I worry that I’m showing you the same old thing…like an old lady wearing the same dress all the time but switching out her hat. Hoping that people won’t notice the worn out dress and remark on what a lovely hat she is wearing. So this fall, I concentrated on easy and budget-friendly things that anyone can do. DIY fall decorating ideas that require no special skills. I didn’t try to come up with anything over-the-top…this is easy. I promise.
The first thing I did was buy some fresh flowers. They are from the grocery and were $7 a bunch. I got 2 bunches so I thought that was a pretty good price. I stayed with the color combo of copper and blue that I began on the front porch. I know fresh flowers are a temporary thing but honestly, they made such a difference. They looked so pretty that it motivated me to do the rest of the room.
I went through my pillow cover stash for something to put on the sofa. I found a set from a few years ago that I forgot I had so out they came. I realize that most of you don’t have a pillow cover stash. In that case, try hitting up TJMaxx or a craft store. I am amazed at the pillow cover selection available now at Hobby Lobby…and they are good quality for a good price.
My one splurge was this pillow from Pier 1 pictured above. I absolutely could not resist the blue and copper medallion. (FYI: Pier 1 had a boat load of wonderful pillows in autumnal colors. Definitely worth a visit.) I paired it with a blue striped throw from TJMaxx.
I added a little fall color to the shelves with dried hydrangea blooms, green moss and flowered plates.
Last year I bought my first velvet pumpkins…the gold ones. You can see how I used them last year HERE. These have become my favorite fall decor item. This year I added the ivory ones that are a bit smaller…and the even smaller copper ones. I couldn’t find the exact thing online but HERE is a link to an eBay search with a great selection in all price ranges. If you buy even just one thing this fall to refresh your decor, I highly recommend a velvet pumpkin. It will make you smile.
So there you have it. Pops of color sprinkled around the room, fresh flowers, new pillows and some velvet pumpkins. Really not all that much but it absolutely refreshed the space. Remember all the times I have said that if you walk into a room and smile that you’re on the right track? Well…those velvet pumpkins put a smile on my face every time. I must be doing something right.
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Thank you for stopping by. Many of you have told me that you enjoy the Sunday posts and I’m very glad. They are my favorite ones to write so I will keep them coming. Have the loveliest day ever.
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