In this post: Do you love the look of fall decor but don’t want to spend a lot on it? You’ll love this affordable fall decor with styling ideas and tips. ⇒
Has this ever happened to you?
You’re all excited for the autumn season. You go through your boxes of tired-looking fall decor and decide to refresh your stash with some new purchases. You reason the new pieces will make the whole enterprise look updated.
You head to the store and are wowed by the shelves of great looking items. You’re inspired and you grab a cart because you know this will be more than you can hold.
You start selecting the best options from the array around you – the ones that will encapsulate what looks most fresh.
Then you look at the price tags…
One single pumpkin costs more than the last pair of shoes you purchased!
Fall Decor for Less
There’s no doubt seasonal decor is becoming more and more sophisticated and creative. The choices are endless and there are some really beautiful options to add to your collection.
Gone are the days of being limited to plastic pumpkins or waiting for the real thing. But this abundance comes at a cost.
Fortunately, among the plethora of alternatives, there are places to shop that offer lovely refined decor at affordable prices. You don’t need to go plastic to get the look. Instead you can get it for less by following this shopping guide.
Today’s post looks at 4 distinct fall palettes with curated cost-effective products to achieve each look.
White and Natural
The first of my curated groups is styled with the neutral enthusiast in mind. Like many of the trends of the past couple of years, it features an array of items with organic inspired textures. The palette is comprised of shades of white and beige, particularly on the warm side of the color spectrum. You’ll find rattan, wheat stalks and other dry surfaces, with both modern and traditional shapes in furniture and decor.
*See the items curated together on the board below, then click on the shoppable links beneath the board.
Mango and Green
Next up we look at a more vivid color range, revolving around mango orange and blue toned green. This charming palette borrows from traditional fall colors, but the infusion of the blue-green gives it an updated look. Find cozy furniture pieces along with seasonal decorative objects. Try the peach and aqua pillows on the warm-toned seating and punctuate table surfaces with amber candles and mossy pumpkins. A branch of leaves looks wonderful in a glass jug or hang a wreath or garland to preside over your room.
Black and Cream
Perhaps the least traditional story – until you start thinking about Halloween – black and cream is entirely on tend. By far the most modern, this rich palette looks particularly wonderful mixed with greys and even a pop of pale muted green. Fringed pillows and cozy pom-pom throws keep it from getting too stark, while crackle pumpkins, pampas feathers and quirky crows give a nod to the season.
Terracotta and Brown
I used to think I was not a fan of orange, or fall colors in general, but the truth is I just prefer when they are not used all together. Want to use goldenrod? Pick one color to pair it with, like the blue-green above. Likewise for rust. Select a palette that limits your colors and you will achieve a more sophisticated look.
This last palette revels in the use of terracotta with brown, but what gives it its unique character is that it’s not diluted with yellows and greens. This color feeling is a natural for fall and makes use of some of the organics from the first palette, but it’s warmer and richer and will take you deep into the season. Pony hair prints, saddle toned leather, russet mums and brown pampas feathers all add flavor to this most autumnal of palettes.
Decorating for fall has come a long way over the years and finding tasteful products for reasonable prices is a welcome change. You can style the same gorgeous rooms you see at more expensive stores, and get it for less!
And there’s not a plastic pumpkin in sight!
To get the look, click on the items below for direct links to the products. Where actual items were no longer available, I’ve provided similar options. If an item is out of stock but may be restocked, I left it on the list.
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