Looking for some Frugal Decor Ideas? Can you believe the fall season is already upon us? The kiddos are all back to school for our family. With fall comes all of the autumn splendor we know and love, like warm colors, crunchy leaves, colorful flowers ablaze and of course plenty of pumpkins. Fall is the perfect time to freshen up your home décor both inside and out to reflect the natural and warm feelings the season evokes. If you are looking for some frugal fall décor ideas, take a look below at 7 frugal tips to get you started. The best part about fall is nature provides many of the items you can use to add a pop of color and charm to your space.
1. Create sweet and simple pumpkin vases.
Find small pie pumpkins or pumpkin gourds at your local gardening center or market. Take a knife and carefully remove the top, carving out the inside about 1 inch deep. Add a few tablespoons of water or a damp tissue and add fresh fall flower stems such as mums. A group of these pumpkin vases make the perfect centerpiece!
2. Make some dried apple garlands.
Slice apples into thin strips and either dry in a food dehydrator or on low in your oven for about 60 minutes. You can even sprinkle the slices with cinnamon if you wish. String the slices on some red or orange ribbon and hang from your mantel, doorway, or anywhere else you choose. This garland provides a rustic look and plenty of spicy sweet smells to your home.
3. Arrange some colorful candle groupings.
Visit your local dollar store for candles in an assortment of fall colors such as yellow, red, and orange. Look for various sizes. Now, assemble the candles on a large gold charger or plate. This makes the perfect centerpiece or mantel decoration. Whether you light the candles or not is up to you, but either way it will look lovely.
4. Round up some rustic accents.
Search your local thrift store or even your garage or attic for some rustic accents. Look for old metal watering cans, ironwork, cast iron pots, metal planters, or other rustic pieces that you can display mums, apples, or pumpkins in. The rustier it is, the better!
5. Give an old chair a pop of fall color.
Find an old chair at a thrift store or in your own garage and give it a pop of fun fall color. A bright yellow, orange, or burnt red will make it warm and reflective of the season. Plus, you can use the piece to display other fall accents on too! You can also add a pop of paint to an old side table, shelf, even your picture frames. Don’t be afraid to go overboard.
6. Liven up a space with linens.
Change out your old linens with fresh fall ones. Look for towels, throw pillows, runners, and rugs in warm fall colors and change them out with your summer pieces. These items can be found rather inexpensively at your local dollar stores, retail stores or thrift shops, and make a huge difference to your space. Your room will instantly feel warmer and cozier once you add those pops of red, gold, orange, sage green and more.
7. Create a gourd gathering.
In a large bowl or vessel of some type, arrange a large selection of gourds and apples. These are as low as a quarter at your local market, so you can really get some bang for your buck. Place these in clear cylinder vases, large bowls, or arrange on a colorful charger. You can even add in mums, rustic accents, acorns, pinecones, or anything else nature provides you for FREE!
When decorating your home this fall, remember to go for lots of warm color and use the bounty nature provides. As mentioned, pumpkins, gourds, mums, pinecones, acorns, and even fresh colorful leaves make wonderful natural accents. Plus, you can find many of these items for free in your own backyard.
Give these 7 frugal fall decorating tips a try and see how easy it to give your home a warm autumnal feel for less. In the next few weeks I will be sharing MANY fall DIY crafts with all of you that will be very frugal. Most of my fall DIY crafts will be with items purchased at the Dollar Store or re-purposed items found around your home. I love decorating on the cheap. Fall decorating is definitely one of my favorite times of year to do decorating around my home. Do you have a frugal fall decorating idea that you would like to share? Please leave us your idea in the comments.