As we transition from summer to fall, what better way to celebrate the changing of the seasons in your home than with fall flowers and foliage.
As the natural world changes around us and trees shift from fresh green to deep reds, burnt oranges and bright ochres, embracing fall decor ideas inspired by the timeless beauty of the natural world will help your home feel more in tune with nature. season.
From gorgeous wreaths on your front door to outdoor fall decor ideas, to beautiful fall flower bouquets, there are so many creative ways you can style fall flowers and foliage inside and outside your home – let us walk you through some of our favorite ideas.
18 decorations of flowers and leaves
A nature-inspired fall scheme will always be completely timeless; We explore everything from designing with natural plants and flowers to investing in chic, long-lasting industrial designs from some of our favorite stores.
Hang a beautiful wreath
It’s fair to say that elegant fall wreath ideas are a timeless staple of fall decor, coming back year after year for fall trends.
Perfect for placing on your front door for fall front door decor, and to make the outside of your home look more festive and inviting, wreaths can also work on doors and walls throughout your home, and are an easy way to make a room look more seasonal. Abundant with colors and textures from nature.
You can either collect fallen leaves and branches, take cuttings from your yard and garden, learn how to make your own fall wreath, or shop for a beautiful, ready-made design — we’ve included some of our favorites below.
Artificial sunflower wreath from The Holiday Aisle
This colorful wreath will bring beautiful fall colors into your home, and is perfect for hanging over a door, on a wall, or above a fireplace.
Juniper forest wreath and preserved pinecone
Hang this fall wreath on your door or above your mantel, and let the fragrant natural greens fill your home with the delightful scent of nature.
Autumn abundance foliage wreath
Bring the splendor of the season to your home with warm earthy colors and natural accents. Faux leaves, pumpkins, berry branches and pinecones provide easy autumnal beauty to this fall wreath.
Decorate with nature-inspired wreaths
Much like an elegant wreath, the wreath can enhance your home with more fall flowers and foliage decorations.
The perfect addition to the fireplace for fall mantel ideas, the wreath can also be wrapped around a staircase or front door for fall porch ideas; A wonderful and versatile decorating tool.
A homemade wreath can be a great craft project to enjoy with the whole family too – check out the rustic pinecone design above for some inspiration. Or, just like our favorite fall wreaths, there are lots of different designs you can buy online or in-store.
Autumn abundance of foliage garland
Perfect for decorating a fireplace mantel, stairs, or even to adorn your front door, this beautiful fall wreath from Balsam Hill perfectly captures the colors of fall.
Real touch of spruce and pine cone
This realistic textured spruce wreath features rich greenery and pine cones that add a natural feel to your tablescapes and mantle centerpieces.
Pumpkin wreath and artificial harvest wreath
This bright, modern, high-contrast wreath combines delicate bare branches with white maple leaves and mini pumpkins, perfect for a simpler fall look.
Display vases of seasonal plants and flowers indoors
“One way to prepare for fall is to start collecting larger vases and accessories that add warmth to a space. A new, large vase that you can design with fall flowers and foliage can add a decorative touch to any room. Instead of… Using the same simple glass vases used throughout the year, make it a point to shop for some new pieces to make the season feel even more special.
Above, an oversized nandina leaf branch from Afloral creates a stunning sculptural statement, working in beautiful harmony with the soothing color palette of the chair and flooring, with the gorgeous gray vase adding an elegant touch of contrast.
Artificial nandina leaf branch
Also known as Heavenly Bamboo and Sacred Bamboo, this burgundy-green faux tropical branch is very easy to style in a tall vase.
The deep, rich purple with burgundy undertones of these dried flowers is perfect for creating a moody fall look.
With the soft beauty of mimosa and reed blossoms, even a single bunch of these botanical flowers can make a beautiful statement, perfect for placing on your dining or coffee table.
Principal and Owner of Design Hutch Interior Design, Brooke Sprickman has been practicing interior design since 2013 in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York and beyond; He has a diverse background in residential and commercial design.
Decorate your outdoor space with fall plants and flowers
“If you’ve organized the planting of the best trees for fall color and plants for fall color, your outdoor spaces will already be lush with plenty of foliage and flowers. From trailing potted ivy – a beautiful fall flower for pots, to winter meadows and delicious violas, there are plenty of seasonal options to consider In your outdoor spaces, Houses and gardens Horticulturist and former professional gardener, Holly Crossley.
We love this front door fall scheme by Pamela Dyer of Home on Fern Hill. Year-round planters on either side of the door are enhanced with a selection of fall foliage and flowers, with stacked pumpkins and natural wreaths tying the whole look together; A beautiful example of the most subtle natural fall decor.
We explore more fall planter ideas in our dedicated feature.
Holly is a former allotment keeper and professional gardener. She now spends her time tending to various houseplants, drawing her favorite flowers, and writing about gardening and outdoor life for herself. Houses and gardens.
Create a natural centerpiece that stands out
As we transition from outdoor summer dining to cozy entertaining indoors, fall table decor ideas can make your dining and kitchen spaces feel a little more special for the season.
Every beautiful tablescape needs a statement centerpiece, and vases and bowls, like this elegant three-foot ceramic centerpiece bowl from Crate and Barrel, with beautiful fall stems, flowers, pinecones and more, can bring lovely seasonal color and texture. Visual interest for your table.
“I love this beautiful table design by designer Birdie Fortescue,” says Joe Bailey, designer and decorator. Houses and gardens Typography editor. “The fall floral arrangements, enhanced by deep orange vases and coordinating candlesticks, create an elegant contrast with the sky blue tableware, placemats and table runners; creating a more modern fall scheme that feels wonderfully cheerful and welcoming.
Of course, you can’t beat the beauty of fresh flowers and foliage, but if you’re looking for a long-lasting table centerpiece design, artificial or dried flowers will be able to continue your Thanksgiving table decor and even your Christmas table decor.
Joe Bailey is deputy editor of Homes & Gardens magazine, overseeing all print features. Prior to joining Future PLC, she worked as an interior designer for over ten years, specializing in commercial photo shoots for luxury clients such as; Chelsea Harbor Design Centre, Christopher Farr Cloth & Hills. She has been with Homes & Gardens for over a decade, designing and producing editorial sessions and events over the years.
Pair pumpkins with flowers and foliage
This pumpkin planter meshes perfectly with your Halloween decorating ideas and is definitely a unique way to decorate with pumpkins indoors and outdoors.
Fill your carved pumpkin with a beautiful array of leaves and flowers, then place the design on your dining table, on your windowsill or even outside your front door; It is bound to catch the attention of passers-by.
We’ll take you through how to make a pumpkin pot in our custom piece.
How do you use autumn leaves in decoration?
When colorful fall leaves start falling from the trees, don’t just sweep them to one side, gather them and use them throughout your home for fall decor.
We think they’re perfect for use on a homemade fall wreath or wreath, and larger sprigs of fall leaves can also be placed in vases or placed on a shelf or sideboard.
Just as you would with flowers, fall leaves can also be pressed and placed in elegant glass frames, perfect if you want to revamp your wall decor ideas for fall.
Instead of putting fall flowers and leaves inside the pumpkin for decoration, why not use them to decorate the outside instead. Below, Cassandra Evans from Northwoodsfolk shows us how to press the delicate leaves and flowers onto a pumpkin. We definitely know what we’ll be doing for our craft project next fall or Halloween…