The fall season is a time when the colors become warm and inviting, and the scent of pumpkin spice is in the air. You’ll often notice pumpkin decorations as well as hay bales and leaves around every corner. Your home can be decorated for the fall season with little effort and without spending a lot of money.
1. Candles are easy to decorate with as you can place them on a fireplace mantel, end tables and on counters.
However, candles can get expensive, especially if you get the larger ones that are in jars. Get plain candles that aren’t in a jar, and hot glue small stones or jewels around them either in a pattern or in rows. This gives a look of stained glass, especially if you use stones that you can see through.
This might sound like it will make a mess in the home, but branches will give a natural look while decorating, and it’s free. Gather a few small branches outside, break them into pieces that will fit into a vase, and place them on counters and in other areas where you want to decorate. Add ribbon to the outside of the vase, or you can position branches around a mirror for a different look in the home.
3. Making A Cozy Area
When you think about fall, you probably think about blankets, hot chocolate and reading a good book by the fire. Add cloth pictures of leaves or pumpkins to pillows by sewing them on or ironing them to the fabric. Place the pillows on chairs along with a fall blanket on the back of each chair and couch. Stack a few books on your end tables, and add a few mugs that have fall designs. This will turn your home into a comfortable oasis for fall.
You don’t have to spend a lot of money on pumpkins to use them in the home for decorating. Use plain pumpkins throughout the house on counters or on the floor, or paint the pumpkins with glow-in-the-dark paint to create a spooky atmosphere for the season. Add stripes of tape in different colors, or apply chalkboard material so that you can write on them.
5. Apples and Oranges
While fruit doesn’t last very long if it’s not eaten, it can be a beautiful decoration for fall. Get a few baskets or festive bowls, and set them on tables and counters. Add apples, cranberries, oranges and other fall fruits to the container. You can create a large centerpiece for the kitchen table with fruits positioned around a large pumpkin.