If your favorite season is Fall, then you’re probably ready to whip out the fall decor and turn your home into a cozy abode. There is something about those earthly colors, all things plaid, and the hint of pumpkin spice flowing through the house.
From the front porch and door to the living and dining rooms, we have a few frugal decorating ideas to help usher in the beauty of fall in your home.
15 Frugal Fall Decorating Ideas
Before diving into the decorating ideas, let’s highlight some tips to make sure your seasonal decorating doesn’t become overwhelming or too expensive:
- Look for items at local dollar stores, thrift and consignment shops, or antique malls.
- Opt-in for items that can be used in multiple ways.
- Start small and gradually add to your stash over time.
- Choose a “theme” before you start looking for items to buy.
- Tackle one area or room at a time.
With these tips in mind, let’s look at some fall decor ideas!
Fall Decor Ideas for Outdoors
The outside of your home is the first thing people see when they visit. Adding a touch of fall to your yard, front porch, and/or door will instantly send a welcoming vibe to all who stop by. Here are some frugal ideas to try:
- Fall-inspired foliage. Local farmer’s markets are usually packed with fall plants like mums, pansies, and crotons. A few of these in several different colors will brighten your porch instantly.
- Pumpkins and gourds. These can be real or faux, and adding them with some flowers offers an extra fall touch.
- Wooden crates and boxes. Anything wood screams fall. Get different sizes and stack them in a way that gives a staggered look.
- Welcome mats. Update your front door with a fresh welcome mat. Upscale it with placing a patterned rug underneath.
- Fall wreath. Update your front door with a bold burlap wreath and your family’s last name initial or go for a multi-colored leaf wreath.
Fall Decor Ideas for Fireplaces & Other Mantels
Have a fireplace or another mantel-like shelf to work with? These ideas are cute and small but pack powerful fall beauty:
- A touch of nature. Add pine cones, acorns, or small pumpkins to bring a little bit of the outdoors in.
- Small glass jars. Wrap plain glass jars of different sizes in burlap, jute cord, or a piece of plaid fabric, then add a candle or flower for a final touch.
- Garland. Dress your mantel in a garland of greenery, fall leaves of several colors, or burlap mixed with mini pumpkins or pine cones.
- Country touch. Add a country feel to your mantel space with a rustic window frame, mini barn door slab, or one-word picture (blessed, thankful, relax, etc.).
Fall Decor Ideas for Kitchen & Dining Room Tables
Update your kitchen and dining room tables with these ideas:
- Seasonal dishes and cutlery. Now’s the time to set out the fall-themed dishes. If you want a more versatile style, go for fall-like colored plates and bowls.
- Placemats. You can’t go wrong with adding warm-shaded placemats or mix-and-match with solid colored and ones with words.
- Centerpieces. The middle of tables offers the perfect space for adding a fall-themed centerpiece. Go for a natural look with faux pine cones, pumpkins, candles, and even a few small lanterns.
Fall Decor Ideas for Any Room in Your Home
Now that your front porch, front door, and eating areas have been decorated – let’s talk about other areas that could use a little fall touch:
- Throw blankets. These can be placed anywhere, although the couch, recliner, or bed are the most ideal place.
- Lighting. Lighting can be used anywhere to add to whatever fall touch you’ve added in the space. Go for small candle holders or lanterns.
- Curtains and rugs. Sometimes updating the color of your curtains and throw rugs can heighten the look (and feel) of fall in any room.
With the ideal time for decorating for fall just around the corner, use these ideas to create the look of your dreams!
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