Getting your house ready for the holidays should be something fun to look forward to, but unfortunately, some people still find it stressful and a mere routine to avoid appearing like a Grinch. However, the best Christmas décor don’t have to be expensive or even hard to find. By simply getting a bit creative and using a few tips here, you can turn your home into one of the best decorated in the neighborhood.
Bargain Tips for Christmas Lights
Christmas lights take up a large chunk of your décor budget. In some cases, you might even have the money, but the store has run out of all the great pieces you would need to turn your house into a spectacular display of Christmas warmth. The trick to avoid making last minute shopping is by shopping early in advance and choosing the best décor items before they mad rush begins. You can get some of the most exclusive pieces on bargain, and you can do this immediately after Thanksgiving or Halloween. The stores normally offer massive sales on décor items just before Christmas and this is probably why some of the best décor experts love to shop for Christmas decoration on Black Friday!
Another tip to getting great Christmas light is to check out yard and barn sales. You can score very good vintage lights which work perfectly, and since you’ll have time to plan your decoration, you would never miss a spot for any vintage piece. Just make sure the lights are in good working condition and the price is a fraction of what it would be at a store. Once you have your lighting figured out, then you can plan for the other minor decorations depending on your overall theme.
Plant Your Own Christmas Trees
In most holiday magazines, you’ll notice that the featured house normally has several Christmas trees, with each tree carefully placed around the house turning each room into a holiday masterpiece. However, not many people can afford to buy several Christmas trees and this is where planting comes in. If you have a yard, you can simply plant several trees and wait for them to grow to an ideal height. If you need any special posture or bend, then this is the right time to achieve it, since the tree is still young and malleable.
Planting your own Christmas trees will not only save you money, but also allow you to make some more money on the side by leasing or selling off the potted plants to friends and family. With the lights and decorations that you had earlier bought, your Christmas décor plans will be well underway, before anyone else catches up.
Don’t Forget the Kitchen
The kitchen is a key part of your house during the holidays. Save up some decorations and Christmas lights for the kitchen since your family and friends will probably visit it more than any other room during their stay. Choose a nice bouquet of flowers and some candles to light up the kitchen and see just how marvelous the house looks.