In just a few short weeks, we’ll be packing up our summer fun and getting ready for fall! I love decorating for each of the seasons, but fall is is a close second behind Christmas for me. With pumpkins, acorns, and the bright pops of orange and yellow leaves, there are so many possibilities! If you are on a tight budget, decorating for fall can be pretty tricky. Here are a few tips to help you decorate for fall on a tight budget.
Use what you have
If you are looking to spend $0, this is how you can do it! By either repurposing items you already have at home, or reusing items from last year, you can decorate your home for fall without spending a dime. Gather items from around your house that might be useful, and use little DIY magic to make it all come together. If nothing else, look to nature for your free decor! Try this DIY driftwood mirror and add some fall leaves! Or go and grab this free printable “Today We Are Thankful For” and put it in a frame you already have on hand! Have any grapevines in your yard? Check out how I used some from my woods and make my own fall DIY grapevine wreath.
Shop at the Dollar Store
Dollar Tree has excellent fall decorations that will only cost you a single dollar! From pumpkins to signs, and even table decorations, you can complete your whole fall look from the Dollar Tree! If you have a Dollar General or Family Dollar nearby, be sure to check there too. You can sometimes find great deals on outdoor decor and other items for just a few dollars.
Don’t be afraid to use real fall items
Pinecones, leaves, and even pumpkins are excellent fall decor, but you don’t have to get fake ones if you don’t have the money. Get a few small pumpkins for your front porch or mantel, and use seasonal produce such as apples or squash to decorate the table. You can find pinecones all around your home during the fall months, which you can spray paint to make beautiful centerpieces. See how I used pinecones just to fill a vase in this fall centerpiece idea.
Shop season sales
After a season has ended, you can guarantee they are going to be discounting their seasonal decor heavily. With fall, this is going to be even more of a steal! As Christmas starts to come around, you can expect the fall decor to begin being clearanced early! Stores will be anxious to get their fall decor out to make room for more Christmas items. Shop season sales is also one of my favorite reasons for shopping for Christmas or birthday gifts all year round! (That is part of my FREE 20 day Budget Bootcamp you can sign up for here!)
Don’t buy, DIY
There are so many great craft projects for fall that can be done for less than $10 but will have a significant impact on your home. Buy Dollar Tree pumpkins and repaint them to give them a fresh new look. Check out how I did that and made glitter dollar store pumpkins in three different styles. Instead of buying a new fall wreath, make your own! Making your own will typically cost you way less than the storebought version! Just make sure you compare the prices before you spend your time and money on supplies.
Buy staple pieces that you can use every single year
Instead of trying to keep up with the latest trends every year, consider buying a few great staple pieces that can be reused every single year. A simple pumpkin might need a fresh coat of paint, but you know you’ll want to reuse it for at least a few years. That’s why I love no carve pumpkin ideas!
Decorating for fall doesn’t have to be expensive. If you follow these tips, you can easily decorate your home for fall on a budget.