I love fall. It is my favorite season. I love the vibrant colors, the crisp air and the delicious fragrance that radiates throughout the season. Because of my love affair with fall, I often struggle when decorating our home. Mostly because I have the desire to spends loads of money and go over the top. However, I’m learning to restrain myself and embrace the mantra “less is more”.
Just like most seasons, when I start decorating our home, I break out a plastic tub from the attic and sort through the “oldies but goodies.” My favorite piece from last year is this Autumn Wreath. Not only did I make it but the colors scream harvest to me.
Another “oldie but goodie” is our hocus pocus garden flag. I found this cool guy at a boutique several years ago in the spring on a clearance rack. (Never underestimate the power of shopping off season.) It’s been a fall favorite for many years!
Once I’ve scattered pumpkins and other various items from our tub, I make a quick list of items for purchase. This year, I knew we needed some mums and pumpkins on the front porch. When I picked them up from Kroger and arranged the cuties on the porch, they felt plain. I added burlap to the black mum pots for a more harvest feel. Burlap is normally a cheap way to spruce up your décor so I was thrilled to find it on sale at JoAnn’s Fabric for $3 a yard.
Of course when you go into JoAnn’s you can’t just grab one item and leave so I also purchased a bag of mini pumpkins and gourds to scatter along the mantle. This also was relatively inexpensive at a low price for $3. I was pleased with the outcome because it added a bit more dimension to the mantle.
Overall, I spent around $30 and was able to achieve the perfect fall look for our home. Decorating your home doesn’t have to break the bank. What inexpensive ways have you been decorating your home for fall? I’d love to hear your ideas.