Decorating on a budget can be tough. We want our homes to look cozy and inviting – especially in the fall, but money doesn’t grow on trees, does it?
It doesn’t help that store shelves are filled with pretty seasonal decor, and everywhere you turn you hear about “must have” decor and “fall essentials”.
Very few of us “must have” anything more than we already own, and we are blessed with all the essentials we really need.
I admit that sometimes the “I wants” get the better of me, but when the budget it tight, it forces me to forget about shopping, and use things I already have.
I’ve teamed up with some of the best farmhouse style bloggers to give you affordable ideas and inspiration for fall decorating.
I’ll bring in some pumpkins and decorate more of my house when it gets closer to Thanksgiving, but I spent an afternoon transitioning the look of my farmhouse entryway from summer to fall.
Since I didn’t want to spend a lot of money, I relied on free natural decor.
I love the corrugated metal & pallet wood frame hanging on my chalkboard wall. I cut goldenrod, and added some to the mason jar. I switch out the flowers frequently with whatever is in bloom.
My rusty “junk” collection stays hanging on the antique date nails year-round, I just added a few amber jars and a basket with pine cones.
I brought out one of my favorite baskets, and filled it with more goldenrod.
I have no idea if goldenrod dries well, but I guess I’ll find out, since there’s no water in the basket. 🙂
I moved my milk painted antique roll top desk back into the entryway, put a few mason jars on top. I spent $5 to fill them with wheat, feathers and sprigs. It was all half price, and that was my only expense. Everything else are things I already had or made.
The wood shutters my husband and I made are one of my favorite things about the entryway. They allow lots of natural light in, but can be closed for privacy.
The hanging scale clock has another bundle of goldenrod.
My pallet wood coat rack has lots of rooms for the jackets we’ll soon be wearing as the weather gets cooler.
Decorating on a budget can be a fun challenge, when you shop your own home. Thanks for visiting mine!
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Vaya con Dios,