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Posted by on Oct 24, 2017 in Guest Posts, Home & Garden, Seasonal & Events | 0 comments

Bring the Outside In This Fall: Nature-Inspired Decor That’s Beautiful and Free

Fall is such a wonderful time of year. It’s our ease into winter’s chill and the escape from summer’s sun. Whether you love celebrating Halloween or just enjoy getting to wear your favorite hoodie again, autumn offers a lot to look forward to. Visually speaking, the changing of the leaves is a huge standout, and for good reason—one look at an orange leaf and you know exactly what time of year it is. So why not embrace this beautiful transition and celebrate its aesthetic?

Wreath it up

 

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Sure, Christmas may be the holiday that made wreaths popular, but autumn provides some of the best pieces to make one. There are plenty of styles to choose from, and you can find the materials right outside your door. Leaves, twigs, and pine cones should be easy to come by this time of year. If you need some inspiration, here is a great place to start.

 

Fire

 

One of the best parts of fall is the crisp, cool air. A great way to enjoy it is by the warmth of a fire. If you’re lucky enough to have central heating and a fireplace, now’s the time to fire it up and get cozy watching those enchanting flames. All you need is some logs to get you going. But if you don’t have a fireplace, all is not lost—you can cheat with a fireplace screensaver on your computer or television. If that doesn’t sell you, skip ahead to the Mason Jar Foliage Candles for a sweet-smelling alternative.

Go Rustic

 

Autumn accents are a fitting way to embrace the season. If you’re looking for subtle touches that can really create some fall ambiance, set out some pumpkins or gourds with candles and surround them with pinecones, acorns, and leaves. These little accent pops go great on mantels or end table just as much as they do for a festive dinner table.

Leaf Streamers

 

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Colored leaves are the very essence of fall. Not only are they eye-catching, but also they’re extremely plentiful right about now. If you want to capture that moment where they fall from trees, now you can. Leaf streamers create the illusion of falling leaves and will surely add that seasonal charm to your home.

Leaf Bowls

 

nature-inspired decor leaf bowl

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If you want to be a little more inventive with your leaves, leaf bowls are a great addition to your autumn décor. They take some more work than leaf streamers, but they really make for an impressive piece. Not only do they look awesome, but they’re a perfect place to put all your leftover Halloween candy. Best of all, you can keep yours out to use for your Thanksgiving spread.

Mason Jar Foliage Candles

 

To really step up your fall DIY décor, there’s one last craft that involves—you guessed it—leaves. We’re talking about Mason jar foliage candles, and these are perfect for your third season motif. You’ll need some additional supplies here, but if you’re the crafty type, you probably have them lying around somewhere. Using a jar, a flameless mini tea candle, and some leaves and twine, you’ll be able to create a very intimate fall atmosphere that looks great in the daylight, but even more amazing at night.

While it’s easy to break the bank on holiday decorations (Halloween, I’m looking at you), you won’t have to dash to the store for these materials. Everything you need is practically in your front yard. These quick and easy crafts will spruce up your pad and bring your some of your favorite elements right to your living room.

Peter Sawyer is a screenwriter and cinephile who enjoys DIY home and living hacks. Writing for Modernize gives him a platform to write about energy-efficient living in the home. He just wrote a produced a featurette about Halloween.