August is officially here, which means autumn is right around the corner. The good news is that you don’t need to break the bank to get your home ready for the chillier season. Here are a few key ways you can welcome the harvest season on a budget.

Create an accent wall (or shape)

A major interior design trend right now is the accent wall but taken in a different direction. Instead of painting an entire wall, many homeowners and renters are choosing to paint a geometric shape, typically an arch, on their walls. This looks great in areas with mirrors or accent tables. Consider painting your accent wall or shape a charming fall color such as auburn, sepia, terra cotta, or soft green. Residential interior paint lasts about three years so you can get a lot of bang for your buck, especially because you won’t need more than a sample can to accomplish your look.

Style a vase with some Dollar Store faux plants

If you’re looking for a budget-friendly way to welcome the fall while also giving yourself something to reuse for future decor purposes, consider faux plants and flowers from the Dollar Store. You can find faux sunflowers, cotton plants, and leaves to use as cute decor in a vase and then later de-stem the flowers and plants and hot glue them to wire to use them on a DIY wreath for your door come late autumn and early winter.

Swap out your duvet cover

You may be tempted to buy new bedding once autumn arrives, but keep in mind that 65% of your credit score depends on how promptly you pay back your credit card charges. Instead of buying entirely new bedding, opt for buying a new duvet cover instead. Duvet covers are typically cheaper because they’re one article of bedding. Your duvet cover also makes the biggest difference when it comes to your bedding’s entire look, so swapping out this one sheet will change up your entire bedroom.

Check out local shops for cheap fall decor

There are approximately 28 million small businesses operating in the U.S. and you can find a lot of cute fall decor in local shops. Check out online stores like Etsy, too, for DIY fall projects and fun knick-knacks to add around your home. Look for decor that has reds, browns, greens, and wood accents to really bring in that fall vibe.

Set up some twinkle lights

One way to instantly warm up your space is to hang up some twinkle lights. Twinkle lights are great for when the sun starts to go down sooner in the day. Hang up your lights along the wall, around an accent table, or along your staircase to bring some life and coziness to your home for under $20.

With fall right around the corner, it can be tempting to go ham and cozy up your space with new decor, curtains, and bedding. But you don’t want to break the bank just to get your home ready for the new season. By following the tips above, you can warm up your space as we head into the fall while staying on budget.