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Inexpensive holiday decor for a small space
by TeenHelp December 4th 2017, 02:06 AM

Inexpensive holiday decor for a small space
By Jenna (~Abibliophobe~)

One of the activities that a lot of people look forward to during the holidays is being able to decorate their home. However, for many people decorating can be difficult to do because they are living in a small space or they are living on a tight budget and decorations are often expensive to acquire. Also, plenty of the typical decorations such as a tree can end up taking up a fair bit of space. This article will outline some ways someone can try to decorate their home if they are living on a budget or living in a small space.

Christmas tree options: There are plenty of people who will say that Christmas isn't the same without a tree but there are also plenty of people who cannot afford a tree, and even if they can afford it, they don't always have the space. There are a few different things a person can do to compensate. Firstly, they can purchase a small tree; it can be real or fake. If they purchase a tiny tree it can be easier to find the space for it in their house. For example, a small tree can fit on a small table, desk or nightstand. Another idea for being able to have a tree is, using a branch instead of a tree. This is a bit more cost effective because someone does not have to purchase an entire tree. Also, it is possible to find branches in their own backyard. Lastly, another idea is to make a tree out of string lights. Depending on the type of string lights they want to use, they do not have to be overly expensive. Here are additional Christmas tree ideas and if none of these ideas seem interesting enough, it might be possible to do an Internet search to get some more suggestions.

Utilize tabletop space: When trying to decorate a small space sometimes the best way to do so is by decorating the table and counter tops in the house. Both spaces allow someone to leave their house with a Christmastime feel but the decorations used do not take up a lot of space. It can also be easy to find small table and counter top decorations for cheap prices. A lot of dollar stores and some larger shopping centers sell inexpensive decorations.

Decorate your furniture: Most people already have furniture in their tiny space. Adorning that furniture with some type of decor can be a good way to dress a home up for the holiday. For example, some people get a table cloth that has some type of holiday art on it. It is also possible to add a ribbon or wreath to some of the chairs in the dining room. Garlands can be a great addition and can be placed around the fireplace, windows or door frames.

Utilize mistletoe and poinsettias: Mistletoe can be one of the easiest ways to add holiday decor without taking up space. It is something that commonly marks the holiday season and it is hung up and out of the way. Something else that could be done is to buy some real or fake poinsettias and put them around the house. There are some people that will use the poinsettias as a Christmas tree as well. Finding the fake plants at the dollar store isn't uncommon. Getting a real poinsettias plant can cost a bit more, and caution must be taken as they may be poisonous to any animals living in the household.

Display Christmas cards: Another thing that people can do is to hang any Christmas card they might get around the house. This will give the house a holiday feel but the cards will take up minimal space. Hanging the cards can be a positive reminder to some people that they are loved and thought of.

Wrap real or fake gifts and put them under your tree: If someone is able to figure out a way to have a tree, another great way to decorate their home is with gifts. Holiday wrapping paper tends to be quite decorative with snowflakes, Santa Claus or reindeers. By wrapping gifts someone will be able to add those designs to their home. If the person is not someone that tends to have a lot of presents it is possible to wrap fake gifts by getting some empty boxes and wrapping them.

Use window art: Window art can be a great way to decorate for the holidays and the window decals don't tend to be overly pricey. There are gels, stickers andwindow frosting spray. These add quite a lot of holiday spirit to a house without taking up any space. Some people use window art to decorate any mirrors in their house which can end up looking nice.

Buy some of the decorations when the holidays end: A way that some people will save money on decorations is to buy them at the end of the holiday season. In most cases, the stores will have large sales on their holiday items because they know if they do not sell them they will go to waste. During this time people are able to get rather expensive items for as much as 50% off. People can buy fake trees, wreaths, wrapping paper, lights and so much more.

During the holiday season try these inexpensive ideas to deck the halls of your home, whether it is large or small.
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