Decorating Your House (Without The Christmas Tree)

This year, I've wasted absolutely no time getting my house ready for Christmas. Decorating your house can be a bit of a challenge when you're a renter and find yourself moving every other year, as a Christmas tree and other decorations do take up quite a bit of storage room. This year I've done my best to use the resources at my disposal to bring some festivity to my house!

My backyard has a seemingly endless supply of ivy, so instead of investing in a wreath that could potentially go missing from my front door, I've made one myself. I just cut a couple of long strands of the ivy, then taped it together and hung it up with a piece of string. I'm really happy with how it turned out, and even if it only lasts a week or two I can easily whip up another.

As I mentioned above, it's not really practical for me to buy a Christmas tree (fake or real) at the moment. I don't have the storage space to keep a fake Christmas tree for 11 months of the year, and although I love real Christmas trees, it almost seems a waste to buy one since I'll be leaving my house on the 19th of December to spend Christmas with my family. Here enters my saviour: Muji. I've practically lived in Muji since it opened up in Melbourne a couple of months ago, and a recent trip provided me with an adorable wooden Christmas tree that sits happily on my table. I love the little decorations hanging off it too!

I've actually been ridiculously organised with my presents this year, and have even wrapped them all! Having wrapped presents hanging around the house is almost a decoration in itself, and in the absence of a Christmas tree to put them under, I've opted for my IKEA plant to sit on top of them. They'll be getting put under a proper tree when they get to my parents house, don't worry!