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Fall Decorating Ideas: Easy Decor on a Budget!

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These inexpensive and easy fall decorating ideas will inspire you to shop your house, yard sales and thrift stores to DIY your home on a budget!

Easy fall decorating ideas with an easy fall table setting

It’s finally here. Our All Things Home Fall Tour has arrived at my house!

Fall Decorating and Home Tour from Marty's Musings

I’ve been decorating and crafting and even just thinking about fall decorating ideas for weeks!

 A group of stuffed animals

I hope you’ll feel welcome and comfortable because this ain’t a fancy party.

Art and Idea

More like a shindig (that’s Southern for a little gathering).

A close up of a flower garden

Y’all come on in here now and set a spell (that’s Southern for make yourself at home) ’cause it’s Happy Fall Y’all!

 A sign on the side of a building

And just for the occasion I have a spunky, freshly painted front door.

 Behr Exterior House Paint

Fall Decorating Ideas and Home Tour

Welcome to my humble home. I don’t put on airs (that’s Southern for pretend to be something I’m not.)

Behr Exterior House Paint

I hope to inspire you with all things simple and frugal (including this easy DIY fall wreath).

Let’s start as you come into my home and go straight into the living room.

I don’t have a fireplace or a mantel but I pretend like I do!

A room filled with furniture and vase of flowers on a table 

 I treat the top of my piano like a mantel, and it’s my favorite place to try new things.

A room with a couch and a table in front of a mirror

Every single home decor item in our living room either came from a yard sale or was free. The window was a freebie from a job site my husband discovered near where he was working.

A room filled with furniture and vase of flowers on a table 

This wreath is my favorite. It was a $1 yard sale find and I took strips of fabric from an old shirt and tied as accents.

 A vase with flowers in front of a mirror posing for the camera

This large mason jar is also a $1 yard sale find and is filled with balls of yarn, pine cones and acorns. 

Acorn and Autumn

The candle holders were spray painted white and used at my daughter’s wedding. I change up the ribbon and embellishments and use them all year long.

Idea and Yard

I hope you’ll enjoy the little bits and pieces of fall scattered throughout my home. 


Here’s my happy chair with all the memories that I shared in my Summer 2013 Showcase of Homes tour. My rocker is now dressed up with a yard sale throw and a pillow made from an old sweater.

A brown leather couch in a living room

I adore this canister (which came with the coolest lid) and filled with hydrangeas it tones down some of the other fall accent colors.

A vase of flowers on a table

Last year this branch candle centerpiece was the anchor for my kitchen centerpiece but now it graces our rustic window table.

A bunch of stuffed animals sitting on top of a wooden table

All the accessories were purchased on seasonal clearance at craft stores.

The little scarecrow was made by my now 24-year-old daughter during our first year of homeschooling.

Who am I kidding? She was 5 and I made it for her. Kinda like the Little House on the Prairie diorama we she made.

A cake with fruit on top of a wooden table

I still love this pinecone door arrangement that I made last year. Now it just resides on the back of the door instead of the front!

Art and Design

This 3 tiered stand is filled with both natural elements and craft picks. 

Food on a table, with Day and Summer

And here it is again…..my daughter’s my little homemade scarecrow. Isn’t it cute (even though its’ pinecone legs are all askew).

A close up of a plate of food, with House and Budget

Let’s move into the den and I’ll show you my second mantel entertainment center that I decorate.

 A room filled with furniture and vase of flowers on a table

The big flower arrangements on either side were purchased just this past Saturday at a yard sale for $3. Aren’t they amazing?

(And no, I didn’t notice until just now that I forgot to take the black cable antenna off for the picture. Oops. Just pretend it’s supposed to be there.)

A vase of flowers on a table

I made little fabric pumpkins and gave little fall accents to some of my normal everyday decor.

A clock sits at the top of a wooden table

Another burlap wrapped candle with more of the orange accent candles. 

A bowl of oranges on a table, with All Things Home and Candle

A vase filled with flowers sitting on a table

The window at my sink used to be an exterior one, but our house was added on to and it now looks into the den. Not a very interesting sight, but I like to decorate the sill so I have something pretty to look at while I’m washing dishes.

A vase of flowers sitting on top of a wooden table

These pinecones in the little mini pots are my favorite frugal decorating items this year. I picked up this picket fence box for $1 this past weekend as well.

A table full of food, with Idea and Yard 

Just in case I haven’t made you feel welcome yet, here’s a reminder with my chalk message board made from an old bathroom mirror.


Won’t you sit down and have a pumpkin muffin and some southern sweet iced tea?

A tray of food on a table, with Pumpkin and Muffin

Since my kitchen is my happy place I love that the flowers and little bottles we painted are bright and fun as well.

A vase of flowers on a table

This rustic vase is one of my best finds this summer. Isn’t the detailing so pretty with the rest of the tablescape?

A vase of flowers on a table 

A vase of flowers on a table 

My fence board centerpiece box transitions from season to season.

A bouquet of flowers in a vase on a table 

I hope you enjoyed our humble home. Make sure to take a pumpkin muffin on the way out!

A plate of food on a table, with Budget and Shop Your House

Y’all come back now ‘ya hear? (That’s Southern for thank you so much for stopping by to visit!)

 A wooden box that has a sign on the side of a building

Whew! That was fun! Do you have any fall decorating ideas to share with me?

Graphic for All Things Home Fall Tour 2

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