How to prepare your home for Christmas on a budget

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Posted 08/11/2019

When it comes to decorating for Christmas, nobody does it quite like the celebs. From giant 20ft Christmas trees to fairy lights in their thousands, celebrities are quick to show off their extravagant homes when December comes around.


But you don’t have to spend a small fortune on decorating your home for the festive season, you can create a stunning winter wonderland whatever your budget. The team here at 247 Blinds have compiled a purse-friendly list of alternatives to the expensive celebrity decorations that’ll see you smiling throughout the festivities. Each of the cosy additions you’ll find below are designed to spread festive cheer for all to hear...


Candied Christmas

Everyone loves candy at Christmas! Why not candy coat your tree with sugar-sweet baubles this Christmas? Different to your usual decorations and classic in colouring, these budget baubles are sure to sweeten up your tree. 



24 Pack Shatterproof Christmas Tree Baubles: Matalan, £8

Why stop with baubles when it comes to candy inspiration? Create your own Wonka wonderland with these candy cane outdoor lights. Decorate like the Kardashian’s and make red and white your go-to colours this year. 


Candy Cane Pathway Lights: Christow, £12.99


Time for the tree

A towering Christmas tree seems to be the staple centrepiece of most celebrity homes. Though we might not be able to reach the 16ft heights of Mariah Carey’s diva-licious tree, we can surely settle for a 7ft pine.


Alternatively, if you really want to wow this season, why not opt for a snow-tipped tree? Bring the outside in with this tastefully tipped tree!



Pine Christmas Tree 7 ft: We R Christmas,  £34.99


7ft Snowy Christmas Tree: M&S, £55.20


Festive fairy lights

Lacking that twinkle in your eye this year? Fairy lights add a touch of magic to the home during the festive season. These curtain lights are the perfect way to brighten up both your home and your garden!



Naked Wire Curtain Lights: Festive Lights, £34.99

Looking for something a little different this year? The stars love a lifesize stag or realistic reindeer amidst their Christmas decorations - with this luminous light feature, you can achieve the same effect. This stag certainly makes a statement... 


Stag Head - Warm White: Whitestores, £39.99


Sprucing up your furnishings…

Craving some Christmas cosiness? Curl up on a cold evening in this nutcracker themed bedding this noël. Dunelm has a wide range of fabulous festive furnishings to wrap-up in this winter. 



Christmas Nutcracker Duvet Cover and Pillowcase Set: Dunelm, £17.50 - £32.50

Why stop there? Spread some festive magic over your window dressings too with our new range of Christmas blinds. These three festive prints range from a Christmassy clementine creation, a pastel pine and bauble pattern to a classic holly and berries design. 


Clementine Crush Roller Blind



Deck the halls Roller Blind



Mistletoe Berries Roller Blind

When you’re snuggling up in front of the fire you need something festive to keep you warm and cosy. We’ve been looking for an excuse to add a few of these ourselves, and now Christmas is nearly here!



Christmas Trees in the Snow Cushion: John Lewis, £15



Family Fun

Once you’ve trimmed the house, it’s time to move on to the family. Getting warm and cosy on Christmas Eve is what the festive season is all about. What better way to enjoy a great big family hug than with a matching set of elf pyjamas? Take a leaf out the Smith’s book and take an ‘elfie’ snap with the family in this grotto get-up. We’ve already got our set!



Mummy & Daddy Elf Family Christmas Pyjamas: ASDA, £10 per set

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