Six autumnal home updates that won’t cost you a penny… 

Six autumnal home updates that won’t cost you a penny… 

Autumn is finally here and love it or hate it its unavoidable so embrace it I say because it has a lot to offer. Beautiful landscapes, an updated wardrobe and even new seasonal homeware.

There are many ways you can incorporate a touch of autumn in to your home and whats even better is I’ve found six ways you can do it without spending a penny, thanks to mother nature.

Pine cones

Pine cones are the epitome of Autumn, they are extremely versatile and such an easy way to update your home. You can randomly place pine cones around your house, perhaps next to a candle or on a shelf but the most effective way I have found to use them is by making a pine cone garland. All you need is some twine or fishing line to tie around each pine cone. They look great on fireplaces or hanging in front of a window.


Acorns and conkers

Similarly to pine cones, acorns and conkers look great scattered throughout the house during the Autumn season or place some in a dish or mason jar surrounding a candle. If you fancy being creative and have some spray paint in your cupboard then why not have a go at spraying them gold?!

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Pheasant feathers

If you live in the country side you’ll know how many pheasants are around at this time of year, and lots of pheasants means an abundance of pheasant feathers. I have a few I collected a couple of years ago, and I like to pop them in vintage jars on the fireplace, but if you can find enough you could make a wall hanging or dream catcher with them.


Apples and berries

Even though they won’t last long, cutting brambles from the garden look amazing in jars or mixed in with floral displays. Home grown apples placed in baskets look great too.

Autumnal Wreath

We all rave about Christmas wreaths but who says we can’t jazz up our front doors for Autumn too? You’d be surprised how much foliage you can find in your garden to use in a wreath. Then you can add all of the above and more including dried orange slices and cinnamon sticks to it to make it look even more eye catching.

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And last but of course no where near least, pumpkins! Pumpkins aren’t just for carving scary faces in, you can paint them, use them to house fairy lights or candles or do what I have done for the past couple of  years and make a vase out of one. I even put gold leaf on mine last year! The possibilities are endless.

I hope I have inspired you to try something new come Autumn.

Until next time




  1. Kates Victorian Home
    September 25, 2017 / 10:43 pm

    Such brilliant ideas! I’ll defiantly be trekking up to the new forest this weekend so I can collect the goods and copy your ideas! 👍🏻

    • Iamhayleystuart
      September 25, 2017 / 10:45 pm

      Thanks Kate! Yes get foraging 🌿👌🏼 x

    • Iamhayleystuart
      September 25, 2017 / 10:46 pm

      Thanks Kate! Yes get foraging! 🌿👌🏼

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