Welcome to my Natural Fall Dining Room Tour. This year I used what I found in my yard and at our local farmstand to create soft and organic decor for StoneGable. Our hydrangea tree that drips its blooms over the railing of the back porch was especially beautiful this year. And ready for me to bring in its moppy heads to dry! Perfect inspiration for today’s fall dining room tour!
The dining room is decorated with natural fall elements and will change just a little as we go towards Thanksgiving. I love setting a base of pretty decor and making gentle changes to it as each the season at hand meanders along. Every room in my home evolves from season to season. Even if it is just a vase of flowers!
The Pee Gee hydrangeas gave me lots of inspiration. They really are exceptional! Don’t you love how some of the hydrangeas are tinged with pink? So choosing a pop of color for my neutral home was easy!
Did you know that all greens are supposed to work together? It is the only color that is giving this distinction. And no wonder, nature is filled with all hues and tints of gorgeous green! So I embraced that fact and added several greens to my fall dining room decor.
If the hydrangeas are the star of my fall decor then white pumpkins are the chorus! Lots and lots of white pumpkins working together creating fall ambiance on my tables and even a few chairs!
Oh, sigh! Fall hydrangeas and white pumpkins!
Here’s the natural fall dining room…
The big gray urn most often spends its time in the center of the concrete dining room table. Earlier this summer it was filled with sunflowers and now that fall is here hydrangeas take their place.
No water needed in the urn. The hydrangeas will dry out and stay as they are until Christmas.
Flanking the urn are pretty “bubble” candles in sparkly silver mercury glass. I collect mercury glass candlesticks. I just can’t get enough of them!
Little by little and year after year, I’ve collected pretty mercury glass candlesticks. Now, I have a nice collection! I found these new candles at At Home, a large home decor store that is new to our area.
I really never collect expensive home decor accents so I don’t need to make a big investment in them. But I like to collect items that I can use all year round and works with every season! Candlesticks fill that tall order very well. And they work so nicely with the fall decor!
Here in Lancaster County, we can find lots and lots of pumpkins in any color and shape. Really, there are pumpkin fields after pumpkin fields here!
So I’m liberally using them! Even on the bench in the dining room!
The squat round pumpkin on the bench is very fresh, maybe just picked this morning. How can I tell? Look at the stem. It is “juicy” and brown and not dried.
I cut the stems out of the pumpkins when they are spent and dry them out. And then put them in a zip-type plastic bag and put them in my underwear drawer. Yes, you read that right! But to know this little funny inside story. If you have been reading StoneGable for a while you will understand! If you know why I keep the pumpkin stems in my underwear drawer tell me in the comments! LOL!
Each new fall I pull off the stems of fake pumpkins I buy and glue real stems to them and really no one can tell they are fake any longer!
Look at these pretty curly stems!
On the dining room sidebar sits my gilded pumpkins! I made these earlier this fall and I am crazy about gilding! To see EASY GILDED PUMPKIN DIY go HERE.
This is my new favorite fall decor element. Although it is not organic it does add a touch of elegance and whimsy to my fall decor.
I used gold gilding on the stems of all the pumpkins and gold on the tall pumpkins and gold, silver and, copper to make the circles on the medium pumpkin. To continue the bit of bling I added sparkly acorns.
Using things that nature provides right outside our back doors, along our roadsides and at local farmstands, for me, is the best way to decorate for fall!
Hope you have found lots of fall inspiration and ideas you can use in your home!