Learn how to us nature-inspired Fall decor to bring the outdoors in. What natural materials work for Fall, the colors to choose to decorate, and real-life examples of incorporating natural decor to a home for Fall.
As the leaves begin to change and the air becomes crisp, it’s time to update your home decor to reflect the beauty of the Autumn season. This year, I am inspired by nature and all the warm colors and textures that go along with this time of year.
From pumpkins and gourds to rustic wood accents, there are endless ways to bring the outdoors inside and create a cozy, inviting atmosphere.
One of my favorite ways to incorporate nature into my Fall decor is by using natural elements like dried pods, pinecones, and branches. These items can be easily found in your backyard or at a local craft store and can be used in a variety of ways to decorate around your home.
Another trend I am loving this Fall is the use of warm colors like burnt orange, deep green, and honey yellow. These hues can be incorporated into your decor through throw pillows, blankets, and table runners. I also like to mix and match different patterns and textures to create a cozy, layered look. With a few simple updates, you can transform your home into a cozy autumn oasis that celebrates the beauty of nature.
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The Essence of Nature-Inspired Fall Decor
Fall is the perfect season to incorporate natural elements into our decor, creating a warm and cozy atmosphere that reflects the changing season.
When it comes to nature-inspired Fall decor, the key is to keep it simple and understated. Think natural materials, warm colors, and cozy textures. Here are some ideas to get you started:
Use materials like wood, stone, metals, and natural fibers to bring the outdoors inside. Think wooden dough bowls, stone coasters, and woven blankets.
Embrace the colors of Fall with warm hues like rust, orange, and brown. These colors will add warmth and coziness to your space.
An easy and affordable way to add warmer colors to your living room is by changing out your throw pillows, or better yet just grab a couple of new throw pillow covers to pop over your existing pillows.
Add texture to your decor with cozy materials like knits, wool, faux fur, and velvet. Think throw pillows, blankets, and rugs.
For this Fall, I grabbed this throw blanket from the Studio McGee line at Target. Adding a cozy throw on a couch or chair not only adds texture but is useful for those chilly Fall nights! I love this one because it’s long enough to cover me and I’m tall.
Bring the beauty of nature inside with elements like pinecones, acorns, feathers, and branches. These natural elements will add a touch of the outdoors to your decor.
By incorporating these natural elements into your Fall decor, you’ll create a warm and inviting space that celebrates the beauty of the season.
Simple Fall touches like a few colorful preserved leaves and an acorn stem on a stack of vintage books is a charming way to decorate a hutch shelf.
How To Use Natural Materials and Colors
When it comes to nature-inspired Fall decor, the materials and colors you choose are essential to creating a cozy and inviting atmosphere. As I prepare to decorate my home for the Fall season, I’m focusing on natural materials and warm, earthy tones.
Nature-Inspired Fall Materials
One of the best things about Fall decor is that you can incorporate natural materials that are readily available in your local area. Here are some of my favorite materials to use:
Pumpkins and gourds:
These fall favorites come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, making them perfect for decorating. I love using them as centerpieces or scattered throughout my home.
Pumpkins aren’t just for your front porch! With the wide variety of pretty small pumpkins available you can add them around your home for Fall. Here I added a small pumpkin to the tray on the kitchen island and filled a thrift store container with interesting Fall stems.
Whether you collect them from your yard or purchase them from a craft store, Fall foliage is a great way to add color and texture to your decor. I like to use them in wreaths or filling vases. I personally love preserved leaf stems as they allow me to keep them out longer in the Fall.
One simple colorful stem in a small brown glass vase is a pretty Fall accent tucked onto a console table.
There are plenty of artificial Fall stems that are very pretty that you can find at the craft stores. Even a vase of a more neutral-toned eucalyptus makes the perfect nature-inspired Fall centerpiece for this small dining table.
Wicker and rattan:
These natural materials add a cozy, bohemian vibe to your decor. I love using wicker baskets to house my large houseplants and to store extra throw blankets. When I am at the flea market vintage picnic baskets are one thing I like to keep my eye out for, they make great shelf fillers!
On the bottom shelf of this entryway table, I stacked 2 rattan picnic baskets. They add texture to the space.
Colors Inspired by Nature for Fall
When it comes to Fall decor, warm, earthy tones are a must. Here are some of my favorite colors to use:
- Deep Greens: Whether it’s a rich forest green or a muted olive, green is a great color to incorporate into your Fall decor. It pairs well with other earthy tones and adds a touch of nature to your space.
- Warm Oranges and Yellows: These classic Fall colors are perfect for adding a pop of color to your decor. Whether it’s a bright pumpkin orange or a muted mustard yellow, these colors are sure to bring warmth to your space.
- Rust and Burgundy: These rich, deep colors are perfect for Fall. They add a touch of sophistication to your decor and pair well with other warm tones.
- Neutral Browns: From light taupe to rich chocolate, brown is a versatile color that can add warmth and texture to your decor. I love using it in throw pillows, blankets, and other cozy accents.
My living room features all of these warm Fall tones and colors. From the set of throw pillows on the sectional that have a mixture of colors taken from nature to my area rug in shades of greens and neutrals.
Overall, when it comes to materials and colors for your nature-inspired fall decor, the key is to keep it natural and warm. By incorporating natural materials and warm, earthy tones, you can create a cozy and inviting space that celebrates the beauty of the season.
Incorporating Natural Elements
When it comes to Fall decor, I always try to incorporate natural elements into my home. There’s something about the colors and textures of nature that really capture the essence of the season. Here are a few ways I like to bring the outdoors in:
1. Use Seasonal Foliage & Accents
One of the easiest ways to add a touch of nature to your Fall decor is by using seasonal foliage. I like to collect colorful leaves, pinecones, and acorns from the outside and display them in a decorative bowl or vase. You can also create a beautiful fall wreath using branches, leaves, and flowers.
Pinecones collected over the years are the perfect coffee table centerpiece! It not only brings the outdoors in it also adds texture to the table.
Pinecones are an inexpensive and easy way to add more nature-inspired decor to your home for Fall. Even if you don’t have a pine forest behind your house you can find bagged pinecones at all of the craft and big box stores in the Fall. Bonus, You can use them to decorate your home in the winter too…a 2-for-1 deal!
Using a variety of dried grasses and flowers I crafted this beautiful DIY Wreath for Fall. It is very easy to make and the neutral colors let you enjoy all of the different textures in the wreath.
2. Add Wooden Accents
Wooden accents are a great way to bring a rustic feel to your fall decor. I love using wooden pieces like candle holders, picture frames, and trays.
This wooden vase was a Magnolia clearance find. I love the dark, almost burnt-wood look of it. it’s only for artificial stems like these cozy DIY felt leaf ones that I recently made.
You can even create your own DIY wooden signs to add a personal touch.
3. Display Pumpkins and Gourds
Pumpkins and gourds are the quintessential Fall decor items. I like to mix and match different sizes and colors to create a unique display. Last. year in my garden I grew a patch of bottleneck gourds and dried a few over the winter to use in my Fall decor this year.
4. Use Natural Textiles
Natural textiles like burlap, linen, and wool are perfect for Fall decor. I like to use burlap table runners, linen napkins, and wool blankets to add texture and warmth to my home.
Incorporating natural elements into your Fall decor is a simple and beautiful way to celebrate the season.
When it comes to Fall decor, the living room is the perfect place to start. I like to add cozy and warm elements to create a comfortable and inviting atmosphere. Here are some ideas:
- Use warm-colored throw pillows and blankets to add a pop of color and texture to your sofa or chairs.
- Add some Fall-inspired artwork or prints to your walls.
- Use natural elements like pine cones, acorns, and leaves to create a Fall-themed centerpiece for your coffee table.
- Incorporate warm lighting using battery-operated candles or small table lamps to create a cozy ambiance.
My living room is decorated with warmer, more moody colors for Fall. I love how it creates a cozy space! My home is small but that doesn’t stop me from adding a dramatic gallery wall on the one long wall in my living room.
A warm throw in a heathered brown is tossed over the back of the sectional, perfect for cool Fall nights here in New England. All of the throw pillows are in warm colors and in different textures from velvet to leather.
For a simple centerpiece for the coffee table, I filled a clear glass bowl with small dried orange pods (Hobby Lobby). It’s the perfect pop of color!
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Another great space to add some Fall decor is to the dining room. Here are some ideas:
- Use Fall-inspired table linens like tablecloths, placemats, and napkins to add some color and texture to your table setting.
- Add some Fall-themed centerpieces like pumpkins, gourds, or Fall flowers to your table.
- Hang Fall artwork.
DIY pumpkin centerpiece and mini pinecone pumpkin decorate this dining area for Fall. The inside of the china cabinet is filled with lots of nature-inspired decor like acorns, wood, and dried pods.
When I decorated this year I filled the area with dried flowers and botanicals along with pumpkins and other Fall touches.
Cozy Fall Finds
Don’t forget to add some Fall decor to your outdoor spaces! Here are some ideas:
- Use Fall-inspired wreaths or garlands to decorate your front door or porch.
- Add some Fall-themed throw pillows and blankets to your outdoor seating area.
- Use natural elements like pumpkins, gourds, and corn stalks to create a Fall-themed display in your yard.
For this Fall front porch, I filled up the back of the Jeep with a load of pumpkins and gourds from the farm around the corner from my house. Used other natural decorations like corn stalks and dried flowers to create this dreamy Fall look.
That’s it for my room-by-room guide for nature-inspired Fall decor. With these simple tips, you can create a warm and inviting atmosphere in your home this Fall season.
DIY Nature-Inspired Fall Decor Ideas
Fall is the perfect time to bring the beauty of nature into your home. With a few simple DIY projects, you can create stunning decor that will make your home feel cozy and inviting. Here are some ideas to get you started:
One fun way to bring a touch of whimsy into your Fall decorating is by crafting this felt leaf garland. If you can cut shapes and use a glue gun you can make this stunning DIY project in no time! Hang the garland above your fireplace or across the top of a hutch to add a touch of Autumnal charm to your home.
Another pretty idea for Fall is to grab a basket and stroll your garden and yard for interesting flowers and foliage that you can use to make a Fall flower wreath. This one is all things I collected in my yard.
Although these DIY moss branches add a touch of nature to your home for Fall, they are great for every season! Made with a realistic bunch of artificial bendable branches and a bag of moss. Very easy project that looks expensive! These branches were inspired from a set of expensive ones sold at Terrain.
No Fall decor is complete without pumpkins! Here is a fun take on a pumpkin made with wood craft beads and wire. This wood bead pumpkin is a really easy project. I used my favorite easy technique for dying the unfinished wood beads…RIT fabric dye!
These DIY nature-inspired Fall decor ideas are easy to make and will add a cozy touch to your home. Get creative and have fun bringing the beauty of Fall indoors!
Maintaining and Storing Your Decor
As the Fall season comes to an end, it’s important to properly store your nature-inspired decor to ensure it lasts for years to come. Here are some tips for maintaining and storing your fall decor:
- Clean your decor before storing: Before packing away your decor, be sure to give it a good cleaning. Use a soft cloth or brush to remove any dust or debris, and use a mild cleaner if necessary. Be sure to dry your decor completely before storing it.
- Store in a cool, dry place: It’s important to store your decor in a cool, dry place to prevent mold and mildew. Avoid storing your decor in damp basements or attics, and instead opt for a closet or storage room.
- Use proper storage containers: When storing your decor, it’s important to use proper storage containers to protect it from dust and damage. Use plastic bins with tight-fitting lids, and consider wrapping delicate items in tissue paper or bubble wrap for added protection. (I even use my table runners to protect delicate things like ceramic pumpkins when I’m packing.)
- Label your containers: To make it easier to find your decor next Fall, be sure to label your storage containers. Use a permanent marker to label each container with the contents inside, and consider color-coding your containers for even easier organization. (I also make sure after Christmas that I put the Fall bins on top of my Xmas ones since it will be the next time I’ll be pulling out holiday bins.)
By following these simple tips, you can ensure your nature-inspired Fall decor stays in great condition for years to come.
Wrapping It Up
And that’s it! I hope you enjoyed reading about some of my favorite nature-inspired Fall decor ideas. Remember, Fall is all about bringing the outdoors in and celebrating the beauty of nature. Whether you opt for a simple leaf garland or a full-blown pumpkin patch on your front porch, there are endless ways to incorporate natural elements into your home decor this season.
As you start to plan your Fall decor, keep in mind that there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to decorating with nature. Use your creativity and personal style to guide you, and don’t be afraid to experiment with different textures, colors, and materials.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed, start small by adding a few natural accents to your existing decor. A vase of Fall flowers, a cozy plaid throw, or a rustic wooden bowl can go a long way in creating a warm and inviting atmosphere.
And lastly, don’t forget to have fun! Decorating for Fall is all about embracing the change of season and enjoying the simple pleasures that come with it. So grab a pumpkin spice latte, put on your favorite sweater, and get ready to welcome Autumn in style!