Decorating for the holidays can be a daunting task. It’s difficult to know what to get new and what to use from last year. Even more intimidating is the overwhelming amount of decor that is out there. Every store seems to turn into a holiday extravaganza leading up to Christmas, which means it’s difficult to make choices about your decor for the year. And although reusing the same items each year is practical and cost effective, it’s hard not to give in to the temptation (like buying every item in the Magnolia Home section of Target!)
To help you make your home festive while sticking to a budget, I’ve created this list of affordable holiday decor ideas. I’ve chosen timeless pieces that hit on both winter and Christmas themes. These picks should last for years to come and will certainly spruce up your space for the holidays.
These little ceramic houses would look cute on a wooden mantle or entry table. They have an opening for a tea light so you can have a warm glow once the sun goes down.
Festive coasters offer up protection to your table or countertop while still adding some cheer. Incorporating pops of color in smaller ways like this is an easy way to decorate without completely overhauling your decor scheme.
Layer strands of twinkle lights with this classic gold leaf garland to add depth to your mantle. Another cozy bonus: the firelight glinting off of the gold will set the mood for your family evenings in.
No mantle is complete without stockings during the holiday season. This one doubles as decor, making it a chic yet practical choice.
Pair these neutral stockings with the colorful stocking holder above for a well-balanced display. The stockings have an embroidered pattern that adds interest without going overboard. Plus, they’ll go with just about anything that’s already in your home.
This simple, faux eucalyptus wreath is a great update to the traditional holiday wreath. The classic velvet bow paired with a modern shape will bring interest and character to your living room or front door.
Instead of tree skirt, try a tree collar this year. It adds a ton of texture to a tree and makes it look bigger without taking up too much floor space. Plus, it helps keep kiddos and pets out of the tree water.
I love the simplicity of these adorable ornaments. They’re lightweight and durable so they’ll likely last you lots of Christmas seasons.
Put this cute pitcher out on the table before a holiday party for a quick and easy way to decorate. It includes the greens and the pitcher, making it a great deal.
Serve dessert on this stoneware platter at a holiday get together—or better yet—bake something for a neighbor and gift this to them. It can be used all season long and its white finish will stand out against a granite or wood table. Pile it with cookies or use it for cinnamon rolls—either way, it’s a versatile piece that will get tons of use.
Pillow covers are a great way to save money and space when decorating for the season. Try this one for a neutral print that hits on the holiday vibes without shouting it from the rooftops.
Add this throw to your couch for decor that doubles as an easy way to snuggle up and get warm. Drape it over an armchair or fold it on a bench when it’s not in use.
Bring the holiday spirit into every room in the house with these cozy sheets. Pair them with white bedding for a simple and classic way to incorporate Christmas cheer.
Place this arrangement on a nightstand to bring some holiday vibes to your guest room. Bonus: they won’t die on you!