With summer drawing to a close, it’s officially time to start celebrating cooler temperatures and a new month with a home refresh! Welcome fall with these 18 local FINDS highlighting all the ways we’ll be celebrating the autumnal changes in our homes. At affordable price points, we know you’ll love these items as much as we do. Enjoy, Magic City!
Get your home prepped for fall with two new marble tables. Spotted at Stock & Trade Design Co., these side tables are beautiful and complement any design aesthetic while providing functionality. Find the shimmer side table online and in-store for $145, and shop the martini table exclusively in-store for $95.
Oak poster hanger
Give your interior a breath of fresh air by hanging a photo or new piece of art in this oak poster hanger. These have got to be the coolest way to display your favorite art without opting for a classic picture frame. Starting at $21, find these in different sizes at Trove Design Shop.
Coffee table pieces
Looking for a simple yet effective way to revamp your living room decor? Swapping out your coffee table items is an affordable way to do so. These pieces are a simple yet impactful way to elevate the decor in your home. Find these beautiful crushed stone lovebirds for $49 each at Richard Tubb Interiors.
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Incorporate a gorgeous pop of color into your home with this small vintage rug. Adding a colorful rug with a unique pattern into your favorite living space is an easy way to provide a seasonal refresh. Find this 1-foot-10-inch-by-3-foot-8-inch rug for $185 at LillieKat Rugs in Pepper Place.
Pop of fall color
With the arrival of fall comes a wave of bold, vibrant colors. This gorgeous pillow is functional for any space, boasting an intriguing pattern with stunning details — and it doubles as a sophisticated home decor accent. Find it for $49 at The Mercantile by Miller.
We know your love for the 205 runs deep. Spread the Birmingham magic by displaying this skyline print by artist Erika Roberts in your most-loved room. These also make great gifts for those moving to or from the city. Find it for $34 (unframed) at SB Shop.
Add some understated drama to your dining room centerpiece with these gorgeous pillar candles. With burn times of up to 270 hours, you can enjoy these candles for many, many months. Starting at $30 each, find these hand-poured pillar candles from Design Supply.
Have you spent some time reading while you socially distance? If so, display those books with a touch of elegance with these beautiful agate bookends. Even the smallest elements can make a big impact on your home design, especially as we enter a new season. Find these for $35 at At Home Furnishings.
Oil reed diffuser
One of the easiest, most affordable (and impactful) ways to freshen up your space this August is through seasonal scents. This oil reed diffuser boasts blood orange and bergamot scents that fill your home with a citrusy fragrance. Find this diffuser at Illuminated Candle Bar for $28.
If you’re looking for a fun DIY to complete while you spend more time at home, this candle making kit is for you. Complete with a jar, wax, fragrance, labels and step-by-step instructions, this project will leave you feeling accomplished and with a great smelling home. That’s a win-win! Take the drive east to Auburn to visit them in person or purchase online. Find this kit, for $90, at the Auburn Candle Company.
Decorative cutting board
We love incorporating pieces that are aesthetically pleasing and functional. That’s exactly what this wooden Alabama cutting board is! This beautiful piece can instantly make your home feel like a new month has truly arrived. Show your love for the 67 counties that make up our great state. Find it at Alabama Goods for $59.99.
Colorful cake stand
Let them eat cake! We spotted this gorgeous pastel cake stand while strolling through Homewood, and we knew it would look perfect sitting on the kitchen counter. It’s a simple addition that is sure to make a big impact! Find it for $79 at Domicile.
You can’t refresh the kitchen without a special place for your pup to enjoy their meals, too! We love this adorable Pack O’ Pups Pet Mat by Dwell & Good. This mat keeps your floor clean and scratch-free while providing your furry friend their own corner of the kitchen. Starting at $25, find this mat at SB Shop.
Nothing beats the hot August heat like a fresh, crisp salad. Serve up your favorite mix in this fun salad bistro bowl, or wrap it up as a unique housewarming gift. Find it for $50 at Wrapsody.
French lessons book
Expand your knowledge of French cuisine with this book from Lolo French Antiques. French Lessons: Adventures with Knife, Fork, and Corkscrew by Peter Mayle dives deep into the delicious eats that can be found all across France. Display this book in your kitchen, or simply enjoy the plethora of information as you dine on your favorite French dish. Find this book for $9.99 at Lolo French Antiques et More.
Does the new month have you ready to flex your green thumb? This Chinese evergreen is both beautiful and easy to care for — perfect for new plant lovers looking to bring nature indoors this season. Ranging from $10 to $36, find these at House Plant Collective.
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Want to add something striking, unique and practical to your interior decor? This beautiful hanging planter is an elegant addition to any space, and its crisp design establishes a sophisticated style ideal for bringing outdoor beauty into your space. Find it at Botanica for $22.
These beautiful plants are really tough to kill, even for those of us who may have had trouble with keeping plants alive in the past. These plants are perfect for the fall and winter months and provide a gorgeous pop a color throughout the home. Find these braided sans cylindrica and succulents at Dorothy McDaniel Flower Market for $45.
So, while you spend more time at home, enjoy it with some new (and affordable!) interior decor. Happy August, Birmingham!