There is not much that is more irresistible to me that a perfect fall day. The vividly painted trees, the crunch of fallen leaves and a crisp breeze carrying the scent of pine reminds us just how much decor inspiration the outdoors has to offer. This season can bring out the decorator’s itch in almost anyone. And the best part is that most of the materials you will need to fill your space with a cornucopia of autumn ambiance are just outside your front door. Here are five simple elements of decor that are sure to bring that fall feeling into your home.
Leaves are a seasonal staple this time of year. You can’t step outside without seeing them all around you. While you may not want to pack your pockets with this brittle foliage, there are many ways to bring this fall favorite into your home without making a mess. Try covering or wrapping a wreath with silk leaves, making paper bag luminaries or using some leaf shaped wall decals.
Dried grasses, Indian corn, husks, acorns and pine cones are just a few of natures bountiful decorating gifts. Use raffia to tie bundles of ornamental grass to along your staircase rails. Use Indian corn to create a centerpiece display on a table or mantle. Try wrapping a single piece of corn husk around a clear votive holder for an inspired candle display.Secure with jute or raffia and be sure that the husk is out of the flames’ reach. Fill a wreath with acorns and pine cones to create an eye catching door decoration.
Pumpkins and squash get a lot of play around Halloween, but they are great decorating pieces to use throughout the season. To add a little autumn appeal to your area, try replacing everyday items with gourds of different shapes and sizes. The are more versatile than you might imagine. Hollow one out and use it as a vase for a fall bouquet. Use a large one as an address marker by Brightly painting your house number on it and placing it where it can easily be seen from the street. You can even create an incense burn with a pumpkin and a few kitchen staples. Just hollow out the pumpkin, cut out several aeration holes and rub the lid with spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. When you burn a candle in it, it will fill your home with the scent of pumpkin pie. Click here for complete instructions.