Fall Decorations on a Budget

A cool breeze blows in, and a few yellow leaves flutter off the tree in the front yard. All of a sudden, we’re overwhelmed with the urge to pull on a sweater, bake pumpkin bread, and browse Pinterest for ways to decorate your home for the season. 

But heralding in the change of season can be pricier than you might think. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to reimagine your home décor for fall on a budget.

Embrace Color 

Reds, oranges, yellows, and earth tones bring fall to mind almost instantly. But they also look beautiful no matter what season it is, making them good choices for updating a room design. Adding a fresh coat of paint is always an option for bringing in some autumnal colors. You can try these cost-saving options:

  • Swapping out your window decorations 
  • Refinishing your wood floor to bring out its natural colors
  • Adding a piece of wall art
  • Using a patterned couch covering

Since color directly relates to light, a simple way to change it is to change your home’s lighting. Incorporating warm light sources like twinkle lights will help give your home a cozy fall aesthetic. 

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Look For Cozy Textures

When we think of décor, we tend to focus on our sense of sight. We might consider how patterns look together or where furniture sits. But texture is a key interior design principle that you can use to call fall to mind. Look for cozy fabrics, such as: 

  • Flannel 
  • Faux fur
  • Cashmere
  • Suede 
  • Knit prints
  • Wicker 

When you have these fabric choices, find clever ways to incorporate them into the room. For example, you could put out a knit rug, add a flannel throw blanket to the couch, or hang baskets on the wall. 

Add a Touch of Nature 

When we imagine adding nature to our spaces, our minds tend to go to lush, green potted plants. But nature is entirely on display at this time of year. So, slipping it into your room is an easy way to reimagine your home décor for fall on a budget. Here are pieces of nature that people associate with fall:

  • Pumpkins
  • Pinecones 
  • Marigolds
  • Goldenrods
  • Acorns
  • Sunflowers 
  • Autumn leaves

You can add these to a side table or put them in a vase. Alternatively, you can get a little more crafty by tying them into wreaths or hanging art that contains them.  

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