Best Fall Decorating Tips On a Budget
Decorating your home can get pretty expensive…especially when you want to switch up your décorfor every season. As we get closer to the fall season, you’re probably starting to see decorative items pop up at every store with a hefty price tag. Before you give in to pricey pumpkins, check out these tips about decorating your house for fall on a budget:
Dollar Stores and Thrift Stores
Discount and second-hand retailers can be a great place to find budget-friendly decorations. Items from these types of stores, however, may require a little bit of DIY magic to become the decorations you were hoping for.
You’ll definitely find picture frames, vases and cups, and candle-holders that will have a vintage flair to them for decorating. In addition, you’ll likely find faux pumpkins, leaves, pinecones, and more as it gets closer to the fall season. These decorations might need a fresh coat of paint, but you’ll get a unique decoration for the fraction of the cost of standard retail décor.
Use What You Already Have
Chances are, you already have items in your home that could be repurposed as décor. Go on up to your attic or dig through your basement storage, and you might just find the perfect decoration that you didn’t know you had.
If you have a chalkboard or letter board, you can write a customized fall message on it and use that as decoration. If you don’t have either of these, you could write out a message on colored cardstock or regular copy paper for an cheap, easy DIY.
Craft With Nature
The easiest way to get new décor is to “shop” for it in your backyard! Fallen leaves can be repurposed in many different ways to create a variety of decorations for virtually nothing. Try your hand at making a fireplace garland with just leaves, twine, and clothespins or tie leaves to mason jars for a festive candle holder.
Pinecones can also be used to make unique centerpieces–free if you already have a large vase. If you have a garden, gourds, pumpkins, and squash might be at your disposal for even more nature-based crafts. Let your imagination run wild!
Chilly fall air makes you want to snuggle up by the fire. An easy way to get in the fall mood is to make your home as cozy as possible. Bring out the blankets you’ve had stored away all summer, and light a candle or two for an instant fall vibe. If you don’t want to light candles, you could purchase a wax heater or room sprays that will make your home smell just as good.
Display a few mugs in your kitchen so that you’re more likely to make yourself a hot cup of cocoa, coffee, or tea when it’s chilly. Earthy-toned and fall-themed mugs will look just a little bit more festive, but any design or pattern works perfectly.
Decorating your home for the fall season doesn’t have to be daunting–or pricey! With these tips in mind, you’ll be able to decorate your home like a pro without breaking the bank. Don’t forget to send us what you come up with!