Fall Decor for a Simple Home on a Budget

I am so excited to share my fall decorations with you today! I hope you love them as much as I do.

This is the top of our entertainment center. Don't you love the little owl! Everything that you see in this picture I already had around the house. Old milk bottles, heirloom marbles, a shoe cast, a silver candle stick, silk purple mums and maroon sunflowers. The picture of the bird in the frame is from The Graphics Fairy. The huge frame I bought at Hobby Lobby this summer on 80% off clearance for $10.00. The leaf garland I made, and the clock was a wedding present. 

I love this part of our living room. Having high ceilings plays to my decorating advantage. I am able to put big things on this wall even though the living room is small because of it. The "K" and the "W" canvases are permanent features in this space. I painted them for our wedding. When we moved in, I didn't know what to do on this big empty wall, so we hung the black horizontal shelves. I like that they are staggered. The things that they display change almost as often as the seasons, and sometimes more than that. Here is a close up of the pretty fall things they are showing off. 

There are a few pictures of Kyle and I when we were first engaged. Behind the "T" is a square frame holding fall-ish scrapbook paper. The pumpkin graphics are from The Graphics Fairy. It's hard to tell from the picture, but that is a mirror behind the wreath of twigs.

Moving now into the kitchen. Here is the buffet table. It is an old dresser that I inherited from my grandma. Inherited is a big word for "no one else wanted it, so I got it". But it just so turns out that I love it, and it goes great in my kitchen. The clock was hers too. Some simple pumpkins picked up from Hobby Lobby from last years decorating adventures round it out. 

Here is a close up of the pumpkins. 

This is the window behind my kitchen sink. I wanted to show you the window valence. It is a small tablecloth, hand-stitched mind you, that I inherited as well. I was excited that it looked so well in this space. It is too small to put on my table. 

Here is a picture of our small dining area. I guess you can see that I collect vintage aprons. The curtains I hung for fall. I honestly forgot that I had them, until I started digging around for things to use as decorations. I made them in college out of a huge tablecloth that I came across on clearance at Target. The place mats we bought last year at Dollar Tree for a Halloween party that we threw for some close friends. 

And how about a close up of the table centerpiece! Do you recognize the vase filler? Come back later today to see how they are made! 

With our budget being so tight right now, I didn't know how much I was going to get to decorate. The only thing that I bought this year was 4 packages of 25 count fall colored silk leaves. I used them to make the vase filler above, and the leaf garland that is hanging in the arrangement above our entertainment center. Everything else I had at home. By using the things that we had in creative ways, I was able to save a ton of money, and still find joy in decorating our home in a festive way for fall. 

I still have the front door to decorate. I need to make a new wreath, and I have an idea for some pumpkins in black flower pots that are sitting empty on the back deck. What are you doing to decorate for fall in your home? 

Update: I am linking up! 


  1. love those tweedy pumpkins! and the monogram paintings are gorgeous

  2. What beautiful decor! Want to come to my house and offer some advise? LOL I really enjoyed this post.

  3. Ann, thank you for your kind words. You made my day. :)