One of the best things about the changing season is that it provides an excuse to update your decor, but there’s no need to break the bank transforming your home into a fall haven. Hit up sales and discount stores to get the most bang for your buck. Let the harbingers of fall — leaves, pumpkins, sweaters and warm scents — inspire elements of your interior design. Here are 5 fall trends to try that are affordable and festive.
Leaf-themed table decor is everywhere this time of year. Each of these pieces were priced less than $8.00 at a local home goods store. A mix of fall-colored ceramics can transform your table. TIP: It doesn’t take much to hint at a theme. Don’t overdue any one theme and avoid the mathcy-matchy look.
Pumped About Pumpkins
Choose pumpkin pieces that fit your design style (pictured above: chic glass and crafty country). Place your pumpkins in high traffic spots, such as entry tables, kitchen islands, and coffee tables. Pumpkins can be used through Halloween and Thanksgiving with ease, allowing you to get the most out of your investment.
Nothing says fall like a warm cable-knit sweater. Warm up your home with knit pillows and throws. Just a couple pillows can go a long way. When the air gets crisp, these pillows will make cuddling on the sofa extra toasty.
Don’t forget the power scents have to create ambiance in your home. Warm and spicy scents like pumpkin pie and cinnamon sticks instantly transform a room. TIP: Do not mix scents, sometimes the combination of too many smells ruins the feel-good mood you are trying to create.
Replace existing wall art or hang additional pieces to add a fall feel to your home. Be sure you hang themed art in highly visible places for the biggest impact. Wall art will make your mini redesign more complete — it’ll look like you hired a pro to redecorate.
Photo credits: Kelli Ellis