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Autumnal Front Porch

Decorating for Fall on a Budget

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Autumnal Front PorchWelcome to the neighborhood! Now that the moving boxes have been unpacked and everything you need is settled into its place in your new house, isn’t it about time to have some fun with your home? Fall is the perfect time to add color and personality to your house, but after all of the moving costs, it can get expensive. Here are our favorite, budget-friendly, fall decorating ideas:

1.) Pick up some inexpensive faux pumpkins in place of the real variety. Many craft stores stock realistic looking decorative pumpkins for a reasonably low price. For the price of 2 real pumpkins, you can buy multiple faux pumpkins that can be used year after year. Keep them just as you buy them or get crafty and make them your own. Remember – pumpkins don’t have to be orange!

Bonus Tip: Place a few casually on your kitchen counter for a warm, rustic feel.

2.) Dress up a muted color palette by draping warm autumnal toned throw blankets and pillows over living and family room furniture. Add even more seasonal color to a room with a bowl full of crisp red apples – pretty, festive, and best of all, inexpensive.

3.) The front door is the centerpiece of your house. It’s the first thing guests will see when entering your new home, so give it a little decorating love! A twiggy wreath, pumpkins or gourds, and fresh autumnal flowers are all good choices to add a little color to your door step. Go with all three or just one, the choice is yours, but we guarantee that either way, it’ll grab some positive attention.

4.) Bring the outdoors in. Introduce a festive pop of color with flowers in shades of yellow, red and orange. Sunflowers and alstromeria are good bets for a tight budget as you can get at least one week of beautiful life out of them before they begin to wilt. Try them in entry ways, bathrooms, or a bedside table. Fall FlowersBonus Tip: Keep flowers fresh longer by removing any leaves below the water line, and be sure to change the water every few days.

Do you have any budget-friendly decorating tips you’d like to share? Tell us in the comments!


Author: Erny Pinckert

My first priority is you - always. It is my goal to provide you with the most innovative real estate services on the Central Coast. My reputation of integrity and trust, deep commitment to the community we live and work in, and my family-oriented culture makes me the real estate agent of choice for those seeking the highest quality resources, support and service.

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