You can create magic with your Christmas decoration as long as it fits with your idea of what Christmas is like. You might want to go traditional and create a manger-themed experience while you may want to be modern and insert a little bit of hockey.
Whatever your choice is, the goal will be that you want your home to scream: It’s Christmas, baby! from the shoveled path in front of your porch to your backyard junk space. And you can do all these things on a budget and still wow your guests!
Your Home is Your First Store- Shop there
I think I should admit to suffering a syndrome most people deal with. It’s the See-an-Ad-Buy-a- Product syndrome. Most times, you are influenced by the coerciveness of ass that you feel so tempted to buy decor items that you don’t have to. Instead, you can make your home into a showroom, then slowly look for what may be useful for you. For instance, you could wrap some LEGOs in shiny paper and use them as ornaments.
Christmas could take a lot of money from your pocket so, one of the best ways to save during this time is to avoid spending as much as you can. As I mentioned, you could go about this by reusing old stuff lying about the home.
However, as much as I advise using old items and cutting costs a lot, I don’t frown upon spending some money on some things that might be necessary for the long run. For instance, if you have lights that are already bad, you can’t DIY those. Simply go to the store and see how many lights you can buy for far less than the normal price.
Bold up with metallic colors!
Many have associated green and red with Christmas so much that they have become the longest-standing colors for the ancient tradition. However, you can infuse a little more life into your decor with metallics! The colors- rose gold, bronze, and silver have been superb saviors in the history of festive décor! While the latter two have been well connected to Christmas, rose gold is pretty much getting into the market.
You can test out how its compatibility with shades of the regular Christmas red and green and you could splash some gold into the mix.
Your festive decor is incomplete without a Christmas tree! However, there is no Christmas tree where there are no Christmas lights. Therefore, you have to be picky about the lights that you want on your tree this Christmas.
Choosing Christmas lights is a two-way thing. You either go for a LED bulb or you opt for a. Incandescent one. These lights have different variations from each other. The major factor is their energy-consumption ratio.
LED lights are the more preferred lot as they consume less power even when you make longer strings. You can have more LED lights without increasing your power consumption, hence keeping a balance to your budget.
On the other hand, incandescent lights can release very high temperatures when turned on. They also consume as much electricity too. This equals a bigger bill at Christmas! So, whether you want huge bills or prefer a moderate one, the choice is now yours.
What’s Your Target?
Your decoration process is almost as important as the plans you had on lapsed or in your mind before you started. Sometimes, in the course of designing, you can go way off track and begin to dwell on a minor spot than you may have initially intended. This is where your drawing board hanging on your kitchen wall comes into play to keep you in check.
I always dissuade people from pursuing perfection when creating Christmas dècor and the reasons are not far-fetched. Perfection is a hypocritical term for what magazines show you. They also want to be perfect, just so you know.
Let’s Finish Things Up!
Besides the Christmas tree and the lights, you should also try and go for real-time ornaments that show what Christmas means to you. If Christmas means Disney movies to you and your kids, then you can invoke the castle spirit. You might want to go green too. Put on some foliage, use warm green lights to accentuate your green obsession.
As always, it’s your Christmas, so please enjoy every minute of it!
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