Fall is a time for decorating however, it can get expensive. Let’s look at some cheap fall decorating ideas. A lot of these inexpensive fall decorating ideas are no cost so you don’t have to worry about breaking your budget with these ideas.
Fall is here and that means beautiful colors, pumpkin spiced lattes, sweaters, and so much more. Falling leaves, beautiful colors, and amazing scents don’t need to stay outside.
Since the outdoors is so nice to look at in the fall why not bring the outdoors inside? Let’s look at some cheap fall decorating idea.
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Cheap Fall Decorating Ideas
Bring the outdoors inside this fall. Collecting greenery, pinecones, and other fall items around your yard and neighborhood will allow you to decorate your home for fall cheaply. Let’s look at some simple ideas:
A simple way to bring the outdoors inside is brewing up some fall scents. A cheap way to get your home into fall is cutting up oranges and adding thme to a pot of water with some cinnamon sticks and cloves.
Most people will have these items already in their home so this can be a zero-cost way to bring some autumn into your home.
A few other things you can do are:
- DIY Room Spray
- Baking bread
- Roasting a chicken
- Baking a pie
Cheap Fall Decorating Lighting
The fall season can be quite dark and dreary depending on the area of the world you live in. Seasonal depression can set in causing you to lack energy and motivation.
Lighting candles, opening blinds, and allowing as much light as possible in is key to improving your chances of falling into an autumn depression. Here are some cheap fall decorating ideas to help you with lighting:
- Garland with lights
- Mini lights
A lot of these can be no cost if you have candles or strings of lights you can create these cheap fall decorating ideas.
Supplies to make fall lighting decorations
- Vase/mason jar
- Pine cones
- Leaves (real or faux)
- Mini lights, tea light candles, candle
- Sand optional if using a vase and candle
Add a bit of sand (or dirt for a no-cost option) to help anchor the candle in the vase.
Place the candle into the sand or dirt. Finally add pine cones and leaves to the side of the candle.
If you’re using a string of mini lights then omit the sand and candles. Add pine cones and leaves to a vase or mason jar. Then add a string of mini lights. String them so they are shown throughout the vase or mason jar.
Cheap Fall Natural Decorations
Natural decorations are cheap fall decorating ideas you can use. Fall bring in wind and rain storms and will allow you to grab branches, leaves, pine cones, and acorns.
Adding pine branches to a table with some candles make a wonderful centerpiece option. Then accessorize with leaves, pine cones, a string of lights will really bring your centerpiece over the top.
You can also scavenge enough branches to make wreaths and garlands giving you a no cost decoration.
DIY Cotton Branch
A really cheap fall decorating idea is making your own cotton branch. Buy a bag of cotton balls then find a few pine cones and bare branches.
Clip off some of the pine cone pieces and hot glue cotton balls to those pieces, attached them to a bare branch will give you an almost zero cost fall decorating idea to use.
Plants and Flowers
You can literally bring the outdoors in by filling your home with plants and flowers. These won’t just brighten up your home on those dark days, they’ll also help to lift your mood. Research has shown that plants and flowers naturally give you a mental boost.
Cheap fall decorating ideas; use what you have
Keep track of your fall decorations and keep them organized so they’ll be useful year after year.
Keep all of your fall decorations in a plastic container and have the container clearly marked so you know what is inside. Wrap up delicate items so they last year after year.
Find items that you know you’ll love and that will last the test of time. This will save you the most money when it comes to decorating your home for fall. I’ve put together a fall decorations inventory list you can download to help you keep your fall decorations organized.
It doesn’t have to cost a lot to decorate your home for fall. If you follow some of these cheap fall decorating ideas to help you save money and enjoy a decorated home.