I absolutely love fall. It is by far my favorite season. It brings to mind for me memories of newly sharpened pencils, new school clothes, my beloved Vanilla Fields perfume from when I was a preteen and piles of leaves to jump in. I love the cool fall nights, football games and bonfires. These are a few of my favorite things about fall. Another of my favorite things about fall is the decor. It is so super easy to decorate your home for fall and it doesn’t have to be expensive. If you have read my blog for any length of time you know that I am frugal. I don’t spend a lot of money on decorations much period. I prefer decorating on a budget.
A few years ago I even made some new wreaths from sticks and leaves I found in my yard, but of course they only lasted that season. They weren’t much good by the next year. Though I kept them and tried to make them work.
Keys to Decorating on a Budget
Hit the dollar store. The dollar store has great fall decor for inexpensive prices usually $5 or less. I’ve gotten plush pumpkins there as well as the raffia pumpkin I have as a centerpiece on my table.
Don’t be afraid to use what you have. Like I mentioned, a couple of years ago I went on a nature walk, picked up leaves and sticks and pine cones to use in my fall decor.
Fake works too. I also purchased inexpensive silk flowers, cut them apart with wire cutters and used them to decorate on my mantle and around the pumpkin as my centerpiece.
Put it up. Each year I pack my fall items away and use them the next year. Try not to forget where you put them as I did a couple years ago. I knew I had some, but neither my husband or I could remember what we had done with them.
What is your favorite season? Do you decorate your home for it?