The time has come to give your house a touch of sparkle and a sprinkling of festive cheer! Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without decorations: baubles for the tree, fairy lights for the outside of the house, tinsel for some added glitz. Transforming your home into a Yuletide wonderland needn’t cost the earth. Take our advice for creating a dazzling Christmas for less.
Re-use Last Year’s Decorations
There’s no shame in putting up the same decorations as last year. In fact, this way you’ll create family traditions and make Christmas after Christmas truly memorable for the kids. As the old saying goes – if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!
Think About Storage Solutions
At the end of every Christmas period, don’t just shove your decorations away willy-nilly. By storing them safely and securely, you’re more likely to preserve them for years to come, and get as much use out of them as possible.
Downgrade Your Tree
This isn’t to say you shouldn’t have a beautiful Christmas tree that everyone in the family can feel proud of. Smaller trees can often be prettier and more delicate than their larger, more overbearing counterparts, and they help create a lovely cosy atmosphere in any living room. A more compact tree means fewer baubles, so it’s certainly worth considering.
Quality Over Quantity
When it comes to Christmas lights, pick out a choice selection that really make an impact, and don’t go overboard. Putting up too many lights could rack up a small fortune in electricity bills, which is the last thing you’ll want to face come January.
Use Sweets as Decorations
At this time of year, multipacks of Christmas-themed wrapped chocolates and sweets are a dime a dozen. Hang some edible treats on the tree as a cheap and cheerful alternative to baubles.
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