Fall is a beautiful season, full of deep colors and warmth. It’s also the season for celebrating, with both Halloween and Thanksgiving marking the start of the holidays. Here are some fun ideas to help you decorate your house for fall in style without blowing your budget.
Set the tone when people first enter your home. A cheap but stylish way is to grab some fresh winter greenery along with some twigs, or even an old branch. They can be placed in jars, drape them across hall stands or mirrors, or just create seasonal display at your front doorway.
Candles make a great decoration for the season. They’re available in nearly every size, shape, and color you can think of, and also reflect the season’s natural warmth. Candles can be used to make an beautiful centerpiece for your table or mantle in five minutes. Grab a vase, some grapevine wreaths (cut into lengths) or some dried twigs, along with acorns or small pinecones. Fill the bottom of the vase with the grapevine wreath, top with your other decorations, and add a candle to the middle of the display.
As well as making large displays for centerpieces, candles can also be clustered throughout your home. Try a few tea lights in your bathroom, a cluster of varying height candles on your mantle, or even let them set a soft and romantic mood in the bedroom. Their flexibility make candles are the perfect easy decorating accessory for the season.
Another inexpensive way to decorate your home for fall is by using cushions and throws, adding color and texture. They can also help guests stay warm when visiting in the cooler months. By buying a couch in a solid neutral color, you can switch out accent pieces year round without having to replace major pieces. Fabrics such as corduroy or faux fur, or even natural fabrics such as hessian really bring out the season. For throws, consider rich reds and oranges, along with deep purples, to reflect nature’s glory outside. Bronze and gold make amazing accent colors to add a bit of class to your designs.
Just because the weather is cooling, there are still flowers that bloom and can make a beautiful addition to your fall decorating. Flowers such as sunflowers, zinnias, and roses are all available during fall. Put them on display with some seasonal berries, and either fresh or dried fruit, and they can brighten up your home without a huge expense.
By thinking outside the square with using inexpensive accessories, and taking advantage of the materials freely available in nature, you can decorate your home for fall’s natural color and warmth doesn’t have to break the bank.