How to decorate your home for Christmas on a budget

Christmas banner for christmas decorations on a budget

Think decorating on a budget is a mission impossible?

Think again!

Between gift buying, food preparing and party attending – we still need to find the time to transform our homes into a wintry wonderland. Don’t get your tinsel in a tangle over the festive decoration this year.

Don’t let stress over Christmas decorating make you lose the Christmas spirit. Just because you are on a budget, doesn’t mean you have to forgo decorating this year.

Check out these fabulous cheap Christmas decorations and get some wonderful ideas for decorating on a budget.

Embrace Different Colour Schemes

Christmas themed white and gold dining room

Christmas decorating isn’t restricted to just red and green. Try out different colour schemes that are still festive but refreshingly unique. Sometimes it pays to steer clear of red and green during the wintery season. Instead, why not try draping your home in white and gold décor. By updating tradition with soft hues, it will provide a hint of warm luxury to your interior.

Put Your Candy Canes to Use

Christmas hanging candy canes with a garland

The candy cane has become an instantly recognizable symbol of Christmas time. Perfect for indoor seasonal décor, this beautiful hanging candy cane decoration looks amazing. Hang them above your windows for a quirky Christmas design. They also add a touch of Christmas magic to your festive décor!

Greet Your Guests with Christmas Entryway

Christmas woodland wreath

Transforming your entryway to a welcoming Christmas front doorway with something as simple and inexpensive as a pair Christmas wreaths from your local shop will work out great. Get an awesome entry with outstanding Christmas decorating ideas.

This classic, woodland inspired wreath has a contemporary twist with pre-lit LED lights. Place on your door to give your guests a warm festive welcome. Alternatively, for something beautifully unique, hang this bauble wreath on your door, why not hang it above your mantelpiece as a colourful decoration.

Stairs Christmas Garland

Christmas garland stairs banister ornaments

Such a simple but wonderful idea for a special stair opener on this festive occasion! All you need is a garland of greenery and some decorations of your choice. Run the garland down across the length of stair banister. Get your kids’ help in collecting some creative decorations (or simply buy them yourself), which can be used as festive enhancers.

This traditional garland will add a cosy finishing touch to your festive decorations. Ideal over the mantelpiece or staircase. Baubles and stars look just as good hanging from garland as they do on the tree. You can also add Christmas ornaments, stockings and lights to your banisters garland.

Scented Candles

Christmas eve scented yankee candle

Experience the authentic, true-to-life fragrance of traditional Christmas scents of a warm hearth, sugared plums, and candied fruits. The traditional design of our signature classic jar candle reflects a warm, relaxed sense of style that’s always at home. Convenient and easy to use, these long-burning jars provide hours of true fragrance enjoyment. They’re also the ideal gift for any occasion.

Personalised Christmas Stocking

Christmas personalised red christmas stocking

Nobody is too old for a Christmas Stocking, so whoever the recipient is we are sure they will love having their very own Personalised Christmas Stocking. The stocking comes in cherry red and has a white band at the top where the name appears. The stocking measure 45cm long so there is plenty of room to fit lots of stocking fillers inside. You can hang the Christmas Stocking from your fire place or end of bed for a perfect start to Christmas morning.

Christmas Art

Christmas LED lights sign

Cheap Christmas decorations can be quite simple. If your guests need to be reminded what Christmas is all about, hang a cheery, seasonal phrase. Excite guests upon entry with this indoor ‘Jolly’ LED sign. The mains operated Christmas light has Hollywood style mirror lights surrounding the insides.

Alternatively, you can always make your own festive artwork on the computer, print it out, and frame in a cheap picture frame. Similarly, deck the walls with framed letters. You can create your own letter artwork using rub-on transfers or by printing them from your computer on cardstock.

Season’s Greetings (Christmas Cards)

Christmas hanging christmas cards on a tree

Looking for a clever way to display the Christmas cards that come your way? Use clips or clothespins to string them along the staircase.  Secured to a string with clothespins, the season’s greetings are on full display.

Special Delivery (Advent Calendar)

Christmas advent calendar fun for kids

As much as I like those pop-out chocolate cardboard calendars, there’s something boring about the whole idea. For a more creative and fun touch to your home, make your own Advent calendar using lined envelopes and stick-on-numbers to transform a large bulletin board.

Fill each envelope with treats (candy canes, gift certificate to your favourite shops, a coupon for a free meal) that are joyful and surprising. With the promise of a small treasure each day, the kids (both young and young at heart) will love counting down the days to December 25.

Simple but Essential Centrepiece (The Centrepiece)

Christmas Dining room with christmas dinner and gold accents

Give the hanging wreath a break, and incorporate one into your table setting. If guests are coming, add a few fresh white tulips to the wreath with florist water picks and light the candles. Because this is a low arrangement, dinner-party conversations will flow easily all night.

For more ideas; simply fill a couple of trifle jars (or other such glass bowls) with some fruits. For example, get two jars, one jar is filled with red ripe apples and the other is filled with green apples – red and green, the Christmas colours – and here you go with a great Christmas centrepiece.

Christmas Props for Photos

Christmas photo booth props for guests

Get into the festive spirit this year and add some seasonal cheer to your photos. Get some traditional Christmas themes props to pose with. Style up your party pics with this flamboyant selection of props.

Also, you don’t need to buy funny props for Christmas photo sessions, as everything can be easily made by yourself. Simply print the props and paint them, grab a few friends and get snapping. Get the printable here.

Edible Art is a Good Idea too! (Gingerbread House)

Christmas themed gingerbread house

Budget decorating doesn’t necessarily mean boring or limited. All you need are some inventive ways to create your own inexpensive Christmas decorations. If you approach decorating with some creativity, you can come up with solutions that are interesting despite the cost. Take these edible ornaments for example. Also, colourfully frosted gingerbread make striking (and delicious!) Christmas decorations.

Art is good, especially when it is edible! You can bake or buy a gingerbread house and get your guests some customised servings by piping gingerbread men.