Lifestyle: It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas

I’ll be the first to admit it; I’ve found it very difficult to get into the Christmas spirit this year. In actual fact, I’m still not totally there. Probably something to do with the two exams (disguised as coursework, of course) and two assessed lectures left this week. Thanks final year

 photo Christmas Decorations 2015 5_zpsil3faenh.jpg photo Christmas Decorations 2015 4_zpsxcbvrhvi.jpgWe have, however, decorated our house with not one, not two but three Christmas trees. Admittedly one is in Libby’s room, but it all looks so lovely and festive that even the scrooge in me has been won over slightly. All this has been done on a tight student budget, so there’s no excuse not to get even a little into the festive spirit…

 photo Christmas Decorations 2015 6_zpsoq6yutqp.jpg photo Christmas Decorations 2015 7_zps87tlur1c.jpgIn the conservatory, a.k.a my favourite room of the house, despite it being bloody freezing most of the time, we have a white tree (not my usual taste, but it was so cheap last year I couldn’t resist!), decorated with white, silver and pink. Girly but I reckon it also looks quite sophisticated – and it looks great in that particular room.

 photo Christmas Decorations 2015 1_zpsusdm0two.jpg photo Christmas Decorations 2015 2_zpsetsvo3rw.jpgWe’ve gone more traditional in the lounge, a proper green Christmas tree (a bargain from Argos in second year, this is it’s third Christmas with us!) decorated with red and white. There’s cute hand-knitted decorations, sparkly ones, lights, it really is rather lovely. And we’ve even filled our fireplace with baubles, put Christmas cards up, and generally made it Christmassy.

 photo Christmas Decorations 2015 3_zpseis2whwd.jpgIt can be really hard to decorate a student house for Christmas on a tight budget, but I reckon we’ve got it down now – invest in a cheap tree, big boxes of baubles are around £5 from ASDA or Wilkos, or ‘borrow’ from parents’ lofts. We’ve not spent a fortune, but our house looks so festive. I definitely can’t wait to have my own proper ‘grown-up’ tree though, I’m almost tempted to drag W shopping for decorations in the January sales…

Have you decorated for Christmas yet? What colour scheme have you gone for? Let me know if you’ve blogged about it!

 

  • Jennifer K

    Seeing as I’m spending a grand total of six days in my flat this December, we chose not to decorate it – which is quite sad seeing as we’ve managed to do so every other year! Some lucky students may have been able to decorate their house very cheaply indeed if they checked their hallway cupboards – we stashed all our cheap, tinsel decorations in there after Christmas in second year and forgot to bring them when we moved!
    Jennifer x
    Ginevrella | Lifestyle Blog

    • ninegrandstudent

      Aha, I’m sure we left some behind too! x

  • Well done on decorating on a student budget – I’m impressed with how elegant you’ve made it!

    I had bought some cheap decorations from Primark, but I managed to catch some Ikea decorations on sale today so may change them!

    Saskia / girlinbrogues.com

    • ninegrandstudent

      I’m definitely going to the sales this week to pick up more cheap decorations! x