Now that the Fall season has officially begun, spread some Autumn cheer throughout your home. From leaves changing color to the crisp Autumn air, try bringing some of the seasonal elements indoors.
Autumn is a season of changing colors. With oranges, reds and yellows scattered on leaves and trees, try bringing outside elements inside or around your home’s exterior for a nice design touch.
Leaves, Leaves, Leaves
While raking leaves may become a tedious chore, there are endless design possibilities that can be utilized with leaves in your home. Press and preserve your leaves and go to town decorating your home. Hang leaves from clothespins on string or wire for a neat design, or create a centerpiece with twigs and leaves.
For tips on pressing leaves visit Marie Iannotti’s article Pressing Fall Leaves – How to Preserve the Beauty of Fall Foliage from About.com: http://gardening.about.com/od/craftsanddecor/ss/Preserve_Leaves.htm
Pumpkins and Gourds
Whether it’s from your garden or from the store, consider using pumpkins and gourds as design pieces throughout your home. Large pumpkins can look festive outside your home in areas such as the front porch or backyard patio. Consider using small pumpkins and gourds for centerpieces or decoration throughout your home.