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5 ways to decorate for the holidays for less

It’s December and you know what that means. The holidays are upon us once again, and it’s time to transform your home into a winter wonderland. But adding festive flair to your living space doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Here are five fabulous ways to deck your halls without breaking the bank.

Decorate for the holidays

Borrow from Mother Nature
Save a little green this holiday season by decorating your home with greenery. Incorporate pinecones, acorns, twigs, branches and other found foliage into your seasonal scheme. Surrounded by palm trees, not pine trees? Not a problem. All of these natural materials can be purchased online or from your local craft store. Use them to embellish your hearth, dress up your banister, create a stunning seasonal centerpiece or fashion a wreath for your front door.

Light up your living space
Want your holidays to be merry and bright? Use decorative candles, lanterns and twinkle lights to create a warm, inviting and celebratory space. A few strands of strategically placed white indoor lights can add an air of elegance to your rooms, but don’t be afraid to think outside the box. Get inspired by these simple and stunning mercury glass candles and graceful hanging votives and this unique branch menorah.

Repurpose worn-out items
Breathe new life into old photos, books—even clothing—by giving them a holiday transformation. Repurposing, upcycling, call it whatever you choose… Taking something old and making it new again is a great way to create chic and unique holiday décor that’s easy on both your budget and the planet.

Hang onto those boxes
Have a few spare boxes lying around? Don’t head to the recycle bin just yet. Believe it or not, basic boxes of all shapes and sizes can be used to create elegant and eye-catching holiday decorations, like this wrapped-and-stacked centerpiece, this one-of-a-kind door wreath and this attractive arrangement.

Arrange a trade
Do you have a friend or family member that shares your sense of style? Have you been secretly eyeing his or her holiday decorations for years? If so, suggest a swap! Just a few new-to-you items can help create the stunning seasonal backdrop you’re seeking, and your friend will enjoy an exciting holiday home makeover as well.

Happy holidays! We hope these ideas will help you showcase the spirit of the season in and around your home. Want more decorating tips? Keep following our blog and be sure to check out our Pinterest boards for more inspiration!