Do you want to add touches of fall to your home or apartment? It’s nice to add something seasonal to your decor if for no better reason that because it makes you feel good. Even small things can make your home feel in the season even if you don’t have the budget to do something big but. Here are five low cost, simple ideas that are also relatively quick and easy.
I’ve never had the chance to put a wreath on my front door. The front door in our last house was completely hidden from view from the street. This year is different. I searched for something reasonably priced to hang on my new door. Etsy has tons of great options if you don’t feel like going to a store. I love this one for just $55 (available in multiple sizes). There are lots of great options at Pier 1 and even your grocery store often has something inexpensive and it’s not an extra stop.
This idea was inspired by my mom. Every few months my mom changes the shelf outside her apartment. She lives in a retirement community and many of the residents do the same. This is her shelf for fall. What’s on the shelf can change, and doesn’t even have to represent the season. She often uses ribbons and flowers, small pitchers or vases and small artwork.
This shelf features old jam jars from a thrift store filled with flowers. Many of her decorations feature these black and white silhouettes, which can fit any season.
Is there an empty shelf in your house you could put something fall colored on? You could do this in just about any room. Just add some fall colored ribbon and flowers.
Many people decorate their mantle for the holidays, but you can put something seasonal on your mantle any time of the year. It can be greenery, ribbon, or a vase full of flowers. Here is a simple fall mantle with just a home made Halloween garland, a pumpkin and a fall colored throw.
This photo was taken about two months after we moved into our new house. What you can’t see just outside the frame of the photo is the chaos that lingers after a move. That said, I wanted the house to feel moved in, even if only in small spot.
A few pillows make a big change to the way a room looks and feels. I don’t have room to store many, but I have a few. Here are some I like this year. Full disclosure, I love Halloween. Fall decor for me means Halloween. This bat pillow from Pier1 is adorable and affordable.
This orange thankful pillow is from Target.
A garland like the one on my fireplace is an easy decoration to hang anywhere in your house. Garlands look great on a shelf or in a windowsill. They can be wound around a house plant, or light fixture. They are a simple way to add color that doesn’t require a lot of design skills. This is a closeup of the one I use on my fireplace.
My sister made this one for me with just construction paper, ribbon, blue and cute paper (and Pinterest). I love it because it’s totally unique and easy to store.