3 ways to decorate for fall with natural elements

With cooler weather just around the corner, I thought I’d share a few of my easy yet stylish fall decorating ideas. It’s true, I’m already dreaming about crackly, crunchy leaves and cozy knit sweaters. I usually incorporate natural elements and candlelight into my fall decor to keep things simple and elegant. I choose just a couple of places to adorn inside, as well as our front stoop outside. I don’t ever spend a lot on any of my decorating ideas, the produce department is my bff for sure! And I like to try to find fun natural elements to bring in from our garden too. Branches, pine cones, and bird nests are always welcome! And with this busier time of year approaching, these looks take next to no time at all.

1.Shop your produce department for beautiful fall fruits and vegetables including pears, apples, and gourds. I always look for beautiful color and check what’s on sale.

Cottage Fix blog - wooden dough bowl filled with pears
a wooden dough bowl filled with pears
Cottage Fix blog - fall gourds and candlelight on the mantel
fall gourds, pears, and roses

2.Collect pine cones to fill big buckets and display outside along with your pumpkins or incorporate pine cones inside on your fall tablescape with flowers and candlelight. Sometimes I gather these up throughout the year and store them in our garden shed.

Cottage Fix blog - pumpkins and pine cones for fall decorating
a vintage bucket filled with pine cones on our back patio
Cottage Fix blog - pine cones, roses, and candlelight for a fall tablescape
pine cones, peach roses, and candlelight

3.Clip a branch off of a deciduous tree as it’s changing to its warm fall hues. If you add a little water to your bucket, it will stay fresh looking longer.

Cottage Fix blog - deciduous branch for fall decorating
a clipped dogwood branch in a blue enamelware bucket

Waiting for October…

xoxo Sally