Are you a big decorator for seasons and holidays in your home? I like to add seasonal decor to our home, but there is a fine line between tasteful home decor and cheezy/guady home decor. Read on to see easy fall touches you can add to your home without breaking the bank or being tacky!
A Seasonal Fall Porch
My favorite way to welcome a new season is by decorating my front porch. We have many walkers and bikers going past our house and I like to spread seasonal joy! My kids also love to see the front porch change throughout the year, although their favorite porch is definitely our Christmas porch.
HOBBY LOBBY REVERSIBLE SIGN (n/a online, check local store)
One of my tips for decorating a front porch is to mix a few different elements together. For my Fall porch, I use a “Welcome Fall” sign. My sign is old, but it’s not hard to find something similar. Hobby Lobby has a cute reversible sign that says Welcome Fall and the other side is Happy Halloween. It’s not on-line, but check your local store. Although my 10 year old wishes I decorated for Halloween right now, I wait until Oct. 1 and I love how easy this Etsy sign or this Wayfair sign would make the change!
Mums, pumpkins, gourds, fall grasses, bales of hay, and cornstalks are other elements that add a touch of fall to your porch. This year I found some really pretty combo mum planters at Lowe’s and Costco. These were much easier than planting my own and they were both a great price. I added some smaller mums in these cute little apple baskets from Hobby Lobby. I also added a small bale of hay under my Fall sign, although you can’t really see it in the pictures. I love the texture that the apple baskets, woven flower pot, and hay bring to the porch. To finish things off, I added heirloom pumpkins. FYI, if you have a Trader Joe’s or Earth Fare near you, they have the best prices on heirloom pumpkins.
No Worries if Your Front Porch is Small
If your porch is small, you can still incorporate different elements, but it is best to keep things simple. My back porch is smaller so I used a lantern, mums in unique planters, and a pumpkin to add a festive touch. A wreath is an excellent choice with a smaller porch because it does not take up valuable floor space. A doormat is another easy and inexpensive way to add seasonality to your porch. Here are some of my favorites:
Fall Kitchen Decor
The absolute easiest way to bring a touch of fall to your kitchen is to add a basket of apples! I find my kids are prone to actually eat a piece of fruit when there is a bowl full of juicy, red apples staring at them! You could also add a bowl of little pumpkins or gourds.
Another simple way to decorate for fall is to put some fall-ish flowers and grasses in a vase. I found this gorgeous fall bouquet at a local farm stand, but it would be just as easy to walk outside and cut some fall branches or grasses!
The only change I really made to my mantle was to add fall grass to a vase – can’t get easier than that! I think I should add a pumpkin on there too. Another tip, when all else fails, just add a little pumpkin for instant Fall! 😉 Wheat grass is easy to find, but I went faux and got these stems at Hobby Lobby. Candlesticks bring warmth to the mantel. Mine are old from World Market, but I linked some similar. I would like to add some new art for the season and I’m eyeing this. I found the garland at a local boutique, but this is similar and on sale!
Fall Family Room
These pillows from Target instantly bring a fall vibe to the sitting area off our kitchen. I would like to add some tassels to these pillows and I will share my DIY if I get around to it! Keeping with the simple theme, the only thing I added to our coffee table tray was this little squirrel. I don’t know why, but I love him and so do the kids. It’s the little things, right?!
If you have a console table in your entryway or family room, that is a great way to bring some seasonality to your home! I’ve had these white pumpkins for years and highly recommend inveseting in a set. I use them every single year in multiple places. They have been part of a dining room centerpiece, the kitchen island, the front porch, and this year in the entryway. Check Target , Hobby Lobby, or HomeGoods for something similar.
As you can see, I use wheat grass once again. It’s an affordable way to bring fall to your home and I love the neutral color and texture it adds to a space. Do a search on Pinterest for free fall printables and you will have tons of options! Come follow The Barely B’s on Pinterest to see what else I found! I chose this Come In & Cozy Up printable and it was so easy to throw in a frame and display.
Probably my kids favorite part of seasonal decor is the candy dish I like to add! Although the bowl is usually emptied in 2.2 seconds, it’s fun while it lasts!
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