According to the 2015 calendar year, the fall season officially began Wednesday, September 23, and I couldn’t be more ecstatic! For me, the fall season is a time of slowing down, the leaves change & fall, the smell of cinnamon, vanilla, and cozy nutmeg is present within every scented candle, and as I wrap up and ready myself for winter hibernation I pull from storage my warm, fuzzy, and multi-textured home décor. A new season does not mean breaking the bank however. Here are a few simple, inexpensive, and completely personalized ways you could decorate your home on a budget!
The featured photos are of the simple fall décor elements as described throughout my home and I hope they’ll inspire you to “fall” in love with your home as well this season!
Nothing says “home” like the feeling of walking up to a decorated front entryway that welcomes you inside after a busy bustling day. The beauty of decorated during the fall season is that more than half your indoor décor can be found outside in nature, sometimes in your own back yard! A simple branch door wreathe, and two tiny (or various size) pumpkins placed on either side of the door instantly added a touch of character to my home’s entrance. Medium size wreathe purchased at Walmart for $5.99; Pumpkins $1.99 each at Food City Grocery.
Once inside, take the time to light a few candles flavored in warm delicious and traditional fall & Holiday scents such as vanilla & cinnamon from scented candles/incense. As the day continues to pass and the cool night air creeps on the soft glow from the lite candles, in addition to the scent story taking place all around, you’ll relax in no time. Create a collection of multi-height candle pillars, particularly in gold & mercury glass style, with gilded ornate photo frames holding precious captured family moments to personalize your special spaces. A wicker modeled lamp adds a perfect rustic element to any room while bringing the feeling of relaxing nature outside. The Cinnamon Nutmeg and Kitchen Spice fragrance oil by Elegant Expressions will have your entire home smelling like a bakery for $5.00 (5.1 fl oz bottle size), purchased at Walmart.
When I advise to decorate on a budget I mean just that. I absolutely love shopping inside my local Dollar Tree shopping store because, duh, everything literally costs $1.00!!! A few weeks ago I spotted this beautiful detailed tall (and heavy quality) Smokey red glass bottle inspiring endless possibilities for $1. I chose to “dress up” my kitchen sink area by using the bottle as a dish liquid dispenser which coordinates with my older red dish clothes and potholders. I bought five stems of maroon faux wild flowers ($1 each) to display inside an old wicker basket lying around to act as a center piece for the dining table, tying in the kitchen with the eating area.
Many professional flower shops and local grocery stores have some bundle deals for live flower bouquets regularly. Publix Super Markets has “3 for $12” flower pack deals going on everyday which include beautiful plain or multi-color flowers and shrubs which can be mixed and matched to create your own bouquets throughout the house. Heartier and darker colored flowers with bursts of orange and yellows are sold during fall and pair effortlessly with usual fall staples such as mums, and pumpkins of course. I purchase flower bundles and display them throughout my home until they start to expire then I remove them from their water and string them upside down to dry. The bright petals will become a dark “worn” color, and as they “die” they’ll shrivel into beautiful preserved hanging ornaments in my bathroom. The perfect representation of fall at its best.