Decorating for the holidays on a budget
Decorating for the holidays on a budget

Decorating for the holidays on a budget

One of the most rewarding things about the holidays when you’re a home owner is decking the halls in preparation. Unfortunately, it can also get quite expensive. Here are some tips for decorating for the holidays without breaking the bank.

Monochromatic color scheme

Decorating your home around a single color is a great way to save money. Whites, silvers, and golds are especially popular during the winter. When you thing Christmas, you think reds and greens but whites and blues make you think of winter and silvers and golds work great as well. For all your decorating, stick to a single color with maybe a touch of one other color for contrast here and there.

Timeless trends

You can’t go wrong with Christmas decoration staples such as garland, wreaths, nutcrackers, and nativity scenes. If you want to mix things up while still using tried and true decorations, try placing these kinds of decorations in less traditional places. Nativity scenes always end up on a coffee table or on a mantle above the fireplace. Wreaths are always on the front door. Get creative and put them in places you don’t usually see them.

Bigger is better

Though it might seem like it’s less expensive to buy smaller pieces for decorating during the holidays, the opposite tends to be true. The problem with small decorations is that you need more of them to make it look good. With a few carefully selected large statement decorations, and maybe a few smaller ones to fill in the remaining spaces, you can usually decorate a room for less. Think in terms of scale when picking out decorations. Have a large tree in a large living room area? Fill the tree much more quickly and while spending less money by purchasing larger decorations appropriate to the scale of the room. Large ornaments and tinsel can make a large tree look fully decorated in no time at all.

Year-round decorations

The worst thing about the end of the holiday season is having to pack up all of your decorations and hide them away until next year. It’s a shame to see all that hard work and money spent go into the attic. Of course with some items like Santa Clauses and nativity scenes, this can’t be helped. But there are some decorations that you can use year round. For example, a large hurricane vase can be filled with corn during autumn and then filled with cranberries for Christmas and New Year’s. After the holidays are over, you don’t have to put it in the attic, you can fill it with something else for spring and summer.

New baseboard heater covers are a great upgrade for the holidays when the weather is cold and your family is gathering together. They’re an inexpensive and easy way to change the look of an entire room. Of course they can stay year-round as well.

Source: Star Telegram

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Measure Your Baseboard Heaters

How to measure baseboard heaters:

Step 1

Always measure left to right, and twice for accuracy

Step 2 

Always measure left to right, and twice for accuracy

Step 3


Based on how your heater is configured,

choose an option below to expand and view

specific hot water baseboard heater measurement templates.

[+] Option 1: Straight Heater Configuration
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[+] Option 3: 45 Degrees, Z-Shape Configuration


Now that you’ve learned how to measure baseboard heaters,

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