25 Fall Home Essentials You Can Buy at the Dollar Store
You won't be-leaf these fall dollar store deals.
The leaves are changing, the days are getting shorter, and before you know it, we'll be donning our Halloween costumes and shopping for holiday gifts. And with autumn officially upon us, there's no better time to start turning your home into a fall wonderland, too. And luckily, you don't need a giant budget to do so. We've rounded up the best dollar store home décor for the season, each piece guaranteed to have visions of jack-o'-lanterns and PSLs dancing in your head. (And while these items are certainly budget-friendly, you may have to buy multiples to score these amazing deals online!) And for more great ways to celebrate the season, check out these 40 Super Fun Ways to Decorate Your House This Fall.
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These fuzzy pillows
One of the best things about fall is curling up on the couch with some blankets and pillows and watching a movie. Even if you don't have a massive budget, you can still make your living room a whole lot cozier with the addition of these fuzzy pillows, which are just $5 apiece. And if you want to know which décor you'd be better off avoiding, check out the 40 Ugliest Interior Design Trends of All Time.
This artificial succulent
While your garden may be looking a bit worse for wear by the time fall rolls around, that doesn't mean you need to forgo the look of fresh greenery in your home. This faux succulent won't leave you beholden to a watering schedule, but can still brighten up your space in seconds. And for some plants you shouldn't make space for, check out these 30 Plants You Should Never Bring Into Your Home.
This pumpkin plaque
Not every fall decoration has to be complex. This hanging leaf plaque works perfectly as a door sign or in place of an existing piece of wall art and has a charmingly homemade look to it.
This glittery pumpkin
Decorating for Halloween can be a bit more elegant than littering your house with severed limbs and skeletons. This six-inch glitter pumpkin decoration, which comes in brown, white, gold, and black, is a fun and festive way to decorate for the holiday without turning your home into a horror movie set.
These jewel tone plush blankets
If you want to keep warm this fall without resorting to wearing your winter coat indoors, then stock up on these jewel tone plush blankets. They're a steal at just $5 each.
This "Happy Harvest" sign
If you're eager to add to your Thanksgiving decorations without putting another turkey on your table, consider this "Happy Harvest" sign from Hollar. While it's an inexpensive way to give your home a distinctly fall feel, nobody will believe it you when you tell them you spent just $2 on it.
This pumpkin pet house
Though you may not be able to count on Fido to scatter leaves or drape garland, you can still get your furry friend in on the fall fun with this adorable pumpkin pet house.
This rustic candle holder
Give your home some instant seasonal appeal with an LED tea light and one of these adorable lantern-inspired candle cabinets to set the mood. And for more charming ways to spruce up your space, check out the 20 Best Vintage Home Design Trends You Should Try.
This pumpkin-scented candle
Yes, there is an easy way to give your home an autumnal aroma all season without constantly brewing homemade pumpkin spice lattes. This pumpkin carving candle is just a few bucks and comes with a satisfaction guarantee and a yearlong return period in case you find it less pleasing than you'd hoped.
These loose harvest leaves
Love the look of decorating with fall leaves, but don't feel so great about plopping a bunch of dying foliage on your table? These adorable leaves, which come in a burgundy-and-red color combo, are an easy way to add some visual appeal to a table, spruce up a garland, or just clip to your curtains for an unexpected touch.
This pumpkin soap dispenser
Want your bathroom to scream "fall" without sinking a fortune into a new shower curtain and bath mat? This pumpkin soap dispenser gives a hint of seasonality to your space, and at just $4, you won't feel bad if it doesn't become part of your year-round décor.
Decorating the inside of your home for fall can be a pricey proposition as it is, but decorating your exterior space can quickly blow your budget. The good news is these adorable scarecrows can make your lawn look fun for fall without requiring a huge investment of cash.
This holiday jar
Creating a festive tablescape for Thanksgiving or Christmas is easy with a few pieces from your local dollar store. With a tea light inside it and a few festive accents surrounding it—a pumpkin here, a few branches there—this little jar can make a big splash when it comes to your home's fall aesthetic. And if you're gearing up for the holiday season, check out these 23 Gorgeous DIY Decorations That Will Wow Your Family.
These autumnal candles
Love seasonal candles, but don't want to spend a fortune splurging on high-end scents? These adorable candles are just $1 each, but with their seasonal style and sweet smells, like linen, vanilla chai, and white birch, they also make a perfect gift.
These fall placemats
You don't have to wait for Thanksgiving to give your table some seasonal flair. These adorable fall-themed placemats from Dollar Tree are an easy way to make your kitchen feel festive while keeping your surfaces safe from spills and cup rings.
This seasonal potpourri
Even if you don't have time to bake seasonal treats before the holidays are here, you can still enjoy all the aromas of the season by picking up a bag of seasonal potpourri, which comes in scents like spiced pumpkin, fall leaves, cinnamon spice, and warm maple syrup.
This floral display
There's no denying that fresh flowers are expensive—often prohibitively so—and they typically only last a few days before getting tossed. If you want an inexpensive alternative that will look as gorgeous in October as it will in August, snag these faux sunflower and mum bouquets instead.
This wooden pumpkin sign
Incorporating some pumpkin décor into your home for fall doesn't have to mean settling for a jarring palette of orange and black. Case in point: this rustic pumpkin sign can add a little seasonal ambiance to your home without overwhelming your existing décor.
These glittery branches
Don't feel like adding yet another burgundy or yellow leaf to your autumnal home display? No problem! These bright, glittery branches provide an attractive alternative to the traditional seasonal palette.
This "thankful and blessed" sign
Sitting around the Thanksgiving table with your family isn't the only time you should be practicing some gratitude this fall. This adorable pumpkin hanging sign will make your home look Pinterest perfect without breaking the bank. And for some more fall fun, check out these 15 Spook-Tacular Halloween Festivals Around the Country.
These harvest print kitchen towels
Want a subtle nod to your love of the season without putting pumpkins on every empty surface in your home? These harvest-print kitchen towels are the perfect way to incorporate some seasonality into your space without a flashy fall display.
These metallic plastic leaf dishes
Whether you're using them to set out appetizers or as a means of keeping pinecones and other seasonal design elements contained, these plastic leaf dishes are a great way to make any surface in your home look stunning.
These leaf lights
A little seasonal lighting can set the mood when you're trying to make your home look fall-ready. With these leaf lights, you can spruce up a mantle, frame a doorway, or add some fun to the frame of a four-poster bed.
These leaf goblets
While your usual wine glasses may work just as well when fall rolls around, at just $12 per case—that's just $1 per glass—these are just too cute to pass up.
These artificial leaf stems
Your yard may have taken on a dull shade of brown, thanks to the colder weather, but that doesn't mean it needs to look unappealing. Add just a few of these glittery artificial leaves into your soil to brighten up your garden or put them in some floral foam to create an adorable indoor decoration. And for more ways to transform your space for the following season, check out these 33 Genius Ways to Make Your Home So Cozy for Winter.
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