With the holidays just around the corner, you’re probably looking for ways to save money wherever you can. You might also have friends and family coming over to celebrate, and you want to make your space look as nice as possible.
You don’t have to choose one or the other — in today’s post, we’re going to give you a few tips you can use to decorate your home from top to bottom without maxing out your budget halfway through the month.
As we’ll explain in more detail below, shopping for used furniture is a great way to save yourself money while also investing in something that will last for many holiday seasons to come. Stop by No Place Like Home and check out everything we have to offer, and read on for some holiday decorating tips you need to know!
How to Decorate While Saving Money
Get an Artificial Tree or a Garland
Do you decorate your home with a tree each year? If so, you’re probably bracing yourself for a hefty payment on something that will be thrown out in January.
Instead of spending your hard-earned cash on something you need to purchase again and again each year, consider investing in an artificial tree that you can pull out of storage each year. The upfront cost of an artificial tree can be high, but they last for years and can significantly reduce your long-run decorating costs.
If you’re looking for an even more cost-effective way to add some holiday cheer to your home, consider hanging a wreath or garland somewhere prominent. It may not sound like much at first, but you’ll be surprised at the difference that a few well-placed decorations can make.
Use Blankets and Throw Pillows
While we’re on the topic of small decorations that can make a difference, don’t forget about festive throw pillows and blankets. Something as simple as a red blanket paired with a couple of small green pillows can add festive flair to any room, and just as we discussed in the previous section, you can use them again and again each year!
Fill Your Home With Festive Scents
Not every decoration has to be physical. In fact, holiday-themed scents can often be just as powerful as visual decorations! Do you love the smell of freshly baked sugar cookies? Does the smell of cinnamon take you back to your childhood? There’s a scent for almost everything, but don’t blame us if you end up indulging in more holiday sweets than you anticipated!
While we’re on the topic of scents, be advised that traditional candles can be easily knocked over by children and pets. For a safer alternative, try a wax melter, festive wall plug-ins, and other flameless alternatives.
Invest in Used Furniture
Whether you’re hosting friends and family for Thanksgiving or you’ll be throwing a holiday party later in December, it’s important to have the right furniture. A dining room table that’s too small won’t have enough room for tasty sides and delectable desserts, and you certainly don’t want anyone to feel like they have to sit on the floor while they converse in the living room.
As we mentioned above, there’s an inherent tension between wanting enough furniture to make your home warm and welcoming and sticking to your budget.
The solution? Used furniture.
We’re not talking about the couches or dining sets you see left out near apartment buildings and near your town’s college, either. We’re talking about high-quality furniture that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg to bring home, and that’s exactly what you’ll find when you shop with No Place Like Home in Boulder.
We have high standards when it comes to our inventory. We thoroughly inspect each and every item that comes through our doors, and we don’t settle or accept any used furniture that won’t last more than a couple of months. As part of our commitment to providing you with an exceptional customer service experience, we’ll also help you file and settle any warranty claims through your purchase’s manufacturer.
We expect our used furniture to sell quickly during the holiday season, so come by No Place Like Home in Boulder soon to view our incredible selection!