How to Decorate on a Budget

In my opinion, decoration your house or the streets is a very big part of Christmas. It makes the streets look beautiful and gives your house a Christmas touch. Everything is good about that, but if you go into IKEA or XXXLutz for example you will be shocked how much their decorations actually cost. I also decorate my house to add a festive flair. Here are some tips and tricks for you.

So you want to get your house decorated on a budget? These tricks will make your house look all festive without spending loads of money. My first tip is to look into the internet. If you really want to decorate with the more expensive decoration and don’t want to use the cheaper decoration, go to the internet. Websites like Amazon, for example, have lots of sales where you can get almost everything for a much cheaper price. They in particular have lots of bigger objects like pillows, blankets and rugs.

My second tip is to check into cheap stores like the ‘1 euro store’, ‘Nanu-Nana’ and ‘NKD’. Also if you don’t go there normally for Christmas- decorations these stores are perfect. Of course the quality is not as good as the expensive stuff but it costs half as much or even less. Often you can find garlands, wrapping paper, pictures referring to Christmas and also pillows and blankets which can make a big difference to your house.

The third tip is for creative people who have time and energy to make their own decorations. This can be way cheaper than bought decorations. For example: At IKEA you can get a normal garland for approximately 6 euros. A garland that looks like it has snow on it costs about double the price. You can easily make this garland by yourself by either spray painting it or using normal white paint and adding for example glitter. You can find various tutorials on Christmas decorations on YouTube.

What is also a good trick is to put up as many candles as possible. Candles give a certain light that puts pretty much everyone into a Christmas mood. Just the smell of burned matches puts me into the Christmas spirit. Just turn off the main light or lower them and light your candles. Believe me, this will give your room a different flair and it won’t cost you a lot because everyone has candles at home, and if not they don’t cost a lot.

So you see it is also possible to decorate your house beautifully without spending a lot of money, and even if you are not on a budget you might consider to decorate this way, so you can use your money for gifts or on Christmas markets.

2 thoughts on “How to Decorate on a Budget”

  1. Hey Eleni!
    Thanks for your tips! I love candles as well, especially during the Christmas season!
    I also like decorating the house, and you’re right, these things are awfully expensive. I usually try to re-use everything, because throwing it away is bad for the environment and I wouldn’t know what else to do with all that stuff, but having the same decoration every year gets boring after a few years. I haven’t really thought about making my own decoration, but I think I will try that next year!

    Happy New Year!


  2. Hi Eleni!
    I just discovered your post about decorating on a budget and I instantly had to read it! I am a real decoration lover and therefore constantly on the hunt for new ideas. As I do not want to spend all my money on decorating my apartment I appreciate cheap alternatives! I recently tried out the shop you mentioned (Nanu Nana) and I have to say I really like it! They have great stuff, even comparable to more expensive shops concerning the quality. Thank you for the tip!

    Just another quick tip on my part: I am regularly on Pinterest and there I find something to craft. On there you can also find some amazing ideas!!!

    Oh, I can feel the decoration mood coming again. I think I am going to take down my Christmas decorations now and replace them with something related to spring.

    Thanks for your ideas!


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