There is something so wonderful about the fall season, that it seems natural to bring some of nature’s bounty indoors
Perhaps it’s the brilliant colors, or the many shapes, patterns, and texture
No matter why, they inspire and comfort us. We want to be surrounded with the beauty that only nature can provide.
So pour your favorite beverage, snuggle up with a throw, and look at these photos for some easy decorating ideas that you can do to celebrate this glorious season.
FIRELOGS
If you have a non-working fireplace, fill the space with firelogs. The texture they provide is beautiful and a wonderful way to fill an otherwise black hole. Just make sure if you bring them in from outdoors, they’re bug-free!
Traditional Living Room by Design Manifest
BOOKCASES ARE NOT JUST FOR BOOKS
Same idea as the first photo, but this time use a few shelves to fill with logs. The rustic charm they provide is delightful and unusual.
BRING IN FALL FOLIAGE
What a lovely way to greet yourself and your guests. Use a large container in an entryway filled with brilliant branches of fall leaves. Just make sure there’s enough weight in the bottom of your container so it doesn’t topple over.
DECORATE YOUR DINING ROOM CHANDELIER
Bring in branches from outdoors to nestle into your light fixture. I would not use the actual berries as they can fall into your food and I’m quite sure they’re not part of your menu! Instead, purchase faux berries from a craft store and attach them to the wood branches.
ADORN YOUR TABLE NAPKINS
You can choose anything that is small such as herbs or wildflowers. Attach the bundles to the napkins using twine. It’s a lovely way to greet guests to the table and it’s fresh—especially if they’re naturally scented.

PINECONES

Whether they’re from your yard or purchased, pinecones are a wonderful gift of nature to decorate with. Simply fill completely any container of your choice. If they don’t have their natural scent, don’t add an artificial pine smell. I’ve never found one that smells like the real thing. Simply enjoy their shape and texture.
USE YOUR CAMERA
You don’t even need an actual camera. The one that’s built into your smart phone takes beautiful photos. So while you’re on your nature walks, snap photos that appeal to you and have them framed. In this case, you are the artist with a little help from nature! And you’ll smile each time you look at them.
Photos via HOUZZ
Until next time…
Blessings from my home to yours,
Nancy
Dedicated to helping you live your rooms—not the other way around

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