Well, it seems last week that I forgot to submit my column. I’m thinking that means...well, I don’t know what it means exactly, other than I just forgot! Since the weather seems to be feeling a bit more fall-like, it makes me really want to put the finishing touches on all my indoor fall decorations. Of course, we all need no-fuss decorating, so here are a few of my favorite no-fuss and inexpensive fall decorating ideas.
• Get inspired by the outdoors. Take a look around at all the beautiful landscaping and items outdoors and bring them in. For this easy and beautiful centerpiece, simply submerge a few green apples in water in a tall cylinder vase and add a few cuttings from outdoors. If you’re lucky enough to find hedge apples outside, use them. I love the bumpy texture of them and their beautiful green color. Hint: Don’t be stingy with the cuttings. Leave some of the branches long and flowy. Just think to yourself about how a tree really grows outside. This centerpiece would be beautiful alone, but to give it that finished professional look set the vase on a large galvanized tray and fill the remaining space on the tray with the apples.
• Place a single pumpkin under a glass cloche to make the pumpkin instantly stand out and give it some specialness.
• Perch pumpkins on top of candlesticks to give your fall display various height interest.
• Use old books to give your fall decorations interest and texture. I like to perch a pumpkin or two on top.
• Place a bundle of wheat in a silver urn for a mix of sophistication and farmhouse.
• Fill a wood tray with mini white pumpkins.
• Use Kraft paper as a table runner topped with sprigs of seeded eucalyptus and votives. You can also add a few pie pumpkins in for a bit of color.
The main thing with fall decorating is to keep it natural and utilize the natural beauty of outdoor elements.