How To Add Rustic Fall Decor To The Home

Fall will be here before we know it so, let’s see how to add rustic fall décor to the home.

I have been a fan of fall and the colder months since I can remember. I enjoy so many things about the colder months ahead. As an example, I love the smells in the air of the leaves falling, acorns, apples, sweaters, boots and yes adding rustic fall décor to the home.

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Immediately, I begin thinking of fires, pumpkin coffee, pumpkin bread, cinnamon butter, pumpkin cornbread to name a few. Fall is also a time to snuggle under those heavy throws of course while reading a favorite magazine or watching a movie.

Adding rustic fall décor to the home is easy by adding baskets, trays, fall leaves and branches to name a few.

A basket filled with spindles, vine pumpkin and throw

As an example of how to add rustic autumn décor to the home, you may enjoy reading this post.  Also in this post, you will see a collection of acorns I collected.  I also share tips to preserve them for years to come!

Adding Rustic Touches With Dried Hydrangeas

First Idea

Incidentally dried hydrangeas are often a favorite of mine to add rustic fall décor to the home.  In addition to hydrangeas, whole walnuts, dried artichokes and white pumpkins are a great combination.

Armoire with hydrangeas in a hanging basket
Closeup  of Armoire

Add Nuts And Branches For A Rustic Look

Second Idea

Fall is a particularly great time to grab branches and other faded flowers from our gardens.  Add them to baskets, crates or vases you already use in your décor and love. 

Indian corn especially adds rustic décor to the home.  For example this is the Indian corn wreath I made for our fall home last week.  It’s easy and fast and adds a rustic fall look!  

Indian corn wreath hanging

Another Suggestion

Third Idea

As an example, an urn filled with dried hydrangeas and small pumpkins is perfect for rustic fall décor.

Urn filled with hydrangeas, small pumpkins

An old crown and a Florentine picture adds a bit of elegance.

a small pumpkin sitting in a small crown with a Florentine picture and flower petals

One of my favorite things to add to our rustic fall home décor is walnuts and pinecones. Add them next to an French antique compote filled with a pumpkin.

A pumpkin in a dish with walnuts and pinecones.  Crowns on books
close up of the crowns, book and walnuts and pinecones

Fourth Idea

Because apple picking season is around the corner. Look to farm stands and your local food market for red and green apples or pears to display inside an ironstone dish or large bowl.

picture of red apples

Adding Dried Orange Slices and Pinecones For Rustic Home Décor

Fifth Idea

Dried orange slices are also great additions for rustic fall décor.  HEREI share ideas to use them in the many ways.  I also share HERE, how to dry orange slices as well as drying whole clementine.

Two lanterns filled with orange slices, nuts and pinecones.  A white dish filled with silverware

Candles Are Great For A Rustic Fall Home

Fourth Idea

Candles, are great this time of year for fall décor.  In our home I use a combination of battery operated candles and scented candles.  As an example, in this picture you can see how I add a pillar battery operated candle to a lantern and orange slices.

Two lanterns, one with a battery operated candle.  The other filled with nuts

The scented candles I use are always from Bath and Body Works, they burn clean, smell amazing and they have fantastic sales.  They are adding more fall scents every day so check often. 

throw with magazine

Lastly, For How To Add  Rustic Décor To  The Home

Throw pillows are a must for any home.  For the most part, when thinking about throw pillows, I buy pillow covers.  Pillow covers are easier to store and there’s a wide variety available.   Instead of buying specific pillow covers for one season.  I try to look  for pillow covers in faux fur or cable knit because they work from fall throughout winter. 

chair with fur pillow and a book and throw

I hope this post gives you inspiration as well as ideas to fill your home with rustic fall décor.

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Hello, my name is Cindy and welcome to Cloches & Lavender. I enjoy making our house a home with antiques and thrifted finds. Antiques are used as my staples in my dcor to remain on a budget. I will often upcycle pieces with paint to make them new again. I enjoy DIYs

35 thoughts on “How To Add Rustic Fall Decor To The Home

  1. Love the garden urn with the dried Hydrangeas and small white pumpkins. I have just the urn to use and like the idea of using inside during fall and winter. Too nice to store away in the barn. Even though our weather here in N.C. is hot and humid with no relief in sight I still find my New England soul yearning for fall. Thanks for your beautiful photos and great ideas.

  2. Love it all Cindy. Dried Hydrangeas are so pretty with the pumpkins and that cool basket. I have started to gather things for fall decor. Usually I hold out as long as I can on Summer but this year with this hot and humid summer I am ready for fall. Have a great day. xoxo Kris

  3. Great ideas Cindy! When I was a child, my mom always put out nuts during the fall and winter seasons. For some reason, I had forgotten all about that til you mentioned about putting our walnuts! Thanks! Pinned!

  4. Oh, my goodness! I love your ideas so much! And then you mentioned pumpkin cornbread..?!?!!!! What?! I need that in my life! Happy fall, Cindy!

  5. So many beautiful things to pin, Cindy, I don’t get know where to get started! Love these ideas so much and can’t wait to try them in our Fall decor too. I swear your creativity never ceases to amaze or inspire me! Hugs, CoCo

  6. So pretty!! You’re all set for fall!! I love the hydrangeas. I keep telling myself I’m going to try to cut and dry some of mine.

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