Decorating for Fall on a Budget

As the weather begins to cool and the leaves start to turn into dazzling hues of red and orange, it means it is time to deck your home out in festive fall and Halloween decorations. Fortunately, you do not have to bust your budget to decorate your home and prepare it for the fall season. Here are a few ideas to get you started:


Dollar stores can be an invaluable resource when shopping for budget-friendly decor for the home. The key is to think outside of the box and be creative when browsing the aisles. For example, the $1 plates can be used as a backdrop for a vinyl decal. Simply press a seasonal decal onto the plate and hang on the wall for an inexpensive way to spread the spirit of the season. Dollar store vases can be painted black and draped with fake cobwebs to add a spooky touch to any dining table. These stores also offer a wide assortment of candles just waiting to be transformed into something magical. The possibilities are endless once you begin thinking about how to turn everyday items into entertaining decor.


The perfect fall decor for your home could be waiting for you right outside in your backyard. The bursting colors of fall provide a perfect backdrop to your home’s fall look. Bring the beauty of the great outdoors inside with leaves, pinecones, and other natural autumn elements. You can use candles and ribbon to tie all of these outdoor items together in a festive tablescape.


There is no need to spend a lot of money of expensive decor when you can create a myriad of seasonal decor with items you already have on hand. Create a fun walkway with plastic milk jugs cleaned out and repurposed into spooky ghosts. Burned out light bulbs can be turned upside down and painted orange and then decorated to resemble cute pumpkins. The lid of a thrift store pot can also be painted and turned into a jack-o-lantern face with the knob of the lid acting as the nose.


 It is easy to set the scene for a beautifully decorated home with a welcoming front porch. Some ideas to get you started include a planter full of fall mums, hay bales stacked with pumpkins, and a homemade scarecrow. By arranging these items to create a seasonal theme, your guests will feel welcomed before they even step foot inside the door.

With a little creativity and elbow grease, your home can be the envy of all your friends and family without costing you a fortune. Have fun it and use the opportunity as a chance to let your personality shine through!

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