When the leaves start changing to vibrant shades of orange and red, you know fall has arrived. To celebrate the season, many choose to decorate their home. If you’re looking for new decorating ideas, look no further than your backyard. Check out a few simple and easy natural decorations for the fall season.
Pumpkins and Gourds
One of the easiest ways to dress up your home for fall is to add a few pumpkins and gourds. These can be placed as they are throughout your home. They make a perfect addition to your porch or as a centerpiece on your dining room table. If you want to try something different, you can turn your pumpkin into a candlestick holder. Cut a small hole in the top of the pumpkin and place a long candle in it.
There are plenty of nuts available during fall and some can even be found in your backyard. Try getting crafty by turning nuts into a piece of art. A simple trick is to glue acorns to a wooden picture frame. Not only can these be placed on shelves, you can also hang them. Attach ribbon to the top of the frame and secure tightly before hanging them.
Fall Table Arrangement
Adding a few of your favorite fall items to your table can create a natural fall table arrangement. There isn’t one approach to this decoration, so you can let your creativity shine. Try using a combination of fall flowers, like mums, pinecones, pumpkins, and even fresh produce. Arrange them in your favorite basket or lay them right on the table.
Vases are a classic decoration for fall and can be created using natural ingredients. Place flowers and fall colored produce like persimmons, oranges, and pomegranates in a glass vase. Using herbs can give you fall colors and a natural, fresh scent. When your produce begins to ripen, add them to your favorite dish and try a new combination in your vase.
Pumpkins have popped up in several of these décor options, but that’s because they are a staple for fall. To create a pumpkin planter, cut off the top of the pumpkin and scoop out the insides. You’ll want to cut a small drainage hole at the bottom of the pumpkin. Place soil and your plant in the pumpkin. To keep pests away from the pumpkin, apply a botanical insecticide, like Maggie’s Farm Simply Effective Yard Bug Spray, around the perimeter of the pumpkin.
Red, yellow, and orange leaves are perfect to use for fall décor. You can keep your decorations simple by creating leaf art. Dry and press leaves before placing them on a pin board or placing them in a spare picture frame. You can also create garland by connecting several leaf-covered branches together with floral wire. Placing this around your door can spice up the exterior of your home.
Decorating for fall doesn’t have to be complicated. By taking advantage of the items found in nature, you can have simple and fun decorations without breaking your budget. What’s your favorite way to decorate for the season? Let us know in the comments below!