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, and 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 autumn to décor in 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 adds a rustic look

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 which adds a rustic touch.  I also share tips to preserve them for years to come!

Add Dried Hydrangeas

First Idea

Incidentally, dried hydrangeas are often a favorite of mine to add nature and autumn décor to the home.  Faux flowers, fall foliage, or real flowers from the garden will work as well. In addition to hydrangeas, whole walnuts, dried artichokes, and white pumpkins are a great combination for a simple look.

If you enjoy deep rich colors for the season add color leaf branches, orange berries, or darker color flowers.

Armoire with hydrangeas in a hanging basket
Closeup of Armoire How to Add Rustic Fall Decor to The Home

Add Nuts And Branches For An Easy 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 country décor and love. 

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

Indian corn wreath hanging How To Add Rustic Fall Decor To The Home

Another Suggestion

Third Idea

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

Urn filled with hydrangeas, small pumpkins for a country look

An old crown and a Florentine picture add a bit of elegance to a rustic look.

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 is walnuts and pine cones. Add them next to a French antique compote filled with a pumpkin and Spanish moss which adds a bit of nature.

Also, the rust on the crowns adds instant character and charm for a fall home.

A pumpkin in a dish with walnuts and pinecones.  Crowns on books are perfect for a simple home addition
close up of the crowns, book and walnuts and pinecones and rust crown

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 for a festive autumn look.

picture of red apples How To Add Rustic Fall Decor To The Home

Adding Dried Orange Slices and Pinecones For Home Décor

Fifth Idea

Dried orange slices are also great additions to fall décor.  HEREI share ideas to use them in many ways.  I also share HERE, how to dry orange slices as well as dry whole clementine. Adding these to rough wood lanterns is perfect for a simple look.

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

Candles Are Great For A 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 flameless 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, Adding Décor To  The Home

Throw pillows are a must for any home.  For the most part, when thinking about toss 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 through winter. 

chair with fur pillow and a book and throw for a rustic home

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


35 thoughts on “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. 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

  5. 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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