Don’t you just love fall time? Nature’s beauty seems to aggrandize with all the diversity of fall colors. When I got married, my hubby always looked forward to the autumn season, and over time, it quickly become my favorite as well. For the first time in life, I began to really appreciate God’s beautiful artwork.
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: - Ecclesiastes 3:1
For those who love to decorate your homes for the seasons, I’ve gathered some fun fall decorating ideas to share with you. (At the end of my post, you’ll find a link to additional ideas.)
Okay here’s some simple decorating ideas for the fall season…
Have you ever looked at the ears of decorative field corn and wondered what you can do with them? The reds, blues, yellows, and golds of field corn are lovely, but they don’t always look pretty just propped up on your porch.
Here’s some decorating ideas for field corn…
* Garland – At your local craft store, purchase some raffia. Raffia is a straw-like twine that looks very natural and is reminiscent of corn husks. Lay the cobs in a row and tie them together with the raffia, making the tie at the base of the husks where they join the cob. Space them about 6 inches apart, then hang where you like. Above windows, off porch roofs, down porch railings, fireplace mantles, and so forth are all possibilities (as long as there’s no actual fire in the fireplace – this garland could be quite flammable).
* Door swag – Gather dried field corn into a bunch and use raffia to tie them together at the base of the husks where they meet the cob. Leave a loop to hang them by, then cover the raffia tie with wide ribbon in a corresponding color. Hang on your door using the loop.
Gourds and Pine Cones Centerpiece
The outdoors showers you with abundance in fall – nuts are falling and mini pumpkins and gourds are all over the farmer’s markets! Take advantage of nature’s bounty with this centerpiece idea.
Buy or make a wreath shape from twigs or vines. Lay the wreath down on a large, plastic plate, preferably clear. Then start filling up the center with mini pumpkins, gourds, and pine cones. If you like, hot-glue some of the items to the wreath, such as acorns, pine cones, seed pods, or berries. You can also tuck some pretty autumn leaves in among your gourds and pine cones. To move the centerpiece, just pick up the plate to position it just right.
(My hubby took the photo above from last fall — I believe while at church)
Decorate with Fall Colors
You don’t have to bring the actual objects in for a lovely fall look; you can decorate using fall colors. For instance, you could hang a painting that is mostly fall hues in a prominent spot, or place vases and lamps that are classic fall colors around a room. One idea is to choose one particular fall color and distribute it around the room in the form of throw pillows, lamp shades, candles, and so forth.
Create your Own Fall Photos
I used http://befunky.com to create the photo below. *I gave my youngest son a pumpkin to hold because he’s our clown in the family and was making a silly face. ;) Another resource that you can try is http://www.picmonkey.com/
***Find more fall / autumn decorating ideas from my board at Pinterest:
Okay….It’s your turn to share YOUR fun fall decorating ideas! Please share your ideas with the readers here…don’t be shy!
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Here’s a poem I found online to share:
In the garden, Autumn is, indeed the crowning glory of the year, bringing us the fruition of months of thought and care and toil. And at no season, safe perhaps in Daffodil time, do we get such superb colour effects as from August to November.
Rose G. Kingsley
The Autumn Garden.