Christmas can be a very expensive time what with presents to buy, Christmas dinner to prepare for and various new outfits for all those Christmas parties. So, the added cost of decorating your home is an expense you could do without. Here, we have revealed 5 ways you can add a touch of Christmas to your home without breaking the bank.
This has seen us turn to the aid of pergolas and gazebos to offer shelter and weather protection, but what’s the difference between them, and which one is the right choice for your garden? We’ve answered all your questions below.
Fibre Optic Christmas Trees
You can’t have Christmas without a Christmas tree! But if you’re worried about spending ridiculous amounts of cash on a tree, you don’t have to. We have a huge selection of fibre optic Christmas trees for under £100. The great thing about a fibre optic tree is that because they have built in colour-changing or sequence LED lights you won’t have to endure the additional cost of adding Christmas lights to the tree. Plus, many of our fibre optic tree range comes pre-decorated with stars, pinecones, presents or other festive shapes which also means you don’t have to splash out on additional baubles and other decorations for the tree.
For all of these reasons, the fibre optic tree is often considered the hassle-free Christmas tree option. Simply plug in and your front room will be Christmas ready. Plus, the LED lights are energy efficient which helps to save money on running costs.
Christmas Lights with Timer Function
If you already have a plain artificial tree or you prefer a real Christmas tree, then you will need lights to decorate the tree. Our money-saving solution is timer lights because of the low bills associated with these lights.
Timer lights are brilliant because they stop your energy bills from ramping up by too much. This is because they come on at the same time every day for the same duration of time. This prevents you from going to bed and leaving the lights on which could see those electric bills rise.
Plus, our entire range of Christmas timer lights is available for under £100, even our largest option of 2000 LED Cluster Lights which will dress a 9-10ft Christmas tree.
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Christmas figures are a brilliant way to make your home or the outside of your house feel Christmassy. We have a huge range of Christmas figures available such as snowmen, penguins, reindeer, nutcrackers and more, in multiple weatherproof materials like polyresin, rattan and acrylic.
Plus, with so many figures available for well under £100 you can even buy more than one, create your own figure families and create a whole Christmas display in your front room or on your front lawn, great for making your home appear festive.
Artificial Christmas Wreaths
A brilliant way to decorate the outside of your house, for next to no money this Christmas, is an artificial Christmas wreath. Artificial wreaths are the perfect way to add a festive feeling to your front door. No matter your preferred colour scheme, or whether you prefer natural or fancy looking decorations there is a wreath to suit all tastes, and all for under £100.
LED Decorative Trees
If you would prefer to do without the expense and the hassle of buying and decorating a traditional Christmas tree, an LED tree is a great alternative. From blossom trees to birch trees, these LED decorative trees are unique and can be used as an alternative for an indoor Christmas tree or just another decoration for your indoor or outdoor space. Plus, there are plenty of LED tree options and sizes available for under £100.
Decorating your home this Christmas doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. If you need any further advice on the best decorations when you’re on a budget, we recommend visiting our Windlesham showroom which will have a full Christmas display from October 19th or speaking to one of our knowledgeable sales advisors.
Which one is right for my garden?
Of course, it will always come down to personal preference, but we believe a pergola is much more enduring, attractive and low maintenance
Whilst gazebos can be cheaper, they are also more awkwardly shaped and don’t feel like a permanent part of your garden décor. Whereas, pergolas become an extension of your home and really encourage you to spend more time outdoors in an enjoyable outdoor space.
If you’re looking for outdoor shelter, we recommend coming to see our pergolas in action at one of our showrooms.