a fresh take on fall decor

I am wasting no time getting into the spirit of fall and Thanksgiving. Of course, for me, the hour after Thanksgiving dinner is when Christmas decorations start being flung all over the place, so if I don’t get moving on fall themed decorations, they won’t stand a chance.

Fall has always been the hardest season for me to decorate around. It’s by far my favorite time of year but I’ve always had a hard time finding a style that I liked. Usually, I stay away from the muted and/or dusty colors but this year I was determined to find something I liked. In the past, Josh and I have always stayed in our home for Thanksgiving because the holiday is too short for us to justify traveling. So, I cook up a scaled down meal and we spend the evening together, but, for the first time since we’ve lived on our own, Josh and I will be having guests this Thanksgiving! Josh’s sister, Rachel, and her boyfriend will be joining us and that really put a fire under me to get moving on the decorating front.

Using Pinterest as my most-trusted ally, I found some color combos that I loved and some projects that I could easily adapt for the season and, well, I think I’ve found a Fall look that I really love!

I think the end result is a very modern take on the traditional colors and themes.

Our rotating empty frame now houses a super fun garland using different shapes to keep it interesting. And, I made the garland using the same method I used on the paper strip mobiles that usually hang in the dining room!  Next to that I put an adorable print in a surprisingly nice $5.00 Wal-Mart frame.

And, without a doubt, the main feature of this room now is this falling leaves installation that I DIY’d for $2.00. Yes, two measly dollars turned into something so awesome I can’t help but smile! Cranberry, plum, and gold glittered leaves are falling in the dining room and they just make the whole space feel more festive!

Tomorrow, I’ll be sharing the full tutorial for this project, and it is so simple so be sure to stop back by! All together, I spent under $5.00 for all of my fall decor. Seems like that home spending embargo kind of stuck!

What’s your favorite holiday to decorate for? Is there any holiday that you have a hard time finding styles you like! I’m curious! Share below.

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