September 25, 2014

easy updates for fall

Over the last couple weeks, I've shared a few projects for fall, and I wanted to round up a couple other ways I've added some fall touches to our home, without breaking the bank.

 1. Place Mums by Your Front Door
These flowers are a fall staple, and aren't very expensive either.  On their own, they add the feeling of fall to the front of your home.
One way I save money on mums is by buying small individual ones when they are on sale, instead of a single big pot.  These orange mums for instance, are actually 6 smaller individual plants for $0.98/each.  A single plant this size would have been around $12.
2. Add Fall Floral Pieces to an Existing Vase
You can pick up pieces like this from a craft store like Hobby Lobby.  These three were less than  $13, during a 40% off sale (which happens most of the time).  They add amazing texture to my existing decor on the console table, and I feel like they were missing the whole time.  I plan to switch them out for different seasons.

 3. Add a Burlap Runner
Burlap is a staple in fall decor and I picked up this runner for only $5 with a 40% off Hobby Lobby coupon (available on their mobile site, pretty much all the time).  Along with a centerpiece I've had for years, our dining room feels like fall.  
This runner goes to show that sometimes it is cheaper to buy than to DIY.  Plus, sewing burlap can be kind of a pain, so that's another benefit!  You can place a runner on a dining room/kitchen table or even a console table/dresser with other decorations.
4. Change Pillow Covers
Another great way to bring fall touches into your home is by switching out 1, 2, or maybe all of the pillow covers on your sofa and/or chairs to add warmer tones/textures to the space.  I was inspired by these pillows at Crate & Barrel, and picked up a yard of flannel fabric at Joann for less than $5 with a 40% off coupon (available on their mobile app most of the time).  

I followed the same tutorial for these that I used for the non-plaid covers pictured here.  You don't even have to have a plain pillow form to do this.  You could add a pillow cover over an existing throw pillow you already own, and remove it after the season has ended.
Even if you just implement one or two, or all of these updates, you will instantly add some fall to your home! 
Another great way to get great fall decorations (and really any other season/holiday) is to shop the clearance sales at Target, Kohl's, Hobby Lobby, Michael's, etc right after the season has peaked.  I've gotten so many amazing deals, and when I unpack them the next year, it's like I have something brand new!

What are your favorite fall decorations?  Here are the other fall projects I've done this year.


  1. I love all your fall updates - especially the moose pillow is just too awesome. Beautiful home.

  2. Hi, Erin
    I love these great ideas. I am so excited to try some of these out. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Everything is so pretty! Thanks for linking up to Inspire Me Monday!

  4. Lots of great ideas! I love the green console table.

  5. those are some great ideas! Mums are so easy and cute, and the burlap table runner..well we have matching ones lol. thanks for linking up at http://liverandomlysimple.com/totally-terrific-tuesday-linkup-party-1/
    dont forget to spread the word!! :)

  6. Great ideas! I love the burlap runner!

  7. Great tips and ideas. I love to change out pillows too. Everything looks amazing. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

  8. Great ideas! I all about inexpensive decor! I love mums, too. That's my favorite part of decorating my porch! :)

  9. Great ideas! I love the burlap runner! Pinning
    -Michelle @TheGraciousWife.com

  10. Stopping by from LiveRandomlySimple Totally Terrific Tuesday Link Up Party! Thanks for linking up last week! Party is NOW live, hope you can make it back and link up some more awesome content!!


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