When you look online at all the home accounts, do you feel as though your home doesn’t measure up? Do you feel the pressure to run out to Target and buy every new fall decor item your favorite influencer recommends?
Well, I am here to tell you that you don’t need to do that. I have been slowly collecting seasonal home decor for over 22 years which means most of what you see in my home isn’t in the stores this year. And because I don’t want to become a hoarder, I also get rid of things every year so I don’t have to store an insane amount of decor in basement totes.
I have collected a variety of faux and real pumpkins in different textures, shapes and sizes. I try not to spend more than $5 on one pumpkin.
My favorite places to shop fall faux stems are Target, Amazon and Hobby Lobby. I gathered all my favorites that are currently available in my LTK shop here. Fall stems bring in height and texture which makes your home feel cozy.
Hobby Lobby often runs 50% off sales which is where I got these neutral maple leaves. I paid only $8 for the whole bunch. Most of the faux stems I have in my home are from Hobby Lobby.
If you enjoy shopping online, you can shop any of my mood boards below by clicking on the caption. Most of these options are affordable and budget friendly and ship right to your door.
My favorite fall decor items are based on nature. My kids actually love collecting items from our yard and on hikes to display in our home. It’s beautiful and it gives them ownership of our home decor.
Choose real branches, dried oak leaves, pine cones and acorns from a hike in a forest or in your backyard. Cut and dry hydrangeas in the fall for their beautiful green and brown hues. You can display these in your home all year long. ‘Choose real branches, dried oak leaves, pine cones and acorns from a hike in a forest or in your backyard. Cut and dry hydrangeas in the fall for their beautiful green and brown hues. You can display these in your home all year long.
Who else loves to go apple picking or buy fresh pears at your farmer’s market? Display fruit, real pumpkins and pine cones in wooden bowls or trays on your kitchen table or island. My kids easily grab an apple to munch on when it’s sitting right in front of them. Plus, it’s beautiful art.
So I know heirloom pumpkins can be pricey. If you live in West Michigan, I love to share my FAVORITE spot to buy pumpkins for only $1-$3 each. These pumpkins are gorgeous and I buy a trunk load for only $40. I display them on my front porch and all around the inside of my house. At the end of November, I put them in the woods to feed the deer all winter long. It’s a win, win!
What’s one way you will decorate your home this fall without breaking your budget?