There’s no better time to be alive than autumn in the South. The temperatures are still warm, but the humidity is typically low, and the scenery is drop-dead gorgeous. If you enjoy fall and revel in the warm, rich tones it brings, why not bring that feeling into your home? Here are some easy ways to use natural decor in your personal space to celebrate fall while freshening up your look. Read on for some stunning natural home decorating ideas.
Add Autumnal Blooms
Fall’s flowers and plants are particularly lovely, and you can use that to your advantage. Buy some orange, gold, and purple mums and set them in either clay or tin pots in the corners of your space or on your tables. Use a large vase of sunflowers to give a neutral room some color, or DIY a wreath with them as the centerpiece. There are endless ways to use nature’s blooming autumn harvest to adorn and enrich your home’s atmosphere.
Use Pumpkins and Gourds
“Adult up” the traditional jack-o’-lantern and use pumpkins as centerpieces or as part of a fall arrangement. They, along with gourds, are great natural décor components to add to indoor and outdoor spaces. If you don’t want to use their vibrant colors in your palette, simply paint them a more neutral hue! Front doors, end tables, fireplace mantels, and dining room tables can all be retooled with a fall flair with pumpkins and gourds.
Find Some Cool Sticks
Yes, we mean the ones in your backyard. Choose the ones that have interesting shapes and pretty, dimensional colors. Use them as filler for flower arrangements or in a wreath. Larger pieces can be beautiful on side tables or as a table centerpiece. You can even wrap lights around them and put them into your fireplace. Or, take smaller pieces and shape a wreath out of them, or make a piece of beautiful wall art. Sticks instantly bring a homey, rustic, authentic vibe to any space. And what could be easier on your budget?
Spice It Up
Cinnamon, lemon, orange, and other tasty treats bring the feeling of fall into your home. Get creative and add them to your décor! Find some cinnamon sticks and lace them together around a bowl or as a candle holder. Another idea is to arrange a cornucopia as a tabletop feature and add bundles of cinnamon sticks wrapped with raffia into the mix. Or make some dried orange garland with cinnamon sticks and bay leaves, and add it over a hanging picture or on the top of your doorway.
Layer Some Leaves
As the trees turn, their rich golds, vivid oranges, deep greens, and bright reds are eye-poppingly lovely. Gather some of the leaves and use them inside as fall decoration for your space. They will liven up the fireplace mantel, look great as part of a wreath or in a vase of flowers, or add depth as a ring for a candle. If you’re feeling crafty, you can find some old Mason jars or smooth picture frames and decoupage leaves onto them for a completely unique piece of fall home décor.
Upcycle Pine Cones, Corn, and Acorns
Walk around you yard, or take a stroll through your neighborhood, and pick up a bag of pretty pine cones and acorns to use for your natural fall décor. Pick up some colorful corn at your local market, and you have all you need to dress your home in a fall theme inspired from the outdoors. Using a large basket, stack the pine cones, mix in the acorns to set on a table, and wrap the corn in twine and set on the porch as part of your outdoor décor. Or make a wall-hanging bouquet with corn as the focal point. All these materials look great in fall door wreaths, too.
Don’t Forget Your Other Senses
Looking at creating and inspiring natural autumn décor is nice, but experience it deeper when you engage the other senses. As mentioned above, cinnamon is an awesome decorating staple, but it also makes tasty treats and is delicious added to coffee or tea. The sight of pumpkins herald in fall, but so do pumpkin-based desserts and rich-smelling candles. Enjoy your fall décor even more by accompanying it with the scents and tastes of fall like spiced apple cider, cinnamon cookies, pumpkin pies, and a variety of fall-themed teas.
Fall in love with a few, or several, of these natural, autumn-themed ideas for your interior decor. They will instantly rejuvenate the look and feel of you room, and you will be able to enjoy them as the weather cools and you spend more time indoors.