12 Easy Fall Decorating Ideas for People on a Budget

When fall is in the air we tend to spend more time indoors with our family and friends, so it is natural for us to want to update our home decor for the autumn season.

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These easy fall decorating ideas help you transform your home instantly and give it a new fall look – on a budget!

1. Fall Doormats To Welcome Guests

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A simple Fall decor idea is a pumpkin display next to your front door or on the porch steps.

Use real or realistic-looking fake pumpkins.

Fall doormats welcome guests and keep the rest of the house clean! Pumpkins and rich-colored autumn leaves are always popular.

2. Fall Blankets To Warm Up Your Rooms

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To make your bed, sofa, or window seat more comfortable and stylish for fall, you can add a warm blanket in a color that matches your decor.

Good color choices include warm oranges, reds, plums, browns, greens, or deep gold tones.

This not only looks beautiful, but it’s also practical for keeping you warm during the colder months.

Adding a new color to a frequently used living space can instantly update its look and feel.

This is a simple way to refresh your decor without having to make any major changes.

If you’re planning on changing your bedding for the season, you might also want to consider changing your bed skirt.

It will help tie everything together and give your bedroom a more cohesive look.

3. Fall Throw Pillows

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This might be the easiest update you can make to change any room. And great if you’re on a tight budget.

Add new seasonally inspired pillows to every sofa, bed, chair, chaise, window seat, and kitchen bench to bring a new punch to your spaces.

If you think about this change year-round you can shop for pillows you love throughout the year.

You can also have custom pillow covers made for each season and simply switch those out as you please.

4. Swap out accessories

Mini pumpkins, a candle and dried flowers on a side table - Easy Fall Decorating Ideas That Are Budget-proof
Mini pumpkins, a candle, and dried flowers on a side table

The rooms in our homes are like outfits that can be accessorized with various items.

You can switch out some of these accessories every season, even if they’re not necessarily fall-themed.

This allows you to showcase items that you love but don’t have room for year-round.

By swapping out accessories on bookcases, coffee tables, and sofa tables, you can give your room an instant new look without having to make any major changes.

5. Lampshades

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Lampshades and picture frame mats are often overlooked when updating for the season, but changing them is an easy and effective way to change a room.

Whether it is lampshades on your overhead lighting fixture or the lampshades in your family room, add a new, colorful shade to create a different feeling in the room.

Think of rich autumn colors like burgundy, brown, yellow gold, and orange.

If your picture frame mats are white/cream consider adding a mat with color to add a pop to your pictures. Use the same color on all mats to unify your photos.

6. Fall Window Treatments

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The view out of your windows changes with the season, so couldn’t your window treatments change, too?

If you have curtain panels consider changing them to a more seasonal color, whether retail or custom.

You may also want to consider thermal panels that can help keep the cold out as the temperature drops.

If you have blinds or Roman shades you can do the same thing-update them with warmer, fall colors, or in either case, update an existing valance on your windows.

7. Sofa Covers and Rugs

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If your upholstered furniture has slipcovers, consider changing those out for the season.

You can also add an area rug, or change the ones you already have, and you instantly add warmth and update your seating areas.

8. Fall Kitchen Decor

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Don’t forget the heart of most homes: the kitchen. Stews aren’t the only thing that can warm up your kitchen on a chilly day!

Add new dishtowels, tablecloths, table runners, and even dishes, to give your fall cooking an instant update.

9. Add fall scents

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Buy an inexpensive fall-scented candle to make your home smell like the season.

You can also simmer cinnamon sticks, cloves, and apple peels on the stove for a natural scent.

10. Autumn Wreaths

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Nothing sets the tone for a fall home like a decorative wreath. Save yourself the headache of trying to make your own by purchasing a pre-made wreath online.

These wreaths have come a long way in recent years and will add autumn beauty to your front door quickly.

If you only add one piece of seasonal décor, this would be the one to invest in for the most impact.

Hanging wreaths has never been easier with the new inexpensive wreath hangers available at most craft stores.

11. Autumn Mantle

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An easy way to add a fall touch to your home is to accent the fireplace mantle. Mantles are the perfect staging for seasonal displays.

Drape an autumn garland for a quick fix or arrange harvest-themed decorations such as pumpkins and gourds for a colorful focal point.

Just adding a few items will give a fall theme to any room.

12. Fall Flowers

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Last, but NOT least, is updating your rooms with fall flowers.

Fresh flowers add life to any room, but by bringing in fall bouquets you are bringing the season indoors in new ways with every new bunch of flowers.

Don’t forget your bathrooms and entryways, where a small group of flowers can go a long way.

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