Christmas is that wonderful time of year to spread cheer and fill your home with seasonal décor. Live Christmas trees, wreaths and garland are a beautiful and traditional touch in any home.
Garland is a nice touch on fireplace mantels as well as staircases. It acts as the perfect base for any theme, the colorful touches are up to you! Garland is also a fabulous accent around your front doorway. One of our favorite combinations is a blended garland rope of magnolia, red cedar, winterberry and pinecones.
A living Christmas tree completes the ambiance in a home. There's nothing more authentic around Christmas than the festive smell of pine in the air. Tips to keep your living Christmas tree looking its best include a cool environment and ensuring it is well-watered. Make sure the tree is in a spot with filtered light, but well away from drafts and heater vents.
Decorating on a Budget
Although it is easy to get carried away, you don't have to spend a fortune to achieve that holiday look. Decorating on a budget can be a fun challenge. Watch for sales in January when all Christmas goods have reduced in price. You can develop a theme for your décor and buy decorations throughout the year so it's not one big hit, right around gift giving time!
Alternatively, try reusing old decorations that have become dated. This is a great way to keep costs down. There are many places you can get inspiration, one of our favorites is Pinterest! Put a creative twist on an old favorite, whether it's adding some fresh garland, a bow or two, or maybe updating that old wreath to a modern theme.
Check out our Pinterest board and kick-start your imagination this year!
Make Your Own Decorations
The secret here? Get crafty, get creative! The possibilities are endless. Try filling mason jars with fresh holly, spray painting pinecones to create a beautiful centerpiece or binding cinnamon sticks with a little twine around a candle. You really can do a lot on a limited budget. You'll find most materials are in your home or backyard right now.