Fall is my very favorite time of year and I’m not alone! We all love the beauty and bounty of the fall season. Let’s take those fabulous fall elements and bring them indoors and use them to decorate our homes. Just a few wonderful bits of organic fall bits and pieces will make our home fall ready! I’m sharing my 10 fabulous fall elements to use in your home!
Get creative and use natural things this year to welcome fall!
1. WHITE PUMPKINS
There are a few quintessential fall elements that most of us use in our home. Pumpkins are a must! How about pumpkins with a twist? White pumpkins are here to stay… so let’s embrace them and add them to our decor!
If you can’t find real white pumpkins…use great fakes!
Bittersweet is what I call “fluff”. It’s twiggy and untamed and can fill up lots of visual space. Bittersweet grows wild in my area so I can find the real deal each year… but because it is an invasive plant illegal to grow in most areas, real bittersweet may be hard to find. If that ‘s the case buy some great fakes!
Bittersweet is an amazing, natural fall element. It’s a fabulous filler! The bittersweet in the basket below is FAKE!!!
What is fall without mums? I love these perfect, hardy, fall flowers! They last weeks and add color and life to our decor! So, we need to be nice to them and give them a pretty container to bloom in and some supporting fall elements around them.
They look great cut in fabulous vases and pitchers. And they look amazing potted in urns or even a champagne bucket indoors!
4. DEER SHEDS
Deer shed their antler each year and grow new ones. And now those sheds are extremely popular in decor. And no wonder! They are beautiful and organic and fit into vignettes and decor bringing their fabulous shapes and ivory-like color and great texture!
I find lots and lots at barn sales, country markets, and vintage shops. Make sure to include at least one set of deer sheds in your fall vignettes this year!
5. BIG PUMPKINS
Gotta love big pumpkins… especially if they are stacked! I like to stack different colored pumpkins. Keep them real and really fabulous!
Don’t worry if they are not perfect. Think of it as “character”!
We grow our own gourds each year and they are great for fall decorating. My favorite way is to pile them in something ironstone, like this white gravy boat! White dishes and these funny little fall ornamentals are a perfect match! Choose gourds with long and interesting stalks!
Hydrangeas are a flower that are such pleasers! They begin to bloom in early summer and keep going straight until fall. Then in fall they can be dried and used for the rest of the fall and winter! And the best thing about hydrangeas… they are GORGEOUS!
Make a wreath, create a beautiful bed for a pumpkin or pile them up in a vintage tool caddy! They are amazing!
Try mixing hydrangeas with other fall elements like these pumpkins!
Yes, nests! They are perfect to hold little pumpkins, gourds, a handful of acorns or a some colorful leaves!
Let’s stay away from real nest that could carry bugs and germs and stick to fun faux ones!
Pinecones are not just for Christmas and winter. They are fabulous as a fall element! Mix them into a bowl of pumpkins or tuck them around the base of mums! Once you use them in fall decor you will love love love them!
Don’t forget to bring a branch of colorful leaves into your home to celebrate fall! Put it into a great tall container! It should last about a week or so!
If you celebrate fall before the leaves begin to change, like me, then “fake it” till the real ones are ready!
BONUS!!! I could not forget…
11. INDIAN CORN
Want a sensational fall wreath? Make it out of Indian corn. It will be the talk of your neighborhood! Try this easy to make INDIAN CORN WREATH.
Indian corn can also be used in small ways too! Group a bunch around a big fat candle and tie it all together with raffia. Or fill a dough bowl full of them. Or wouldn’t they look so interesting gracing a fall table?
Indian corn can be used from year to year if you keep them in a plastic box with a tight lid so mice don’t get to them!
Have I inspired you to bring the bounty of fall indoors? Tuck the beauty of the season around your home this year!
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