It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

It’s December – and you know what that means? Its decorating time!

Since this will be the first Christmas in our flat, we had no decorations. On the one hand it’s a fresh slate to decorate how we want, on the other hand we have to buy things. So I have put my bargain hunting hat on and thought I would share how we decorated our home for under £40*.

Living room

IMG_7012This tree is great, especially if you have limited space. There is still plenty of tree to hang decorations on and drape lights around. As our living room is predominantly blue and cream we decided on a blue and silver theme for the tree. Primark had these great little silver and blue present decorations and we picked up a pack of 10 silver baubles from Tiger which helps fill the empty spaces. To add in a bit of variety we picked up three larger baubles from Neon Sheep as well.

In the hallway we have blue and silver Primark tinsel and fairy lights from Tiger – we would have bought them from Primark but they were out of stock.

We also picked up a Merry Christmas banner and a wreath for the table. If like me you have a plant obsession Poinsettia’s are great festive plants and are in most supermarkets at the moment. I picked up a ‘festive’ poinsettia which has had some glitter sprayed on it.

Bedroom

If like me you cannot resist and the Christmas decorating needs to spill over into every area of the house, Primark do some great festive bedding and cushions. Here are some of my personal favourites:

Have you decorated your home yet?


Items featured
Christmas tree – Tiger £15
Silver baubles– Tiger £2
Present baubles – Primark £3
Tinsel – Primark £1
Fairy lights– Tiger £1.50
Merry Christmas bunting banner – Neon Sheep £3
Baubles – Neon sheep – 3 for £4
Wreath – Tesco £5
Poinsettia – £5
Fairisle throw– Primark £18
Check throw – Primark £18
Duvet cover– Primark £11

*When I say £40 I haven’t included the bedroom stuff.

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