This blog post may contain affiliate links for your convenience.
Thursday, September 2, 2021

Affordable Natural and Neutral Fall Decorating Ideas

Budget-friendly, simple and neutral fall decorating ideas for the perfect cozy vibe!

I'm not wishing the year away and I definitely enjoy the long lazy days of summer, but cooler weather is fast approaching and it's time to get the house cozy for fall. 

I'm a neutral lover and tend to keep my decor neutral even for seasonal decorating. 

Neutral doesn't have to mean boring though.  You can absolutely use neutrals to create a comfortable and cozy home, perfect for fall. 

I've been transitioning my fall decor to more natural neutrals and wanted to share a few of my favorite budget-friendly, timeless fall decorating ideas!

budget-friendly neutral fall decorating ideas


1. Use vintage amber bottles as vases

It should be no surprise that I love vintage amber bottles and decor.  They are a great way to add a touch of vintage to your home and are perfect to use in your everyday decor, especially during fall.  Bonus, they pair beautifully with greenery and dried fall florals.

Decorate with vintage amber bottles

2. Opt for faux florals or dried foliage from your yard.

I'm slowly transitioning from faux to real plants, but when it comes to seasonal foliage, faux is my go-to.  I buy it once then use it year after year, which saves a fair amount of money.  I like to use faux hops stems for fall, but dried hydrangeas or pampas grass are great (and free!) options too. 
Vintage amber bottles and fall foilage

3. Add texture with vintage books

I shop auctions almost daily, so I come across a ton of vintage books that would otherwise be thrown away if not bid on.  Many times, I've been able to snag (save) a box of vintage books for $1!  I keep them and use them as-is if I can, but if they are in bad shape, moldy or falling apart then I rip the cover off (and any moldy pages) and use them to add texture to my home decor.   The natural and neutral elements of books are perfect for fall decor!

Simple and neutral fall entry

4. Accent with deer antlers 

Love them or hate them, decorating with antlers is fairly common.  The organic shape adds the perfect natural element and texture to home decor.  I like using antlers all year long (they look great atop or in front of a stack of neutral books), but I find them especially perfect for fall.   

*** I'm an animal lover (heck, I don't even eat beef, pork or venison!), so please don't attack me for using antlers or taxidermy in home decor ***

vintage books and antlers for fall

5. Add in brass accents

Brass is dark, neutral and perfect for fall.  Swap out light and brightly colored pots for darker natural tones to bring texture and depth to your home during the cooler seasons. 

Fall foliage and brass for fall

neutral fall bathroom

6. Add natural elements to wood bowls or glass jars. 

Inexpensive faux pumpkins are easy to update and look great tossed in a bowl or jar.  Don't want to use pumpkins?  Artichokes, pears, pinecones, acorns or gourds are fantastic options too. 

affordable fall bathroom decor

Faux pumpkins in glass jar

7. Swap out summer throw pillows for fall neutrals

Changing throw pillows is one of my favorite ways to change up the look in my spaces.  Simply swapping pillows from one room to another can give a room a whole new look.  Deep rust, dark olive, faux leather and charcoal gray are some of my go-to colors for fall.  

***TIP*** Save money (and space!) by investing in good feather pillow inserts and only swapping out the covers.  Linen and Cloth is one of my favorite sources for quality pillow covers.  

Swap out pillows for fall

rust pillows and amber bottles for fall

8. Add thick, chunky and textured throw blankets

I'm a throw blanket lover and have them all over the house!  Most of mine are seasonless, but if you use brightly colored lighter-weight blankets for spring/summer consider swapping them out for thicker blankets for fall.  The thicker and chunkier the better!  The added texture will give your home the perfect cozy fall vibe. 

Add chunky knit blankets

9. Lite a fall candle 

It doesn't get any cheaper or simpler than lighting a candle to bring all the feelings (and smells!) of fall into your home. 

lite a fall scented candle

10. Bring Amber into your home decor
I have two sets of six vintage Whitehall tumbler glasses, one amber and one green.  During fall, I swap out the green for amber, which instantly gives my kitchen the perfect fall vibe.  
bring amber into your decor

No matter if you can't wait for fall and decorate early or wait until the official start of the season.  These small and simple changes can give your home the perfect cozy fall vibe without breaking the bank.   

natural and neutral fall decor

Affiliate links have been used 


    You will also love

amber and rust decor for fall

shop our home

Click here to subscribe

Would you like to comment?