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How to Decorate for the Holidays on a Budget

It’s the best time a year, the holiday season! Thanksgiving is only a week away and Christmas is around the corner, and making your dorm or apartment feel more cozy can help you feel less homesick if you are unable to go home for Thanksgiving. Not being able to go home can be hard enough, but it can be harder when your place doesn’t feel like a home. 





One easy way to make it feel like home is getting holiday pillows. It’s a cheap yet adorable way to change the feel of a room. Target has plenty of cute pillows for as little as $10. 



Here is a link to a cheap festive pillow at Target


The next is by decorating your door. This is such a fun way to bond with your roommates and make your hallway look way more festive then all the other floors. Getting creative with this can be a great way to destress as well. There are so many ways to decorate it such as copying a holiday movie, or making a chimney with a Santa or even as simple as Rudolph. 



Adding a throw blanket to your couch, bed, or chair can make any space feel like a Christmas wonderland. They are also helpful when its a chill winter night or when you want to cuddle up on the couch watching a Hallmark movie with some friends. 



Adding Christmas lights to your room, living room, and around your door can add more soft lighting. It also makes a room more inviting and is relatively cheap way to add a Christmas touch. You can use command strips to hang them up without having to add holes in the wall. 


Getting a Christmas tree of course is the best way to make it feel like Christmas. Adding a small one in your bedroom and decorating it is so much fun especially if you make it match your bedroom colors. Also adding a garland makes a space feel so much more like a Christmas. They are also easy to put up an comes in a bunch of different colors so it can match any room or style.  



With all of those ideas, don’t forget the main reason for this holiday season is to spend time with family and friends. If you are one of those who is unable to go home, talk to those who are also not going home for Thanksgiving because they are in the same boat as you. Enjoy the time you have together with loved ones. 

Brenna is originally from southern California right smack in the middle of LA and San Diego. She is a biology major with a minor in psychology. She is a freshman and is super excited to see what God has in plan for her for the future. One of her biggest goals for the future is to try everything that she is scared of at least once.
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