Welcome Fall with Easy and Affordable Decor

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Welcome, friends. We’re so glad you’re visiting our blog. We are Julie and Jodie, The Design Twins. We love to share our decorating ideas, seasonal updates, DIY projects and more. If you’re new with us we sure hope you feel welcome. Sign up to receive our blog in your email inbox so you don’t miss any of our inspiring posts. We just love to create rooms that invite our families & friends to enjoy togetherness. To help you do the same we’re sharing our easy, affordable decorating ideas for fall and all year long.

Affordable Decorating ideas with fall touches in boys bedroom

Affordable Decorating for Fall

Do you love creating a festive fall feel in your home? We sure do. Do you love affordable decorating? Us too. For more budget decorating ideas check out our blog posts Budget Farmhouse Room TransformationBudget Friendly Farmhouse Bedroom, and Chic Modern Apartment on a Budget.

Well, in this blog post we’re going to share our affordable decorating tips that you can use any season and in any room of your house. Here’s how I freshened up my teenagers’ upstairs TV area for fall on a small budget. Take a look at how Jodie updated her boys’ media room/study on a budget. Cool Kids Space Made Easy and Affordable.

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When my 15-year-old son saw the new room, he told me he loved it and hugged me. I mean, that makes it all worthwhile right there. So here’s all the details of what I did. In this post I’m doing something new. I’m sharing with you the prices of the decor items I purchased so you can see just how inexpensively you can achieve similar results.

Jodie and I are honored to be part of The Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart Influencer Network. We love representing a brand that provides quality style at affordable prices. We receive compensation for our time and efforts in creating this post. Our convenient shopping links help support our blog work but add no additional expense for you.  All our opinions are authentically our own, and we hope you enjoy.  You can also enjoy more creative decorating ideas from the BHG Live Better Influencer Network.

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Pillows & Pumpkins Are Great Affordable Decorating Items

What do you think of when you think of fall? Pumpkins, right? Right. I like to sprinkle them around. So easy, so inexpensive, and so much fun. Plus, after the season is over you don’t need to store these, which is a bonus in our book. For more fun fall decor inspiration be sure to read our blog post Julie’s Festive Fall Home Tour.

How cute is this fringed chevron pillow from Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart? I saw it and had to have it. It’s got a fun, hip vibe that goes well with just about any style. Since this room has elements of modern and farmhouse, this pillow blends beautifully and adds enough pizzazz to make my kids think their mom is slightly cool. It’s only $19.88.

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Mix & Match Styles

I love mixing farmhouse style elements with modern elements for a fresh, eclectic mix that doesn’t look cookie cutter. Mixing styles really adds a boldness to a room. It’s easy to let everything “match” but I prefer to mix for the sheer challenge of it. After all, besides my family it really only has to make me happy. I hope you take this same carefree approach to your decorating. Be sure it makes you happy. If there’s one rule in decorating this is the one I tell people to follow.

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Affordable Decorating with Lamps

I decided to freshen up the look of my farmhouse style media cabinet from Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart which is the central focus of the room. (Only $269) I bought this piece last year, and we all love it. It looks great and provides lots of awesome storage so the room stays tidy. For more details about how I completely updated this space with fabulous farmhouse finds, be sure to read How to Make Decor Work for you – Balancing Beauty & Function.

I wanted to frame the flat screen TV, but not cover it up, so I chose two matching modern golden lamps. They are just the right size and modern vibe I wanted to add to this space. These lamps are only $27.78 each. Such a great value for this luxe look.

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Candles are Perfect Year Round

This trio of stylized pillar candles is the perfect addition to create easy ambiance. They are LED flameless candle options are made of real wax. They are battery powered and come with a 5-hour timer switch to save on battery life. I love this ease of operation and really enjoy the look either on or off. The set of three from Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart is only $14.88.

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Don’t Forget the Flowers for Easy Affordable Decorating

I love to bring in the colors of the seasons with inexpensive flowers and seasonal mums. They really make a house feel like a home. So much more inviting, don’t you agree?

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My Favorite Rug

Here is a glimpse at my new rug. It really cozies up the space. The style is my favorite and it’s very soft on the feet. Zero shedding and nice quality make it a perfect choice. Jodie purchased the same rug for her family room. I also purchased it for my college gathering space restyle, and now at last I have my own. It looks great in pictures, but it looks and feels even better in person. This Diamond Shag area 5 x 7 ft area rug is only $79.87 from the Better Homes & Gardens collection available exclusively from Walmart.

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Here’s another view of my favorite rug. And here you can see the farmhouse style coffee table from Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart. I love the rustic grey color and how the pieces tie the whole space together. The top lifts up so it can be used at a better height for eating or board games. This furniture is an amazing value at $149.00. The modern farmhouse look blends easily with so many styles.

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Light up the Room with Lanterns

This rustic modern farmhouse style lantern will look perfect in my decor year round. But with a couple cute pumpkins it’s fall perfection. I added a flameless LED pillar candle (of course from Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart). They come in a set of three different sizes for just $12.88. They are made of real wax, last season after season, and have the convenient 5-hour timer which is a blessing. Love the look and I love the price.


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These modern rustic wood lanterns come in two sizes. Of course, I had to get both. I know I’m going to have lots of fun styling these beauties season after season.

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Affordable Decorating is all in the Details

Another simple update I made to this room was adding this cool industrial table lamp. This oil-rubbed bronze cage lamp finishes the look of the desk effortlessly, and at only $26.92 it’s a real value. Shop Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart to find your perfect lamps. They have a large selection at walmart.com.

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Make it Cozy for Fall

One of my favorite additions to this fall restyle has to be these gorgeous Better Homes & Gardens Handcrafted Banded Loop Decorative Throw Pillows. Can you believe they were only $19.98 each? They look and feel like other brands that cost literally five times as much. Unbelievable.

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neutral textured poof blanket pillow

Pictured here is my new cozy pom-pom throw. I love the look of throws. They warm up any space. But my family really loves them too. No matter what month it is, they are always wrapping themselves in these blankets, and it makes me happy to see them using my decor. This stylish cozy throw is only $16.00. Now that’s a bargain. Here you can also see a picture of the smaller lantern size. It’s only $12.84 from Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart.

Affordable Style Makes Me Giddy

Such affordable style really does make me a little giddy.

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  1. La Donna Sullivan says:

    The room looks fantastic, love all the items chosen for the media room, perfect, & on a budget! You’re good! πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜Š

  2. karen says:

    I love your picks! The media center and pillows are my favorite!

  3. Karen says:

    Can you provide the vendor for the curtains ?

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Hi Karen,

      I didn’t include the vendor for several reasons: a) it was a post sponsored by Better Homes and Gardens and b) they are discontinued. So, not much help. I purchased them from Bed, Bath & Beyond and went back to get another set and they’re no longer making them. I guess I got their last. So sorry. Hope you are enjoying our blog and that you will continue to visit us. Stay tuned for lots of fun holiday inspiration on its way! Blessings, Julie & Jodie

  4. Mandy says:

    Eep! I am on a mad search for a living room rug (I wrote a whole post about it here: https://mandyjackson.com/2018/10/09/choosing-a-rug-for-the-living-room/) and have been eyeballing this one!! My only hesitation is, from the listing pictures, it looks like it may be on the thin side… could you tell me if it’s heavy enough to stay down on its own without additional padding, and not slip around?
    This room looks so cozy – love the way you mix styles! 😍

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Hi Mandy,
      It is thick enough to not slip around, especially if you place furniture on top of it. Thanks for the compliment. My family is loving the updates to the space, and everyone thinks the rug is soft and enjoyable. (They are pretty picky!)
      Blessings, Julie

  5. Anita Godina says:

    Where are your scrolls?

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Hi Anita,
      The scrolls are available in our blog shop. Actually, you can click on any one of the scroll styles and you’ll be taken to all the choices currently available. Happy Shopping, Julie & Jodie

  6. Kim says:

    I love this beautiful Fall look so much. All of the pieces you shared are so pretty and very budget friendly!! Love this post!!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Kim, Thank you so much for that kind reply! We love to hear that you enjoyed. We are always trying to share great ways to create a beautiful home without breaking the budget. We sure hope you continue to enjoy our blog. Blessings, Julie & Jodie

  7. Marsha says:

    Love the media centre. Perhaps the lamps should be on the other side of the plants.

  8. Renae says:

    So many fun ideas. Happy Fall!

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