8 Super Thrifty Ways to Decorate for Fall

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It’s officially fall! That means it’s time to fill your home with warm colors, pumpkins, and the scents of the season. Even if you’re on a tight budget, there are still plenty of ways that you can welcome fall into your home and still make everything look stylish and chic!

Here are 8 super thrifty and clever ways you can decorate for the season:

Pick Up Some Fresh Produce – Now is the time to head to the grocery store and grab some great seasonal produce. We’re talking apples, pears, and, of course, pumpkins and gourds! Place some of your produce in a clear vase or a large wooden bowl for an inexpensive yet elegant centerpiece. Bonus points for adding in a few cinnamon sticks!

Bring in a Few Beautiful Branches – Pick a few pretty branches from the trees in your yard and have some fun decorating them inside! Whether these little branches have leaves on them still or not, you can arrange them in a tall vase, nest mini gourds and pumpkins among them, or strategically display them around the mantle. Just remember to spray them off with water, and allow them to dry in your garage before decorating with them!

Pumpkins, Pumpkins, Pumpkins! What better way to show that fall has arrived than by displaying these cute gourds inside and outside your home?! Whether you use them as they are, paint them, stripe them with tasteful Japanese washi tape, or mix and match colors, you’re sure to get that fall vibe you want with pumpkins, big and small alike!

Get Creative with Mother Nature – Remember all those pumpkins, gourds, and squash we mentioned earlier? Wouldn’t they look really neat on a tiered cake serving plate? You can also gather pinecones, nuts, acorns, leaves, and more and combine them in an enclosed vase to give a natural look to your home!

Light a Candle or Two – You know fall has arrived when you smell salty caramel, apple crumble, or S’mores in the air! Find a few fall-inspired candles, light one, snuggle up with a good book, hot tea, and a blanket, and enjoy!

(Potted) Mum’s the Word – Mums are everywhere right now, so bring one, two, or a few more into your home to evoke that fall feeling! Place potted mums in your flowerbeds, on your porch, near your fireplace, or on a mini straw bale. Whatever you do, you just can’t go wrong with mums!

Break Out the Blankets – It’s time to pull out your favorite, coziest blankets and throws and drape them over the backs of your chairs and sofas! Not only do they look stylish, but they’re also awfully nice to cuddle up in after a long day at work!

Check Out the Dollar Stores – Visit your local dollar store for some really great deals! You can find all sorts of fall goodies like wicker baskets, candles, fake flowers, and more. Use these gems to your advantage and start decorating!

How do you like to decorate for fall? Tell us on our Facebook page or leave us a comment below!

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8 Easy, Frugal Ways to Welcome Fall Into Your Home

haybaleIt’s official – fall is here! Although the weather still feels summery for the moment, we will soon be experiencing cooler temperatures, changing colors in the flora around us, and the crunch of fallen leaves under our feet. Autumn is an undeniably beautiful season, especially here in the Metro St. Louis region. But why just enjoy the season outside when you can welcome elements of autumn into your home?!

Here are 8 easy ways you can welcome fall into your home without breaking the bank!

Switch Out the Bed Linens – As soon as the nighttime temperatures dip and remain cool, it’s time to ditch the summery coverlet and break out the cozy comforter or duvet! Comforters are perfect for snuggling in when the weather turns colder. Don’t forget to rotate your mattress and wash or replace any older pillows!

Bring the Outdoors In – Now it’s time to go outside and gather a few choice items from Mother Nature to bring into your home! Decorate with twigs, dried flowers, gourds, fall leaves, and pinecones. Of course, it just isn’t fall without a few pumpkins in the mix as well! You can decorate your mantel with these items or put them in a glass bowl or a cornucopia.

Add Some Chunky Blankets – Strategically placing a chunky knit blanket or faux fur blanket on your sofas or chairs instantly adds an air of coziness to your space. While you’re at it, switch out the light, summery pillows for heavier, plush pillows.

Get Your Fireplace Ready – Before you fire up your fireplace for the season, make sure you get it cleaned and inspected by a professional! Arrange some logs and kindling nearby for easy access and to add a bit of warmth. You can also arrange a few pumpkins by the fireplace to give it that fall feel!

Dress Up the Dining Room Table – Spruce up your table with some table linens or fabrics in warm fall colors! We’re thinking dark, rich fabrics in shades of red, orange, and gold. Dark shades of purple can also work well as an accent!

Add Fall-Scented Candles – Pick out a few of your favorite autumnal scents and light them on the first cool afternoon for a cozy feeling in your home! Try scents like pumpkin, apple pie, or cinnamon. These will work perfectly in your living room and kitchen!

Treat Yourself to a Few Fall Treats – With the change of season, take some time out to treat yourself to a few autumnal goodies like a fresh selection of tea or hot chocolate mixes and maybe a new thermal mug. If you don’t have one already, make yourself a tea or hot chocolate station so you can enjoy your favorite fall beverage whenever the urge strikes. Don’t forget to complete the station with all of your favorite flavors, sugar, and marshmallows!

Bake Your Favorite Fall Treat – Bring the scents of fall into your home by baking and enjoying your favorite fall treat! Heat up the oven and create some delicious cinnamon rolls, pumpkin bread, or caramel apple cobbler to enjoy. Better yet, invite some friends over and enjoy these desserts together!

How do you welcome fall into your home? Tell us in the comments below or on Facebook! Better yet, show us how you decorate for the season on our Facebook page! We love seeing our fans and clients get creative!

7 Fail-Safe, Stunning Colors You Need to Try This Fall

colors to try for fallAre you ready to update your home’s interior? Want a fresh color palette to work with? Fall is the perfect time to get creative and try something new! From traditional warm hues to show-stopping bold colors, we’ve chosen 7 colors that are sure to please.

Read about these colors below for some inspiration!

Aluminum Gray – Gray is the new brown! This shade of gray is warm and goes well with all of the colors of fall. Pair it with reds, yellows, and oranges for the perfect combination of autumnal colors!

Aurora Red – Looking for something that isn’t exactly red but isn’t quite orange either? For that perfect orange-red look of autumn, try Aurora Red. This color is reminiscent of leaves’ changing colors and can be paired with many different colors including deep reds, bright yellows, gray browns, and even greens. It’s great for a quick seasonal change in nearly any space!

Bright Cobalt – You may not normally gravitate to this cool, bright, and bold shade of blue in the fall, but it actually can look quite striking during fall! Pair it with its natural complement – orange – for that natural look, and balance it completely with a neutral such as white, cream, or gray. This is a shade that would look completely stunning on your walls or pop out perfectly in small decorative accents.

Burnt Orange – For a look that really brings the feel of fall into your home, try out this subtle shade of orange. This hue will look warm and inviting when paired with golden yellows or yellow-green hues, and, of course, navy.

Cream – There’s just something about cream that makes us feel right at home. Cuddle up with this refreshing color by painting a whole room with it, laying out a cream colored comforter, or draping a cream colored throw over your favorite armchair.

Cypress Green – Bring nature inside by using this deep shade of green for a dramatic look. This hue goes great with just about any color! Amp the drama up by pairing it with this year’s trendy purple shades, or evoke a sense of harmony and nature by drawing in some browns, grays, and even muted reds. For a bold yet classy look, try painting a room in cypress green and decorating with white accents and furniture!

Fire Engine Red – Want to make a bold statement this fall? Try the classic Fire Engine Red! You can pair it with white, warm gray, and wood tones to create a classic yet modern look in your home.

Feel free to get as creative as you want to with these colors this fall! Paint an entire room, add subtle touches through your favorite decorations and accessories, add in a well-placed throw, or dress up your fireplace with one or some of these colors. The possibilities are practically limitless!

What’s your go-to color for fall? Tell us in the comments below or on Facebook! Better yet, show us how you’ve used these colors in your home on our Facebook page. We love seeing our fans and clients get creative!