It’s fall harvest—the perfect time of year to take the elements provided free by Mother Nature to decorate the outside (and inside) of our homes.
One or two cornhusks, a hay bale, and a few strings of Halloween lights can easily turn the entrance of a home from ordinary to festive on Oct. 31. (Add some fake cobwebs and Halloween music for an extra spooky effect.)
Some other creative ideas include outdoor planters or indoor fireplace mantels—decorated with gourds, squash, pumpkins, and Indian corn, spray-painted pine cones, fancy decorated pumpkins, adding a splash of orange with pressed leaves (or fake leaves) and small pumpkins to your bookcase as seen on HGTV, simple sculptural branch arrangements, baskets of apples and pears, these adorable pumpkin sconces as seen on Martha Stewart Home & Garden, glass vases filled with pine needles (or my favorite—candy corn!), and grapevine wreaths adorned with berries, leaves, and pine cones.
Now that the days are growing shorter and the temperatures are dropping lower, fall harvest decorations are the perfect way to bring warmth inside (and outside) your home.