With Thanksgiving only a month away, Christmas will be here sooner than we may realize. Stores have had their Christmas inventory out for weeks, and many people are starting to make plans for the holiday, including planning menus, figuring out what presents they’re going to get for their loves ones as well as how to decorate their homes. Fortunately, when it comes to decorating your home, especially your living room, which is often the main room that people focus on, you don’t have to spend a great deal of money in order to make it look good. There are many ways to make your living room look just as good as any other living room, but without going broke.
Many households have more Christmas decorations than they need, and if you have close friends or family members who are in this situation, it’s very possible that they wouldn’t mind sharing with you. Perhaps you could offer to buy some of their extras, but chances are your friend or family member won’t accept any money and will give you the extra Christmas decorations for absolutely free.
Discount stores like Big Lots, Family Dollar, Dollar General, Fred’s, Super 10, etc. are great places for stocking up on Christmas decorations at the extremely low prices. You can buy a 6 ft Christmas tree for around $20, ornaments for as low as $1 a package and other decorations for super low prices as well.
Many people feel that thrift stores only sell junk, but this is totally untrue. You can find some really great and almost new items at some thrift stores, and all you have to do is look through everything that’s offered. Christmas trees that normally retail at $100 or more can be purchased at thrift stores for next to nothing. Of course there’s no guarantee that what you’re looking for will be available, but if you just take the time to visit several thrift stores, you may be pleasantly surprised. You can also find other Christmas decorations for your living room at thrift stores, including ornaments, wreaths, and just about anything else that could help make your living room as festive as possible for as cheap as possible.
You don’t have to be very creative in order to make many of your own Christmas decorations, or at least some of them. Stringing popcorn has been a fun and decorative tradition for years, and if you have children, they can color and design pictures to be hung and help make unique Christmas tree ornaments. Homemade wreaths are another way to decorate your living room for only the cost of materials. There are many sites on the internet that can give you step-by-step instructions on how to make some wonderful decorations this holiday season. You Tube has numerous videos on how to make various decorations, which will make things even easier for you. Even displaying all of the Christmas cards you’ve received over the years on your living room wall is an awesome and free way to decorate.
Another great place to find cheap Christmas decorations for your living room, garage, church rummage and yard sales usually offer items at low prices, and the other good thing about these types of sales is the fact that the prices are negotiable. And the later you go, oftentimes, the more likely you’ll be to get something for the price that you want, because since the sale will be over soon, people want to sell as much of their inventory as they possibly can.