Top 5 Ways to Decorate on a Budget this Fall

I love decorating my home for fall! Here are some five easy ways to get your home autumn ready on a budget!


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The late summer wind give its final gust, autumn leaves prowl the streets at night, and hoodie weather swiftly approaches. Each sign of fall’s approach brings more and more excitement, and those who love fall decorating can barely contain their glee. Because decorating trends shift as quickly as the winds, we’ve compiled a list to help you stylishly decorate your apartment this year without breaking the bank.

Think Harvest

When you conjure up fall designs, bountiful harvest imagery immediately comes to mind. A small orange or white pumpkin placed on the counter, full-bloomed fall flowers sitting on a windowsill, and a colorful leaf wreath on the door can quickly spruce up an area.

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Design a Fall Tablescape

Most upscale apartments have space for a sizeable dining room table, so use that as the focal point of your décor while accentuating your apartment home for the rapidly approaching Thanksgiving season. You can use natural or readily available items such as corn husks, candles, and even real leaves to keep costs down. Make sure to design from the middle out, centering the table with a fall candleholder or pumpkin display.

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Keep Things Subtle

It may be tempting to pile up pumpkins, throw wreaths on every door, and stack gourds on every counter, but you’re better off keeping things simple. A cozy fall blanket on a living-room recliner can give your apartment a welcoming feel while warding off the fall chill. Gluing burlap around a few mason jars is also an affordable way to switch things up for the season. You can even use stencils to paint on pumpkins or a fall-colored leaf.

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Use a Glass Vase Centerpiece

A vase on the coffee table in your living room is a great way to greet guests. Fill it with soft, unique items like cotton and pheasant feathers. Surround it with rustic or wooden candlesticks and a few flowers to complete the look.

Get Creative

The best way to keep costs down is to do it yourself. In addition to the burlap mason jars, you can paint acorns colorful colors and display them in a glass bowl to spruce up your apartment home. You can also draw a fall decorating scene or write a welcoming message on a reusable chalkboard to display in your apartment’s entranceway.

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Top Five Decorating Hacks for Fall

The fall season is soon coming making it the perfect time to decorate your home for this wonderful season!


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We’re sorry to break this to you, but the long, hot summer is almost at a close. There’s no need to be sad, though; there are plenty of cosy events to look forward to in fall and winter! The change of seasons is also a perfect opportunity to update your home. In this article, we’ll explore five fabulous fall decorating hacks. So, if you’re ready for an autumn refresh, keep reading!

Embrace Warm Fall Tones

When we think of autumn, there’s a colour scheme that immediately comes to mind; one that’s inspired by the changing palette of nature. For a fall-friendly ambience, integrate red, orange, yellow, and dark brown hues throughout your home.

The living room is the perfect space for this nod to the new season. If you have neutral-toned walls, it’s simply a case of adding soft furnishing and decorative pieces in fall colours. The beauty of this approach is that it isn’t permanent, so you can switch out for different pieces to match the other seasons. Although, the true autumn lovers amongst us might enjoy the cosy colour scheme year-round!

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Add a little Pumpkin Spice!

With the ushering in of a new season comes all the excitement of the quintessential autumn aroma; pumpkin spice. Treat your home to the gorgeous scent with candles, reed diffusers, and room sprays. Candles will also create a comfy atmosphere that is perfect for cold nights.

We’d also advocate baking a real pumpkin pie; not only does it make your home smell sumptuous, but your family will love the seasonal delicacy!

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Don’t Forget the Garden!

We have a tendency to overlook our gardens once the heady days of summer are over. However, with the addition of some simple decorative pieces, you’ll continue to enjoy your outdoor space, even when the mercury drops – just remember your coat!

Continue the warm-toned theme outside by adding pumpkin-themed garden decorations, and add a sprinkling of fairy lights in trees, around shrubs, and along fences. They’re a great idea for transitioning into the winter festive season, too! Keep everything as tidy as you can, and spend a little time raking up leaves; regular maintenance saves you from a huge hassle later on!

And if you’re looking to sell your home, a spruced-up garden can really add value! Want to know more about maximising the resale value of your house? Check out this helpful article!

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Pine Cone Centrepieces

An excellent idea for your autumn dining table is to make use of all the pine cones falling at this time of year. Collect a bagful and arrange them in a short bowl, then add a candle in the centre for an attractive statement piece. You can add glitter if you wish, and it’s a wonderful activity to entertain the kids!

Dried Fall Leaves

Another amazing way to bring the outside in is to collect some of the gorgeous red, orange, and yellow leaves that make their way to the ground. There are lots of ways to dry leaves; you can leave them out in the air, press them between book pages, use a special flower pressing tool, or dip them in wax.

Once you have your dried leaves ready, simply dot them around the home, or add them to a frame, to capture the essence of autumn. Which hacks will you try? Let us know in the comments below!

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