It can be stressful to try and decorate for special occasions on a budget. You may feel like you have to skip some enjoyable decorating opportunities just to save money, and this can make you feel less than satisfied with your home. Decorating on a budget does not mean that you have to skip fun holidays and events. Here are some frugal Easter decorating tips that will look great for the special holiday.
If you are celebrating the death and resurrection of Christ during the Easter holiday, use the religious symbolism to create unique and interesting pieces throughout the room, or design one major focal point for the living room. Many inexpensive decorative accents feature crosses, and you can use purple cloth to accessorize and symbolize Christís royal status. Similarly, most retailers will offer flags or banners with Scriptures, crosses, or Christian slogans for the Easter holiday.
You could also choose inspirational quotes or Scriptures to add meaning and beauty to a room for the Easter celebration. These can remain a focal point throughout the year, or until you are ready to decorate for another holiday, as they are not strictly Easter oriented. In this manner, you save money by decorating for a longer period of time, thereby limiting what you have to purchase for the next event.
Everyone recognizes the most common Easter themed decorations, such as bunnies, pastels, decorative eggs, and so on. These are very inexpensive to use as accessories, and you can add touches of pastel or Easter slogans to create an Easter themed room without spending a lot of money. The point of being frugal is not a less is more mentality, but a multi-functional long-term savings plan.
The best way to decorate frugally is to use pieces to create a focal point instead of attempting to remodel the entire room. Take a banner or flag and make it a highlight of the room, then add small touches throughout the room to complete the look. Make the whole look unique with personal touches, such as pictures of family and friends in past Easter celebrations. Decorating for each holiday does not have to mean buying new things, but recycling things that you already have or incorporating them in new and interesting ways.
Some people choose a specific holiday and keep the celebration going throughout the rest of the year. You can do this by using pastels and similar colors to decorate and accessorize the room, and then add holiday-specific decorations during the Easter celebration each year. Whether you are decorating for the resurrection theme or a child-oriented chocolate celebration, it is simple to add a few touches that mean something to the event when that time comes. The rest of the year, you have your basic decorating and color palette to remind you of the Easter celebration.
It does not have to cost a lot of money to decorate for Easter, and frugal Easter decorating tips are a great way to put more into other things that matter.
Jessica Ackerman, a publishing consultant for WallDecorandHomeAccents.com, is interested in decorating with kitchen wall wine racks and antique wall mounted candle holders.
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