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10 Fall Home Decor Must Haves

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1. Mason Jars

These clever little multi-tasker jars are a great way to bring light into your décor. Mason jars, mainly invented for food storage, have become a big hit in home accessories. They are fantastic votive candle holder, and made of glass they bring a great sleek texture to the vignette. Use the rule of repetition and line them up in a row, or use them in a gradation formation stacking them with varying height objects or themselves at varying heights.

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2. Leaves

Silk or real dried leaves are the epitome of fall. Falling leaves ARE FALL! haha. Their vibrant colors of red, orange, yellow, and brown are warm and cozy and stunning in arrangement in a jar, in a box, on a plate, ... anywhere!

I myself just take my girls out on a walk and pick up fallen leaves. You will be surprised at the variety you will find. And then we use them in our décor, and even paint them for a fun craft. The local craft stores carry silk leaves as well. Which ever you prefer, either is a great element to incorporate.

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You can make it a fun craft and spray paint or paint with brush glitter on them to add sparkle and color. My 2 year old last year helped me with the leaves in the image below. This is an arrangement using the rule of gradation. Tall to short arranged in a cluster.

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3. Owls 4. Spiders

The rise and popularity of the Owl is a thing of modern age embracing the wise sayings of ancient pasts. Through history the Owl has always been portrayed as the flying creature that is all seeing, all knowing ,and all wise. It's no wonder the owls are a great fall classic accent. They are thriving and alive all year round, ... maybe it's the brown feathers. But they are cute and clever ways to bring in fall into your home décor. They are not as obvious as these Halloween spiders (pictured below) but still a more classic touch of whimsy.

Spiders are associated with Halloween because a lot of people are arachnophobia. Fake spiders are a fun and whimsical way to decorate for fall or just Halloween. You can string them along on your fall garland. Or attach string and hang them from top of wall at different heights so it looks like they are spindling down the wall. You can hang from chandelier, add into table top design, put in jars, add to a vignette. The sky is the limit where you can place these cute little things. No one in my family is arachnophobia so I'm free to decorate with them! I hope you are too.

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5. The fragrance of Fall

We have five senses, and we take in our environment with all five senses. Do not leave your sense of smell out of the fall decorating experience. You will regret it. Or to put it better, you will NOT Regret filling your home with this warm and cozy non toxic homemade aroma.

I am big on not smelling or putting fragrance in and on my families body. That is a whole other blog, which I must write to bring awareness. But, fragrance is actually very toxic to our bodies, it is made up of many harsh chemicals that we can be born allergic to, or worst yet not allergic too and it may cause sickness or a rash.

So you will take comfort in this recipe for a healthy home fragrance. And it is very easy.

While you are home fill a pot of 6 cups water, a whole orange halved (scraping the rind off will release essential oils so that extra step would be advised but not mandatory), 2-3 cinnamon sticks, and a handful of cloves. Bring the water up to a simmer add ingredients and simmer on low for as long as you desire. Keep an eye on the water level, and DO NOT leave the pot running while you are out of the house.

A few hours will fill your home with the cozy warm aroma of fall.

(Hint, Sprouts or a healthy food store that carries bulk has spices in bulk so you do not have to buy a whole jar for this recipe)

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4. Painted Entry Bench

If you have the means, change up your entry bench or front porch bench. This is a bench I found at a flea market in my local town. It was raw wood and unstained, and I painted it orange and the little detail black and it was transformed into a fall appropriate bench. Place some fall colored pillows, pots of yellow daisies, and white pumpkins, with a nice fall wreath and your porch or entryway is festive!

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6. Straw hay bales

A hay ride and a corn field come to mind when I think straw hay bale. Well actually so does my baby horse that was born under my care. And that's what I used for the bedding. Not much else is it good for other than sitting on or in this case decorating your front porch for fall.

It is a great large item that can be the splendid textured based for your leaves, pumpkins, pots of flowers and more! You can find them at a local feed store and ask specifically for "straw hay". There are many other types of bales of hay and this is the cheapest and best use for it.

In the picture below I love the metallic painted pumpkins mixed in with the rough forage and dried leaves. It adds a great pop of unexpected color and texture that ties into the metallic sconces of the architecture.

And I love the fall leaf wreath on the crisp white door with black trim!

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7. Wreaths

Wreaths are a fun and festive way to add personal touch and style to your holiday décor. Typically hung on doors, you could also hang them on windows, on mirrors above fireplaces, and on walls above a sofa. Any focal point wall could use a wreath around the holidays.

Burlap is a great fabric and texture to use for fall, white, black, ochre or a beige and black print would look great too!

As far as the wreath itself I've pictured my favorites here on the blog. Like the wreath above you could do leaves, berries and twigs, burlap and twigs, or a combination of any. Take a look at some inspiration below:

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Twig and berries with felt roses. I just love the simplicity. Here is the tutorial

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This Wreath is unavailable on Etsy vendors store Ramsey Rustic Home, however, this looks like a super simple wreath to make from gauze and a few items you can get at your local craft store.

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This is an elegant fall wreath! DIY it with supplies at your local craft store or buy it here : ETSY

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Googly eye wreath! SOOOOO clever and fun! This lady is ingenious. You will have to use your imagination on the tutorial. You can find more clever crafts here: CRAFTS

8. Pumpkins

Of course you must have pumpkins in your Fall décor- it wouldn't be Fall without them! I love using them on table centerpieces, in large decorative hurricanes, or lanterns, or on your porch. I've also included some fun and classy jacko-lantern designs.

And it is a fantastic multi-use decoration, because once Thanksgiving is over you can roast them all up use for soup, baking, and more! Freeze what you don't use right away and have some for next years preFall and Fall season.

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9. Acorns & Pinecones

The beauty of natural elements in a décor is breathtaking. In the Fall there are warm earthy colors, jagged pine cones, and smooth acorns. Mix this with raw wood, parchment paper, and warm glow of fire, and the scent of cinnamon and cloves... and you have a space filled with blissful autumnal memories.

Here are some examples of how to use pinecones and acorns.

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Super simple, yet so festive.

10. Antlers

I am fascinated and am in love with the increase in variety of home accents incorporating deer antlers. Faux resin would be ideals, but antlers are shed by deer and by no means does anyone need to get hurt over this wonderful nature accent.

It adds a rustic feel to the already cozy backdrop of autumn colors and décor.

Paint them, hang them, put a cut out of them on a pillow... there are many great ways to apply them to your décor. Take a look for yourself.

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Books are a great accent element. Classically bound are the best, and stacked with accessories to perch on top of them is how to tie it all together.

Photo cred: Ohsolovelyblog.com

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A little bit of everything I love about fall in one picture. The white and orange combo with warm oak wood, leaf, plaid and WHITE pumpkins (my favorite), berries in a tall pitcher with antlers to tie it all together. An old post from Stonegable blog, but lots of great inspiration pictures! Click on picture to view.

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Another great mason jar project. Instead of Christmas berries, put acorns inside. I would also love to try it with glue and gold glitter instead of white paint. That would look stunning! For Tutorial Click on picture.

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Mmmm. So much yummy texture. When you mix the textures of cable knit, corduroy, cotton, and flannel you get cozy come sit and drink a hot beverage Fall space. The antlers cut out and applique on the pillow just tops it off to perfection. Click photo for more views of this antler pillow.

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And a lovely and fresh Thanksgiving table setting with antlers in the centerpiece. A beach inspired Thanksgiving. As an Orange County girl that looks good to me! Click the pic for more Thanksgiving dining table setting ideas!

I hope these ideas will spark some inspiration for your decorating this Fall!

To find more great ideas follow my Holiday décor ideas on Pinterest HERE

and as always, if you need help CONTACT ME FOR DESIGN HELP.

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