Decorating for the different seasons always feels intimidating and expensive to me. Therefore, in the past, I’ve tried to somewhat avoid it. What I’ve learned this year is that you can decorate for the holidays on a budget, always. Here are my tips for successfully decorating for fall on a budget.
Keep it Simple
The holidays always feel like a big deal, therefore, we overthink it probably 95% of the time. I was driving by a local grocery store recently and saw these mums for $1.99. Now, granted they are small, but so are my planters.
A few weeks later I stopped and got a bunch to fill my front porch planters (since my spring flowers were dead…). I also saw some sunflower lookalikes that needed some “TLC”. They were also $1.99… any guesses what I did? Yeah, I bought some 😉
I still need to get some pumpkins (which by the way, check your Trader Joe’s because their pumpkins are amazing).
Stick to the Basics
I always feel pressure to get fancy. But here’s the deal… all you need are the basics. Mums and pumpkins and it feels pretty fall to me. Those things both can be relatively inexpensive too. I don’t know about you, but that’s always my goal 🙂
This doesn’t just apply to your porch either. Adding these things to your whole house is the perfect way to give everything a fall touch without having to store all of this stuff off season.
Don’t be afraid to be you
Up until now, I have always felt pressured to do what everyone else is doing (let’s be honest, I still feel it sometimes, I’m just more aware of it). There is nothing wrong with having inspiration pictures, but don’t be afraid to do what you feel inspired to do.
Recently I found myself holding back on picking things I loved because it didn’t fit in with what I saw others doing. Which is silly, but it’s simply a form of doubting myself and my own abilities.
Find a place to begin and just start. Don’t overthink it. Just start putting things together that you love.
If budget is an obstacle, start with mums and pumpkins and go from there. There’s no one right way to do it. Pick things that speak to you and don’t apologize for it. Be proud of it.
Thanks for reading, friends!!
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