Just a little bit of decoration can go a long way to welcoming the transition of a new season into your home. Though it doesn’t quite feel like fall just yet in the Northeast, everyone is starting to get excited for the changing colors of leaves, holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving and spending cozy evenings indoors. When it starts getting colder out, I know I tend to start spending more and more time indoors, and creating a warm, seasonal atmosphere is important to making me and my guests feel at home and comfortable.
It isn’t difficult to add a few seasonal pieces to your home, but you can be strategic about it. I am trying to create less waste and be more sustainable, so for me, instead of heading to the dollar store to find some fall decor, I’d rather do a DIY project, buy a few pumpkins and gourds that can be composted after they go bad, buy a few versatile statement pieces that I know I will reuse or, head to my local Goodwill® store to find some well-loved treasures for great prices. When decorating, I’ll usually start off in the home section of Goodwill to see what they have that day for inspiration and then base the rest of my decor around what I find. Recently, I’ve been seeing a lot of great art in the home section there, and think that would work nicely in my apartment.
Whatever you decide to base your decor around, remember that you are decorating to make your home more you. You want to be comfortable, so even if you want to do minimal decorations this season that’s okay. It’s your space!
Below are some great set ups (all including items found at Goodwill!) for more fall decor inspiration. Be sure to tag @GoodwillIntl on Instagram with your finds, and you might be featured in an upcoming blog post.
1. Seasonal Art
You guessed it – these stunning autumnal paintings were scooped up at a Goodwill store! You can find beautiful art, prints and frames in the housewares section of many Goodwill stores, it’s definitely something to check out and it’s all priced extremely reasonably too!
2. Accent Furniture
Whether you’re moving or redecorating, it can be unreal to see how expensive accent furniture can be. You want your space to feel like it’s yours and like it is a reflection or extension of yourself and what you like. Trust me, I know. Since I moved back in July I’ve been on the lookout for an accent chair that doesn’t make me cringe at the price tag. In the image above the lucky shopper (and owner of that happy dog) found that accent chair at Goodwill for just $10!
3. Leaning Shelf
I really love this look and think a leaning shelf like the one above can be really flexible for any holiday decor. It’s also the perfect place for plants, foliage and coffee table books. Basically, anything you want highlighted in your apartment should go on this shelf. Here, I think the rattan pumpkin makes the shelf feel really fall while also keeping with the clean minimalist look of the decor. And of course, that was the item found at Goodwill!