Decorating for Christmas is just so fun! I love doing it with my family, and it was so cool to also get to decorate my own space this year. Even though both my sister and I moved out this past year we still went over to my parents house and decorated as a family. My mom purged so many of her boxes and passed some stuff (especially ornaments) off to the two of us. However, decorating your own house can get expensive! I wanted so many things this year but knew I had to resist. As my boyfriend said “You can’t have 20 years of Christmas things in year 1.”
In this rental we have a fire place which is like a dream come true! First house I’ve ever lived in that has one. I was so excited knowing I could get a garland for it. Michael’s does 50% off their Christmas decor which is where I scored this one. I also bought a magnolia leaf one that Carly talked about for my boyfriends apartment. I went on the hunt for Targets little white houses and failed miserably. Were talking I went to not one or two, but three Targets looking. I settle with the galvanized ones. I think a mix of both actually turned out pretty cute.
This year I really focused on the mantle. It’s the first thing you see when you walk in the house. I chose the houses and garland knowing once I moved I could use them in different locations as well. I think picking one piece of the house to by for that first year was key. It limited my spending, and kept my ideas from getting to out of control.
Still looking for decor ideas? Head over to my Pinterest. I definitely brainstormed from there.
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