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Fall Decor on a Budget

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I firmly believe that decorating for different holidays and seasons doesn’t have to be expensive or time-consuming. Switching up a couple of decor elements in a room changes the entire feel of the space, making it refreshed and ready for the season or holiday ahead. Today I’m sharing my favorite fall decor on a budget ideas that I use in my own home each autumn.

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Canvas wall art

There are two primary ways that I switch up the decor in our entryway for different seasons and holidays. The first is a set of four 12″ x 12″ canvas wall art pieces. I have about a dozen pieces that I rotate through each year. I’ve shared a few here, such as my Valentine’s Day subway art, Easter bunnies, and pine trees. I have a couple of additional posts with views of the full canvas art display as well.

I don’t have a tutorial for the above fall leaf canvas wall pieces. But the concept is pretty self-explanatory. I painted the canvases, traced and cut out paper leaves, glued the leaves, and added a few leaf stamps. I used this leaf template for tracing (original source no longer available) and this leaf stamp set.

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Open frame display

The second way that I switch up the decor in our entryway for different seasons and holidays is my open frame display. You can see other ways I use my open frame display in just about all of the seasonal/holiday posts that I link in the canvas wall art section. Most of the pieces I display in my open frame are super simple and don’t require a tutorial, with the exception of my sparkly New Year’s display.

My best advice for finding an open frame is to keep your eyes open at thrift stores and garage sales. In keeping with the fall decor on a budget theme, you shouldn’t have too much trouble picking up a frame for just a few dollars. Most likely you’ll find a painting or canvas that you can take apart, saving the frame for your display. My frame had a plain wood finish, which I painted with white acrylic paint (also very inexpensive).

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Throw pillows

My preferred method for swapping in new throw pillows each season is to switch out the covers only. Pillow covers take up a lot less space than pillow forms. This decorating technique also allows you to replace the pillow forms as needed. I recommend investing in pillow forms in a few different sizes and shapes to create pillow displays with visual interest. My throw pillow collection includes this square form in two sizes (17″ x 17″ and 19″ x 19″) and this rectangle form in the 13″ x 21″ size. I have an entire roundup of fall throw pillows. I share additional throw pillow favorites and more details about creating a throw pillow collection in this throw pillow post.

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Bathroom and kitchen towels

Switching up the towels in the kitchen and main floor bathroom is my primary way of decorating these areas of the house. I have a couple of prints in the kitchen that I swap out periodically as well (see below).  You can find fun seasonal and holiday bath and kitchen towels at virtually any store that sells home goods. Generally, I buy them at Crate and Barrel. Their towels are very reasonably priced and hold up extremely well through years of regular use and washings. A few of my current fall favorites from Crate and Barrel include brushed leaves, root veggies, and happy turkey.

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Free or inexpensive prints/printables

There is a wealth of amazing free printables available online. Numerous Etsy sellers also offer very inexpensive, high-quality downloadable prints. I like to send my printables to SmugMug. But you can send them to any photo printer or print them yourself. I rounded up a collection of free fall printables on the blog a couple of years ago. I continue to add more fall printables on my printables and templates Pinterest board.

In the above photo, the square print is a Paper Source catalog cover and the apple print is from House Fenway.

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Faux leaves and pumpkins

I know that faux or silk flowers and other seasonal decorations aren’t for everyone. But as someone with a young child and cats in the house who isn’t much for gardening anyway, I love them. Faux flowers and leaves have come a long way and look fantastic in any seasonal display, such as a wreath or centerpiece. During the fall, most craft, big box, and home goods stores carry decorative pumpkins as well. I’ve even found some nice pieces at the dollar store on occasion.

In the above photo, I paired my faux leaves and pumpkins with decorated tea lights that I had left over from a fall bridal shower I co-hosted a few years ago.

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Silk flowers

I have a large collection of mason jars and other glassware that I fill with faux flowers and display around the house. Decorative glassware is very popular right now and as such, readily available everywhere. There’s also an abundance of it at thrift and secondhand stores. I like to buy my silk flowers from Michaels. I buy big bunches and then use wire cutters to separate flowers for smaller jars and vases. Silk flowers are easy to store and can be switched out for different seasons.

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Postcards

Postcards are so much fun. For just a few dollars, you can fill up an entire wall with colorful art. I spent years collecting postcards on vacation and from art museums. You find them at lots of thrift and secondhand stores as well. Although not quite as cheap (but still very affordable), you can also pick up vintage postcards from Etsy and eBay sellers. The postcards I’ve hung in my kitchen display as pictured above are Impressionist paintings from a museum postcard book. I thought that the colors were fitting for a fall aesthetic.

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Do you have any additional fall decor on a budget ideas?

I’d love to hear them! Share your best decorating tips in the comments.

Did you use one of the fall decor on a budget ideas from this post?

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Etsy Shop Update

Button Charm Bracelet Bright Colorful Jewelry Fun Multicolored Rainbow Piece by randomcreative on Etsy | http://www.roseclearfield.com

I have a quick post today to let you know that I’ve been putting a little time and attention into my Etsy jewelry shop again. Long story short, the shop has taken a bit of backseat the last few years. As we approach another holiday season and the 10 year anniversary of the shop (I know, what? yes, I’ve had it since the early days of Etsy), I’ve been motivated to get my best sellers re-stocked and slowly start adding new items to the shop again.

Button Charm Bracelet Autumn Leaves by randomcreative on Etsy | http://www.roseclearfield.com

Button Charm Bracelet Autumn Leaves by randomcreative on Etsy | http://www.roseclearfield.com

Button Dangle Earrings Autumn Silver Leaves by randomcreative on Etsy | http://www.roseclearfield.com

I have everything I’m sharing in this post stocked in the shop now. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, let me know! I’ll be adding more items over the next few months and then going forward, hopefully a little more regularly again. The best way to keep up with my newest Etsy shop updates are to like my Facebook page (make sure you’re following the page and that you have the notifications turned on) and to follow the shop itself on Etsy (hit the favorite shop button).

Button Charm Bracelet Silver Bells Christmas Jewelry by randomcreative on Etsy | http://www.roseclearfield.com

Button Dangle Earrings Christmas Silver Bells by randomcreative on Etsy | http://www.roseclearfield.com

Button Dangle Earrings Christmas Gold Bells by randomcreative on Etsy | http://www.roseclearfield.com

It’s not too early to start thinking about holiday shopping! I am always happy to take custom requests if you don’t see exactly what you’d like in the shop.

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$10 and Under Fall Throw Pillows on Amazon

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I love decorating for different seasons and holidays within a low budget. I also love finding ways to swap in new home decor periodically without devoting tons of storage space to out of season items. Enter $10 and under fall throw pillows on Amazon. More specifically, throw pillow covers. Purchase a base set of throw pillow inserts. Then purchase the covers you’d like for varying seasons and holidays. You need a lot less storage space for throw pillow covers than full throw pillows.

Since I started this blog a few years ago, I have slowly overhauled my entire embarrassingly outdated, worn out throw pillow collection. I share a little more about this process in this post. Since I put together that original throw pillow post, I have added a few more pillow inserts, so I can distribute pillows around the living room and my office. I have also updated both window seat cushions, yay! You can see one of them in the pictures in this post.

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You will spend more than $10 on a throw pillow insert. However, it’s well worth the investment. When you care for your throw pillows properly, the covers will past for years and years. You’ll just have to replace the inserts every once in a while. Overall, you’ll spend far less than you would on an entire new set of throw pillows, even from the most affordable big box stores. And you won’t have to devote nearly as much storage space to seasonal and holiday home decor. Win-win. I suggest purchasing a mix of square and rectangle pillow inserts and covers in multiple sizes to create visual interest with your throw pillow displays.

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I’ve linked all of the $10 and under fall throw pillows on Amazon that I’ve purchased as well as a selection of other options. If you have any questions about specific throw pillows I’ve featured in this post, don’t hesitate to ask.

General $10 and Under Fall Throw Pillows on Amazon

maple leaf – single // maple leaf – set of 2 // maple leaf – set of 4 // fox oil painting // fall tree with bicycle // fall trees with birds scene // vivid fall tree painting // fall tree // yellow and orange leaves // pumpkin // pumpkins and sunflower scene // embroidered pumpkins – set of 2 // fall foxes – set of 5 (also sold separately) // pumpkins // hello fall with acorns // u-pick apples // fall cart with pumpkins and leaves // fall apple tree // squirrel // woodland animals // hello autumn with pumpkins

Solids and patterns for autumn

orange and white octaline pattern // mustard yellow triangle accent pattern // bright orange // modern chevron stems – orange // chili pepper red // yellow // dark brown // coffee brown modern quatrefoil pattern // orange and white stripes // yellow modern circles rings chain pattern

Halloween throw pillows

jack ‘o lantern // Halloween silhouette – single (multiple styles available) // Halloween silhouettes – set of 4 // Halloween silhouettes II – set of 4 // Halloween silhouettes III – set of 4 // trick or treat – black and white // trick-or-treat – set of 3 // black cat // October 31 with spider

Thanksgiving throw pillows

give thanks – black and white // give thanks with a grateful heart // there is always something to be thankful for with birds // turkey // thankful with pumpkins // Happy Thanksgiving watercolor leaves

Please keep in mind that a number of the throw pillow covers I’ve highlighted in this post are so inexpensive because they ship directly from China. As such, shipping often takes a few weeks. Doublecheck the shipping options before placing an order. Then plan accordingly, so your pillows arrive in time for the upcoming season or holiday.

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Did you purchase any $10 and under fall throw pillows on Amazon?

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Shop Amazon for throw pillows all year round!

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$10 and Under Throw Pillows on Amazon

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Envy Scarf Strap Photography Gear Review

Envy Scarf Strap Photography Gear Review | http://www.roseclearfield.com

[Disclaimer: I received two complementary Envy camera straps in exchange for a review. All opinions are 100% my own. I do not receive any commission for your purchases of Envy products. There are a few non-Envy affiliate links in this post. Thanks for your support!]

A little over a year ago, I received two Envy camera straps for review purposes. I have an Envy harness and an Envy scarf strap. I was most interested in the scarf strap and have been using it exclusively ever since Tommy was born. While this hasn’t been my most photography intensive year (hello, newborn life), I’ve spent plenty of time with the Envy scarf strap to feel comfortable sharing my comprehensive thoughts on it.

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14 Months of Tommy

Tommy on the Beach August 2018 | http://www.roseclearfield.com

This past week, our Tommy turned 14 months old.

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