Here’s a little trick to spruce up any room in your house, especially when company’s coming. I use this trick so often, whether in my own home or when I’m staging a home on the market. Just chop a few small branches off a bush or tree in your yard, and voila–instant, free floral arrangement. I trimmed my holly bushes this morning and used a few of the twigs to brighten my own bathroom.


There’s something about having a filled vase that feels like a little hit of indulgence. When that indulgence comes with zero investment, that’ll make your smile even wider.

How’s that for budget-friendly decor?!