As summer winds down, the temperatures start to drop and you see pumpkin everything everywhere it is time to get into the Fall spirit.
However, if you’re like me and live in a tiny tiny apartment it can be hard to decorate for fall without having a cluttered space and breaking the budget.
We definitely don’t want to miss out so here are some fall apartment decor ideas that you can get that are budget-friendly and will help you spice things up at home no matter how big or small.
So let's go.
How can I decorate my small apartment for fall?
The key to decorating a small apartment for this fall season is to keep things simple. And that means you can easily do this on a budget because simple does not have to cost a lot of money.
Here are some fall decorating ideas for your apartment to get in the holiday spirit.
Colorful Fall Wreaths
Wreaths are a great way to bring the autumn spirit into your home.
Whether you choose to hang one on your front door, the mantel, or around your living space, wreaths are an inexpensive way to bring the harvest colors into your apartment home.
You can create your own or just buy a ready-made wreath.
And if you’re not the crafty type here are some awesome ones I found on Amazon. Click on the photos to check them out.
Flowers are a great way to really add a little touch of luxury to any space. You can actually find amazing fall flowers in Trader Joe’s. I recently got a bouquet with sunflowers for under $4 that lasted over a week.
A great alternative though is faux flowers. These are great because they last longer, look great in pictures and when fall is over you can store them away and bring them back out for next year.
You can also find some amazing faux flowers at your local craft stores to create a gorgeous bouquet.
If you're more of an online shopper like me, here are some awesome ones that I found on Amazon. Just click on the photo to check them out.
These Hydrangeas are the just perfect pop of color for any surface in your home and would be amazing for your perfect fall oasis.
These eucalyptus stems are great too as you can place them in small vases in different areas of the house to really liven things up.
Colorful Fall Vegetables
As fall approaches grocery stores to start to stock their shelves with bulky fall squash and pumpkins. You can create some pretty fall-inspired creations by placing some of these on your windowsill or coffee table.
Purchase a few small pumpkins, and fall squash in different shapes put them in a bowl, and place them on your kitchen table. It's that easy. You can even add pine cones and if you really want to class it up finish the table setting with candlesticks.
If you're stuck and want a ready-made option or want to go with some faux, here are a few that I found on Amazon that would be perfect to add some fall elements to your space.
There is something about pumpkins that scream fall, Halloween, and thanksgiving. Talk about a triple threat.
You can find pumpkins in all sizes relatively inexpensively at most supermarkets or farmers' markets. However, you can also find faux pumpkins online. This set of white pumpkins from amazon are so fun and chic.
If you want something a bit more traditional this set is also pretty cool and even includes leaves for a nice finishing touch.
Pumpkin Spice Candles
There is more to fall than pumpkin spice lattes. I am talking about pumpkin spice-scented candles of course.
Candles are a great way to set the mood. The glow of the flame is enough to make things feel warm and cozy. But look for candles with fall scents like pumpkin spice, apple, or even cinnamon.
Garland is not just for Christmas. There are so many fall-inspired garlands in different colors that would be great for your apartment.
Look for a leaf garland or a berry garland like this one.
They are great to display on a mantel or drape at the top of your doors. Garland is also a great alternative to a colorful fall wreath.
How do you decorate for fall?
You can create an autumn haven in your living space with fall decorating ideas that are chic and inexpensive.
Use fall-inspired colors, fall scented candles, fall flowers, and fall vegetables in small vases to create the perfect fall atmosphere in your apartment home.
Here are some more ideas to keep you inspired.
Create a fall centerpiece
This is where you can have fun. You can find mini pumpkins and gourds from the local farmers' market, whole foods, or Trader Joe's for less than a dollar apiece. Throw them in a bowl and you have yourself a cute (and inexpensive) fall centerpiece.
Or check out these faux sunflowers. Put them in a mason jar and you have yourself a cute and easy centerpiece.
Try a fall scented hand soap in the kitchen/bathroom
This is my favorite hack. You can find a great hand soap for under $5 and every time you use it you will definitely get that fall feeling.
I am loving the apple cider foaming soap from Trader Joe’s however if you don’t have one nearby this orange clove hand soap sounds amazing and these from Mrs. Meyers are awesome. And you can get them on Amazon.
All these scents will give you the perfect fall vibe.
Cozy Fall Decorating Ideas for your Apartment
There is a chill in the air and there is nothing better than cozying up with a warm blanket and a cup of hot cider (or mulled wine). Here are some ways to you up the cozy factor in your apartment.
Make things cozy with textiles
When the weather starts to change all we want to do is cuddle up. Create a cozy atmosphere with throws and throw pillows.
In order to save opt for pillow covers that you can swap out with the seasons.
These from Amazon are great. I got them in gold and they were an inexpensive way to change things up. Look for items in fall colors like gold and orange. This will help to bring a little bit of fall inside by making things fall colorful.
Create a mood with string lights
When I think of fall I think of cozy nights by the fire. But we are not all lucky to have a fireplace.
So if you are one of those you can create an ambiance with string lights. Go for those that give out a warm glow like these.
Dial up the plaid
If you’re not a fan of the traditional pumpkin theme try a plaid theme. This is a great way to bring in some fall.
Check out these plaid accessories for the home that are all budget-friendly (Most are under $20).
How do you decorate a fall balcony?
If you’re lucky to have an outdoor space many of the same tricks you used inside can also be used on your balcony to have you feeling fall vibes outdoors.
If you have a table start by adding a cute tablecloth like this one that screams fall.
And can we say pumpkins? I mean how cute is this setup.
When should you start decorating for fall?
Most people will start decorating right after Labor Day. However, it is entirely up to you. Anything between September through November is fair game.
And keep in mind that a lot of fall decorations double as great thanksgiving decorations so you can definitely do double duty.
So feel free to start decorating as soon as you are ready!
Decorating your apartment this fall season.
When you’ve got a limited budget, it can be hard to decorate your apartment for fall on the fly.
We all know that autumn is one of the best times of the year and what better way to enjoy its beauty than in your own home?
With these tips, we hope that you are able to find some inspiration even if you only have $20 or less!
Don’t let apartment living cramp your style. I want to see what you come up with. Happy Designing!
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