Fall begins today, so the time has come to start thinking about fresh ideas for adding a splash of autumn-inspired color to your home.

If you don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars decking out your home for fall, here are five easy, cost-efficient ways to infuse fall colors and textures into your décor:

 

Add Seasonal Wreathes

Not only do fall wreaths add beauty to your front door, they can also add a touch of the season inside your home. Display a colorful wreath as a table centerpiece and then hang it from a pretty ribbon to enjoy it from a different perspective. Or use metallic spray paints to transform a basic wreath into an autumn masterpiece with flashes of brown, gold or copper.

 

Update Pillows

Switch out summer pillows in lightweight fabrics in your family or living rooms for luxe velvet ones in rich, fall shades. Think burgundy, cinnamon or caramel velvets and warm brown brocades, or classic fall colors in strongly hued colors like burnt orange and exotic chinoiserie red.

 

Swap Out Rugs

Change area rugs throughout your home, replacing lightweight summer jute rugs with thick, plush rugs in rustic autumn colors to make rooms look and feel warmer.

 

Add Fresh Flowers

Create a beautiful fall table with distressed and repurposed containers filled with your favorite fall flowers and dark-hued berries. Or make a cornucopia of fall colors by arranging autumn blooms on a chic serving tray. Click here for a variety of DIY fall floral arrangement ideas.

 

Cozy Up Outdoors

Make the most of fall’s cooler evenings by creating a small conversation area around a firepit on the deck or in the backyard.  Bring out a few pillows and autumn-inspired throws for the chairs and keep a large basket nearby so you can easily bring the linens indoors if inclement weather threatens.

 

These are just a few of the many ways to fill your home with autumn beauty without breaking the bank.