Nothing says traditional fall season décor more than pumpkins. Halloween comes during the fall and, as we all know, it can’t be Halloween without pumpkins. You can get a variety of pumpkins from your local farmers market or pumpkin patch. Use variegated gourds and pumpkins of various colors, including green, white, and yellow. Place the pumpkins in different strategic places like your porch, window sills, and balconies. Anywhere! Transform mini pumpkins into candleholders and place them strategically around your home. To do this, simply cut a one-inch wide circle in each mini pumpkin then use a table spoon to scoop out the centers. You can then insert your votive candles.
Instead of the usual bouquet of flowers, try a bouquet of brightly-colored autumn leaves. The bright, ever-changing colors will bring a burst of vibrance to any room. Plus, making one is easy and fun. Snip a few branches from a tree and place them in a favorite vase. You can even use branches from different trees to spice things up. If you are looking for a longer lasting fall bouquet, use faux leaves from a local craft store, instead of real leaves.
Get a metal tub and use it as a fall planter for plants that are in season. Such plants include mums, wheat stalks, croton, fountain grass, Autumn Light, among others. You can place the tub on the front porch or back deck to add more life to it. Don’t forget to water regularly to keep the plants alive.
Fall decor is not complete without something colorful hanging on the front door. And luckily, you can make one yourself. To make a wreath, get a bunch of brightly colored leaves from different trees such as oak, maple, sweet gum, dogwood, or hickory; tie them up together into a desired shape then hang it on your front door.
Knot a variety of fresh fall leaves and mini pumpkins onto a length of twine that you can hang on your windows or doors to give them that harvest swag. Add a touch of autumn to open bookcases, shelves, and other surfaces around the house with silk leaves from your local craft store. Whether they are strategically placed on shelves or pressed inside picture frames, autumn-colored leaves will definitely pump up the fall factor in your home. Attach some ribbons to a couple of papier-mâché gourds and suspend them from a chandelier. You can finish the look by weaving a garland of leaves around the chandelier arms.
Written by DorrianGrey, iWriter.com