I don’t know about you, but here at Colonial Gardens, we are pretty excited that the fall season has arrived. There is something about the smells, sounds, tastes, and sights that make this a season of comfort.
One of the main ways that we celebrate fall is by decorating accordingly. However, decorating for any season can get expensive! If you’re looking for some tips to make your fall decorating budget friendly, we’ve got them!
4 Rules for Budget Friendly Fall Decorating
Use What You Have
Buying new decorations every season doesn’t work. Not only is it expensive, but it also requires lots of storage space and causes unnecessary clutter.
One of the easiest ways to save some money on decorations is to use what you already have. Remember that tin bucket that you used for your Easter gardening project? Place a few pumpkins inside and you have a new fall decoration piece.
When you do purchase new items, choose pieces that can be repurposed easily. Clean and simple items will act as a canvas for seasonal accents. For example, a clean white vase from summer would look beautiful with fall flowers.
Use What’s On Sale
The Autumn season begs for rustic decorative pieces. Because of their popularity, many home goods stores today sell pieces that have been weathered to look well-loved. And while we love the aesthetic, we don’t love the high price tags.
Instead, we often take a trip to the local thrift store or a garage sale to find great fall decorations. Places like this are selling authentic pieces for pennies on the dollar of what the big stores are selling similar fabricated items for.
Use What’s In Season
Plastic or silk versions of fall decorations may last a long time, but they’re usually pretty expensive. They also leave decorations feeling a bit fake. For this reason, instead of visiting the craft store, you’ll usually find us at the grocery store or farmers market looking for our holiday decorations. You’ll be surprised how inexpensive fresh, natural items are to buy and how long they last. These items will feel more organic and allow for variations in your arrangements throughout the season.
Use What’s Free
The fall season is special because of how it makes us feel. Autumn become less about the physical decoration items and much more about the overall environment and experience. Because of this, there are lots of free items that can contribute to the overall experience of fall.
The internet is a great resource for this! Find a fall music playlist on YouTube or Spotify and have it playing in the house. You can also find decorations, such as free printable graphics, that are easy to frame and place where you would like.
If you live in a place with seasons, take advantage of your surroundings and use nature itself! Fall leaves, acorns, and pinecones make excellent additions to arrangements.
Fall decorating doesn’t have to break the bank!
How about you? Do you have any money saving tips for seasonal decorating?