Create an inviting atmosphere this Christmas season with these simple tips on creating a cozy Christmas aesthetic on a budget. With just some twinkle lights, pine garlands, and stockings, you can create an ambiance that will warm your heart and delight your guests! Here’s how.
1) Accent pillows
We all love our pets, but they don’t always make for great decor. Place an accent pillow or throw blanket on your couch and you’ll not only have a unique accessory, but also a place for Fido to lay his head. If you’re looking for non-pillow/blanket options, try swapping out your picture frames with things like jewelry or any decorative objects that can sit on top of your TV.
2) Add greenery
To make your home feel cozier, you might want to add some decorative greenery. There are plenty of ways to incorporate it into your decor, like filling vases with sprigs of pine or decorating an entryway with branches. A lot of people don’t know it but there are some really beautiful artificial evergreens out there. They might be more expensive than some regular fake plants, but if you’re after that natural look they’re worth it.
3) Incorporate light strings
Use light strings instead of traditional lights. String lights are much less expensive than bulbs, and they’re more flexible in what you can do with them. Additionally, they don’t take up as much space. Consider stringing lights along your banister or tucking them behind frames for an artsy effect. Lights can be purchased inexpensively online or at big box stores.
4) Wrap gifts beautifully
The holidays are upon us, and it’s time to start wrapping those presents. Here’s how! If you don’t have time or access to fancy wrapping paper or ribbons, don’t panic—you can still make your gifts look great by using other paper products around your house. Most importantly: Don’t skip writing down who sent each gift! Remember that because your gifts were wrapped so prettily, there is even more pressure on you to remember what each present is.
If you’re stumped for inspiration, just spend some time looking at pictures of your favorite home décor and interior design blogs. You can also try connecting with other DIYers or entrepreneurs in your area who might be hosting workshops or could recommend venues that fit into what you’re trying to achieve. But, of course, the best way to learn is by doing, and there are plenty of ways you can get hands-on experience without spending a dime!