Save Money This Fall by DIY-ing Your Décor

In Budget & Financing, San Diego Homes by Robert Beck

When the leaves start changing colors, the interior decorator inside every homeowner starts growing restless. After all, the changing of the seasons is an excellent excuse to refresh your home décor. But if you’re not careful, redecorating can quickly get out of hand and out of budget. Thankfully, there are some easy, budget-friendly ways to spice up your home’s décor without breaking the bank.

6 DIY Décor Ideas for Your California Home
If you’re looking to save money on your home décor this fall, it’s time to get a little crafty. Try your hand at these 6 DIY décor ideas to bring a splash of fall into your home.

1. Refresh Your Vases

Decorative vases are an easy way to add a little seasonal flair to any room in your house. So when autumn rolls around, try swapping your bright vases for ones with earthy tones, or spruce up the same vases with bright fall foliage.

Alternatively, if you have old or basic vases that you don’t use, give them a makeover with some spray paint and ribbon or twine to make a simple accent piece.

2. Explore Your Yard for Fall Décor

San Diego and El Cajon are rich in fall foliage during this time of year. Depending on where you live, you may have all you need to decorate your home right outside your door. Look for dried fallen branches, bright autumn leaves, and pine cones, and use them to create a unique centerpiece or kid-friendly craft projects.

3. Hang an Original Masterpiece

Why not make a beautiful piece of fall art to hang on your wall? It doesn’t have to be a Van Gogh to make a fun addition to your home. Explore different mediums — such as painting, collage, or yarn art — and get the whole family involved to make fun memories along the way.

If you’re not artistically inclined, consider hanging up fall family pictures.

4. Paint Pumpkins 

This is another idea that comes with the added benefit of a little family bonding time. Pick up some real or fake pumpkins, craft paint, and whatever else you want to add to bring your pumpkin to life. Whether you paint simple patterns on your pumpkins or create intricate and whimsical designs, this is a fun way to decorate on a budget.

5. Create a Welcoming Fall Wreath

Making a wreath takes minimal effort but can go a long way toward making your home feel inviting for guests. There are tons of online resources on how to make dozens of types of wreaths. From simple leaf wreaths to elegant lace and branch designs, there is something for every home style.

6. Make Your Own Fall-Scented Candles

Nothing says fall quite like the comforting aroma of pumpkin spice, apple cider, or sweet pecan pie. Consider making your own candles to fill your home with the scents of autumn all season long.

Adding a Touch of Fall
When it comes to adding a touch of fall to your Oceanside home, inspiration is all around you. Determine what you love most about the season and go from there.