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 don’t live at home anymore we still go 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 husband said “You can’t have 20 years of Christmas things in year 1.”
In one of the rentals I lived in we had 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. This year I went on the hunt for Targets little white houses earlier than last year. I found that if you wait to long for Target Christmas decor it sells out. Last year I settled with the galvanized ones. I think a mix of both actually turned out pretty cute.
In years past I really focused on the mantle. This year I created a “mantle” on our entry table. 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 buy 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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First posted December 2019. Updated December 2020.
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