As a college student, I don't have a lot of extra cash lying around to spend on seasonal home decorations. However, I love how the little changes made throughout the year give your home a warmer, friendlier feel. I only go full out on decorating for the holidays, but I like to add simple touches to make my room seem a little more festive for each season. Fall is one of the easiest seasons to decorate for, and you don't have to break the bank trying to do it!
One of the easiest ways to decorate for fall is buying pumpkins! Yes, they're associated with Halloween, but I'm definitely a fan of using them outside of the holiday. There are a variety of ways you can use them, put a few big ones on your porch, take a few mini ones and make a centerpiece out of them, or just put a small one on your desk to inspire you! You aren't limited to the bright orange pumpkins either, there are white, green, spotted, and even purple pumpkins! You can even craft your pumpkin to make it work with the room it's in. Here are a few of my favorite diy pumpkins from Pinterest:
All of these are very easy, and extremely cheap! Pumpkins only cost a few dollars, and for the examples above, you only need materials that you will probably have at home! Make a day out of finding the cutest ones by going to a pumpkin patch, then you can cross it off your Fall Bucket List!
Candles are another simple way to decorate, and make your home smell amazing. I have a few right now, and even though I don't use them all the time, they still make the room seem cozy. Get them in traditional Fall colors like orange, burgundy, or hunter green! Prices will vary depending on where you go and the size of the candle, but because they burn for quite a while, the money you do spend is worth it! These are some of my favorite candles right now: Pumpkin Spice, Autumn Apples, and Toasted Marshmallow!
I know a lot of college students have inspiration or cork boards, myself included! Another way to add some seasonal elements is to add some fall pictures to your board. My friend and fellow blogger Cristina from Cristina on Campus just did a great post where she talked about changing up the pictures on her bulletin board! It's super easy to grab one of your favorite magazines (or even a store's subscription magazine that you already receive) and cut out a few of your favorite images. Super simple, super cheap, and totally unique to you!
Do you have any cheap Fall decorating tips?