Easy Fall Decor Updates on a Budget

You know what they don’t tell you about making these “easy fall decor updates” ? Um, pillows at even cheap stores cost $30 and oh by the way, if you buy one pillow then you need to get a matching one for the other end of the couch and then you need to get pumpkins, candles, seasonal items and then you realize you are in it for like $300 and you haven’t even finished. It’s like a black hole of “easy fall decor” that you can’t get out of.

My budget? $100 flat for my fall decor, which I thought wasn’t going to be a challenge. “How hard could it be to update and add in some fall decor?” Apparently I still am quite naive about decor prices.

My goal for home decor, even seasonal, is to find items that will fit in with any season, depending on what other updates I make. I was stoked to find these super cool gold spherical shapes at Gordman’s for only $20 for the two of them! I absolutely love the fun element that they add and everyone comments on them when they see them.

Here was my challenge, how could I maximize the impact of the $100 Gordman’s sent me and mix in my other budget buys I’ve picked up over the summer. I knew that I needed to do something about my fireplace that isn’t usable so that was my first priority. Here’s how I spent my $100:

Spheres: C/O Gordman’s = $20 for both
Pumpkins: C/O Gorman’s $20 for both
Glass hurricane Vase: C/O Gorman’s $10
Candle Holders in Fireplace: C/O Gordman’s $50 for both

Easy Fall Decor Decorating Ideas! How to be chic on a budget this fall! | theadoredlife.com

Easy Fall Decor Decorating Ideas! How to be chic on a budget this fall! | theadoredlife.com

Click HERE to learn more about my couch that I got off of Craigslist for $100!

Easy Fall Decor Decorating Ideas! How to be chic on a budget this fall! | theadoredlife.com

Easy Fall Decor Decorating Ideas! How to be chic on a budget this fall! | theadoredlife.comOh and I forgot to add, I ORDERED DISCO BALLS! Yes, you are ready/seeing that correctly. I honest to GOD wish that I could go back in time and tell 12 year old Alissa that she is going to have two disco balls on her fireplace mantle as an adult. I honestly do not think that I have loved being an adult more than when I unpacked two disco balls and danced around in my living room.

Easy Fall Decor Decorating Ideas! How to be chic on a budget this fall! | theadoredlife.com

Easy Fall Decor Decorating Ideas! How to be chic on a budget this fall! | theadoredlife.com

Easy Fall Decor Decorating Ideas! How to be chic on a budget this fall! | theadoredlife.com

Drake print: EXACT | Drake frame: EXACT | Paper holder: SIMILAR
Candle: Social Manor | Pecans for candle: free!
Wine rack: EXACT

However, how the heck was I supposed to say not POLKA DOT PUMPKINS! ALERT, ALERT! NOT A DRILL! Polka dot pumpkins are real and I about did a happy dance when I saw them in store. Actually, I take that back, I did do a minor happy dance and about dropped the pumpkins. Although they aren’t exactly universal and definitely fall-themed, I was not about to say no to these ridiculously fun pumpkins.

Easy Fall Decor Decorating Ideas! How to be chic on a budget this fall! | theadoredlife.com

Easy Fall Decor Decorating Ideas! How to be chic on a budget this fall! | theadoredlife.com

Easy Fall Decor Decorating Ideas! How to be chic on a budget this fall! | theadoredlife.com

Drake print: EXACT | Drake frame: EXACT | Paper holder: SIMILAR
Candle: Social Manor | Pecans for candle: free!
Wine rack: EXACT | Fashion book ideas: Vogue | Avedon 

If you missed my first post on my home decor, click HERE! My goal is to give you quarterly updates about how my style has evolved in my first place! This was super fun getting to show you my ideas for easy fall decor. Let me know if you have any questions or if you want to see more! I absolutely love getting to decorate my little home and I can’t wait to decorate for Christmas.