At long last, fall is back! The cooler temps, tasty bounty (hello, apples and sweet corn!) and fiery colors inspire feelings of coziness and warmth. It’s also a favorite time of year to decorate – and refreshing your spaces during harvest season can be as simple as it is beautiful.
Read on for three easy-to-DIY decorating ideas that are sure to brighten any space.
Hang A Wreath
On a door, on a wall and other unexpected places like a table, it’s a snap to set a seasonal tone with a beautiful, ready-made wreath. Go big for high drama or small for a more understated approach, depending on your available space. Today’s styles boast everything from dried leaves and berries to gourds, small pumpkins and feathers. Deck your front door, back door, side door or room doors. They’re easy to put up and even easier to take down.
Bonus use: group candles of various colors, sizes and shapes together on a surface such as a dining table or coffee table, then use your wreath as a candle ring to encircle them all. We think you’ll love the result!
Add A Tobacco Basket
Tobacco baskets are all the rage and can be easily worked into your fall displays with very little effort. On mantles, console tables or other flat surfaces, use them as eye-catching backdrops for smaller décor items such as candles and decorative pumpkins. Prop them up vertically against walls or other sturdy items or hang them, depending on your space. For extra pop, scatter colorful, dried leaves found in your yard at the base of your display.
Bonus idea: place tobacco baskets horizontally on surfaces and place décor in them. Taller items, such as decorative pumpkins and lanterns, tend to look best and have greater impact.
Fill A Basket
Baskets come in all shapes and sizes and are made with many different materials, which makes them versatile, smart additions to fall displays. Baskets made with wire, wicker and metal are some of the most popular. Just pick your space, pick your size and pick your basket material, then spruce it up with your fave pieces. Not sure what to include? Long tree twigs mixed with short, decorative pumpkins is one suggested combo. Basket-lining, plush fabric nestled with ears of colorful corn and gourds is another. Remember to keep it colorful – unless your space calls for a more muted color palette!
Bonus idea: display your harvest baskets through Thanksgiving, then swap out the fall décor with Christmas décor for a super easy transition to the holiday season.