5 ways to get festive for lesstive this holiday season

(BPT) - The holidays are back, and they’re bigger than ever. It’s time to have the super-sized season you’ve been dreaming of — for less than you’d expect. Live large because more is more. You deserve to celebrate BIG after everything you’ve been through. This year, you can have it all when it comes to holiday décor.

Here’s how to deck your halls without blowing your budget:

1. Shop early and often

Don’t make one ginormous list and force yourself to buy everything at once. Shop in stages. Tackle one room at a time or start outdoors and work your way in. Breaking your holiday décor shopping into smaller pieces makes the whole thing more manageable. Buy it when you see it because global supply-chain issues are wreaking havoc with inventories everywhere. Take advantage of extended store hours to grab a few things before work or after dinner. All Big Lots stores will be open on Thanksgiving Day, so you can start decorating while the turkey’s still in the oven. And let’s be honest, it’s never too early to bust out the glitter and glam.

2. Scope out rockin’ rewards programs

Rewards programs are a great savings hack because they’re valid throughout the year. So why not take advantage of a sweet discount during the holiday season? Keep a sharp eye out for bargains, special purchases and rewards club benefits! Big Lots offers 15% off your entire purchase when you join Big Rewards, and you get a $5 reward every three trips.

3. Lean into “dupes” to save big

Shop smart to save big by comparing prices for similar, sometimes identical items. You’ll find on-trend seasonal décor for less. Big Lots offers a stunning Snowflake Light Set for $8 compared to $89 Snowflake String Lights at a name-brand retailer. And a Gold Resin Tabletop Reindeer for $22 versus a $49 version from another leading brand. The list of duplicates or “dupes” goes on and on. Holiday decorating just feels better when you can get more bling for your buck.

4. Try pops of holiday décor in unexpected places

You’ve hung stockings by the fireplace and wreaths on the doors. Now sprinkle sequin throw pillows on your bed for only $12 a pop. Suspend ornaments from the ceiling over the kitchen table or island — just high enough so people don’t bonk their heads. Drape $10 holiday plush throws over the backs of chairs throughout your house, because cozy is in season, and decorating doesn’t just mean trimming the tree.

5. Use coordinating collections to tie everything together

Free yourself from traditional holiday palettes, and color outside the lines with the cool grays, blues, jewels, pearls and glitter of Big Lots Polar Frost collection. Or try mauve accents and velvet metallics to create a playful and sophisticated balance with your décor. Add natural elements like leather, faux fur, cable-knit and wood tones to heighten luxury and elegance with Broyhill Season’s Comfort Decor. Big Lots offers weekly deals, so you don’t need to choose. You can have it all, all season long.

If you’ve followed some of these tips, chances are your home is the best-looking place on the block. Now you can sit back, relax and bask in the glory of the biggest and best bargains you found this year. You sleighed the season. Cheers to the Have-it-all-idays!

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