Have you ever wanted to decorate your home for the holidays, but didn’t have the budget to buy new decorations every year? Good news – it’s easier than you think! Just follow these 5 tips from Sponge & Sparkle, and you’ll be able to decorate your home without breaking the bank (or your back).
1) Incorporate lights!
Lights are an essential part of holiday decorating, but they don’t have to be expensive. You can find string lights at most stores for a few dollars. Another option is to buy LED lights. String lights above the fireplace or new LED bulbs will make your home feel bright and merry!
2) Add some greenery.
Greenery is another key element of holiday decorating. Get creative with greenery! Look for pine cones and branches outside, or even fake plants from the dollar store. You can spray the pine cones, branches, and other treasures with spray paint. Metallics like gold, silver, or even white will help create a rich and luxurious look that can be used all winter. With a little bit of creativity, you can turn any greenery or foliage into a festive decoration.
Of course, you can also opt for a Christmas tree, green wreaths with pine and holly, and so on! Check out a local farm to support a family-owned business and spread holiday cheer.
3) Find unique centerpieces!
Instead of buying an expensive centerpiece for your holiday table, try making your own! Get a vase or mason jar and fill it with winter greens, pinecones, berries, and candles. You can also use things like empty wine bottles, mugs, and so on. Get creative and see what you can find around the house to make a beautiful display.
Instead of getting something basic or common, you can even go thrifting or check out local antique shops to find more unique and festive items. Lots of old nativity scenes, ceramics, and other treasures are bound to be found!
Don’t forget the fireplace: If you have a fireplace in your home, consider using this area to place some decor items. Pick up some fake fire logs at your local store and place them next to a set of fluffy pillows on the floor–looks like one cozy spot that’s perfect for reading by the fire during cold nights! Hang up stockings, place candles, and so on.
4) Switch out pillows, blankets, and even kitchenware.
One of the easiest ways to change up your home’s look for the holidays is by switching out some of your regular household items with festive ones. This can be as simple as swapping out your everyday couch pillows for some holiday-themed ones or exchanging your kitchen towels for some that have a holiday pattern. You can also go all out and get a whole new set of dishes and glasses for use during the holidays. This is a great way to make your home feel more festive without adding clutter or things you won’t actually use. Switching out just one thing, like a throw blanket, in an area of your house can instantly elevate the entire space and make it feel more warm for the winter.
5) Create DIY ornaments!
One of the best things about the holidays is getting to decorate your home and make it feel festive. What makes it even more special is handmade crafts and gifts! If you’re on a budget, though, store-bought decorations can be pricey. Create DIY ornaments! You can use paper and do origami! You can use popsicle sticks and paint to make snowflakes, snowmen, or other fun shapes. And if you want something more grown up, you could use old wine corks to create ornaments that look really neat when decorated with felt flowers or snowflakes.
Holiday decorating pairs well with holiday cleaning! If you want to welcome the holiday season with a clean home and impress any friends and family that may be visiting, you know who to call!
Sponge & Sparkle values consistent, quality service and trustworthy business practices. We provide quality house cleaning and office cleaning services for the Atlanta region. You can have peace of mind that your home will be well taken care of with us. If you reside in Atlanta, Brookhaven, Buckhead, Chamblee, Georgia, or nearby areas, contact us today at (404) 633-9652 to sparkle up your living space. Our cleaners will leave it dazzling! Meanwhile, you and your loved ones can enjoy the holiday season with fewer chores.