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How to Decorate Your Bedroom for the Holidays on a Budget

Are you looking for some ideas on how to decorate your bedroom for the holidays without spending a lot of money? I’ll show you some creative ideas to decorate for the season on a budget.

Do you know what my very favorite thing is about decorating my bedroom for the holidays? How easy it is to do, and how little money it takes to put it all together. I can’t wait to show you my favorite home decor tips.

Christmas bedroom mantel with garland

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Cottage Christmas bedroom built-in
Christmas cottage bedroom mantel decorated

Whether you have a mantel or not, I’m sure there’s a special spot just waiting to be decorated in your bedroom with some garland for the holidays.

Faux garland can be more expensive than going into your yard and picking up fallen branches from a windstorm, or cutting some greenery from a tree or bush.

Christmas cottage bedroom mantel decorated

Using some faux garland from years and years ago, made it so I didn’t have to spend any money this year on the garland.

Mixing my faux and fresh greenery made an even bigger and bolder impact. I found a few pine tree branches on the ground and cut some branches from the trees as well.

garland with dried oranges and pinecones

So now what? You have your garland, but now you need to spruce it up! I am a believer that all garland needs twinkle lights on them to be legitimate.

I also add oranges, berries, or anything else that will add a pop of color and interest to the greenery. Dried oranges were incredibly popular this holiday season. I dried my first set of orange slices this year and you can find the post here.

ornaments in dough bowl

It always seems that there are extra ornaments left over from the Christmas tree every year. And what better way to show them off than to add them to a bowl, tray, or vintage container like this chicken feeder I found?

Greenery and pinecones will not only add some interest but will cost you nothing if you can find them in your yard or on a nature walk.

ornaments in vintage chicken feeder

If you don’t have any extra ornaments, you can find some clear glass balls, and make some mercury glass ornaments for a lot less than buying some mercury glass ornaments at the store.

I have already tried the mercury glass technique on my lamp, and it was so easy, but I am going to try my hand at some ornaments next.

Christmas bedroom

You can spend A LOT OF MONEY on a wreath. But more and more people are making their own these days and using them to decorate their bedrooms, and other rooms, for the holiday. And it costs very little!

Magnolia wreath with dried oranges

This magnolia wreath pictured above was made from everything I found in my garden. I even used grapevines for the wreath base. I do have a magnolia tree, I know I am a very lucky girl.

If you have to go to a nursery, then it will cost you more money. At that point, I would make a friend who has a magnolia tree of their own!

Christmas cottage bedroom 4

These two faux boxwood mini wreaths hanging on my built-in came from Walmart. I’ll be honest, I don’t love the quality now that I see them in person, but they look good in pictures!

I bought some ribbon at Michael’s when it was 50% off, which changed the look, for the better.

Christmas cottage bedroom

Twinkle lights wrapped around your greenery make everything look magical and festive for the holidays. Here I hung a garland around the window trim and added some lights to it.

I’ve also added them to my garland on my mantel. Twinkle lights are becoming more and more affordable these days.

Christmas cottage bedroom

This is the easiest and least expensive way to decorate your bedroom for the holidays. I’ll go on a walk and cut fresh pine tree branches, rosemary, and anything available, and add it to my various pitchers and vases.

Yes, zero dollars if you use an existing pitcher you already own. And here’s the bonus…it keeps your home smelling fresh and beautiful.

Christmas vignette

If you want to save money, the Target Dollar Spot is a great way to do just that. I bought quite a few things this year that were reasonable.

Galvanized houses and bottle brush trees were the rage this year, just like last year. But I found that they were more reasonably priced this year if you know where to look.

Christmas vignette
Chandelier decorated for Christmas

Add faux or fresh greenery to your chandelier or light fixture for a festive holiday look. Take it one step further by hanging ornaments off the ends of the fixture.

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CHristmas tree in bedroom

The great thing about bringing a Christmas tree to the bedroom for the holidays is that ANY bedroom has room for one. I am living proof!

My bedroom is so tiny, I can’t even have a dresser in my room (that’s what the built-ins are for). There are amazing mini trees available out there and at reasonable prices.

Mini Christmas trees
Christmas vignette

I hope you were able to pick up a tip or two when it comes to decorating your bedroom for the holidays on a budget.

The best way to save money is to bring the outdoors inside with natural elements available to you. Just have fun with it!

If you have any questions or additional suggestions, feel free to share them in the comments below. And be sure to share this blog post link with anyone who may find these Christmas decor tips useful.

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season.

Until next time,

Happy Decorating!

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  1. I love your style!!! Everything you create feels so warm and cozy. Happy Holidays to you and your family!! Cheers to 2021

  2. Everything about how you decorated your bedroom speaks to me. The pretty white lights, fresh and faux fruit, and evergreen garlands, pretty mercury glass ornaments, with a mix of vintage decor. Very beautiful and cozy!

    1. I really appreciate it Marie. Thank you! I really love mercury glass and have been putting it everywhere!

    1. Thank you Carol. I hope you do, it’s so much fun, and a little goes a long way in a bedroom. Merry Christmas!

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