50 Fall Decor Updates for $5, $15, $30

You can't put a price on the beauty of fall, but you can recreate it at home for as little as $5—and no more than $30—with our picks for the best budget-friendly fall decor. A tableau of tantalizing table toppers, awe-inspiring artworks, and other rustic regalia awaits, so click on.

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  1. Statement-Making Pillow Cover

    Pumpkin and spice pillow

    Pumpkins, warm spices, and a cozy spot—that's what autumn is made of. Give homage to all three when you accent beds, sofas, or lounge chairs with this polyester pillowcase embroidered with a catchy seasonal slogan. The 18-by-18-inch dimensions offer a spacious home for standard square pillows—simply unzip the color-matching zipper, slide in a pillow insert, and cozy up to a restful night's sleep or a daytime nap. Available on Amazon; $2.88.

    Related: The Best Armchairs You Can Buy on a Budget

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  2. Top It Off

    Leaf bottle stopper

    An affordable addition to the kitchen drawer of any wine connoisseur, this copper-finished iron wine bottle stopper keeps vinos fresh and flavorful, while adding a seasonal touch to any space thanks to its ornate leaf topper. The accompanying organza-wrapped gift box with laser-leaf detailing makes it the perfect present for anyone who loves the cozy fall. Available at Bed Bath & Beyond; $3.99.

    Related: 11 Weird Ways to Use Wine

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  3. Double-Duty Napkin Ring

    Napkin ring

    Guests can scooch up to the Thanksgiving dinner table in style with this set of two-in-one napkin ring and placeholders. A festive trio of decorative pumpkins, leaves, and fall fleurs is cleverly arranged around the napkin ring to serve as a clip for holding the name tag of each member of your holiday entourage. Available on Bed Bath & Beyond; $4.49 for a set of 4. 

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  4. Perfectly Plaid

    Plaid placemat

    Watch autumn unfold on your dining table when you top it with these seasonally-vogue plaid placemats with playful frayed edges. The 19-by-13-inch table topper, spun with cotton in inviting crimson, mahogany, and gold tones, works for holiday or everyday use and protects delicate surfaces from food splashes and dinnerware scratches. Available at Pier 1 Imports; $4.95.

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  5. Welcoming Watercolor Print

    Pumpkin print

    Spruce up your entryway or end tables with this fall-friendly handmade print sporting a watercolor pumpkin and a "Happy Harvest" greeting. You can snag the 8-by-10-inch pumpkin print already rendered on high-quality cardstock, or download a digital copy and print it on a material of your choice. Pop the print into your favorite frame and hang it on the wall to showcase the simple pleasures of the season. Available on Etsy; $4.99.

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  6. Cheery Fall Print

    Happy fall

    Why splurge on pricey artwork for your gallery wall or entryway display when you can DIY this frugal fall print in minutes? Download the high-resolution "Happy Fall Y'all" pumpkin print in an 8-by-10-inch or 16-by-20-inch portrait size, print it on your choice of photo paper, then frame it and park it on an empty console table for an instant burst of color. Available on Etsy; $5.00.


    Related: 8 Things You Never Thought to Frame But Should

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  7. Pleasant Pumpkin Spice

    Soy candle

    Pumpkin is the scent of the season, and one of the best ways to invite it into your home is to light up this long-lasting miniature pumpkin and spice candle. The aromatic paraffin and soy wax votive burns for up to ten hours yet leaves zero mess on table tops thanks to tin packaging featuring colorful seasonal flora. Available at Target; $5.69.

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  8. Berry-Clad Candle Ring

    Candle ring

    Placing an ordinary pillar candle at the center of this nature-inspired candle ring is all it takes to turn it into the focal point of the mantel, dining table, or end table. The rustic ring incorporates a variety of familiar fall sights as decorative flourishes, from wild berries to delicate gold leaves. Available at Cost Plus World Market; $6.99.

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  9. Timeless Tapestry

    Table runner

    Plaid is a timeless tapestry throughout the year, making this checkered table runner as fit for a weeknight barbecue at the backyard picnic table as it is for Thanksgiving dinner at the family dining table. The playful orange-and-white runner covers tables that seat between four and eight. No matter the size of your guest list, the machine-washable pure cotton fabric accessory makes post-meal clean up a cinch. Available on Amazon; $8.99.

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  10. Farmhouse Pumpkins

    Burlap pumpkins

    If you can't carve out time in your schedule to carve your own decorative pumpkins this fall, consider scooping up these handmade fabric pumpkins to display around your house. You can nab the bespoke burlap-and-jute pumpkins in one of four sizes and 11 color options—because who said pumpkins had to be orange? Available on Etsy; $8.99 and up.

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  11. Rustic Hanging Shelf

    Rustic wood shelf

    Create an alluring focal point in a space-starved interior by propping up fall floral arrangements, picture frames, or personal mementos on this handmade hanging shelf. Made of walnut-stained wood, the 18-by-5.5-inch shelf boosts the style and function of do-nothing walls while serving as a daily reminder of the natural beauty of fall. Available on Etsy; $9.00 and up.

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  12. Pumpkin-Painted Stemware

    Pumpkin stemware

    Why wait for the autumn pumpkin harvest when you can showcase the glamorous gourd on your table right now with this pumpkin-painted stemware set? Whether your fall beverage of choice is red wine or apple cider, the hand-blown glass goblet and stemless chalice boast wide mouths and lively patterns that appeal to those with sophisticated tastes, but playful personalities. Available at Pier 1 Imports; $9.95-10.95.

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  13. No-Fray Pillow Covers

    Fall pillow

    The crafty seamstress behind these eye-popping cotton pillow covers employed serged seams to avoid frayed edges, one of the peskiest pitfalls of pillowcases. Beyond their crafty tailoring, perhaps their best feature is the fanciful floral print—an invigorating blend of autumnal colors. Showcasing it is as simple as inserting a cushion into the pillow cover and throwing the pillow onto a sofa, chair, or bed. Available on Etsy; $10.00 and up.

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  14. Dip-Dyed Mug

    Speckled mug

    Cobalt blue and speckled ivory paint combine forces to achieve the regal dip-dyed effect seen on this terra-cotta mug. The footed base and ergonomically-friendly handle add style and stability to your early morning cup of Joe. Of course, its 5-by-4.5-inch dimensions can hold ample amounts of any beverage of your choosing, at any time of day. Available at West Elm; $10.00.

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  15. Colorful Corncobs

    Indian corn

    Multicolored kernels make these flint (or Indian) corncobs a mesmerizing option for a fall tabletop centerpiece, candle ring, or wreath. Thanks to the low water content of flint corn, and consequently, their resistance to freezing, the decorative cobs are as apt for outdoor use as they are for the indoors. Choose from three grades of corn either with or without husks—the more you collect, the more colors and patterns you can add to your decor since no two cobs look the same! Available on Etsy; $10.99 and up.

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  16. Golden Corral

    Pumpkin place card holder

    Loved ones won't have to vie for a place at your table when you set out these gold pumpkin-lookalike place card holders for Thanksgiving dinner or fall gatherings. The stem of each resin pumpkin holds a color-coordinated place card with gold-foil trim for printing the names on your guest list. With 12 place card holders available in a set, you can personalize mealtime for a dozen family members or friends. Available at Target; $11.19.


    Related: Set the Table with 9 Thanksgiving DIYs

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  17. Pumpkin Plates

    Pumpkin plates

    Your dinnerware collection isn't complete without this set of four salad plates in the shape of everyone's favorite fall gourd. As if plucked straight from a patch of heirloom pumpkins, the pretty pair of red and yellow ceramic plates bears textured vertical veins and leaf embellishments to perk up mealtime. Available on Wayfair; $11.88.

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  18. Autumnal Glow

    Faux birch candles

    Invite the outdoors in by placing these faux-bois pillar candles with a birch-lookalike finish on your mantel or dining table. Unlike traditional candles, the flameless battery-powered design can burn brightly for up to 500 hours thanks to a flickering LED located in the center of each luminary. The auto-shut-off feature conveniently turns the faux flames off after four, six, or eight hours (depending on the model) to conserve battery life. Available at Grandin Road; $12.00-19.00.

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  19. Stake Your Claim

    Moscow mule chalkboard mugs

    Tired of mistaking your mug for another's at a party or gathering? Personalize it with chalk! This heavy-duty set of two Moscow mule mugs adorned with chalkboard paint makes the task easy. Scrawl your name or your favorite motto onto the chalkboard thought bubble of the mug with the included chalk pieces, fill the mug with your favorite beverage, then drink up! The lacquer-coated copper construction of the 16-ounce mugs keeps drinks cold while resisting everyday scratches and weathering. Available on Wayfair; $12.99 for a set of 2.

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  20. Autumn Banner

    Autum banner

    Hang it on an empty wall, drape it over a door, or wrap it around a wreath—the decorating possibilities are endless for this for this fall-friendly garland. Jute rope lined with felt leaves in a warm seasonal color palette contributes to a memorable fall vignette for the home interior or exterior. Available at Cost Plus World Market; $12.99.

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  21. Jolt of Java

    Coffee firestarter

    The only thing better than a roaring fire on a cool autumn night is a roaring, coffee-scented fire. With these coffee-infused firestarters made from 100 percent recycled materials, you can infuse your hearth with the scintillating scent of java in three easy steps: Place a single pod from the package into your fireplace, scatter wood around the pod, then light a corner of the pod to ignite a fragrant fire. Available on UncommonGoods; $13.00.


    Related: 11 Super Simple Ways to Make Your House Smell Fresh

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  22. Pumpkin Spice, Twice as Nice

    Pumpkin spice towel

    What’s that fragrance in the autumn breeze? Why, it’s pumpkin spice, of course, the scent of which is everywhere as the days grow shorter. Add a bit of calorie-free pumpkin spice to your kitchen with a pair of cute cotton dishtowels decorated with mugs, cinnamon sticks, and of course, pumpkins. Available at Kohl’s; $13.99 (currently on sale for $6.99).

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  23. Set Your Fall Table

    Napkin ring

    When you have napkin rings as special as these celebratory beauties, you’ll be tempted to use them every day, not just on special occasions like Thanksgiving. And why not? Handmade in Bulgaria from natural twisted wood tied together with raffia and decorated with tiny embellishments, the set of four autumnal napkin rings is a surefire way to set the mood at your fall table. Available on Etsy; $14.64 and up.

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  24. Shed Some Light

    Pumpkin candle lights

    A little bit retro, and a whole lot of autumnal, this small handblown glass pumpkin holds a single tealight to cast a pretty glow across your dining table, dresser top, mantel, or anywhere else you fancy a touch of fall flair. The amber and teal glass candleholder is topped with a small vine of gold-tone wrought iron for a bit of curlicue whimsy. Available at Pier 1 Imports; $14.95.


    Related: 30 Easy Painted Pumpkins to Perk Up Your Halloween

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  25. Tufted Pumpkin Rug

    Pumpkin rug

    There's no better way to welcome the arrival of fall—or your guests—than to place this 34-by-20-inch rug in interior doorways. A pleasing color palette of orange, black, and green keeps eyes glued to the rug's fanciful pumpkin design, while the half-inch tufted pile adds a spring to your step as you cross over the threshold into the great outdoors. Available at Target; $14.99.


    Related: 7 Things Every Entryway Needs

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  26. Back to Nature

    Wood slice coasters

    Autumn is a celebration of nature, and how better to bring the beauty of the great outdoors into your home than with rustic slices of thick-cut wood. This set of four natural mango wood coasters, cut straight from the branch and then sealed with a protective coating to resist moisture, bring a unique touch of fall to your dining or coffee table. Available at Cost Plus World Market; $14.99.


    Related:  9 Inventive Ways to Decorate with Tree Trunks, Branches, and Twigs

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  27. Fallen Leaves

    Leaves floor mat

    Even if you don’t live in an area known for fall color, you can still enjoy autumn’s glory with a gray kitchen rug decorated with fall leaves in their traditional hues. This 20” by 34” rug is handmade of 100% cotton with a cotton/latex backing. A cute way to spruce up your kitchen and add a bit of softness underfoot. Available at Target; $14.99 (currently on sale for $13.49).


    Related: 10 Area Rugs You Can Actually Afford

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  28. Pumpkin Platter

    Serving plate and spreader

    When it’s time for appetizers, why not set the scene with a vintage-inspired ceramic pumpkin plate and spreader set? Just the thing for a cheese plate, bread with dip, cookies, candies, or your favorite finger foods. Although it's perfect for any holiday party, you’ll be tempted to use it “just because,” as well. Available at Target; $14.99.


    Related: Set the Table with 9 Thanksgiving DIYs

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  29. Cut Zzz’s, Not Trees

    Log pillow

    Ready to sleep like a log? Or add a touch of lumberjack style to your couch? Then you’ll love this Log Lumbar Pillow. Filled with microbeads for a squishy, adjustable feel, and printed with a realistic log image, it’s the perfect prop to support your lower back while you sit up reading, or catch a wink of sleep. Plus, this woodland-inspired pillow is the perfect size for travel. Available from Houzz; $14.99.


    Related: 10 Simple Ingredients for a Very Comfortable Bed

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  30. Candle in the Windows

    Lanterns

    Light up your windows with the glow of candle flame when you set these intriguingly designed steel Ventana luminaries in your front parlor. You can gently bend the window squares in or out to manipulate the flicker of light just the way you like it, and then enjoy the dancing shadows and sparkles on nearby surfaces. Available on UncommonGoods; $15.00.


    Related: 14 New Uses for Old Candles

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  31. Autumn Smiles in the Kitchen

    Pumpkin tea towel

    Vintage flair with a touch of whimsy, this cotton/linen-blend tea towel is screen-printed with the words, “Love you more than pumpkin flavored everything,” along with plenty of pumpkins for your autumn kitchen. Although it’s safe to machine wash, you might think it’s too cute to actually use as a tea towel, and just leave it on display. Available at Anthropologie; $16.00.


    Related: 10 Things Always to Keep Near Your Kitchen Sink

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  32. Easy-Tie Linen Napkins

    Linen tie napkins

    You don't have to be an origami artist to fold one of these napkins like a pro; simply fold or roll it, then tie it and forget it! Free of fuss, each of the four pure linen napkins in the set features an energizing but understated orange hue coupled with sewn-in white linen ties. Their casual look and convenience make the napkins the ideal choice of table linens for a weeknight family meal or informal holiday get-together. Available at Cost Plus World Market; $16.76.


    Related: This Thanksgiving, Fit Everyone at the Table

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  33. Chase Away the Chill

    Throw blanket

    Autumn nights can be chilly, but you’ll be snug and warm wrapped in the Cenda Throw Blanket. With its Southwestern design, neutral color scheme, and fuzzy flannel-knit microfiber material, this is the blanket you’ll reach for over and over again while curling up to binge watch the latest TV. Toss it over the back of the couch when you aren’t using it; at 50” long by 60” wide it’s big enough to add a hefty dose of fall style to your living room. Available on Wayfair; $17.99.

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  34. Pumpkin Soup Bowls

    Pumpkin soup bowls

    Leave a savory fall surprise for your lunch or dinner guests in these earthenware soup bowls fashioned after heirloom pumpkins. When dinner guests lift the lids on the irresistible table toppers, they'll find that that the pumpkins aren't simply darling pieces of decor, but spacious bowls filled with pumpkin bisque, hearty chowder, or your favorite soup. Available on Wayfair; $17.99.


    Related: 11 Totally Unexpected Uses for a Crockpot

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  35. Picture This

    Rustic wood frames

    Been wondering what to do with all of those great photos on your phone? Get them off Instagram and into your home! With the rustic beauty of this handmade reclaimed cedar wood picture frame, you finally have a reason to print them out. Use the frame to show off photos of family gatherings, holiday celebrations, or your much-needed fall getaway vacation. Available on Etsy; $18.00 and up.


    Related: 10 Artful Uses for Old Frames

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  36. Coffee to Go

    Fall pumpkin campfire mug

    It can be hard to get moving on those chilly fall mornings, so why not fuel up on your favorite hot caffeine with this extra-big “Hello Pumpkin” mug? Handmade from ceramic, then painted orange with a black lip and black and white speckles all around, the oversize, 15-ounce mug has a cheerful message for every early riser. Available on Etsy; $18.00.


    Related: 10 Life-Changing Buys to Help You Survive Winter Mornings

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  37. One Perfect Tree

    Autumn tree kitchen towel

    Decorated with just one perfect tree decked out in its autumn best, this cotton/poly dishtowel adds a subtle touch of fall to your kitchen. Why bother with a plain dishtowel when you can have one this lovely? Available on Hayneedle; $19.00.


    Related: 9 Ways You’re Loading the Dishwasher Wrong

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  38. Pumpkin Gardening

    Succulent in pumpkin

    Blend together the red-hot gardening trend of succulents with the traditional fall motif of pumpkins, and you get the unexpected delightfulness of this little faux succulent garden. The pumpkin is crafted of realistically painted Styrofoam, so you’ll be able to display this little harvest accent year after year. Available at Pottery Barn; $19.50.


    Related: 11 Creatively Stylish Ways to Display Succulents

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  39. Macramé for Today

    Macrame hanging

    Think macramé was left behind with shag carpeting and avocado green appliances in the 1970s? Well, it’s back, and this time, it’s good for far more than just hanging plant holders. The cozy textile is a great way to add texture to your walls this autumn. Take for instance this lovely macramé wall hanging. Crafted in Turkey from pure cotton rope, and full of fringe and interesting knots, the tapestry measures 8” wide by 26” long from the dowel to the end of the fringe—just the right height to make a big statement. Available on Etsy; $19.87.


    Related: 9 DIY Ways to Redo Your Walls—Without Paint

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  40. Sip the Autumn Warmth

    Copper mug

    Hot chocolate, coffee, tea, hot spiced cider, or fall cocktails: whatever brings you sipping pleasure, you’ll find it tastes even better in the warm glow of this copper-plated stainless steel mug. The insulating layer of air between the double walls means your hands won’t feel the heat as you drink your favorite beverage. The classic and simply styled mug holds eight ounces and is hand-wash only. Available from Williams-Sonoma; $19.95.

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  41. Wreath of Plenty

    Candle wreath

    Celebrate the season's bounty with this overflowing candle wreath. The harvest beauty is loaded with real pinecones and faux berries, fruit, acorns, and leaves, and includes a glass tea light holder in the center. The colorful cornucopia is the perfect accent for your fall dining table, fireplace mantel, or coffee table. Available on Wayfair; $19.99.


    Related: 29 Bewitching Ways to Decorate a Pumpkin

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  42. Mad for Fall Plaid

    Plaid throw

    Plaid is a traditional fall pattern, and orange is a traditional fall color, so why not combine the two for the ultimate fall treat? This soft, 100% cotton throw blanket is solid orange on one side, but turn it over to reveal a touch of playful plaid. Toss it over the back of your couch or armchair, or use it for a bit of extra warmth on chilly fall nights. At 50” by 60”, it’s big enough for snuggling. Available on Wayfair; $20.99.

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  43. Welcome Fall Without the Mud

    Triad boot scraper doormat

    In most parts of the country, autumn means rain, and rain means mud. But with this coconut husk doormat, you can easily scrape that mud off your shoes so it won’t track into your home. The steel frame keeps the mat sturdy, and the coconut fiber stands up to harsh conditions. Plus, the interesting angles of the design add style to a utilitarian item. Available from Houzz; $21.99.


    Related: 14 DIY Doormats That Step Up the Style

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  44. Life of the Party

    Table runner

    If you want to set a stunning scene on your Thanksgiving or other autumn tablescape, you need a table runner as magnificent as the glorious fall leaves that typify this time of year. And that’s just what you’ll get with this beautiful 60” by 14” Autumn Harvest Table Runner. Made of polyester, and safe for machine washing, the runner’s border is delicately embroidered with leaves, acorns, pumpkins, and gourds in autumn colors. Available on Amazon; $23.10.

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  45. Hold It

    Madras basekts

    Baskets are handy any time of year, but they are especially nice during the fall, as their natural texture, materials, and colors reflect the splendors of the autumn season. Use this 11” wide by 14” deep by 9.5” high handcrafted madras basket to hold pinecones for an autumn display, or use it around the house to hold hand towels, mail, toiletries, or other necessities. Available at Cost Plus World Market; $24.99.


    Related: 13 Unexpected Uses for Baskets

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  46. Fall Says Welcome Home

    Orange leaves doormat

    Welcome guests—or yourself—home with this colorful 100% coir and vinyl-backed doormat. Its pattern of fall leaves in hot and cheery hues will light up your front porch and chase away any cloudy-day doldrums. Plus, it will keep dirt, fallen leaves, and moisture from tracking into your house. Available on Hayneedle; $23.98.


    Related: 10 Ways to Buy Better Curb Appeal for Under $50

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  47. Fall Sophistication

    Colorful throw blanket

    Here’s a throw blanket with the traditional autumn hues, but instead of the expected pumpkins, leaves, or other fall motifs, it’s woven in a simple striped pattern that lends itself to just about any contemporary decorating theme. Made of 100% cotton, the throw is 50” by 60”—just large enough for snuggling under on the couch or tossing over a chair’s back for a touch of fall color. Available at Target; $24.99 (currently on sale for $18.74).

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  48. Open Your Door to Autumn

    Fall twig and puff ball wreath

    Wreaths aren’t just for Christmas; they are a beautiful way to welcome all of the seasons through the year. And when it is fall’s turn to take center stage, your door will become the star with this spectacular autumn wreath. Made of a mix of natural and manmade materials, the 21”-diameter wreath is adorned with fuzzy puffballs in a range of fall colors. It’s safe for indoor use, or outdoors in a protected location. Available at Cost Plus World Market; $24.99.


    Related: Deck the Doors: 10 Wreaths for Autumn Decorating

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  49. Festive Salad Plates

    Salad plates

    Add festive flair to mealtime with this set of four autumn-inspired ceramic plates printed with lifelike wild berries, pine cones, acorns, and fallen leaves. The trio of small, eight-inch plates with ebony trim is ideal for serving salads or appetizers, while the larger 19.75-inch plate with olive-green trim can comfortably fit your preferred main entree and sides. Available on Wayfair; $25 for a set of 4 (currently on sale for $14.99).

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  50. Autumn Gets Bold

    Throw pillows

    Who said fall decor needed to be in dark or muddy earth tones? Instead, celebrate the changing of the seasons with a striking lumbar pillow in a medley of orange, gray, purple, and pink. As eco-friendly as it is beautiful, the indoor/outdoor pillow is woven from polyester thread made from recycled bottles. Soft, comfortable, and eco-conscious, it’s the perfect way to add a touch of fall flair anywhere you need a dash of color. Available at Cost Plus World Market; $29.99.

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