Frugal Ways To Decorate For Fall Without Leaving Home
Now that the kids are heading back to school, Fall feels like it's right behind them. This is when we start to cozy up our homes and gather the pumpkins. But this year we want to help you give your home a fall makeover without needing to rummage thought the stores and face the crowds of people at the pumpkin patches. Fall 2020 means rethinking what we have and using them in new ways.
Look Around And Rethink What You Might Throw Away
This trick to fall décor means looking carefully at things that you might have tossed. I had some eucalyptus branches that was in a flower arrangement that was about to be thrown away, but I love the texture of the leaves. So I took several of the more unusual drying flowers and branches and placed them outside to dry.
I cut some of the tall grasses in my garden and one of my old fall vases became the best place for this new dry arrangement. Best of all, it didn't cost me a thing!
Light Some Candles
I love Halloween. So I always stock up on decorations after the big day. I love when I can use them for multiple seasonal displays. Candles are an easy way to scent the room and bring some subtle light to a darker corner. Blend together with some older elements like a book, locked box, or a tray for a collective look.
Flowers Always Know How To Brighten A Room
My garden is still in full bloom, bursting with roses and sunflowers. So while I can, I bring them inside for fresh flower displays. I like to pull flowers with peach tones, oranges and even dark yellows into fresh arrangements.
In my garden I grow things specifically for decorating and with fall in mind. We have pumpkins and gourds, along with some thistle and sunflowers for late fall displays.
Don't Forget Your Table
This year will be especially hard for social gatherings. We usually have friends and family over for Rosh Hashanah. I love decorating the table and planning out the meals.
This year, we will be moving our table outside and keeping it to a very small group. But that doesn't mean I have to give up my table decorating!
This year I have disposable dishware, so we can throw away the dishes and not risk contamination. We will also be spacing our guests out to small table groups.
One thing to keep in mind is to make sure you are wearing a mask while cooking and setting your table. Even though you might not be feeling sick, you don't want to take the chance that you could accidently infect a guest. It's a simple task to show you care.
Think About Creating Cozy Spaces
Dig into your closets and find those crochet blankets and knitted pillows. Fall is the time to enjoy the textures and warmth of comfort items that might not always fit in.
One of the things I love about fall is that suddenly that weird duck pillow from your Grandma's house seems to work! Or the tray that didn't have a purpose before can now be piled high with candles and tiny pumpkins!
Try to create spaces that make you feel like you want to settle down with a book and hot apple cider!
However you decorate, we know that good farmhouse décor pulls in the textures and feel of country living. From upcycled candles wrapped in texture rich burlap, to simple harvest branches in farmhouse pails, modern farmhouse décor always keeps it simple.
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