Create a simple bouquet inspired by nature with feathers, wheat, and nuts. Place it on a mantel, coffee table, or dining table for a creative focal point. Fill a vase with nuts or seeds, leaving enough room to arrange the feathers and wheat. Accent the arrangement with greenery.
Create a pretty swag from artichokes to hang on a mirror or stairway banister. What you'll need: florist's greening pins (they look like long U-shape staples and are available at floral shops), brass rings, and ribbon.
For an organic look straight out of nature, be a little eclectic in your fall display and arrangements. Gather a variety of flowers, stems, fillers, and twigs and arrange at random. Use a rustic or vintage-looking vessel, such as a galvanized bucket, to complete the look.
Layering and incorporating various elements are key to an eye-catching fall display. To create this look, fill vases partway with nuts. Cut a piece of scrapbook paper to fit inside the vase and arrange shocks of wheat or other branches in the vase.
Branch out from the standard round wreath and try a different shape on your front door. Hot-glue unshelled nuts to a picture frame, leaving a spot at the top for a ribbon. Wrap a coordinating ribbon around the top in a loop to create the wreath hanger.
Red, yellow, orange, and brown are fall color favorites, but greens and purples have their place too, as do natural finds beyond leaves and twigs. Flowering cabbage will bring dimension and unexpected color to your fall displays.
Arrange branches of fall leaves by hue to establish a color-blocking effect. Place one color of leaves so they land on one side of the vase and another color so that they fall to the other side of the vase.
Create a stress-free centerpiece by setting several pumpkins or gourds on the table. This arrangement displays them on a long white platter, but a low basket or tray would work just as well. Garnish with a few leaves, berry clusters, or flowers to add a bit of color and texture.
Consider this simple approach to fall decorating: Take one object and repeat it along a shelf or window sill, or down your dining room table. Surround each item with something special -- a circle of beaded garland, some fall leaves, pinecones, or even a toss of tiny acorns.
Summer's big color grows brighter and bolder in fall. The hot chartreuse of Granny Smith apples is a prime example. Nest a stocky candle in the middle of a glass salad or punch bowl and fill with green apples.
Single out autumn's beauty with an artfully arranged collection of natural elements. For a unified yet unique display, start with a collection of pumpkins that are the same shape, but have varied sizes and colors.
Fill your free space with a festive door hanging. Tie a grouping of Indian corn ears together and hang from a cabinet door. Display jars filled with dried corn and seeds behind glass-front cabinet doors for an added fall touch.
Mark your front door with a leafy monogram. Paint a papier-mache letter and let dry. Hot-glue dried or silk leaves to the front. Shape a piece of wire into a hanging loop, and hot-glue it to the back of the letter.
Look for ways to dress up store-bought decorating accessories for a customized look. This leaf-shape twig accessory was embellished with fall leaves and acorns, which add color and texture to the purchased frame.
Bring the beautiful autumn colors indoors by stringing freshly fallen oak leaves together. This garland instantly decks out a room for fall. Cut a piece of string to desired length and use a needle to thread the leaves onto the string. Use tape or sticky tack to hang the garland.