Fall decorating: wrap a string of lights around branches for a rustic woodsy look. Bundles of branches would also look nice in a couple of garden urns for a front porch. Could also work right through Christmas by adding a few decorative Christmas balls!
A single favorite picture, hung under your shelf, might have you wake up every morning with a sweet smile. This is a perfect place for a wrapped canvas painting --- in case you kick the covers off during the night and accidentally bump the print.