Cooler weather, brighter leaves, and pumpkin everything is on its way as summer fades into fall. One enjoyable task that accompanies this time of year is decorating your home to match the season. If finances are tight or you just don’t want to spend money on new decor, you can still enjoy a complete makeover without spending a fortune.
Repurpose Your Decorations
Reuse, recycle, and repurpose items that you already have to make decorating as low-cost as possible (as in zero dollars)! If you become easily bored with your purchases or simply like switching things up, this is the perfect opportunity to let your mind think outside the box.
Try taking apart old fall decorations and re-creating new pieces. Look for leaves, pumpkins, ribbons and bows, and similar accents that can be reused. Then turn everyday items into autumn decorations, such as adding fall ribbons to picture frames or mirrors. Even consider looking through your other seasonal decorations to make the most of other items you already own.
Upgrade Your Color Scheme
One simple way of decorating for fall is to utilize autumn colors in everyday items. For instance, store your current throw pillows and replace them with bright yellows, oranges, and reds. Replace your current window treatment with gold or maroon or choose from customized decorating fabric for your draperies.
Also consider replacing your kitchen towels, pot holders, and placemats and even your throw rugs can be temporarily updated to match a fall color scheme.
You don’t need to be an artist or an interior designer to be able to get crafty with your fall decorations. Look through magazines or on Pinterest to find some simple decorations that you can reproduce using Dollar Store finds or repurposed items that you already have.
For instance, a fall wreath can be made from store-bought flowers, burlap, butcher paper, a wire coat hanger, and some well-placed hot glue. You can turn aluminium cans into luminaries using a hammer and nail to punch out the design. If you’re willing to experiment, you can have fun and find your inner crafting self at the same time.
Get Back To Nature
Autumn is filled with natural elements that can be used in your decorating, including:
- Indian corn
- dried flowers
- sticks and branches
Whether used alone or in conjunction with other items, nature makes some of the best pieces for decorating your home. There is nothing quite like bringing the rustic spirit of nature from the outdoors in.
Buy on Sale
The best time to buy for any seasonal item is after the season has ended. The clearance aisles at craft stores like Michaels and Hobby Lobby are ripe with post-season decor before the season has even ended to make way for Christmas decorations. Additionally, you can use coupons found in your newspaper circular or online.
If you don’t want to wait until next year to make use of budget-friendly prices, then try shopping at low-cost stores like Family Dollar or Dollar General. While these stores don’t typically sell high-quality, long-lasting items, they do offer low-cost products.
However you choose to save money on your fall decorations, whether through one or all of these ideas, you will be certain to end up with a finale that wows.