Fall is my absolute favorite season. The crisp weather, the sound of leaves crunching beneath your boots, warm apple cider, snuggly bonfires, there’s just such an ahhh feeling when fall comes around.
I really enjoy decorating and changing up things up in my home, it’s a great way for me to express myself and my creativity. And I find the best time to re-decorate is when the seasons change. I do consider myself an amateur in decorating being I’ve only been finding my true decorating “sense” in the last few years, I used to decorate with cheetah print and shot glasses (come on I was 19, don’t judge) We rent our house so we can’t make any major changes to our spaces, even though I wish we could because our house has so much hidden potential. But anyways, this first area I have decorated for fall is in our living room, our beautiful mantle. It’s the focal point of our home because of its massiveness. I wanted to keep it simple and budget friendly.
On the mantle I have an old painted window I purchased from a local flea market for $10 as my backdrop if you will. I centered it with this beautiful wreath from Kirkland’s. On one side of the window is a wood pallet porch pumpkin from Hobby Lobby and on the other is a candle holder that I snagged from another spot in my house and topped it with a knit pumpkin from Target’s dollar spot. On both sides of the window I added these super cute and budget friendly cotton and dried leaf trees I picked up at Hobby Lobby. I added in these vine pumpkins picks that I also found at Hobby Lobby for an extra festive look. Sometimes when you find something you like but it isn’t exactly what you want don’t be afraid to change it, make it yours. It saves me time and usually money. In front of everything I placed a sign that reads “Grateful, Thankful, Blessed” which is a perfect sign for Thanksgiving (and any other time) that I purchased from Kirkland’s a few years back.
Beneath my mantle I hung white felt pumpkin garland that I picked up at Joannes for 60% off (whoop whoop) and hung under that is a Target dollar spot wood pumpkin banner.
And that completes it. I think it looks warm and cozy and knowing me I’ll probably switch things around again, but for now this is it and I love it. I hope you guys are having fun decorating your spaces for fall!