Fall is the time of year when many students are moving into dorms or apartments. Shopping for your new pad is exciting but can be a challenge. You want to create an attractive and functional space but probably have a tight budget. Luckily, there are plenty of places to find inexpensive décor and essentials to make your place feel like home. Read on for our best fall finds for your dorm or apartment.*
Fall Décor Finds
Don’t be intimidated by fall décor inspiration you see online. You can make your home feel like autumn with just a few key, simple items – no design experience required.
Twinkle lights are trending and for good reason- they make make any space feel cozy. Fall is the perfect time to hang up twinkle lights and curl up with a good book. For just under $18, Twinkle Star string lights will instantly transform your space.
Nothing says fall like a pumpkin scented candle. Candles can be expensive, but Sweet Water candles cost just $20 and have a burn time of 40 hours. One candle can last all season in a small space. And the simple glass jar blends with any décor.
Everyone needs a nice throw blanket for fall. Drape it over your couch, chair or place it on your bed for an extra pop of color. The popular LOMAO throw blanket comes in a variety of colors and is machine washable for easy care.
Throw pillows are an essential part of home décor, even for the minimalist. If you don’t want to buy a lot of different pillows for each season, go for pillow covers. Covers offer flexibility and will allow for more room in your home. Just buy the pillow inserts and choose the covers you like. AENEY’s simple fall décor pillow covers are a great choice for most any fall themed room.
An ottoman pouf adds to the cozy fall feel of a room and can be used for additional seating or a footrest. The Fernish pouf is just the right size for a small apartment or dorm and comes in a variety of colors (including pumpkin orange!) to match any theme.
Having trouble finding inexpensive wall décor? Farmhouse interchangeable signs can be used throughout the year – a great budget find that also saves space. You’ll get ten signs for the price of one, including signs for Christmas, Easter, Spring and Summer.
Don’t forget the kitchen when decorating for fall. Some decorative towels will make your kitchen area feel like fall. The Artoid Mode tea towels come in a set of four, are ultra absorbent and are made from soft, durable material that will last for years. And with simple black, white and orange colors they work for any design preference.
Welcome guests with a cute fall entrance mat. Not only does an entry mat provide a good first impression, but it helps keep your floors clean by providing a place for everyone to wipe their shoes.
Essential Fall Finds
Although spring is associated with cleaning, fall is a great time to organize and refresh your home. This fall, invest in items that will make your life easier.
While scrolling through Pinterest or Instagram, it’s easy to notice the trendy décor. However, the less exciting essentials are just as important to making you feel more comfortable. Nice bath towels don’t have to cost a lot. Ariv’s highly rated cotton towels are soft, absorbent and budget friendly. A $30 set of four can last you years – a great investment for any student or first time renter.
Another essential for any apartment or dorm is a handheld vacuum. It’s perfect for cleaning small spaces and doesn’t take up a lot of room. At less than $30, the beyond Cordless handheld vacuum from Black + Decker makes a smart choice for anyone with a small budget.
The AFROG LED desk lamp works for students and professionals who need an organized, functional work area. It not only acts as a phone charger, but also has five color modes and brightness levels plus an auto off timer. At less than $35, this sleek and tech-advanced desk lamp is a steal.
Save counter space by hanging your keys and mail on the wall. The wall mount mail organizer from mDesign comes with two baskets for mail or other paperwork plus hooks for keys, masks or jewelry.
The OAIHOMY woven decorative laundry basket serves as both a clothes hamper and storage for throw pillows, linens or blankets. With an attractive, neutral design it blends with any color scheme so you don’t have to hide it away in your closet.
Get organized this fall with the 21 piece set of drawer organizers from Kootek. The set has a variety of shapes and sizes for storing office supplies, utensils, cosmetics, jewelry and more. Drawer organizers don’t just make your drawers look neater, they also help you find items quickly, making your daily routines less stressful.
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