Fall is awesome.  It’s all about pumpkins, colorful leaves, crisp breezes, and cozy sweaters. I have to admit it’s my favorite season - and that’s not just because of the pumpkin spice lattes at Starbucks (although that is a big part of it). It’s also the perfect time of year to refresh your home to make it warm and inviting before the cold weather hits.  Want to get your home ready for fall? Click ‘Next’ to see 7 awesome decor ideas that won’t break the bank.

Go Natural

 

1. Make It Yourself

Buying ready-made decorations can get expensive. However, if you’re willing to do-it-yourself, you can save a lot - and a more personal touch. We’re excited to try this beautiful, monogrammed wreath for our front door this year. Not only is it fun to create, this tutorial from Craftaholics Anonymous is very easy to follow - and offers some great tips to ensure you get the best possible results for your efforts.

Make It Yourself

 
2. Upcycle Old Pieces

Add instant style to an old vase by giving it a gold-dipped look. Gold accents look great with the oranges, reds, and browns that have come to epitomize the fall season. Rather than buy something new, update a piece that you already have.  Two Twenty One has all the details on how you can easily get this look at home! All you need is a vase, some gold paint, and a roll of painter’s tape. Fill your vase with fresh seasonal blooms.

Upcycle Old Pieces
 
3. Ensure Nothing Goes to Waste

If you have a little extra fabric sitting around, don’t let it go to waste. Use it to create a festive quilted table runner to add some instant personality to your seasonal table. While there are plenty of patterns to choose from, we like this table runner and pumpkins from All People Quilt. The  chevron print is easier than it looks to quilt - and the modern design is a good match for the year’s home decor trends.

Ensure Nothing Goes To Waste
 
4. Go Natural

Crafty or not, anyone can do this simple home decor idea that’s perfect for fall. All you need to do is go for a walk in the woods. That’s right, fallen twigs and small tree branches make for excellent seasonal decor - and it’s right outside for the taking. Spend a beautiful fall afternoon outdoors and take the time to collect the perfect branches for your seasonal center piece, ornament, or craft. These ideas from Funky Junk Interiors are sure to get your creative juices flowing!

Go Natural
 
5. Decorate with Food

Fall is pumpkins, apples, Halloween candy, and lots of other delicious flavors. Why not capture some of the tastes and scents of fall in some of your decor? Decorating with food isn’t just easy - the best ideas allow you to eat your creation afterwards, too! This spooky center piece from BrightNest is simple, seasonal, and delicious! Check it out here for all of the details. (Of course, you can always use apples from your local farmer’s market for a healthier option, but what’s the fun in that?)

Decorate With Food
 
6. Don’t Just Throw It Away

Stop! Before you throw out those empty toilet paper rolls, you’re going to want to check out this fall craft, made entirely of things you’d likely throw in the trash. These adorable owls make a fun seasonal home accessory - and they’re decorated with old buttons, gems, and fabric scraps. The body?  Yep, that’s a painted toilet paper roll. Visit the Happy Hooligans for a tutorial on how to make your very own adorable owl.

Don't Just Throw It Away
 
7. Let The Kids Help

There’s nothing better than getting the kids involved in creating a beautiful home. Buggy and Buggy have compiled their own list of unique crafts that are easy to do with the kids. However, we have to say that these Autumn Leave Suncatchers from Fireflies and Mud Pies are one of our absolute favorites! Spend some time outdoors catching colorful leaves as they fall to the ground, and then make some beautiful sun catchers to brighten up your windows.

Let The Kids Help