The last few weeks of the semester are arguably the hardest — State College’s temperatures begin to drop almost as fast as students’ motivation does during the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas break, all while your family is at home setting up your tree and baking cookies without you. Target, the saving grace for most of life’s problems, has brought out four budget-friendly collections of holiday homeware from each of their decor lines. Opalhouse, Threshold, Project 62 and Hearth & Hand offer a selection of everything from throw pillows to garlands for any style.
You most likely have some form of fairy lights hanging in your room already, but the Christmas season is an excuse to throw them anywhere they’ll hang. Swap out your normal white string lights for red and white globe lights or even dainty snowflake lights.
Throw pillows add a warm aura to any bedding ensemble. Plaid and fluffy pillows seem to come around every year and add a Christmas feel to your bedroom, while still being subtle and neutral. For more of a pop, these Opalhouse throw pillows offer a dash of fun color and could be used during the rest of the year! To enhance your bed and add even more warmth, drape a chunky knit throw blanket over your duvet.
Spruce up Your Space
Who said wreaths were strictly for the front door? Put them on your bedroom door, over your bed, desk or even on your window like The Lily Pad Cottage. If greenery isn’t your thing, Opalhouse has pom pom wreaths with a matching garland, perfect for hanging over your bed.
Adding a Christmas tree to your already-tiny apartment is too much of a squeeze, but a mini tree will fit perfectly on top of your desk or on your nightstand. These glass trees come in gold, rose gold and silver or this multi-colored ornament tree will definitely go with any room. If you’re still missing the real thing, opt for a two or three foot tree and add a couple ScentSicles to make it smell as close to a fresh tree as possible.