Inexpensive Fall Decorating Tips
What does your home say about you? Does it say, “I don’t care,” or “I know know how?” Or does it say, “I want to but I don’t think I can afford it.” Interior decorating doesn’t have to be a painful, expensive process. With a few key choices and a little direction, it can be fun! Let’s explore my favorite Inexpensive Fall Decorating Tips.
Make your Home Shine on a Budget
Bring The Outside In
Nature provides a splendor of beautiful decorations this time of year. You can really make your home shine on a budget. Think dried Japanese lanterns, cherry blossom branches with berries, bittersweet vine, and pine-cones can help transition your summer décor into fall absolutely free. Bittersweet vine wrapped around doorways, porch columns and mailbox posts can soften the hard lines and make a welcoming entrance. You can usually find this at farmers’ markets or stop along any country road and cut some for free.
To create a beautiful fall bouquet that will last long into the spring, remove the leaves from Japanese lanterns and they will eventually dry to a crisp orange. Fill galvanized buckets and ironstone pitchers and place them in bathrooms, on hall tables and living room mantels (remove them before starting up the fireplace).
Add Some Color
After this long summer, it’s kind of nice to start thinking about the warm colors of fall. If you’re on a budget, an easy way to do this is to change out pillow covers, throw blankets, rugs and lamp shades. Now, I know you’re thinking, “Budget? That’s going to cost a fortune!” but it doesn’t have to. There are lots of budget-friendly places to pick up inexpensive accessories. Target, Home Goods, OverStock, and many others offer lots of great choice that are easy on your wallet.
Decorate With The Unexpected
In my home, nothing is off-limits from a little makeover. The toilet tank regularly has a flower posy in an antique ointment or Mason jar, and my office has an ever-changing assortment of containers for post it notes, paper clips, pens and flowers. Milk glass containers are my favorite, followed by little ironstone pitchers and dishes.
Your dining room table probably has the standard-issue vase of flowers but try something new by adding a new runner (burlap is a great, inexpensive fabric), sprinkle it with brightly colored fall leaves, and intersperse tiny gourds and votive candles for a sophisticated, budget friendly makeover.
I hope that these Inexpensive Fall Decorating Tips have help you prepare your home. Remember it can be pretty easy to make your Home Shine on a Budget. Often times it just starts with a few good ideas.