Budget-Friendly Fall Decor Tips

Fall is in the air! There’s something special about the colors changing outside, pumpkin spice everywhere, and the chillier weather that makes you want to cozy up and stay at home. We’ve gathered some great, affordable ideas to turn your home into a warm and inviting fall-wonderland this season!

All about neutrals 

Pick neutral colored decorations for your home that you’ll be able to reuse around the house year-round. You can justify spending a little extra on these pieces since you know you’ll get your money’s worth from season to season. From dinner settings, front porch decor, centerpieces, and bedroom decor, neutral colors will give you much more freedom to mix in other textures and seasonal colors. 

Warm tones are perfect for statement pieces, but they may limit your ability to reuse them for other seasons. Save the warm oranges, browns, and reds for the little details to make your neutral pieces pop! 

Work with what you have 

Repurposing pieces you already have is an easy and inexpensive way to incorporate more fall decor to your home. 

These ideas will vary depending on what you have to work with, so get creative! Here are some ideas to get you thinking: 

  • Switch up the message on a letter board or chalkboard to share a fall greeting
  • Add pine cones to your centerpieces and bowls
  • Recover your dining chairs to a fall tone or pattern 
  • Add decorative pillows and blankets to your living and bedrooms 


We couldn’t forget to include the classic, fall staple! Whether you prefer real or faux pumpkins, it’s time to bring them out! Pumpkins of all colors, shapes, and sizes are perfect for interior and exterior fall decor. Add them to your front porch for an inviting entryway, or use them inside to add to the festive feel.  

Take a note from our previous tip and try filling a bowl with mini pumpkins or gourds for a classic harvest look. There’s so much more you can do with pumpkins than just basic carving! 

Ditch the candles 

Save money by ditching the overpriced candles that make your home smell like a sugary pumpkin latte. Instead, fill your home with mouthwatering, homey scents straight from your kitchen! You can heat cinnamon sticks, orange and apple peels, cloves, and more to create a natural aroma in your home. Fill a saucepan with water and bring to a boil, then simmer your ingredients, adding more water as needed. 

Shop secondhand 

Our last tip for decorating your home on a budget is to look for deals secondhand. Whether you visit a thrift store or search online, you can find great deals on various items that people are trying to get off their hands. If you’re in the market for decorative fall pieces, but you can’t justify spending retail, then look for similar items from secondhand retailers instead. 

The holiday season can get expensive, and decorating your home may not always make it to the top of your to-do list. These budget-friendly fall decor tips can help get you and your family in the holiday spirit, without breaking the bank! Show your family how you can still enjoy the holidays without exceeding your budget. Focus on making more memories and family traditions together, and less time stressing about the material things this season. Happy fall from our team at Peoples Bank Home Loan Center!