Decorating on a Budget for Fall in the Farmhouse Entryway

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.

Farmhouse decor blogs share Fall Decorating Ideas and Inspiration with farmhouse style! -

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.

farmhouse decor fall entryway

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.

DIY corrugated metal and pallet wood frame to display flowers -

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.

Turn rusty old farmhouse tools into fantastic farmhouse decor - www.knickoftime.nent

I brought out one of my favorite baskets, and filled it with more goldenrod.

A woven basket filled with seasonal flowers and a stack of old books are an easy and inexpensive way to decorate for autumn -

I have no idea if goldenrod dries well, but I guess I’ll find out, since there’s no water in the basket. 🙂

Natural decor in the farmhouse entryway -

Decorating on a budget in the farmhouse entryway |

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.

Fall decorating on a budget in the farmhouse entryway -

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.

DIY farmhouse wood shutters and inexpensive decorating ideas for autumn -

Fill an antique mason jar with stalks of wheat and fill an old bowl with pine cones for inexpensive fall decor |

Inexpensive decorating ideas for fall |

A vintage desk calendar is a unique piece to display in a vignette |

The hanging scale clock has another bundle of goldenrod.

Use a vintage style hanging scale clock to hold fall flowers |

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!

This This DIY pallet wood coat rack will hold lots of fall scarves and jackets! |

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Blue Ball mason jars

~ Stoneware bowl

~ Vintage style hanging scale

~railroad lantern

Click on the links below for more fall farmhouse inspiration…

Ideas and inspiration for fall decorating from eight farmhouse style bloggers -

Books and Pages Fall Farmhouse ~ Hunt & Host

Fall in My Farmhouse Dining Room ~ Worthing Court

Fall Open Shelves ~ Stone Gable

Fall Wreath Update Using Floral Picks ~ The Everyday Home

How to Make Velvet Pumpkins ~ She Holds Dearly

Farmhouse Fall Decorating ~ Seeking Lavender Lane

Autumn on the Porch ~ Hymns & Verses

Vaya con Dios,


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  1. That is one amazing entryway. I love all of the autumnal accents sprinkled about.

  2. I totally agree, Angie. Decorating on a budget can be a fun challenge and you’ve done a fantastic job!

  3. Very pretty Angie!

  4. Beautiful Angie! I just love the little touches, and I can so agree with trying to find budget ways to decorate. I love finding natural items to add to the home to save on money!

  5. The golden rod is just so so pretty against the white of your shiplap! What a pretty and soft beginning to fall,Angie. A big thank you for putting this fun farmhouse tour together!

  6. Love your vintage farmhouse style, Angie! Everything looks amazing!

  7. Angie, This looks great – shopping my house and yard is one of my favorite ways to decorate! Thanks for the great ideas. The golden rod is gorgeous

  8. I love your frugal fall decor. I am shopping my home this year, too, with the exception of buying apples and I will pick up some real pumpkins eventually. The goldenrod flowers are lovely. At first I wondered if goldenrod is the same as ragweed – which I’m highly allergic to – but I looked it up and was happy to see it’s not the same. I’d love to add some goldenrod to my decor, but I’m not sure which one I’d actually be finding out in the fields. LOL

  9. So pretty, Angie…I just love the look of goldenrod for fall!

  10. So inviting Angie! I had lots of golden rod at my previous home but haven’t planted any here because it spreads so badly. I do love the look of it! I have an old scale like that and hubby just hung it out on the she shed with me. I love your metal frame piece.

  11. Angie, loving the simplicity of it! And that chalkboard wall is fabulous! Having mason jar envy. Nothing like a farmhouse welcome for fall.

  12. Beautiful job. Not sure I could go the goldenrod but I love the rest.

  13. Gah! Your home is totally breathtaking! I love this post, thank you so much for sharing such beauty with the world.

  14. I really like the use of the wash board. Those vintage items always make a house feel more like a home. Plus, the wheat stems are an excellent touch.

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