DIY: Autumnal Decorating Finds for Under $30

With the autumnal equinox approaching, we’re inching closer and closer to crisp, fall weather. And, on the heals of our recent feature in the “autumn” edition of Cottages & Bungalows Magazine, we’re excited to share the fun & seasonal decor we incorporated into the magazine photoshoot (with sources!)

We’ve come up with 10 Autumnal Decor Finds for Under $30 that will have your home feeling cozy and inviting just in time for the cool weather.

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FEATURE: Cottages and Bungalows Magazine

Mid November 2018, John and I were contacted by Cottages and Bungalows Magazine about a possible photo shoot here at Content.

Forgetting the long lead time of print media, I assumed the shoot would be focused on Christmastime. But after a few emails with our content director, the intent of the shoot was clarified, and “Autumn 2019” was the focus.

Based on our personal calendar and Airbnb reservations, we determined the shoot would need to happen right after Thanksgiving.

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We made the best of the timeline and established a style outline for the shoot that focused on highlighting our existing, vintage furniture accented with seasonal color and texture.

Side note: Though the house is ours, all the photography rights are reserved by the publication. You may notice the low quality of these images, as they have been screen shot in order to share them. To see Content in all its high def glory, be sure to grab a copy of the print or digital version.

Side note: Though the house is ours, all the photography rights are reserved by the publication. You may notice the low quality of these images, as they have been screen shot in order to share them. To see Content in all its high def glory, be sure to grab a copy of the print or digital version.

I initially called my mother to freak out about the amazing opportunity, and within minutes began to freak out that most of my autumnal accents (pumpkins and mums) would be half-dead after Thanksgiving. If you look closely at the cover shot below, you’ll notice our corn stalks are wilting and a few pumpkins have turned to mush, but that’s real life, folks. We’re certainly not perfect, not even on the pages of a magazine… And for that we are very proud!

The shoot came together very naturally, because this is the way we incorporate all seasonal decor. Nothing kitschy, just well thought out additions that mirror the changes happening outside Content’s windows.

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You can read the full feature in the October /November 2019 edition by purchasing a print copy here, digital version here, or by visiting Barnes and Noble which carries Cottage and Bungalows magazine on their shelves year round.

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