I love decorating for every season!
It’s like starting fresh every few months. A chance to be creative & start anew.
The only problem is that it can be difficult to decorate for each season when you are on a budget. But over the last few years of marriage I have become pretty good at decorating inexpensively.
And I recently realized that while I share many of my DIY decor tutorials I haven’t shared with you how I decorate for fall on a budget.
So here are 5 tips that I personally use to decorate for fall every year!
1. Find Inspiration
The first thing you need to do, before spending time or money on fall decor, is to become inspired.
The reason for this is because it can be hard to decorate for fall if you don’t know your style or have no idea where to start.
So take some time before you begin to explore fall decor ideas.
If you don’t have time to visit stores like Hobby Lobby or Pottery Barn, or if Pinterest feels a bit overwhelming, you should check out Hometalk which has tons of great seasonal decorating ideas for those of us on a budget.
ps. Here is a link to my page on Hometalk.
2. Use What You Have
Once you have your inspiration, take some time to explore your home, closets, & attic for anything you might be able to use to make your decorating dreams come true.
One of the benefits of the DIY wedding trend is that after your wedding you have tons of decor that you get to keep & use in your home. And even though I had a summer wedding I am constantly finding new ways to turn my wedding decor into seasonal decor.
For example, all of the antique wooden spools we used at my wedding are brown so I always use them to decorate my fall fireplace mantel.
But not everything in storage can be simply brought out & used as fall decor. Sometimes it needs a little TLC to get it into the fall spirit, which leads me to tip #3.
3. Recycle & Upcycle
If you are not satisfied with how something looks don’t be afraid to update or recycle/upcycle it.
I know it can be hard to permanently alter something, but if you aren’t using it anyway why not be adventurous? You might end up loving it!
So far this season I have repurposed Easter eggs into fall acorns, mason jar lids (not rings) into a pumpkin, & turned cardboard paper rolls into book page & sparkly pumpkins. And the best part is that I used what I had & didn’t spend a dime!
4. Shop Goodwill, Flea Markets, & Yard Sales
If you aren’t happy with anything you already own & have a few bucks to spare don’t forget to check out your local Goodwill, flea markets, & yard sales.
The more often you go the more likely you are to find something.
I have several basic brown candle sticks that I use as decor during the holiday season that I picked up second hand. You can also often find basic wreaths that you can (#3) upcycle into something beautiful & unique.
5. Get Creative
When all else fails, get creative.
Think outside the box.
Don’t be afraid of buying cheap fall decor from dollar stores like the Dollar Tree. Last year I created Apple Candle Holders & Pumpkin Candle Holders from cheap foam decor & they ended up being a huge hit!
God created you uniquely creative. If you put your mind to it you will be able to create a home filled with beautiful fall decor all while staying on budget!
With love, G
She seeks wool & flax,
& works with willing hands….
She puts her hands to the distaff,
& her hands hold the spindle….
She looks well to the ways of her household
& does not eat the bread of idleness.
Proverbs 31:13, 19, & 27
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