In a jaunt through the store, you won’t be able to help but notice the fall decor options that are offered. Where does one even begin?
Even your social media feed is abuzz with the excitement of fall as others show off their fall decor. The warm colors, the pops of yellow and orange — what’s not to love?
Fall is a time of transition. A time to give thanks. A time of reflection. And if you can encapsulate that in your decor, that’s also a big win. Visual reminders of the blessings and the beauty around you is a healthy part of home culture.
As a mobile homeowner, there’s plenty that can be done to let your home serve as a canvas for the autumn vibes.
But before you run out and dish out the money for home decor, we’d like to provide a one-stop guide to knowing where to splurge and where to save.
Mobile home fall decor: Where to splurge and where to save
There are “cheap” items that work just fine for decorative purposes — but others are simply a waste of time and money. Today we’re going to provide our take on where you can cut costs and where you need to dish out the cash. Because let’s face it — if you save where you shouldn’t, you may end up not saving if you have to run out and buy it twice. Or thrice.
But take it all with a grain of salt. You may find yourself getting a steal of a deal at flea markets or yard sales for items that would normally cost you a hefty amount brand new. And who doesn’t love a bargain?
Now onto our tips.
Reuse or upcycle
There’s something therapeutic about taking something that already exists and giving it a new look. Check out some ideas for upcycling things into fall decorations. The blogosphere is replete with ideas on what others have done. Who knows — it may inspire you to try something completely different. Don’t forget to share your own creations on social media.
In upcycling, you’re not only using your hands and mind toward creative pursuits, but you’re also being a good steward of the earth’s resources. In reusing something, you’re mitigating your footprint impact on the earth.
Things like burlap, mason jars or ribbon can easily contribute toward a fresh, fall look that’ll cost you next to nothing.
Spend on lights
For lights, you don’t want something that’s going to break or cause an accident. We suggest putting your money into any light-related decorative pieces you may be keen on having.
Spend on what you’ll use again and again
Think about it — are you likely to use that fall rug or doormat, again and again, each year? Or is it a color or style that you may want to change up each fall? Then don’t spend your money there. Think about the cost per use as you shop around for your fall decorations.
Additionally, consider things such as wreaths — the basic wreath can be changed up year after year. There’s no shame in spending on a wreath if you’re making your own. You can tweak or completely revamp the look next fall.
Flowers, pumpkins, and hay — oh my!
If you have it in your budget, shop around for reasonably priced flowers. And pumpkins or hay. Just accept that if you’re keen on having natural pieces, you’ll be spending there. But don’t worry — you can cut corners elsewhere to bring balance to your budget.
Save on pine cones and leaves
For natural items such as pine cones and leaves, you might be surprised by what a walk to the park may offer you. A feather here, a pine cone there and you’ll have what you need for your decorative wall piece in no time at all.
It’s all about mindset
As you shop around, don’t forget your mindset will affect your budget. If you take the time to dig for coupons and hunt around bargain stores, you’ll be able to find things like ribbon and fabric at a discount.
On top of that, don’t be afraid to spend if there’s a decorative item that speaks to you. If you see yourself using it again and again, year after year, it could be a good investment.
And don’t forget. Less is more. You don’t have to go crazy with the decorations — a few mums and a wreath can do the trick. Next year you can add something new and so forth.
More on fall decor
Fall is setting in. Now that you know where to save and where to splurge, take a look at these fall rugs for your mobile home.