The key to keeping seasonal decorating affordable is to shop your own home. I’m sure you’ve heard it before, but using what you have is the best way to get the biggest bang for your buck. But, when you’ve exhausted your options at home, one of my favorite places to get cute stuff on the cheap is the one spot at Target! You could also check out Home Goods, At Home, and local antique shops for great bargains.
One of my absolute favorite ways to decorate for Fall is by bringing in pumpkins and other assorted gourds. They’re incredibly affordable, they look great, and they can be eaten or carved when you’re done! The ones in the photo above only cost me a few bucks at Whole Foods, and that bowl they’re in is a mixing bowl I got at Target a few weeks ago. Oh, and the adorable mini milk can in the background is what I use to keep my thread in for work!
I got all of the items in this sweet vignette from Target! Last I checked, they still had each of these things – so you could make this identical set up for under $10. There are other colors and finishes, also. Plus, the candle smells absolutely amazing! I have this in my office, so it’s perfect with the more modern vibe I have going in there while bringing in a touch of Autumn.
In our entry way, there’s a small ledge which is great for decorations since we don’t have a mantel! To keep with my love for Target and natural elements, I came up with this simple design to spruce up the area for when we have guests. That adorable little crate was $3 in the one spot, and the corn was $4 at Whole Foods.
For me, the kitchen is always a difficult area to decorate. Our apartment kitchen is super small with very few counter tops, so I don’t want to take up precious work space. Plus, anything that you do put in the kitchen has to hold up to spills and sprays and whatever else might happen. That’s why I kept it super simple with this one. I had the crock and the fake plant already, but I think this fall subway sign is absolutely adorable. I can’t even remember if it was $1 or $3 – but either way it was totally worth it!
My absolute favorite vignette in our home this season is this one. I have a minor obsession with ghost pumpkins because – I mean – hello gorgeous, and they look amazing with natural wood like this vintage dough bowl I bought at this year’s Country Living Fair. Of course if you don’t have a dough bowl, a large basket or crate will work just as well! Because white pumpkins cost a little more than their orange counterparts, the two of them cost me $15 total making this the most expensive Fall decor in our home. But that’s totally OK with me. If you’d like to remain budget conscious, orange pumpkins will look just as festive and save you a few bucks!
What are your favorite ways to decorate on the cheap for Fall?