A wooden cutting board and round wicker place mat became the perfect backdrop for a tall pitcher and a few pieces of Christmas decor. Although not a lot in that picture is actual “Christmas” decor, all together it makes a lovely holiday scene.
And one more budget friendly tip~
4. Use items for purposes unrelated to what they actually are!
Case in point ~ See those pretty red snowflake decorations on the wall above the cute free printables? They are actually place mats I bought after Christmas one year. Never have they been on a table.;)
Do you have any budget friendly Christmas decor ideas for us? If so, I’d love to hear what they are! If you’d like to get more decor ideas and be a part of a lovely group of ladies, be sure to come join me on my Facebook page. I even did a live video of the ideas above (+ a few more!) a bit ago.