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5 Easy Fall Updates for the Home, on a Budget!
By Kathy Wilson

Fall is a time of change, so why not take a little time to make some quick, easy and inexpensive updates to your home, to reflect the spirit of the season! Here are some great ideas to inspire you to enjoy the season in every part of your home!

1.Line a pretty bowl or tray with a cloth napkin, and fill with nature finds…acorns, seed pods, pinecones, or even pretty stones. Now nestle a small cup or bowl into the center of the larger bowl, fill with water, then tuck mum, daisy, or sunflower blossoms inside the small cup. A pretty centerpiece for any table, or even a friendly greeting to set on your front porch!


2.Pick up some wire edged ribbon from your local discount store in wonderful fall shades. It doesn’t have to be orange! Golds, greens, browns…any deep earthy color will do!

Now wind your ribbon around your everyday displays for an immediate autumn boost! Let the ribbon wind and curve naturally in and out of your decorative objects on mantels, shelves, or the top of armoires or entertainment centers.

Tie a bow with a wavy trail of ribbon around baskets or display bowls. Even tie your guest towels with it!

3.Make a pretty fall wreath for your front door. Pick up a grapevine or straw wreath for just a couple of dollars at the craft or discount store, they are perfect for the season. Take the kids on a nature walk and gather organic elements for your wreath. Small pieces of driftwood, a tiny birds nest, seed pods or pretty stones are all great ideas!

Always remember to gather responsibly! Now use your glue gun to attach all the items, and finish with a pretty fall bow, or wind a silk fall leaf garland around the whole wreath. If you don’t have a glue gun, twist ties from bread bags can be used to wire the items on from the back. Hang on your front door, over a fireplace, or over your bed.

4.Make pressed leaf stained glass! Gather beautiful fall leaves, and press them under a heavy book between sheets of paper or paper towels. Let dry a few days to 2 weeks, depending on the leaf. Pick up some wood photo frames from the dollar shop or discount store. You will need two frames for every stained glass project. Remove the glass from one of the frames, and save that frame for another project.

Remove the backing of the first frame, and lay the leaves in a pleasing arrangement, but without overlapping, on the picture frame glass. Place the second piece of glass over the leaves as a backing, and use the bendable tabs to secure. Secure a ribbon or chain to the back. Now hang the glasswork in a window, where the sun can shine through the brilliant colors of fall!

5.Add fabric layers to your tables and shelving to add to the cacooning feel of the season. Layering fabric is a designer secret to add a rich sense of warmth and comfort.

You can use cloth napkins, fabric leftovers, or finds from the thrift store or garage sales to build your fabric "wardrobe" on a budget! Flat sheets work well as tablecloths or curtain panels. Recover dining room chair seats with some fabric and a staple gun, or sew up a few envelope style pillow covers for your sofa pillows, to update them for the season.

Simply look for fabric in your color scheme, and always combine a solid color with patterns to ground the look.

So take a weekend, or even a few evening moments stolen here or there to update your décor for fall, and celebrate the seasons natural delights!

Kathy Wilson is an author, columnist and editor of several popular websites including TheBudgetDecorator.com and StressLessJournal.com. For hundreds of free budget decorating ideas and to sign up for her free online newsletter, visit her at http://www.TheBudgetDecorator.com

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