Filling your home with holiday cheer shouldn’t be a budget-buster! If you’re searching for some inspiration for indoor Christmas decor, here are my favorite ideas for affordable indoor holiday decor you’ll love.
The holiday season is one of my favorite times of the year! I love seeing the houses lit up against the dark sky as we drive around. I also love Christmas music, holiday baking, and making gifts for friends and family.
As Buddy the Elf (from the movie Elf) might say, “Christmas decorations are my favorite!”
Once you decorate your mantel, make sure you hang some mistletoe in the doorway and display your Christmas doormat on the front porch. Then, it’s time to deck out the rest of the house with some amazing Christmas decor!
However, as I’ve learned the hard way, filling our home with holiday decor can be a major lesson in holiday budgeting. Especially for people like me who try to change up their Christmas decor themes a little each year!
Several years ago, I went on a mission to find affordable indoor Christmas decorations. I enjoy having our home gleam with holiday cheer, but I don’t want it to put a financial dent in our seasonal fun!
Decor should enhance the experience, not cause stress, right? 😉
Top Affordable Indoor Christmas Decor Ideas
Ok, let’s get down to it and check out these ideas for budget-friendly indoor holiday decor! This list can help anyone out, but I especially chose these items with people who frequently change their decoration themes in mind. 😉
1. Decorative Bottle Brush Trees
These bottle brush trees come in a variety of colors and offer a vibrant decorative element that will enhance your Christmas decor.
They’re more versatile than you may realize. You can even give some bottle brush trees an ombre effect.
2. Faux Fur White Christmas Wreath
What does this wreath bring to mind for you? I think of snowy days and cold wintery nights by the fire. This faux fur wreath elevates any decor style and will look stunning in nearly any home.
3. Decorative Bird Figurines
Do you dream of a winter wonderland motif? No winter wonderland is complete without these adorable winter birds. Little figurines like these will also fit right in with any indoor Christmas decor style.
4. Red And Natural Beaded Christmas Garland
A favorite holiday tradition is to string popcorn and cranberries and then add the strands to the Christmas tree. The downside: it’s time-consuming and can invite unwanted critters into your home.
Skip the critters (and needle pricks on your finger) and save time by picking up a couple of these beaded Christmas garlands.
5. Flocked Christmas Trees
I love adding natural elements to my decor. Bringing the outdoors inside the house is grounding and connects us with nature in a deep and meaningful way. These flocked Christmas trees will look stunning anywhere (and everywhere) you want to display them.
If you want something a tad smaller, try this set of flocked trees.
6. Buildings For Visual Appeal
There are so many possibilities for adding buildings to your decor! Classic, understated shapes like these A-frame houses just might be the element you need.
Or, maybe you prefer to display buildings within a timeless snow globe.
If you want indoor Christmas decor that’s more colorful and traditional, add a village of gingerbread houses.
7. Light Up The Dark With Candles
One of my favorite things about Christmas decorations is lighting up the night during the darkest part of the year. This candle holder adds a little light to your home and a little color to your decor.
Let this gold-tinged candle light up your space from the inside out. It makes a beautiful addition to your indoor Christmas decor – no matter what theme or style you’re using this year.
Want something flameless? Try this set of tiered snow-covered tree flickering candles. There are several design options to choose from.
8. Wall Hanging
Add some festive vibes to your walls in addition to your mantel, tree, and doorways with this great Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas wall hanging. It brings to mind the song – I’m already singing along!
9. Ceramic Ice Skates
When you think of Christmas, do you think of ice skating outdoors? I do, but maybe that’s because Texas isn’t cold enough to go ice skating outside. 😉 Add these ceramic ice skates to your indoor Christmas decor for a whimsical touch you’ll love.
10. Garlands As Indoor Christmas Decor
I love Christmas lights, but that isn’t limited to lights that actually light up! This knit light bulb garland does the job too. Hang them on the wall, on chandeliers, on your tree, or even over doorways for a colorful touch.
If you want something a little more chic, this jingle bell garland will add a golden touch of pizzaz!
Or, try some flocked garland if you’re going a little more rustic this year. I firmly believe that you can never have too much garland as part of your indoor Christmas decor!
11. Snowflake-Shaped Wreath
Wreaths shine anywhere and everywhere. I love the unique snowflake shape of this wreath!
12. Throw Pillows And Blankets
Throw pillows and blankets create a comfy, cozy vibe that many of us crave over the holidays. Add this embroidered throw pillow to your couch for a simple festive touch.
Don’t want to buy (and store) new pillows? Instead, temporarily transform your existing ones with holiday covers.
Or, if you are looking for a blanket, check out this Christmas plaid blanket that’s available in several colors.
13. Kissing Ball
Every home needs a sprig of mistletoe – it must be a law! If you can’t find live mistletoe where you live to hang in a doorway, grab this faux ball of mistletoe and include it with your indoor Christmas decor.
14. Sherpa-Shaped Christmas Tree
This item will work well as a pillow or a wooly-textured tree for your mantel. While a Sherpa Tree may seem a little out of the ordinary, it’s an ultra-chic and very affordable statement piece.
15. Advent Calendar With Magnetic Wreath
I love everything about this advent calendar, from its simplicity to its stylish grace. Its versatile design makes it a must-have for any type of home or decor style.
16. Personalize Indoor Christmas Decor Pieces
Do you want to add your own special touch to your indoor Christmas decorations? Painting your own nutcrackers is a fun way to make sure your color and style preferences are a part of your decor.
17. Christmas Gnomes
If you love gnomes, add them to your indoor holiday decor. There are many cute options available, like this set.
18. Use A Table Runner
A table runner is my secret weapon to having a lovely holiday table. When I use a table runner, I only need to add the place settings and maybe a centerpiece to complete the look. Easy peasy!
This North Pole Express table runner is a cute nod to the movie The Polar Express, but it’s also reversible if you want something more generic.
19. Vintage Light Up Ceramic Tree
My grandmother always had one of these on her coffee table when I was growing up, and I was always drawn to it.
Choose from several different color options to fit your style and place this ceramic Christmas tree on your mantel (or anywhere!).
If you prefer something a little less traditional but equally special, try this light-up birch tree for a chic piece.
20. Add A Sign
Adding a sign is an easy way to beef up your indoor Christmas decor in an affordable way. There are SO many options!
And, of course, you can always display a vintage sign like this cute Christmas album cover-inspired piece.
I hope that these different indoor Christmas decor ideas gave you the inspiration you were craving. Decorating for the holidays can be both affordable and enjoyable.
I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!
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