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Look right outside your door for the best inspiration from nature for your fall decorations. These natural fall decorating ideas embrace the beauty of the outdoors and bring it inside for all to enjoy.
As the kids go back in school and the air is cool, crisp and comfortable, it’s so easy to get excited about decorating for fall.
But what really gets me excited is that my very favorite fall decorations are often free. That’s because I love to be inspired by our own backyard and items we already have!
It doesn’t have to require a lot of time or money. In fact, it doesn’t require shopping at all! Many of these natural fall decorating ideas are simple and actually free!
When I think of fall, two things immediately come to mind – pumpkin spice and the beauty of the outdoors. As the leaves begin to change and colors in the environment turn from the vivid colors of summer to the more dramatic colors of autumn, it’s time to embrace the changes with fall decorations, too.
Those of you familiar with my fall decorating over the years know that I love integrating natural fall elements like pumpkin decor, and especially foraged finds. These, in combination with store-bought flowers and pumpkins, create such an easy and inexpensive natural fall look!
That’s what today’s post is about… bringing the outdoors in, without the burden of hauling crates of fall decor out of the attic. In fact, most of the ideas in this post are easily recyclable and affordable, too.
As you might already know, I’m something of a minimalist. I’ve shared my favorite Minimalist Fall Decor with you, and today we’re focusing on natural fall decorating ideas if you’re feeling the minimalist vibes this season, too!
Decorating with Natural Elements
Through the years I’ve shared an abundance of natural fall decorations – so I’m rounding them up into one easy guide! Fall decorating has never been more fun!
This post lists 17 of my favorite natural fall decorating ideas. And there are so many more where this came from! We love sharing our home with you, no matter the season.
Adding mums to your home, indoors or out, is the perfect way to bring the outdoors in!
Some mums are hardy and can be planted in your garden after they're done blooming, too - even better!
When selecting natural fall decorations like pumpkins and mums, consider the variety of ways you can use them. While they may grace our garage for now, when we have guests over they may line the table along with candles, or fill out our fireplace like you previously saw above.
Natural elements are long-lasting and portable and can be used in a variety of ways throughout the season.
Or, cut up your potted mum and create a long lasting floral arrangement with them!
Mums are such an affordable way to that natural element into your curb appeal, or inside your home. While it's easy to place a potted mum anywhere around your home, the cut flowers also make for a spectacular fall centerpiece.
One of the easiest ways to decorate for fall is to bring in branches from your backyard! In fact, I have a whole post dedicated to decorating with branches, as it's one of my favorite natural fall looks.
Magnolia branches work beautifully in our entryway, and will last for weeks. Magnolia doesn't dry out too quickly so it's a great candidate for bringing inside.