By the first of September, I am done with the summer heat and anxiously await the arrival of autumn! Refreshingly cool air, warm bonfires, firey colored leaves, and – of course – PUMPKIN EVERYTHING! I have already had three pumpkin spice lattes, and I’m not even a little bit ashamed to admit it.
However, one of my favorite aspects of the changing season is being able to swap out summer trinkets for cozier fall decorations, and, doing so on a budget! (Who doesn’t love finding great deals?!)
So here is my annual roundup for the top ten fall decor items you need for this season, even if you’re on a tight budget. (I added a few “bonuses” as well because there were just too many cute fall decorations!)
Most of the following items are also eligible for Amazon Prime’s two-day delivery, so get ready to decorate! Click on any of the images or hyperlinked text in red to see the product details and shop now.
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1. “Happy Fall” Garden Flag
This watercolor hanging garden flag is SO cute and perfect for anyone who loves a pop of color.It is legible on both sides, so your visitors can be welcomed, and you, too, can enjoy looking at it from inside your home!
If you are searching for a garden flag closer to a traditional autumn color scheme, check out this one (with pumpkins!) or this one (it also says, “Happy Fall, Y’all” and has a cute leaf design!)
All three flags require a stand; if you don’t have one, here’s a link.
2. “I Love You More Than Pumpkin Anything” Towel
If you’re anything like me, your kitchen is likely brimming with pumpkin-flavored goodies from September through November. This dish towel was made for us! Now, you could use this 100% cotton, machine-washable towel for actually doing dishes, but I think it would make a great decor-piece as well, hanging from your oven door or draped across a buffet or bar.
Something this witty deserves to be seen by more than the inside of your mugs. 😉
3. Maple Tree Throw Pillow Cover
This cotton/linen throw pillow cover would be a perfect autumn home for your 18″ x 18″ pillows. The bicycle and blowing leaves are a stylish and creative decor element, and the vibrant colors are so welcoming. There are
literally a million thirty-two design options from this Amazon seller, so be sure to check out all of your choices by clicking the photo or hyperlinked text above.
If you don’t have a pillow insert, here’s one that will fit!
(See number ten below for another pillow cover that I LOVE!)
These faux acorn props are made true-to-size from a foam bottom attached to a natural acorn cap, and come in a mixed-color package quantity of 70! I imagine these scattered across the dinner table or placed in glass vases as stylish fall decorations. They look real, but you don’t have to worry about the nut going bad and making a smelly mess!
I also liked this large, faux-metallic finished acorn centerpiece, however, it quickly went out of stock! I wanted to share the link regardless, in case the seller received more.
5. Hot Apple Pie Candle
This soy/blend wax candle has a lead-free wick and burns for 100-hours, which means your home can be filled with the sweet scent of fresh-baked apple pie all season long! The Our Own Candle Company is based in the USA and promises a long-lasting, high-quality candle with no wasted wax.
Buyer Beware: Prepare to disappoint your family when they come home, take one whiff, and think you actually baked an apple pie. 😉
See #9 and #13 for more candle options!!
6. Fall Banner
7. Fall Leaves Guest Hand Towels
These autumn disposable towels are perfect in the bathroom or kitchen for guests to use at your next party! (Plus, eliminating a single “guest towel” and opting for disposable ones allows each person to use a clean towel and prevent the spread of germs during chilly flu season!)
They can also be used at the table as napkins! The festive, colorful design makes for such a pretty place setting.
Here is a similar style, but featuring a beautiful display of pumpkins, apples, and pinecones instead of leaves.
8. Autumn-Colored Paper Straws
These fun paper straws come in a mixed pack of 100 and feature three autumn color stripes: Pumpkin, Apricot, and Chocolate! Whether you are serving iced punch or warm pumpkin lattes, the straws are FDA approved for hot and cold beverages.
If you have never used paper straws before, just be aware they are biodegradable and can become a bit flimsy after continued use. They work best with thin liquids (avoid milkshake-like consistencies).
Here is a link to another set of autumn paper straws; these come in a 25-pack but feature cute polka dots and zig-zag patterns in addition to stripes.
9. Root Brand Travel Candle Tin in Pumpkin Spice
This 4-ounce, beeswax-blend candle is enhanced with essential oils to fill your home with the warm scent of Starbucks in the fall… otherwise known as “Pumpkin Spice”. What really caught my eye with this candle is the adorable bronzed “honeycomb” tin, complete with a lid to gift or travel with!
Root is another USA based company (from Ohio!) which has its roots going all the way back to 1869. Since then, the candle makers promise subtle fragrances and beautiful color palettes. Check out all of their candles here.
10. Golden Autumn Harvest Dog Lover Pillow Cover
Perhaps there is only one thing we all love more than seasonal coffee flavors and that is a cute pup! This 18″x18″ cotton-linen throw pillow cover is perfect for all of you pet lovers out there! Use this for a seasonal accent in your home, or give it as a house-warming gift for an animal-loving friend!
Here is the link, again, in case you need a pillow to fit inside this cover!
More Fall Decorations to Browse…
I couldn’t keep this list to only ten, so here are some other fall decorations and “add-on” items you may like!
11. Autumn Greetings Hanging Plaque
Welcome friends to your home with a cheery “Autumn Greetings” plaque for your front door. This small sign is bursting with color and printed with beautiful sunflowers; it’s a great transition piece from summer into the cooler weather.
12. Fall Flourish Paper Napkins
13. Vanilla Maple Tea Light Candles
If you prefer a more low-key autumn scent (or if you just need a plain ‘ol break from Pumpkin) try these vanilla maple candles!
The half-ounce cups each burn for approximately five hours and would look great in any small candleholders you already have at home!
14. Pinecone Dishtowel
This pinecone dishtowel has such a nice print! Though the material is relatively thin, this would be a nice seasonal accent, especially if your home is decorated with a more neutral color scheme.
The towel is made of 100% cotton and is machine-washable.
I hope you enjoyed this seasonal round-up of the best budget fall decorations on Amazon. Leave me a comment below and let me know what your favorite fall decoration is – whether on this list or not! 🙂
If you’d like to read my last autumn-themed post, check it out here: DIY Fall Faux-Floral Arrangements!
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