Spruce up your home for fall — simple ways to make add festive touches
When it comes to fall decorating, adding simple touches can go a long way in creating a cozy atmosphere —and you don’t need to spend a ton of time or money! Here are four ways to spruce up your home this fall on any budget.
Decorate with pumpkins and gourds:
Displaying pumpkins and gourds is one of the simplest ways to add a touch of fall to your home. You can get these at just about any grocery store or visit a local pumpkin patch. If you have a bit more to spend, you could invest in plastic or wood pumpkins, saving you money in the long run because you won’t need to replace them every year.
Let the great outdoors inspire you:
Most fall decorations you might buy from a home furnishing store attempt to bring fall scenery indoors, so why not literally do just that? Collect and preserve fall leaves by pressing them into wax paper or sealing them with a clear acrylic craft spray. You can also gather fallen pinecones, acorns, sticks or other natural elements to place on your mantel for a rustic feel.
Add a touch of fall to your porch:
It can be easy to get carried away with fall porch decorations, but something as simple as hanging a homemade wreath or adding a flannel throw blanket to a porch swing can create… fall vibes without a ton of expense. You can also incorporate a pot of mums, a signature fall flower, or even repurpose some Christmas lights for a cozy front porch glow.
Create fall scents:
There’s a reason fall candles are so popular — nothing says fall like the scent of pumpkins, apples and cinnamon. Fall candles can certainly add this element to your home, but they can also be pricey. Instead, try making a simmer pot by filling a large pot about three-quarters full with water and adding any kind of fall-inspired mixture, like orange peels, cloves, apples or cinnamon sticks. Bring the mixture to a boil, simmer uncovered and breathe in the smells of fall. Adding a cinnamon broom to your home decor is another way to create a delicious scent while adding some spooky vibes. You can get one at Trader Joe’s or order one online from Amazon.