Decorating for Fall on a Budget
7 Inexpensive Fall Decorating Tips
1. Repurpose Seasonal Decorations
Recreate the warm fall glow of the sun setting on the changing leaves by making your own autumn fairy lights. Get your Christmas lights out a few months early and simply weave them through a fall garland. Add battery powered twinkle lights to a fall wreath for a similar, glowing effect.
2. Embrace Seasonal Scents
Incorporate an autumn color palette by arranging scented candles in fall shades along surfaces in your home. Scented candles like pumpkin, cinnamon, and apple carry fall vibes through every room in your home without breaking the bank.
3. Bring the Outside In
Fall style is dictated by the great outdoors. Incorporate those elements into your decor with items from your own backyard. Collect pinecones and acorns, and use them to fill a clear vase or woven basket. Pour cranberries or popcorn kernels into the bottom of a glass hurricane candle-holder and top it with an orange pillar candle. Complete the look by wrapping the glass in twine for a rustic accent.
4. Write It Out
A stylish chalkboard is a versatile accessory that can be adjusted for any season. Choose a chalkboard that fits the overall theme of your home decor and place it on an entry table. Compose a seasonal greeting or scrawl out your favorite fall quote.
5. Welcome the Season with a Fall Doormat
Greet your guests and the season with a fall-themed welcome mat. Choose one that complements your home exterior and gives a sneak peek to what you’ll find when you open the door. Continue the look inside by adding a fall accent rug to stop damp feet in their tracks.
6. Cozy Up the Couch
Stay on-budget with autumn throw pillows. To accent bold furniture, stick with a neutral color palette and choose pillows with fall phrases or images. If your space already boasts a neutral foundation, add pillows with rich fall hues like burnt orange or deep plum.
7. Display Fall Memories
Switch out your everyday photos with ones that show off past fall activities. Opt for images that evoke fond memories to give you a warm, fuzzy feeling all season long. Slide your photos into barnwood picture frames to complement rustic interiors. Or create a cohesive fall color scheme by painting white frames.