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How to Decorate for Fall on a Budget – 17 Cheap Fall Decor Ideas

How to Decorate for Fall on a Budget – 17 Cheap Fall Decor Ideas

Starbucks just released their pumpkin spice latte so you know what that means – fall season has begun!  Grab a mug of your favorite cozy drink and have fun planning your affordable fall decor. Get inspired by these easy and cheap fall decor ideas that don’t look cheap!

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Cheap fall decor that doesn’t look cheap

I’m excited to share these ideas for fall decor that won’t crash your budget! There are so many cute things to decorate for fall. From fall clearance decor, to dollar tree fall decor, and DIY fall decor ideas too! You can also check out these amazingly cheap and amazingly useful things to buy on Amazon for your home.

If you’re in the mood for all things fall (meeeee!!), here are 11 of the best fall movies you need to watch this autumn (with lots of non-scary, kid-friendly choices!)

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1. Fall throw pillow covers

I love these fall throw pillow covers and I am not normally a throw pillow person (I think I’m in the minority). It must be the cute fall decor, I can’t resist it.

2. Autumn garland

My 4-year-old loves all kinds of fun light decorations and I know she would love this lighted fall garland.

3. Autumn maple tree decorations

These pretty fall trees are sold in a set of three trees of different sizes. You can bend the branches to customize the look of your fall decor.

4. Practical cheap fall decor: fall dish towel set

These dish towels are a subtle way to decorate for fall on a budget. I love them because it’s cheap fall decor with a purpose, and they don’t take up much space if you have a small home to decorate. Plus PSL love!! 😉

5. Kid-friendly cheap fall decor: fall leaves window clings

These autumn leaves decorations are super cheap fall decor. The only thing that might be cheaper is getting actual leaves from outside and sticking them to your window. Since those will dry out in like, 20 minutes, I suggest sticking with these fall window decorations – ha!

 If you have kids, they will love helping you decorate for fall with these self-adhesive window decals. They can change the pattern over and over and the decals will keep sticking.

6. Fall pumpkin decoration set

This value pack of assorted fall pumpkins comes with 30 pieces (they offer a smaller pack too). This is a handy pack for DIY fall decor and fall crafts (I share 7 fun fall DIY ideas below!)

7. Acorn lights

Aww, these acorn lights make me want to invite the nearest squirrel into our house to warm up on the cooler days. I’ve always wanted a pet squirrel.

Moving on…

8. Hanging fall decor

Kids especially will love this cheap fall decor idea of hanging pumpkins and leaves. It’s very affordable fall decor and would be a fun decoration idea for Thanksgiving too.

9. Rustic fall pillow covers

If you love a more rustic look for your fall decor, you will love these autumn pillow covers! They are made of linen and have a rustic, burlap look to them.

10. Fake fall leaves

There is a lot you can do with this 1000-piece cheap fall decor idea. Strew the leaves on a mantle, use them as part of a centerpiece or tablescape, fill a glass bowl with the pretty assorted fall leaves.

Or the obvious one: pile them up and jump into the pile of leaves. 🙂

DIY cheap fall decor

Here are a few ideas of reeeaally easy DIY fall decorations. These DIY fall decorating ideas would also be fun to involve your kids with!

There is also a fun DIY idea that would make pretty fall decor (it’s #2 in the post!)

1. Candy corn in a glass bowl

How well this cheap fall decor idea works depends on how much your family will dip into the candy jar and eat the fall decorations!

2. White tea lights surrounded by candy corn

3. Apple tea light candles

Carve out an apple at the top to the diameter of a tea light. Put the tea light in and you have a pretty,natural, apple-scented fall candle!

4. Gourd candles

Similar to the apple tea light candles, these gourd candles look so fall festive and pretty. They are a bit harder to carve than the apples but they will last longer. They would make great Thanksgiving decorations too!

5. Popcorn kernel candleholder

Fill a candleholder with (unpopped) popcorn and tie with rustic twine.

6. Fall gourds centerpiece

Use either real gourds from the grocery store or faux gourds (usually made out of foam and painted) from Dollar Tree. Pick up a rectangular tray and silk leaves from Dollar Tree too.

Arrange the fall decor on the tray and sprinkle with fresh uncooked cranberries for an extra pop of color. Pretty and easy!

7. Mini pumpkins decor

Fill a large glass bowl or glass vase with an assortment of sizes and colors of mini pumpkins.

Looking for more fall fun? Try these amaaazing pumpkin scones with maple glaze, this keto pumpkin mug cake or these gluten-free pumpkin scones!

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17 Easy and Cheap Fall Decor Ideas (with fall maple leaves)

What’s your favorite cheap fall decor?

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Saturday 11th of September 2021

So many great ideas! I love to switch up seasonal decor from year to year, so purchasing inexpensive items makes that more manageable.

Thanks for the inspiration ?


Saturday 11th of September 2021

Thanks Karen! And fun to see you here :) Glad you found inspo in these cheap fall decor ideas! xx

Sarah @ The DIY Mommy

Saturday 12th of September 2020

So many great things on your list! Thanks for sharing!


Sunday 13th of September 2020

Thanks so much Sarah! :) xo


Sunday 6th of September 2020

Suchcot, Great post and wonderful ideas. Congratulations, you are being featured at Over The moon Linky party. I hope you stop by. Hugs, Bev


Sunday 6th of September 2020

Thank you so much Bev!! <3 <3 <3 So happy you liked these cheap fall decor ideas. I love your parties, I will stop by :)

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