21 Budget Fall Decorating Ideas for Your Home

by Thistlewood

Looking for budget fall decorating ideas for your home? Here are 21 creative ways to add a little fall decor without breaking the bank.

Happy almost September.

I hope you are having a day as amazing as you are.

And you have coffee.

Because today?

I have some FALL FOR YOU. I know it’s summer. I know it’s 100 degrees outside. I know falling leaves seem light years away. But here’s the thing. Fall is SO MUCH CLOSER than you even know.

And I’m here to get us all ready.

So in case you needed a little fall inspiration on a budget?

This is the post for you.

Here are 21 budget fall decorating ideas for your home along with budget finds for every room in the house.


straw pumpkin// rope pumpkin// rug in entry// large basket

1. Fill a basket with pumpkins.

I know, right?

Simple and easy.

You can find my list of favorite faux pumpkins for this year here.

//wood pumpkin// wood lid boxes//

2. Make a wood pumpkin from twigs in the yard.

3. Cover the edge of a hutch or bookcase with paper leaves. I just attached them with double-sided tape and crinkled the edges for a more realistic effect.

// felted acorns// neutral felted acorns// mercury glass acorn//

4. Make acorns from felted sweaters and stitch the top.

5. Create an acorn garland with felted bottoms and mini acorn tops.

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// blue and white pumpkins (similar)// blue and white pumpkins (similar)// rug// chairs//

6. Create a centerpiece with potted plants and blue and white pumpkins.

7. DIY blue and white pumpkins with scrapbook leaves.

// rug// chairs// curtains// blue and white pieces//

8. Change up the colors of fall. Think outside the box and layer in blue and white or turquoise or hot pink.

9. Tuck a mini pumpkin into a display like this blue and white fabric pumpkin.

// brown and white rug// pillow covers// white pumpkins// glass vase//

10. Fill a glass vase with leaves from the yard.

11. Make  a pumpkin pillow from a placemat.

12. Fill a dough bowl with pumpkins. This is the perfect idea for all those pumpkins that you have in a tub that you have no idea what to do with.

// battery operated candles// eucalyptus garland// wheat stalk//

13. Create a fall mantel with simple eucalyptus leaves and hay and candles.

14. Battery-operated candles with a timer are a great option for a fall mantel.

15. Tie bundles of hay with jute twine.

// preserved wheat bundle// white chenille pumpkins// velvet pumpkins//

16. Hand-stitch a thrift store tray for fall.

17. Layer in white dishes and velvet and straw pumpkins.

// kitchen chairs// fall flash cards// hanging basket//

18. Fill a low basket on your kitchen island with pumpkins. You can add in faux stems, too. Here are some of my favorite faux stems for this fall.

19. Drape a fall dish towel over the edge of a kitchen chair.

20. Tuck fall cards into the edge of a chalkboard or frame.

21. Add a basket full of wood slices to an interior door. You can see how I made DIY wood slices like these here.

And then?

Step outside and celebrate.

The season is changing. Hot chocolate and cinnamon cookies and sweaters and crisp cool days are just around the corner.

Here’s to all the fall that is here and is yet to come. 🙂

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