Goodbye, summer. Hello, fall! If you want to get your place festive on the cheap, I have some amazing, super simple, and frugal ideas for you. So, check out these decor tips and feel free to share your own in the comments. (Related: 18 Amazing DIY Decorating Projects That Are Easier Than You Think)
1. Use the Harvest
Cornstalks, pumpkins, and hay bales bring the icons of the season back home. These organic decorations give your place rustic appeal and don’t cost terribly much. Check farm markets and local farms before heading to big box stores for better prices and quality. I’ve even found inexpensive pumpkins at discount shops like Aldi and great deals on mums at the Christmas Tree Shops.
2. Take a Hike
Take a walk out your front door and see what you find in your yard for free. This temporary stained glass window was created using colorful leaves and clear contact paper. I tried this project in my own home last year and it stayed fresh and bright from late September until the first snowfall.
3. Just Add Water
Hosting a potluck or dinner party? Forget pricey floral centerpieces andgrab a few twigs with the leaves still attached from your backyard. You can go monochromatic or get a rainbow of shades. Arrange these beauties in a wide vase, add water, and enjoy!
4. Keep It Subtle
You don’t need to change around everything in your house to get it feeling fall-ish. Add pops of autumnal oranges, reds, and yellows using throw pillows. You can even sew an upcycled pillow cover using an old sweater. Or toss a warm-toned blanket on your couch. Not only will your living room feel cozy, but you’ll also have a functional coverup for when the temperatures start to drop.
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