Fall is a time when many people like to cozy up in their homes and spend time with family and friends.
If you’re looking for some cheap fall decor ideas that will make your home feel warm and inviting, you’ve come to the right place!
I believe we long for a cozy and relaxed feel this time of year.
Focusing on creating memories with our family and loved ones in our home.
Gathering with friends and family for a savory dinner around the table, or a spirited game with a crackling fire is definitely on my Fall bucket list.
In this blog post, we will discuss 10 affordable fall decorating ideas that don’t look cheap!
- When Should I Decorate for Fall?
- Fall Decor Ideas That Don’t Look Cheap
- Add Fall Decor from Your Garden
- Add Cozy Blankets & Throws
- Add Fall Decor Pillow Covers
- Affordable Fall Faux Greenery
- Cheap & Affordable Pumpkin Fall Decor
- Make a Wreath
- Add Candles
- Decor with FREE Fall Printables
- DIY a Simply Fall Garland
- Decorating for Fall with Scents
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When Should I Decorate for Fall?
When is a good time to start decorating for Fall?
Of course there’s no set rule, when to start adding Fall decor in your home.
Certainly it can be unclear when to start decorating for Fall depending on where you live and your climate.
Here in Utah, it’s late August and I’m already starting to see a little change in the leaves.
It certainly feels like Fall is on it’s way.
Even so, follow seasonal cues and go with your heart.
And why not prepare your home for Fall now?
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Fall Decor Ideas That Don’t Look Cheap
I believe that everyone is mindful of their budget.
Above all, with the cost of everything on the rise, we all want to stretch our dollar as far as we can.
Lucky for you, that’s what we specialize in, high end looks on a small budget.
As you browse this post, you’ll find a variety of ways to add that cozy fall decor into your home and it will never look cheap.
So let’s get started!
Add Fall Decor from Your Garden
Just take a walk around your garden and see what your yard has for FREE.
Certainly you can’t get any cheaper fall decor than FREE!
Some natural elements you might want to consider are:
- twigs or branches
- berries, like pyracantha or holly
- flowers like mums, sunflowers and hydrangeas, which dry beautifully in the fall
- autumn leaves
- pumpkins and gourds
A couple of years ago, I cut down cattails that were growing along side the road and added them to my fall decor.
Adding natural elements that create that warm collected look is definitely cheap and easy fall decor.
This year, don’t you love how Steph incorporated sunflowers into her fall decorating?
Just as Steph incorporated the wild sunflowers into her fall decor, I was inspired by the wild “pampas” grass growing along side the road.
So with my pruners in hand, I clipped a bunch and made this seasonal wreath which I hung on my blanket ladder.
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Add Cozy Blankets & Throws
Clearly, when the temperatures start to fall you want to have a warm and cozy blanket around.
For this reason, I like to keep a basket under the sofa table filled with soft and cozy blankets.
In addition, I think of a throw blanket as a scarf for my furniture.
I feel it’s just another layer of texture and color in my fall decor.
Certainly it adds a relaxed cozy vibe to my home.
Don’t forget that blanket scarves also make great accessories on your furniture too!
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Add Fall Decor Pillow Covers
If you’ve been following along for any time, you know that I swap out my pillow covers for each season.
Clearly, it’s a cheap way to decorate any space for fall.
Whether you purchase them or make your own, it’s certainly a cheap way to update your decor.
Another easy and free way to update the room for fall is swapping the chairs from another room.
Without a doubt, the rich peacock blue color and the cozy velvet wing back chairs just scream fall to me.
Besides, they just feel so inviting by the fireplace.
Then on the sectional, blue velvet pillows along with floral pillows with the warm colors add to that Fall vibe.
Affordable Fall Faux Greenery
While I certainly love fresh beautiful greenery and flowers, however investing in affordable faux greenery that can be used year after year is easy on your budget.
This will save you money in the long run.
Along with the fact you can use them for many seasons and holidays.
That’s the case with the faux eucalyptus.
Not only do I love the color and shading, but it’s also very realistic.
Let’s not forget about the cheap fall pumpkins and gourds from the dollar store.
While initially they may look cheap and unrealistic, but with a little spray paint they are transformed into luxe decor.
Cheap & Affordable Pumpkin Fall Decor
What would fall be without pumpkins?
Certainly, we love to add fresh pumpkins to our fall decor.
However when we were photographing our fall decor, it was just too early in the season to get fresh pumpkins.
Of course, once they are available I’ll add a few fresh pumpkins to my fall decor.
Shopping local farms and markets is an affordable way to buy fresh pumpkins.
Although I don’t have fresh pumpkins just yet, we have plenty of DIY pumpkin ideas.
Like this easy finger knit pumpkin.
Another fun cheap fall decor craft are these Boho style acorns.
Make a Wreath
Decorating your front door with a Fall wreath you crafted yourself is always budget friendly.
Would you believe that this macrame pumpkin wreath started with a cheap Dollar Tree wire frame?
Along with being cheap to make, it goes together rather quickly.
And I was just at Dollar Tree a few days ago and they have a lot of pumpkin wire frames.
So hurry over to your local store and make one for yourself.
Nothing says warm and cozy like a glowing candle!
Adding candles throughout your room not only adds another layer of light, but also the glow adds an intimate comfy feel we all crave in the Fall.
Decor with FREE Fall Printables
Not only will you find FREE Fall printables on our website to decorate with, but a quick search on Pinterest or Google will give you hundreds, if not thousands of options.
I really love these printables from Carrie and Lovely Etc. along with creative ideas from Laura at The Turquoise Home.
Why not decorate your home for Fall with FREE printables?
It’s just so easy!
Just download, print and place in a frame.
Follow our Printable Wall Art board on Pinterest for more ideas.
DIY a Simply Fall Garland
The fireplace mantle is the perfect place to hang a simple Fall garland.
While you can find many beautiful and affordable options, creating your own is definitely more fun.
Like this simple macrame leaf garland.
The macrame leaves are a great beginner project if you’d like to learn how to macrame.
The bead garland has been used for many different seasons, by just clipping on different elements.
More DIY garland ideas:
- Upcycle old book pages, by cutting them into leaves and create a unique garland
- Or cut leaves from felt squares or vintage fabrics to make a creative garland
- Last year we hung ceramic acorns on a chain for a twist on a Fall garland
Rummage through your stash of Fall decor and see what you can pull together on the cheap.
Decorating for Fall with Scents
Finally, let’s not forget our sense of smell when we decorate.
Nothing says fall like the aroma of pumpkin spice baking in the kitchen.
Create your own pumpkin spice or Fall aroma with:
- Fill a basket or bowl with a Fall scented potpourri
- Or cinnamon pine cones
- Light a fall scented candle
- Diffuse Fall inspired essential oils
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With these ten affordable ideas, you can add a touch of autumn magic to your home – without spending a lot of money.
So go ahead and raid your garden for leaves and grasses, bring in some cozy pillows and throw blankets, light some candles, and get ready to enjoy the changing seasons in style.
Share with us what elements you would like to add to your Fall decor this year.
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I love your ideas!!!
Thank you so much Donna! Are you ready now to get out that fall decor?! We just returned home from our last summer outing and we are ready to bring on fall.