Redecorate Your Home For Fall Without Spending A Fortune
Get your home in Alpharetta or Milton ready for the new season with these inexpensive ways to make it cozy and festive.
The fall colors are here and so are the countless magazines and catalogs that come in the mail telling us that it is time to redecorate for fall. Bringing the colors and feel of the fall season into your home will make it feel cozy and warm.
While it would be nice to redo the entire house to match the new colors of the season every few months, for most of us, this is simply not possible. We are not going to go buy new furniture, new bedding and even paint our walls to match the changing weather outside every few months. But, we can change the look of our home and get that same fall feel inside without spending much money at all.
Fall is all about colors and smells. The warm colors of browns, oranges, deep reds, yellows, rusts and splashes of teal are very popular this year. These colors are easily mixed in to most people's current neutral home decor.
Adding a few simple touches can change the entire look of a room. Throw pillows and a soft small blanket thrown across the arm of a chair or sofa are easy and quick but make a drastic change. Candles in these colors that also have fall scents can change the color and the smell of a home. Changing out window and shower curtains, rugs and hand towels are also quick and inexpensive changes. When the season is over and the holiday decorations come out, pack the fall colors away for next year.
Each year, home owners can add to the fall decor by doing another room or section of the house, or save the money and use what they already have.
Pier One Imports is a great shop for fall decor. The shop has an excellent selection of pillows and curtains in fall colors right now. Many of these are on sale at 20 percent off of their regular prices as well. Pillows with a lot of details like embroidery and ruffles can be bought for $20 to $30 a piece and curtains can also be bought for under $30 a panel. Candles in jars or loose pillars with stands can be bought for under $20. An entire room can have a whole new look for well under $100 for the season at Peir One.
Bed Bath And Beyond is the go to place when you have a decorating project at home. The store seems to carry everything. Whether you need candles, towels, throw pillows or new kitchen decor, Bed, Bath and Beyond has it all. Be sure to sign up at their website to get coupons mailed to you. They come almost every week, it seems, and are good for 20 percent off any one item. They have expiration dates but the stores take expired coupons and shoppers can use multiple coupons when they shop. They do not usually have sales, except for their clearance section ones, but with these coupons, shoppers can make their own sales anytime they wish.
Bath And Body Works is always a great place to go for new scents in hand soaps at your sinks. After anyone washes their hands, the scent remains in the small spaces for a few minutes as well. The store also carries a variety of room air fresheners and candles. These room scents that get plugged in to electrical sockets can be decorations in themselves since they come in a variety of looks and colors for the season. These are on sale at 4 for $20. The 3 wick jar candles are on sale right now at 2 for $20. These candles burn evenly and will cast a warm glow from the flames as well as a yummy scent like warm vanilla sugar or sweet pumpkin throughout the room. Adding fall smells throughout the house is an inexpensive way to make your home feel like fall is here.
Yankee Candle has all of their fall candles in. These come in every size and style that shoppers could wish for.
While some people may skip over the candle store thinking that the candles are not priced well enough to make them a bargain, keep in mind their high quality. You may be able to find a similar scent in a candle in the aisle at Walmart, but if you compare the look and the burn of the candle, it may not be such a bargain anymore to buy the cheaper one. Inexpensive candles often do not burn evenly and much of the wax is wasted. It can also bubble up and not look as nice while burning. The scent may not fill the room like a higher quality one will. When it comes to candles, you do often get what you pay for,
They also have a buy one, get one 50 percent off right now at Yankee Candle on many of their fragrances as well as buy 2, get one free on select sizes.
Pottery Barn always carries a beautiful selection of home decor. If this is your taste but not necessarily in your budget, be patient. The store always has excellent post season sales. Shop other stores now and fill in with more items when the fall items are on clearance. There is also a Pottery Barn Outlet store about 15 minutes from Alpharetta at the North Georgia Premium Outlets.
Crate and Barrel is great for their bright colors that last from year to year. Shoppers will not have to worry that the colors that they purchased this year will be out of date or faded for a season in a future year. This saves money in itself.
TJ Maxx and Stein Mart are also great places to go for new fall accessories. They are definitely hit or miss type of stores, but when shoppers find something they like, the prices are often a fraction of what they would be at department stores. These are the ones that people forget to look at when it comes to home decor. Skipping these could cost you more money as you may just find the exact same item at a lower priced here. Located on North Point Parkway, near all of the other stores makes them just as convienant and taking that few minutes to run through them may save you money.
Making your home feel warm and inviting will make you want to spend more time there. When you spend more time at home, you may just find that you spend less money eating out and buying non-essentials, since you are not out running around so much.