How to Decorate for Fall on a Budget
Fall can be seen as an entryway to the holidays. The weather gets cooler, pumpkin spice fills the air, and homeowners start to really deck the halls. You don’t always have to go out of your way to make sure your home is properly decorated. You can have that same editorial feeling right in your home without breaking your budget.
Use a Monochromatic Color Palette
Neutral seasonal decor is perfect for anyone on a budget. By purchasing and building a look around a small easy-on-the-eyes color palette, you can use the majority of these pieces throughout the rest of the year as well.
Choosing traditional fall colors like orange, rust and gold could limit you during other seasons and not get the option to use your new decor pieces throughout the year.
Check Out Thrift Stores
Checking thrift stores year-round is a great way to find great seasonal decor pieces at a great price. Fall wreaths tend to end up on thrift store shelves during the spring, and Christmas items show up during the summer. Dedicate a few days out of your year to pop into the different thrift shops around your community. You don’t always have to go to the big-name thrift stores. Some of your more unique finds are going to be found in the local consignment shops that are tucked away in your neighborhood. Take yourself and your family on an adventure by checking out some of these shops. You never know what you’re going to find.
If you have a chalkboard or a community space in your home, write a message or add some decorative items around it to give it a nice festive look. You can also find chalk stencils to build and design your own fall message for your message board.
Fill unused vases or bowls you have laying around your home to put pinecones, apples and other fall-themed items inside. This is a great way to use what you have laying around right in your backyard. Grab the kids and go for a nature walk to pick up anything that catches your eye: pinecones, leaves, twigs and flowers. Collecting, cleaning and even painting some of these items can help you achieve a beautiful nature-inspired DIY centerpiece.
Shop Post Season Sales
Hitting the post season clearance sales at your local craft stores are the perfect way to prepare for the next year. This is a terrific way to get those typically expensive store-bought items at a discounted price.
Getting in the habit of doing this throughout the year will prepare you perfectly for the upcoming year. Not only will you be able to plan more accordingly, but you will also be able to grab some of your favorite pieces for only a fraction of the price.