Decorating for Late Fall

November 3, 2014

Text by Karin Lidbeck Brent

Last week I was working on a photo-shoot creating some new ideas for fall décor, using pumpkins, flowers, and autumn naturals.

With Thanksgiving almost here and temps dropping, it’s time to head indoors to create warm, and inviting moments throughout your house.

fall pumpkins

All photography by Michael Partenio unless otherwise noted

The key to a festive fall home is creating moments of simple beauty that are personal. It can be as simple as placing a pumpkin on your coffee table, or using things you love and have on hand, to create a simple still-life.

Here I placed a small white gourd in a nest found in the garden. I embellished it with a favorite bird from my box of styling goodies.

fall display with bird

Photo By Andre Baronowski

The mantel can be easily transformed to become a fall focal point. It’s the perfect place to pile your gourds and squashes. I created this mantel by placing small glasses of water behind the gourds to hold seasonal hydrangeas.

fall mantel

I keep a wide variety of favorite crocks and pottery on hand to use for any occasion.

This straight sided crock filled with upright Indian corn and small crab apples branches show fall materials that complement each other perfectly.

A fall material that I like to work with is wheat because of its wonderful simplicity. This is quick look to put together and it creates a gorgeous style for a November table!  Placing tall stalks of wheat inside the glass cylinder vases has a stunning impact that is not fussy.

fall wheat display

This was the perfect setting to use the soft look of waving wheat for an everyday arrangement.  No water no fuss! Bunches of wheat can be found at craft stores in a variety of lengths.

fall table

Cabbages have become a favorite fall icon, and one is all you need to create a big impact. You can recycle a cabbage planted in your garden to make a simple and elegant floral accent.

cabbage display

Extending the fall season with natural flourishes in your home is a joyful way to make the transition to late fall and the colder months ahead.