Decorating for Fall while on a budget and without spending a lot of money is possible! Follow these simple tips and your house will look beautiful and your bank account will thank you!
Decorating for Fall on a Budget
I work with a lot of bloggers and this time of year can be a bit discouraging going through all of their amazing blog posts and seeing how they decorate for Fall.
Spending even a few minutes on Pinterest and seeing the beautiful ideas can make anyone not want to pull out the same decorations you’ve been using year after year. But if you’re like me, money might be tight. We have bills to pay…college tuition…car payments and we need to stick to a budget when it comes to decorating.
Today I’m going to share with you ideas on ideas on Decorating for Fall on a Budget without spending a lot of money. And yes, a lot of these items I’m sharing with you I’ve had for years.
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Tips for Decorating for Fall on a Budget
This is a new idea for me for our kitchen hutch. I found my inspiration from a recent visit to Lancaster, PA and walking through the beautiful Old Candle Barn. I took a galvanized tray and placed a few glass jars on top.
One is filled with kernel seeds, yes, seeds or you can use beans from the grocery store! The other jar has paper mache pumpkins. I used the nesting bowls my daughter gave me for Christmas last year that she purchased at Walmart and filled them with some dried fruit. I love the way our kitchen hutch looks this year.
This is close up of the glass jars. They’re my favorite mason jars that I use for everything and if you’ve been a reader of my blog for awhile you know how much I love mason jars.
I added a candle to the smaller jar inside the large jar and it looks really pretty.
Here’s an overhead shot of the jars at night. I think I might add a strand of the battery operated twinkle lights too. Those will look really nice; especially as we get closer to Thanksgiving.
I have quite a few galvanized trays and I love to use this one on the dinning room table looks great filled with mini pumpkins, pine cones, berries and leaves. You can’t see it, but I have the red seeds at the bottom of this tray also. This galvanized tray was a birthday gift from my mother.
But you can find others for not much money on Amazon. I’ve listed a few below that would look great filled with mini pumpkins, gourds and pine cones.
Popcorn Kernels and Candles
Glass Jar with Candle and Popcorn. Yes, just a bag of popcorn that you can purchase in the grocery store. I actually had the popcorn in my pantry. The small jar is a mason jar and the large jar is one that I use for seasonal decorating quite often. I love the look of the lit jars in the mirror of our hutch.
A close up of the jars on our hutch in the kitchen. I filled one with the red kernel seeds and the other with paper mache mini pumpkins and star anise. I love these mini pumpkins! They look so cute!
Star Anise is something I’ve been using more in my decorating especially around candles because of the smell. They smell amazing when added to simmering potpourri as well.
Think Outside the Box
Ten years ago, a week before Thanksgiving actually, I purchased the ceramic pumpkin for under $10. It was on clearance at Walmart.
It’s a soup tureen and I have used it to serve hot apple cider when entertaining, but I think it looks pretty on our side board in the dining room. Sometimes you need to think outside the box when decorating and use an item differently!
I found a few different soup tureens on Amazon that would work just as nicely in your home and they’re not that expensive either!
AND the last thing I want to share with you on how to decorate for Fall without spending a lot of money is with these amazing pillow covers. I have a few of these and they really do make a huge difference in our living room!
Just add a few to any room and you’ll change the look immediately! These are all under $10 and some are even under $5.00.
And in case you’re interested in the Simmering Potpourri I made last year, just click on the photo and you can read the post.