Besides cozying up on my couch with my pumpkin spice candle burning on the coffee table, and indulging in apple pie for the next few months, my favorite part about fall is adding touches to my home that reflect the new season. Although I usually don’t go “nuts” with the fall decor around here, because I go absolutely crazy with my christmas decor, this year I was unusually excited about ringing in the new season.
The best part about being in a home for a few years is that you accumulate decorations throughout the years, so I didn’t really have to buy too many new things to add cozy touches in the house. One area I usually omit until the holidays is my dining room. See, we purchased this new dining table last year so decor wasn’t really in the budget. It’s about time this room get a little bit of love.
Pro-tip: If you are in the process of decorating your home, pick one room every few months to buy new things for. Last year I decorated my living room– this year its the dining room. So that way in a few years you have compiled enough and don’t have to purchase anything major and you can just spruce up the house by adding small pieces.
While browsing Pinterest for my perfect fall tablescape, I came across a few simple yet classic centerpiece ideas that I absolutely loved. But I wasn’t looking to spend too much money, thats when I decided to visit Hobby Lobby to see if I could find pieces I could put together to “get the look” of a higher end tablescape. I started off with a lambs ear garland, and then looked for picks with pumpkins in different shapes and anything else that resembled fall. I ended up with some white pumpkins, a few sunflowers, some wood pumpkins, and lastly I added some antlers for some extra interest.
My biggest tip when putting together a DIY centerpiece is always to buy extra, you can always go back and return if you don’t end up using it. Also, if you’re shopping at Hobby Lobby– they always have a great deal on seasonal decor (usually 40-50% off) and if you are looking to buy an item that’s not on sale then look for their 20% off coupon (you can just google it).
Some of my inspiration pictures from Pinterest: