Shopping for fall decor can be overwhelming, but I hope these three simple methods can help you save!
Hey friends! I recently went shopping for fall decor with my Mom and sisters, and I thought it might be fun to take you guys along like I did last year.
I so enjoy shopping for decor as the seasons shift from summer to autumn – something about the smells and samples and store displays just gets me in the mood for fall!
The only problem?
You’re sometimes tempted to buy all the things, and spend a lot of money that you could be saving. Today I want to share a few methods that I use every year before shopping for seasonal decor.
Shopping for Affordable Fall Decor – Take Inventory of What You Have
Before you head to all the beautiful stores filled with fall decor, grab that bin in your basement and take inventory of what you already have! That way you won’t end up buying things that you don’t really need.
Do you already have 39 faux pumpkins? Then yea…you probably don’t need to buy anymore! Haha!
Taking inventory also gives you an idea of what to look for when you’re shopping. It keeps you focused so that you aren’t distracted or confused about what you should be looking for.
Shopping for Affordable Fall Decor – Shop for Inspiration
Sometimes shopping for me isn’t so much about buying everything new, but rather to be inspired and excited about the shifting of seasons.
As you shop, focus on store displays and look for ideas for your own home. I am always so amazed by small shop owners. They are truly so talented!
Shopping for Affordable Fall Decor – Ask Yourself if You Can Create it for Less
Before you buy, take a moment to think – can I create this look for less?
I was so tempted to buy new fall stems for my dining room this year, but I decided to reach out on Facebook and ask if anyone had hydrangea stems that I could dry for decor instead.
I couldn’t believe it, but two friends reached out immediately! Now I have beautiful green hydrangeas drying in my dining room!
And one last bonus tip –
Shopping for Affordable Fall Decor – Use Pinterest to your advantage!
Have an idea of what you’re looking for so you’re not easily overwhelmed by all the choices. What inspires you? Is there a home or a photo that really draws you in?
Take some time to research before you shop so that you have a clear vision of the colors and textures you’d like to achieve in your own home.
Be sure to watch the video linked above all about shopping for affordable fall decor! I take you shopping along with me as we visit several small shops, Joann Fabrics and Marshalls! At the end of the video I also share my finds. Swing by YouTube and say hello! I love connecting with you guys through video. 🙂
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