I know, I know… it’s been a while since I have posted. But life has been so busy for our little family. If we aren’t busy with one activity there is another one just around the corner and simply, we are tired. I am tired. But I wouldn’t change this crazy, busy life for a dull boring one.
The weather in Northwestern Missouri has had some conflicting messages lately. Either it is 90 degrees or it’s 20 degrees… but I think we are finally entering full blown fall (and winter)! I have been playing around with fun textures and unexpected colors for fall recently, and I have had so much fun looking for some beautiful natural inspiration. I thought I would share some ideas with you.
These are all budget friendly ideas that use easy to find, natural elements to add settle (or not so settle) touches of autumn. The best part? I set them all up for you on my own dinning room table in the matter of minutes so you can see how I put them together. I will briefly explain each look and what occasion I would personally use them at.
The Natural Minimalist:
Adding an element that has height, draws the eye upwards and helps ceilings, lights, and so on gain some much deserved attention. I love how easy, clean, and modern this very simple table decor is. This is an everyday, minimalist look that is perfect for our family–busy toddler included. I took some leftover dried wheat from some weekend event decorating (I used them in some cute pumpkin floral arrangements) and an antique jug I scored at a garage sale for 10 cents! Voila! It really cannot be easier.
The Traditional Thanksgiving
Really, nothing could be easier than gathering some natural elements you already have and grouping them together to form a beautiful, festive centerpiece. I took one medium sized pumpkin, three white faux pumpkins, two faux gourds, real apples, and some faux foliage to create a festive Thanksgiving inspired tablescape. If the table were more rectangular, I could easily spread this down the line to make the table look longer. However, I complimented my round table by showing off the curves. This is a great way to add lots of color without it looking over the top.
Something that can be overlooked is the power of metal. Adding a quick accent of copper for example, adds interest to a black and white background. Try an antique urn or copper pitcher to add even bigger metallic accents. Metals are still neutral (because they are found in nature, get it) so mix and match with a neutral pallet or lots of color. I simply used those faux mini pumpkins and faux lambs ear in this quick example.
Simple Neutral Farmhouse
Fall doesn’t have to mean pumpkins, haunted house, or tons of color. It could mean textures, natural accents, and neutral palettes. This is one of my simplest designs (simplest of the simple). I simply took a 6 foot lambs ear garland (from Hobby Lobby, I scored on sale), folded it in half to make for a thicker shorter garland and used it for my base. I added a wooden bead garland (handmade by me), and a simple white water pitcher centered in the middle. It really doesn’t get simpler.
I think all of these are extremely easy to incorporate no matter your backdrop, budget, or design style. I simply used items I already had in our own home and had fun! You can definitely do it too. Have more questions? Be sure to connect with me via the contact form above or hit me up on Instagram. Looking for more inspiration? Give me a follow on Pinterest. Have a wonderful time decorating!