As the 12 days of Christmas have officially tsarted, we decided to make our flat look more festive. We ddn't go all out, we just wanted to add some festive touches to our main room, as thats where we spend the most of our time, and bring a bit of Christmas magic to the air. We took a trip to Pound Land and B&M and bought enough to make our living room, cute, colourful and Christmassy, all around for £30.
Firstly we needed a tree, which I actually got from Argos for £12.99. As we live on the third floor and have the smallest and tightest staircase in existence, it made sense to buy a fake tree (Also I didn't fancy hoovering up all those needles). It's not the best looking tree in the world but as our first ever Christmas tree it's still pretty special ... even if it does look a little worse for wear already thanks to a certain little kitty.
For the tree we got a pack of 40 baubles in red and gold from B&M for £3.99, they're only plastic but as our cat has taken such a liking to them, I'm glad we didn't buy anything expensive. We also got a box of 100 fairylights, which was just enough to fill the tree, as it's not very big. And the star was £1 from Tesco.
To go on our Tv stand my boyfriend picked out a little wooden toy train which I think is so cute! I think it was around £4.99.
On our window sill I just popped a little lantern I bought from Lidl a while ago and a tealight.
To decorate the walls we bought some brightly coloured garlands to hang from the ceiling from poundland, and a matching bell to hang in the center. Poundland had the offer of 4 for £3 so naturally we took advantage of that. They're a little tacky I know but for me that's what Christmas is all about!
Just as a little something extra we also picked up some Tinsel from poundland which I think was £1 each to hang around our arch way as you come, to give you a festive welcome.
It might be basic but for me these decorations just brighten my day up everytime I come home and they're so affordable! They'd be perfect for doing up your bedroom for a couple of pounds, and we hung ours up with sellotape so no need to stick nails all in your dads walls!