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Budget Friendly Christmas Decor

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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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photos by Tiffany Maudlin

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    • Jamaria
    • December 17, 2019
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    I love your decor! So beautiful! Xo

    1. Reply

      Aw thanks Jamaria! It was so fun to decorate my own space.

    • Nailil
    • December 17, 2019
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    It looks great! I love all the decor.

    Xx, Nailil
    thirtyminusone.com

    1. Reply

      Thanks Nailil!

    • Laura Leigh
    • December 17, 2019
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    You look too cute in these Christmas pjs! And I am all about some budget friendly Christmas decor!

    xo Laura Leigh
    http://louellareese.com

    1. Reply

      Aw thanks Laura!

  1. Reply

    So many great pieces are perfect price points and love those pjs!

    1. Reply

      Hope you had a lovely holiday Amanda!

    • Kristina
    • December 15, 2019
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    So cozy! Love those PJ pants, girl!

    1. Reply

      They were just perfect for Christmas!

    • Jessica Camerata
    • December 13, 2019
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    I wish I had a fireplace, they’re so cozy and great for decorating! Love how your decor came out for the holidays.

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita

    1. Reply

      This is the first house I’ve lived in that has one. It’s so nice!

  2. Reply

    Too cute! Great finds ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Reply

      Thanks Steph!

    • Em
    • December 12, 2019
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    These decor pieces are too cute

    1. Reply

      Thanks Em! Merry Christmas!

    • cate
    • December 12, 2019
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    I adore this selection you made! I love having a color scheme when deciding my decorations (:

    Cate // 35mminstyle / only 3 days left – win 2 Beauty & Skincare Advent Calendar

    1. Reply

      I’m just getting the hang of it. I love when people do themes though.

    • Lizzie
    • December 11, 2019
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    It all looks so cute! Such a fun and festive set up1 You did a really great job ๐Ÿ™‚

    Lizzie
    http://www.lizzieinlace.com

    1. Reply

      Aw thanks Lizzie! So sweet of you.

    • Stephanie
    • December 11, 2019
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    I love how you made the focal point your beautiful mantle! It’s stunning with the decorations you chose. Here’s to cheery holiday decor!

    1. Reply

      Thanks Stephanie! Merry Christmas!

    • Kara
    • December 11, 2019
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    Your holiday decor is beautiful! Decorations always put me in a festive mood. I’m terrible though at decorating haha

    Kara | Politics of Pretty

    1. Reply

      This was my first year in my own space. I think it’s going to take some time getting used to.

    • Rach
    • December 11, 2019
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    These holiday decor is so cute!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

    1. Reply

      Thanks Rach!

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    I am loving your Christmas decor, Mariah! I wish we had a mantle at our apartment so I can decorate it but for now, I’ll live vicariously through yours. OBSESSED!

    Rachel
    http://www.hello-her.com

    1. Reply

      It’s my first year with a fireplace! I was so excited!

    • Brooke
    • December 11, 2019
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    I love the little white houses. They are so cute!

    1. Reply

      I had to hunt them down!

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