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The leaves are changing colors, the weather is cooling down…well, you can pretend at least if you’re living in the south. Either way, fall is here!
A little over one month into the season, it’s officially the prime time to begin decorating if you haven’t already. But, who wants to spend hundreds of dollars on decorations when you can get the magazine look you’ve been dreaming of for a fraction of the price. To help you liven up your home and add some fall warmth, we’ve put together a few of our top tips for decorating on a budget.
Shop your home. 🚪
Now, before you start diving in and purchasing any new items, let’s check out a decoration store that’s free of charge: your storage closet. It’s time to take a trip down memory lane and remember what you’ve already purchased…even if you haven’t forgotten, it’s great to take a second look and see what could be refurbished. Keep your imagination open — a little fall-colored spray paint can go a long way.
Take a nature walk. 🍂
Not only will you add to your step count, but you’ll find some great additions for your fall décor. Leaves, tree limbs, acorns, even rocks…it’s a DIY wonderland. You can make a wreath, create a centerpiece or even just grab the spray paint and do a ribbon-wrapped stick bundle. The options are endless and so are the online DIY videos (*crafting experience not required*).
In with the old, in with the new. 🛋️
One of the easiest ways to change the look of the main rooms in your house is to swap out the pillow covers! As for the decorative pillows you’ve been eyeing at your local home store: yes, they’re indeed fabulous, but the price tags are not. Check out your local thrift store, discounted department store or retail store for seasonally-themed pillow covers. To ensure the right fit, we recommend doing a quick measure of your pillows before heading out to shop.
When in doubt, fake it. 🎍
Pumpkins, flowers, plants…go faux. The great thing about buying faux decorations is that they don’t start to decay, which means less money down the drain and they’re reusable. Now, buying a couple real pumpkins or a bouquet of flowers here or there isn’t going to drastically hurt your pockets. To get the best bang for your buck on pumpkins for the season, we recommend doing a vinegar wash every few days. Not only does it help preserve your pumpkins, but it’s safe for the environment and local wildlife.