Decorating Your Flat On a Budget
The holiday season is just around the corner and it’s around now that money usually starts to get a bit tighter as all those presents and nights out don’t pay for themselves, sadly. But that doesn’t mean you can’t decorate your home with a bit of festive bling! We have some top tips to help you get into the Christmas spirit on any budget.
Upcycle household items into ornaments
Christmas decorations are expensive, especially seeing as though you only use them for a few weeks a year. Don’t despair as there are plenty of useful life hacks that can make decking the halls a bit more affordable, such as lightbulb snowmen and turning old juice lids into picture frame ornaments.
Upcycling isn’t just frugal, it can have social benefits as well. Are you tired of games of Scrabble descending into raging arguments, tearing friendships apart and threatening to ruin Christmas dinner? Take away its destructive power by turning the tiles into trendy Christmas tree decorations.
Another plentiful resource around this time of year are corks. While initially they may be a barrier between you and wine, they can also serve a decorative purpose as quirky Christmas tree ornaments.
Sometimes inspiration and upcycling goodness comes from where you’d least expect it. You can make attractive gifts and festive ornaments out of most things, but this guide to making snowmen out of old socks caught our eye for its ingenious frugality.
Christmas doesn’t have to be expensive, sometimes the most heartfelt and appreciated gifts and decorations are those you make yourself. It’s also a time when most people aren’t thinking about moving – who wants to carry sofas around in the snow? Just make sure that the decorations you put up don’t damage your walls or leave marks, as this may affect your deposit. If there’s anything you’d like to do that you’re not sure about always check with your letting agent first. Better to be safe than sorry!