{Design} Inexpensive Ways to Fall-ify Your Home

There is a high of 99 degrees this week & all I can think about is fall.  Growing up in the midwest, fall was THE BEST.  Cooler temps, the beautiful colors,  trips to the cider mill, tailgating & college football games, hooded sweatshirts, the smell of burning leaves...do I need to go on?  Given that southern California doesn't really have fall, it's a slight problem for me.  We have summer where it's my-face-is-melting-off hot for like 2-3 months, then we have winter where it's freezing chilly (ya know, like low 60s) & then the rest of the year is a solid 70-80 degrees. I know, POOR ME.

I've never been one to really theme out my home based on a particular season.  However, this year I'm really feeling the urge to bring in a few fall accents without covering our home in gourds, straw  & burlap.  Given that I traditionally steer away from warmer tones when decorating, but I've actually found some pieces I am LOVING. So if you're like me & not into the super themed out decorations, but want to add just a touch of fall, here are 5 in-expensive ways to do so.

1. Throw Pillows
One of the easiest & most fun ways (in my opinion) is swapping out your throw pillows.  Dark metallics, faux-fur & leather are IN & I am LOVING it. Also, how FUN & versatile is that blue pillow?  Seriously, crushing on ALL OF THESE. (I should apologize, the fringe pillow is actually kind of pricey, but it's SO cute, I had to include it!)

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2. Throw Blankets
Next to pillows, blankets are one of my favorite home accessories. They're pretty & perfect for snuggling up on those 60 degree days (insert the crying/laughing emoji).  These colors have me swooning.

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3. Scented Candles
We tend to ALWAYS have candles burning in our house.  Fall scents can be a tad overwhelming if you don't want your house to smell like pumpkin pie. These are some of my favorites that remind me of fall but don't overpower your nose.  Plus, the containers are so pretty!

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4. Fall Blooms
I love having fresh flowers in the house. It's even nicer when I don't have to buy them *cough* *cough*.  Tulips are my favorite flower & my usual go-to at the grocery store since they're relatively inexpensive & I love all the colors.  But they aren't always the best in fall.  Don't want to spend a lot? Our local grocery always has pretty full arrangements for under $20.  Buy one arrangement & divide them up amongst multiple mason jars. Ta-da! Multiple arrangements! Also, can we talk about the baby pumpkins in the vase?? 

Which brings me to #5. 

5. Pumpkins. Yes, Pumpkins.
Ok, so I've never actually bought a fake pumpkin, or anything shaped like a pumpkin, or anything that had pumpkins on it (for the interior)...until now.  I'm OBSESSING over the studded pumpkins from Target & might have bought one three.  Homegoods also has copper pumpkins that I'm dying to get my hands on, I've just yet to find any in stock at any of the stores near us. I've also failed at finding a picture of them, but take my word for it, they're awesome. I love the idea of metallic pumpkins because besides my love for metallics, it takes what can be a hokey decoration up a notch.

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There you have it. My top 5 ways to fall-ify your house.  Is there anything you like putting up fall or have any tricks of your own? I'd love to hear them!

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