Thursday, September 4, 2014

Organic Fall decorating ideas for indoors...

Even though it's hot and not remotely fall here in the North Carolina mountains, I thought I would give y'all some ideas for fall decorating indoors using organic and natural elements. 

I like to bring the outside in as I like for the inside to reflect what is going on outside, so I take my cues from nature.

I LOVE apples, which are abundant this time of year here, and find they are a great option for fall, plus you can eat them when you're through using them as decor:-)

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I used apples last year on the kitchen shelves along with some vintage apple needlepoints.

I love the pop of red.

Of course pumpkins just shout fall, and if you don't want orange, you can buy white ones or paint them like I did here. I just used craft paint then went back with a smaller brush and a darker color in the grooves for detail. 

I also love using dried hydrangeas and pine cones for fall. 

Last year, because I was using pink, I just brought in the vanilla-strawberry hydrangeas and they dried beautifully. Turkey feathers are also usually abundant here in the fall.

I have always brought in branches of leaves as they change. They don't last long, though, even in water. 

White pumpkins and Japanese maple leaves along with leaves cut from old music make a unique  statement on an old chestnut board.

Apples, old silver and dried hydrangeas on the old board again for yet another unique fall look. 

For Thanksgiving I changed the apples for pumpkins and added greenery as well as more hydrangeas.

Of course you can't go wrong with pumpkins, gourds, candles and a long box:-)

I fill my box with a layer of floral foam then use floral picks to secure the pumpkins in the position I want them. 

I think I might be getting my box out again. I didn't use it at all last year.

I hope I've given you some unique ideas for bring fall into your home with natural and organic elements that are readily available. 

I won't be doing anything inside until it looks a little more like fall outside:-)

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  1. I love the green apples! I have been racking my brain this year wanting to do something different, not so much orange pumpkins this year. You have given me so many new ideas! Your table is beautiful! I hope you don't mind if I borrow some of your ideas! **Dazee

  2. Beautiful ideas for Fall! I love the tablescape centerpiece, beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing Anita, you are so creative.

  3. So many pretty photos and idea's. Thanks so much. I really needed this post to get me excited to start decorating my house.

  4. Shenita @ Embellishments by SLRSeptember 4, 2014 at 10:37 AM

    Gorgeous ideas, Anita! I'm trying to use more organic elements this year. Your vignettes and tablescapes are always amazing! You always inspire me!

  5. Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous! I loved every detail. That is very much my taste all year long, and even more in the fall than usual.

  6. All are really pretty! Great ideas, Anita!

  7. DownTheLaneWithDaisySeptember 5, 2014 at 10:48 AM

    I have an old fence board that has just found a new use. What fabulous arrangements!

  8. Shirley@Housepitality DesignsSeptember 5, 2014 at 7:07 PM

    You are inspiring me to bring out my dried hydrangeas from last year...I am so glad I saved them as my large bush did not produce any blooms...just my "little one"....I so love all of your gorgeous centerpieces!!...they exude such warmth and glow!..

  9. Anita, thank you for sharing early to late Fall table top settings, arrangements and decor ideas. I appreciate the range you share with us. The colors are inviting and artistic. I love the change of seasons and especially Fall, thank you for sharing , you are always an inspiration to so many ways. The wooden box is just lovely. Blessings for a great school year and Harvest season!

  10. These are such beautiful vignettes! I kind of like that they are decidedly not orange. Not that I don't appreciate the typical pumpkin colors, but for early fall I like the choice of apples or white pumpkins mixed with the still available greenery. You have such a nice eye for composition as well. I love the centerpieces on the long board, but my favorite is the one with the crystal drop candelabra and the sheet music wall hanging. So lovely!!


  11. Anita,
    Gorgeous Autumnal arrangements in your wooden box, dear one!!!
    I adore all your Autumnal vignettes!
    Love, LOVE, L O V E the leaves on the lamp shade and tied at the base!
    Creative design element!

  12. Vickie @ makingoursustainablelife.comSeptember 8, 2014 at 6:57 PM

    Oh wow - I love every single centerpiece on the long board and in the long box! Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for all of the inspiration. I think I should get my husband to build me a long box like yours - do you mind if I copy?

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