Fall is the time of year when you can see the changes all around. Football season begins, hiking trails start to fill up, and the holidays are around the corner. With that comes fall decorating for your home. You don’t have to get crazy with the decorating and it doesn’t have to break the bank. Some simple touches can add the warmth and vibrance that Fall brings with it. This post is all about DIY: Fall Decorating.
Fall includes two main holidays for a lot of people, Halloween and Thanksgiving. Keep these holidays in mind when preparing your fall decorating plan and make minor modifications to accommodate the holidays. The fact that Christmas overshadows this time of year as it approaches and the expectations of others (our kids) that we decorate for Christmas right after Thanksgiving can be a bummer. But, on the other hand, I love seeing the leaves change color and the warmth of fall colors. I know the summer heat will soon be leaving us.
If you’re not feeling inspired to decorate for fall, keep fall colors in mind, reds, yellows, orange, browns, etc. Leaves falling from the trees are one of the most typical associations with this time of year, and it’s a terrific theme to include in your house. You can find tons of items at the dollar store if you’re on a budget. They have fantastic garlands and decor for your walls, as well as smaller decor pieces that add to your centerpieces.
Harvest is another simple theme to include in your house decorating style. Floral fall wreaths, an abundance of apples, plant arrangements, and harvest corn are a few you can place around your home. Pillows and throws in the shades of gold, greens, oranges, and reds make great accents that you can use to add color. If pillows are too pricey, buy pillow covers on Etsy or Amazon instead. They have different styles and patterns that will add to your decor.
Squash, pumpkins, and gourds are incredibly easy, vibrant, and make a fantastic addition to any fall house decorating endeavor. Pumpkins are gourds; however, they have a unique place all their own in the fall decor plan. You can find ones real at your nearby supermarket or buy some fake ones at Walmart, Target, or the Dollar Store. To help prevent the stink of real pumpkins when they start rotting, avoid carving them if you plan to keep them around for a little while.
A terrific focal point centerpiece for fall would consist of a big bowl filled with fall colors such as orange or shades of gold and red. For the first part of fall, you can fill the bowl with small items such as candles, leaves, and gourds in fall colors. Then, when Halloween rolls around, you can use the same bowl and add treats or Halloween decor items. Or buy inexpensive orange glittered pumpkins and use them for your Fall, Halloween, and Thanksgiving decor.
Another idea is to buy Fall or Harvest items right before Halloween. They usually put all Fall items on sale right before Halloween to make room for Halloween items. That’s when I like to buy decor pieces that are generally pricey because they’ll take 50% to 70% off the regular price. You may only get to use it for a couple of days this year, but you’ll have it for next year! I try to buy one good piece of decor every year that is generally a bit more than I would spend. Over the years, I’ve collected some great pieces that I can use over and over.
Adding your kids ‘ school artwork or DIY decor is a great way to get the kids involved and excited for the holidays. And it adds a nice personal touch around the home. Flowers are also always a great option to add a pop of fall color. There are tons of options at your local stores that will fit your budget, and you’ll still be able to pull off a grand holiday decor scheme.
Whether you love fall or not, it comes every year, and with some simple decor items, you can make it festive and fun. Make an effort to look around your local shops and see where inspiration strikes. It’s never too early in the year to start thinking of what you can use to decorate your house in the seasons to come. Happy Harvest!
Last Updated on 08/04/21 by Darlingdew Lifestyle Staff