Decorating is not my strong suit. As I get closer to having a beautiful farmhouse to decorate though I realize I need to get better.
Adding seasonal decorations to your home is a great way to mix up your décor and change the look of a room without completely redecorating. But swapping out décor every season can get expensive. Luckily, there are tons of ways you can make your home look beautiful this fall without breaking the bank. So here are some tips on how to decorate for fall on a budget I picked up recently that I plan on instituting as soon as I can.
Buy Used Items
If you know you want to add seasonal décor to your home, the best place to start is by shopping at thrift stores and yard sales. To decorate your home for the fall, search for seasonal items like pumpkins, fall leaves, mums, gourds, and apples. Neutral items, like candle sticks, vases, planters, and old books are also great options for adding fall color to your home. In addition to seeking out fall-related décor items, also be sure to look for items that can be painted or repurposed for use in your fall decorating.
Make it Yourself
If you’re crafty, there are so many amazing DIY fall décor projects on Pinterest to inspire you. Use items you found at the thrift store or yard sales to create something new and beautiful for your home. Or go shopping at the dollar store to find cheap supplies for your fall décor projects. Some ideas for fall DIY home décor projects could include a wreath for your front door, a fall banner for your mantel, pillow covers for your couch, or painted pumpkins for your dining room table.
Take Advantage of Nature
Fall is filled with so many wonderful natural elements, from beautifully colored leaves to pumpkins and gourds. To bring the outdoors inside this fall, grab some real (or faux) pumpkins and gourds to add to your mantel display, fill a basket with pinecones and acorns for your coffee table, and fill a vase with rustic tree branches for a fall centerpiece in your dining room. Dried flowers, like hydrangeas or mums, also make beautiful natural additions to your fall décor.
Use What You Have
The best way to save money on fall décor is to make use of the decorations you already have in your home. Sometimes, creating seasonal vignettes throughout your home is as easy as moving décor from one room to another or rearranging the decorations to create something new. To make the most of what you already have, select a spot or two in each room to redecorate, and scour your home to find items that will fit in those spaces. Then, sprinkle in a few fall elements, like pumpkins or mums, to add a little fall flavor to your new set-up.
I’d love to see some of your fall decorating – feel free to share in the Facebook Group. Hopefully I will gain some more inspiration!
In His Grace,