Fall is just around the corner, and many people anxiously await its arrival after the sweltering summer. The harvest season is an opportune time of the year to give your home a makeover, as there is definitely a distinct look and feel to fall home dÃ©cor. Fortunately, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to bring your home into the new season. Here are seven fall decorating tips for budget conscious homeowners:
Focus on your front door. It’s the first thing people will see when approaching your home, and a great way to make a first impression that says, “Fall is here!” Hang a fall wreath, and frame the door with topiaries (if you don’t want to spring for a plant topiary, try making one out of pumpkins).
Take cues from the kitchen. Dried corn husks, pumpkins, and gourds make excellent fall decorations. Artfully arrange them into wreaths, garlands, or even countertop arrangements for the kitchen. If you are interested in saving some money by using the same kitchen decorating objects year after year, then you should purchase some realistic-looking faux versions of these items from a local craft store.
Tone it down. Summer decorating hues tend to be airy and bright. You can dramatically alter the look and feel of any room in your home, and inexpensively, by switching out the summer-toned soft dÃ©cor (throw pillows, curtains, bath and hand towels, etc.) for fall-tones like rust, umber, and gold.
Cushion your cozy spaces. Fall ushers in cooler weather, and you can get a lot of decorating bang for your buck by placing blankets (in fall tones, of course) over your couches, recliners, and beds. Don’t forget to soften those cozy areas with some extra throw pillows, too.
Explore your backyard. If you’re a crafty person, then the fall season provides you with some great decorations that
you can take straight from nature. Pine cones, berries, and even dried tree branches can make artful arrangements throughout your home. Simply rake over your yard for supplies, and then search the web for project ideas.
Pad the floor. An area rug can drastically change the way your living space looks for the fall, and if you shop around, you can purchase fall-toned area rugs on the cheap. Consider placing rugs in areas of your home that might usually have a bare floor, to provide that warm, homey autumn feeling.
Warm up your fireside. Your fireplace is a focal point that you should pay special attention to during the fall season. Purchase a decorative log holder and stack it high with chopped wood for an authentic, earthy fall feel in your living or family room.
Fall is ripe with decorating opportunities that won’t break the bank. Draw from these ideas for inspiration that can serve your entire home. And if you should decide you want to take on a more drastic remodeling project or install a Bidet King toilet seat, you can take the opportunity to decorate for fall after your new room is finished.
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