Who’s ready for Fall?! Me!! I’m so excited for the start of a new season. I can’t wait for cooler weather, booties, everything pumpkin spice and, of course, (my favorite part of the new season) decorating my house!
I love to make simple changes and add small touches to the already existing decor to create a more subtle look for the season. It’s just not always practical to change out all your home decor when each season changes. So, today I’m sharing some of my tips and tricks to easily and affordably add fall (or any season) touches throughout your home.
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#1. Use what you already have.
This is my #1 hands-down-best tip for decorating! I loved to get creative and move things around to change it up without spending a fortune on all new decorations! You can create a whole new look by just “shopping” the rooms in your house and rearranging decor you already own.
This year, I was able to use previously owned candle-holders and candles, muted florals and greenery, tablecloths and runners, and pillows and throws. In fact, I purchased very little for this new season but was able to create a whole new look.
I have been collecting seasonal decorations for years (and my favorite time to purchase decor is after a season is over and it’s hugely discounted). Every year I add a little more to my collections. I would never suggest going out and buying everything right away. Start small and your collection will grow as you find decorations that you love.
#2. Find inspiration.
It all started with a wreath (well, two wreaths to be exact!) I love to search stores for the perfect item of inspiration, and this year I found two very affordable wreaths that inspired my color scheme for this year. (Both were under $30!)
The mauve wreath was the perfect fit and matches my already pink/blush decorations I have throughout my home. As I said before, use what you have! I wanted to add small fall touches without having to change and purchase all new decor. So, I purchased items that complimented my current decor.
#3. Change out faux florals.
You can easily switch out your brightly colored summer flowers for some muted fall florals. This year I removed my pink peonies and replaced them with mauve ones that matched my fall color scheme.
I love to shop for discounted floral bundles! You can usually find great prices on beautiful flowers at Michael’s, Walmart, and Amazon. (And don’t forget to look after the season for some great deals for next year!)
#4. Scatter pumpkins (or other seasonal decorations).
It’s so easy to add seasonal touches to already existing decorations! (During Christmas, I love scattering ornaments or pine branches to give ordinary daily decorations a new look for the season.)
So, this year when I found these beautiful velvet pumpkins at TJMaxx, I obviously, went to every other TJMaxx, Marshalls, and Home Goods in the city to collect more of them!! I found a few, and I am in love with them! They were such a great price and they were easy to style with my existing decor!
Another great place to collect pumpkins is the dollar spot in Target, many of mine are from there, as well. I love finding affordable decorations! All pumpkins purchased this year were under $6!
#5. Bring in the comfies.
My last tip: add seasonal candles to every room and create a cozy fall look by changing out throw pillow, blankets, and adding other soft textiles. Candles create a beautiful ambiance and they smell so good! I love fall scents, they’re my absolute favorite!
I also love adding different textures to a room. To create a warmer feel in the living room, I found two mauve blankets that were a perfect match and then purchased affordable pillow covers. (So much cheaper than replacing the whole pillow!) Then, I shopped my closet and Christmas decor to find two scarves and a fur rug and pillow. All used to add softness to baskets and chairs and create a warm fall look.
I hope these tips can help you easily and affordably create a cozy fall look in your home this season!