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    31 Cheap Things To Give Your Home A Quick Seasonal Refresh

    Spring cleaning has got nothing on a fall rehaul.

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    1. A pumpkin candle for giving a small table or shelf a pinch of festive perfection. 

    small pumpkin candle with stem the lit wick. it sits on a wood tray beside matching candles.
    Le Bon Candles / Etsy

    Le Bon Candles is an Etsy star-seller for a reason! Located in Liverpool, UK, these handmade soy wax candles are unique and down-right lovely. They come in all sorts of themes, shapes, and (you guessed it) scents! 

    Promising review: "I am absolutely in love with these candles! I bought a candle plate separately which they fit perfect on, they look so cute and smell absolutely amazing. They make my whole flat smell like autumn." —Crystal

    Get it from Le Bon Candles on Etsy for $7.12+ (available in three colors and as a set of three). 

    2. cotton knit duvet cover in pumpkin, so you can cover up your old duvet and make your bedroom look like an autumnal dream even if you only sloppily make the bed. Bless.

    mattress on the floor covered in a soft pumpkin colored duvet
    Amazon

    And if you're looking for a great duvet to fill this cover, here's a hypoallergenic option that reviewers love! 

    Promising review: "I have been looking for a terracotta jersey knit duvet cover forever and took a chance with this one. The color is great, a dark terracotta/rust color. It’s soft, but if I had to be knit-picky it isn’t as soft as other jersey knit fabrics I have felt. Shipping was surprisingly fast and the size was perfect for my queen bed. Overall I am happy with my purchase." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $63.09+ (available in three sizes and 19 colors).

    3. A set of ceramic plates with forest critters lounging on fall leaves, squashes, and grasses. Oh my gourd, I want these for Thanksgiving. 

    four plates where each has a different woodland creature. there is a fox, rabbit, squirrel, and hedgehog.
    reviewer image of the squirrel plate on decorated table prepped for a meal

    Promising review: "The plates are standard salad plates. They look lovely on our dinner plates and add a touch of color. They really tied in our fall garland." —Anthony M. Gosset

    Get it from Amazon for $33.99.

    4. hot cider reed diffuser can make your home smell like fresh cooked goodies even if your stovetop usually smells like, um, something burning. 

    the reed diffuser on a decorative tray
    Amazon

    Sweet Water Decor is a woman-owned, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania–based shop that specializes in home decor and hit gifts. 

    Get it from Amazon for $24+ (available in four scents). 

    5. Or, a bag of citrus harvest potpourri to make your home smell like freshly brewed wassail every dang day. 

    bowl of harvest potpourri with orange slices and other dried and preserved natural items
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is the best potpourri I've ever had! 10 out of 10. There are no giant fillers and plenty of orange slices. The scent is fantastic. It came with an extra bottle of oil. The photo doesn’t do it justice. I love it so much I’m buying the Christmas one after posting this review. Awesome company. I love it." —Franny

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99 (available in 12 scents). 

    6. A cozy pillow cover with an autumnal scene fit for a Jane Austen novel. Throw this on a couch, or give it a special spot in your own little reading corner. 

    closeup of pillow cover with vintage illustrated style of people in the forest sharing an autumnal meal
    reviewer image with two of the decorative pillows on a sofa beside beige pillows of the same size

    Don't forget to grab some pillow inserts while you're at it! 

    Promising review: "These are lovely and well-made pillowcases. They go well with my cottage style decor. They shrunk a little when washed, but I actually didn't mind it. They were a little too big for my 18x18 down pillows before I washed and dried them. After washing, they stayed soft and beautiful!" —KS

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in two sizes and several styles). 

    7. Or a set of four linen throw covers so you can cuddle up with some retro, festive fluff this fall. 

    Get pillow inserts if you don't already have some lying around! 

    Promising review: "These pillow covers were EXACTLY what I was looking for! There is nothing I love more than a creepy vintage/retro look in my home for the fall/Halloween season. These are the perfect accent for all of my 1960s blow molds sitting around! I do wish the zippers were a bit more reinforced, but I am overall thrilled with my purchase! I love changing pillow covers seasonally rather than purchasing new pillows as it makes storage and washing a breeze. Buy them!!!" —mamaJen

    Get them from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in four sizes).

    8. A Baroque picture frame that'll add an inviting touch to your entryway. Creating a cozy cottage vibe in your home? Go ahead and leave in the Victorian print that comes with it! 

    Promising review: "This is so very pretty. The gold coloring and the detail on the frame is so pleasing to me. It suits my decor so well. I'm even using the picture that comes in the frame. You can hang the frame on a wall or set it on a tabletop." —Shirley Ann

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in two sizes). 

    9. A pair of felted wool pumpkins — these look like sweater weather and a pumpkin patch had babies. Sigh, your house is gonna look snug as a bug in a rug.

    table setting with tiny fabric pumpkins on top
    Amazon

    Promising review: "These are gorgeous. They are a beautiful felted set of pumpkins. Nicely made. I will be using these for years to come." —Shirl

    Get them from Amazon for $25.99 (available in three colors). 

    10. A desk lamp candle warmer for anyone who wants their home looking warm *and* modern. P.S. this little lamp is a great way for evening out candles that don't melt properly. I learned this last year, and it was a game changer! 

    reviewer's lamp candle warmer on side table beside flowers and a standing lamp
    another review image of a lamp on an empty bedside table

    Promising review: "Truly an amazing find. This candle warmer melts my candles very well. I use this every single day, and I'm very satisfied with the safety of this product. I love the idea of not having soot build up in my room walls, and it's just wonderful to walk into a room and smell the wonderful scent of my candles without the fire. I really, really love this! I would give it a 10 out of five if it were possible! I 1,000% recommend this to anyone looking for a safer alternative to burning and saving tons of money on candles!" —IJK

    Get it from Amazon for $54.99+ (available in three colors). 

    11. A handmade acorn garland that'll be a delight if you have ~felt~ like this is the year to celebrate harvest season with tiny details all around the house. 

    acorn tops with felted bottoms attached with thin twin. inside a bowl.
    Amazon

    Delica is a small business in Fullerton, California that specializes in homemade felt decor and accessories. These garlands are made with 10 medium-sized acorns of softly spun merino wool glued to real acorn caps. Each acorn is individually strung using hemp twine.

    Promising review: "This felted acorn garland looks absolutely STUNNING on my woodland themed tree! I can't say enough about how cute these turned out! Thanks so much!!" —Sierra Wolfe

    Get it from Delica on Etsy for $32.

    12. A wireless library light with both warm and cool settings, so you can highlight favorite books or pieces of art in your home with lighting that matches the changing seasons. 

    a reviewer using two of the gold library lights over built-in bookshelves
    a reviewer using the light over a portrait

    This uses three AAA batteries and includes a remote that lets you set the light to different brightnesses and schedule a timer for 15, 30, 60, or 120 minutes.

    Promising review: "For the price you can’t beat it. Super easy to install and lightweight. The gold had a slight orange tint to it, so be mindful of that. I actually just taped over the light and spray-painted ours with gold spray paint I had left over and then they were absolutely perfect." —Paris Seder

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99+ (available in three colors).

    13. Or, a gorgeous Moroccan-style amber glass lantern that'll look gothic and spooky next to your Halloween decor, while being elegant enough to stay out all season. Amber is its own ambiance. 

    the black lantern with amber glass next to a pumpkin
    gif of the lantern glowing at night with a candle lit inside

    To create the looks above, get a handful of flameless tea candles

    Promising review: "Simply the most gorgeous Moroccan lantern you can purchase on Amazon. If you're looking for a lighting fixture that brings out the glow of amber ambiance, this would be the perfect purchase. With a simple tea light or a 6-inch battery-operated candle, it provides enough lightning that can only be described as spiritually enchanting. The dark amber color has a mystique aura that adds a subtle warmth in any room of the house. It's well-constructed and made of metal and thick solid glass, including a door opener for your flameless light source." —Izzy

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in 14 colors and in packs).

    14. A decorative cork canister sure to make your kitchen look welcoming and magazine-ready. Picture a shelf of these vs. a shelf of cereal boxes. These are a game changer!

    Person holding small glass canister with round cork lid
    Larger canisters on wicker pantry shelf

    Promising review: "I absolutely love the look of these storage containers (pictured above, right)! They are so unique and modern. The quality is great, the glass is pretty thick, and they seem very durable. The reason I'm docking one star is because some containers don’t quite seal air tight correctly like the rest. Not sure if it’s the glass container or the cork but I did come across that one issue with some of the jars. Overall though, I would recommend these containers." —Mig and Les

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in three sizes). 

    15. An abstract throw blanket you can wrap around you on movie nights when you've got a hankering for New York in the fall and can practically hear You've Got Mail and When Harry Met Sally calling your name

    model kneeling on a made bed with blanket around their shoulders
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This blanket is even more beautiful in person! Holds up nicely after wash. It is thicker than expected and the pattern is weaved not printed, which adds to the quality. If you are looking for a pretty, sturdy, well-made blanket to brighten up your space, I highly recommend this!" —Y.F.

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in two sizes and 11 styles). 

    16. A quilted chenille floor pillow — a lush solution for anyone in an apartment so small, "furniture" is a word that needs a little wiggle room...because your apartment has none at all.

    reviewer's living room with several cushions on the lower wooden shelf
    reviewer's covered deck with several pillows and the cushion on top of a wooden stool

    Promising review: "This comes just as pictured and described. It is comfortable and looks luxurious. It's great for floor seating." —AKhan

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in eight colors).

    17. A juniper smoke candle that'll delight your senses if you're over pumpkin spice but still want something that fills you with crisp autumn night nostalgia. 

    amber jar candle held in a hand with lit match above it
    Amazon

    If you love coffee, check out my review of Broken Top Brands' coffee-scented candle in this problem solving post. It's a need. I promise. 

    Promising review: "I am literally obsessed with this smell! Plus, the packaging is SO cute. I highly recommend it!" —TG

    Get it from Amazon for $24+ (available in four scents). 

    18. A handmade clay wall hanging is gonna give your walls a spellbinding touch without a crystal in site. You already have...SO many crystals.

    The wall hanging is displayed close-up while resting on a table
    The Present Explorer / Etsy

    This small business is located in Glens Falls, New York and owned by Aly – the artist behind all this gorgeous work! Browse the shop to find handmade wall art and jewelry made out of clay.

    Promising review: "I never leave reviews but OMG. The amount of time and effort put into this is amazing and totally made my week. Everything with the order was perfect and I am so excited!!! Can't wait to order from this shop again." —mcjdtjjajp

    Get it from The Present Explorer on Etsy for $26

    19. An elegant switch plate cover for sprucing up your space if the fixer-upper you own needs updates from top to bottom. These inexpensive plate covers were *made* for making bland walls look bold. 

    a before photo of a buzzfeeder's plain white switch plate and then an after of an ornate brass switch plate
    Chelsea Stuart / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "These are absolutely beautiful! If I ever move, I'm taking them with me. You may think they're a little pricey, but they're REALLY heavy and far nicer than the stuff you find at the local hardware store. I bought the switch plate, outlet plates, and even a blank plate to cover an old electrical box left behind by DIRECTV." —Karebow

    Get it from Amazon for $15+ (available in seven finishes). 

    20. An ultra soft faux fur rug sure to feel luxurious every time you get out of bed and have this fancy fuzz between your toes instead of the cold wood floors beneath your feet.

    faux fur rug beside a bed
    Amazon

    Promising review: "My parents went to Europe and sat outside on furs like these and now they do the same at home. They live in the mountains in Utah. They put these on their metal patio chairs and then cover themselves with a blanket outside in the winter. The furs keep your backside insulated and then topped with the blanket they are able to have cocktail hour(s) on the deck all year long! It’s honestly pretty sweet and the dog gets her own to lie on when she’s outside too." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in five sizes and seven colors). 

    21. A dried floral arrangement is gonna add some harvest vibes to any room without the upkeep of typical houseplants.

    Several different stems of flowers arranged in an amber bottle
    EverlastingLilThings / Etsy

    This small business is based in LA and owned by florist, Ana. The shop has bridal bouquets, boutonnières, accessories, and decorative bouquets – all made with colorful dried flowers.

    Promising review: "This was exactly what I wanted! Looks so cute and I feel like it is very good quality. The flowers didn’t immediately feel like if I touched them they would disintegrate. The bud vase is so cute too!" —Claire Eagle 

    Get it from Everlasting Lil Things on Etsy for $27+ (available with or without a bud vase).