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.
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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.
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 together 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.
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.
Display Your Extra Ornaments
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.
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.
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!
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 that has a magnolia tree of their own!
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 really changed the look, for the better.
Twinkle lights wrapped around your greenery make everything look magical and festive for the holidays. Here I hung 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.
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 that’s 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.
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 really 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.
Dress up Your Chandelier or Light Fixture
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.
A Christmas Tree
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.
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!
Wishing you a wonderful holiday season.
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Kim your bedroom mantel is gorgeous I luv the Christmas ornaments on top. Beautiful and pinned.
Thank you Ann! I really appreciate it my friend.
Kimberly Kenney says
I love your style!!! Everything you create feels so warm and cozy. Happy Holidays to you and your family!! Cheers to 2021
Thank you so much Kimberly! Happy holidays!
Marie B. says
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!
I really appreciate it Marie. Thank you! I really love mercury glass and have been putting it everywhere!
This is so charming! I love the way you mixed fresh and faux. It would be so hard to leave this room!
You are so sweet Marie. I really appreciate the compliment.
Chas Greener says
How lovely and romantic friend. I only have a tree in my room, and next year I’ll be uping my game 🙂 Thanks for sharing
Can’t wait to see next year!Thank you!
Your decorated is so pretty. I like.
Carol Karl says
Your bedroom looks gorgeous. I have never decorated my bedroom for the holidays. Maybe next year. Merry Christmas.
Thank you Carol. I hope you do, it’s so much fun, and a little goes a long way in a bedroom. Merry Christmas!
Barbara at Mantel and Table says
Beautiful Kim! I love love love your garland and mantel decorating! I hope you have a wonderful holiday up there on the water!
Thank you so much for the compliment Barbara. Wishing you a happy holiday!
KariAnne Wood says
Your decor is SO pretty! Love the dried fruit and mercury glass combo!
Thank you sweet friend. I always love it when you stop by. Merry Christmas to you and your family.