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10 ways to decorate your home on a budget this Christmas 2018

It's time to deck the halls and get into the Christmas spirit with these cheap decoration hacks.

Decorating your house is one of the best parts about Christmas, hands down. However, it can be a tricky not to splurge and go over-budget when wanting to deck your halls. Plus, no one wants to use their 20-year-old dingy decorations for the holiday season. So, we've gone and done you a solid and gathered our best Christmas decoration hacks. Your house is about to look like a Christmas dream - and your wallet will be kept happy.

1. Save on lights with a pre-lit Christmas tree

Obviously you need a tree, but who said trees need to be a massive fuss? Rather than overwhelming it with ornaments that can be super expensive, pre-lit Christmas trees take all the hassle out of setting up your house's decorative centrepiece.

Get the look with this Target Australia tree with built in lights!


2. Buy ornaments in bulk - and pick small ones

Ornaments and baubles are must-haves for some of us. But purchasing a whole heap can break the bank fairly easily.

Rather than buying these individually which can add up pretty quickly, try buying these in a bulk pack. A pack of 20 ornaments will cost a lot less than buying 20 individually. Also opt for smaller pieces. Petite baubles look just as lovely on your tree but are way cheaper. This 20 pack of small baubles from Kikki K is only $16.95.


3. Try a Christmas tree skirt - they're cheap!

Why would you dress your Christmas tree up a little bit in a cute skirt? Because you can, that's why.

These pieces are cheap as chips and instantly make your house look more festive - plus these things will last for years. Try this lovely rustic farmhouse Christmas tree skirt to turn your tree from drab to fab! It's a lovely finishing touch.


4. Know where to buy cheap lights

Don't be the Grinch of your street! Embrace the holiday spirit and dress up your house with some Christmas lights!

Lights are some of the priciest pieces on the Christmas decoration list, but there are a few places you can buy them for cheap. Catch and MyDeal.com.au have prices that won't break the bank. It's not uncommon to see top brands for 50% off on these sites. And you can find tonnes of no-name brands for under $30.


5. Dress your table

Whether or not you're doing Christmas day at your house or you simply enjoy getting into decorating, having a super-awesome Christmas table setting is key. It's also one of the most affordable areas of your home to decorate. A few coloured napkins and a centrepiece and you're done.

You can get this look simple with these Christmas napkins and this adorable reindeer statue reindeer statue.


6. Self-filled advent calendar

Arguably the best part about Christmas is the advent calendar. Where else can you totally munch on some chocolate every day and not feel bad about it in the slightest? I mean... it's Christmas.

If you're not into the cheaper chocolate advent calendars and you want something a bit more lush, it can cost quite a bit of cash. Instead opt for an advent calendar you can fill with small treats yourself. This will help you manage the cost and you can reuse it for next year! You can get this adorable rustic look for practically nothing with the wooden house advent calendar.


7. Grab a Santa sign

If you don't put a Santa sign out, then how will the big man know where you are? Plus, everyone else may need a little bit of direction if they've had a bit too much eggnog, if you know that I mean.

These pieces are really cheap when you know where to look. Try MyDeal.com.au, Etsy, Target Australia and Catch.


8. You don't need a pricey Wreath

Wreaths are the first point of Christmas decoration when people come to visit. They're also one of the most overpriced Christmas decorations.

These days you can find super-cheap wreath options that will still look lush. Try this affordable gold and champagne wreath bound to make your door prettier than ever.


9. Personalise stockings on the cheap

Christmas stockings are a key decoration even if you don't really put anything in them.

So why not add a little personalised touch to your home with these personalised Christmas stockings? They're less than $15. Plus, this way the no one will be fighting about who owns what.


10. Try a non-traditional tree

Small apartment? No spot for a tree? Or perhaps you just don't want to fork out the cash on something that ends up being hassle to remove and clean up.

Why not try a non-traditional Christmas tree? Pinterest is filled with loads of pretty ideas like minimal tree idea and this rustic tree option. All you need is a few craft supplies and an imagination!

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Alexandra Hourigan

Alexandra is a shopaholic by nature, make up lover by heart and writer by passion. If you can buy it she'll probably be interested to know what it is. If it's on sale then even better! If she isn't at a Sephora sale she is probably writing about it.

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