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5 Ways to Decorate with Fall Foliage

What are your favorite fall colors? Fall foliage is a rainbow of colors that we only see for a few months in the year. I have 5 ways to decorate with fall foliage that are easy for you to follow.

The colors of fall range from shades of yellow and gold to rusts and reds, burgundies, browns, tans, greens, and orange. You can even use shades of pinks and purples. With that many colors to choose from, we have so many options for decorating our homes.

What do you think of when you think of fall foliage? I think of leaves and branches, twigs and flowers.

Let’s savor the beautiful colors of fall. With these 5 ways to decorate with fall foliage, you can easily bring fall into your home.

Fall Foliage Inspiration

Let’s find some inspiration. This lovely fall foliage vignette from Sarah Joy at Sarah Joy Blog. is a favorite. She actually shares a few more vignettes on her post. Sarah used real fall foliage in her vignettes, but we can definitely use faux foliage.

Ways to Decorate with Fall Foliage

Unfortunately, we don’t have an abundance of fall foliage in my area until October. Since I don’t have access to the real thing, I have resorted to using mostly almost all faux fall foliage. Maybe I should have included the word “faux” in my title.

Whether real or faux, fall foliage still can give your home a beautiful warm look for the season. These 5 fall foliage vignettes didn’t take much time to create at all. A couple are from last year. They just needed some refreshing.

Sarah Joy shared a few different fall foliage arrangements so I decided to do so too.

Most of the faux fall foliage that I already had was already in use. That meant a quick trip to Joann for more fall leaves. Fortunately, everything was either B1G1 or 60% off.

Fall Foliage with Real Branches

For my first fall foliage arrangement, I decided to follow the inspiration photo. The base of the arrangement was a large glass vase to hold real branches with beautiful fall leaves.

I didn’t have any real branches with fall leaves, but I did find small twigs in our front yard. I also had a package of faux leaves.

Ways to Decorate with Fall Foliage

All I did was use my glue gun to attach leaves to the twigs. After letting them dry, I gathered my twigs and tied them together with a small piece of twine.

Not bad for faux leaves!

Ways to Decorate with Fall Foliage

My vase of choice was one of my large apothecary jars. I love apothecary jars for everything from holding flowers to snacks and candy. Sarah Joy filled her vase with water since her branches were real.

Sarah Joe has a large farmhouse sign in her vignette. My fall “sign” is my fall seasonal plate, one of a set of four on the wall in our breakfast room.

Ways to Decorate with Fall Foliage

I thought the arrangement needed more filler, so I added a piece of fall plaid fabric in the bottom of the vase. The ribbon also helped to hold the twigs upright.

A few pumpkins ~ real and faux ~ pulled in more fall color.

I set my read twig/faux foliage arrangement on the plant stand that I repurposed last summer.

Ways to Decorate with Fall Foliage

Fall Foliage Vignette on the Coffee Table

Every coffee table needs some fall foliage. For this simple vignette, I first placed my dough bowl in the center of the coffee table. Then I added my copper pitcher (which I love to use in the fall) to the dough bowl.

I found my copper pitcher at an antique mall, but here is a really pretty one that I really like, too..

I added some cream~colored fall foliage ~ a more neutral color that I usually like. Finally, I surrounded the copper pitcher with small terra cotta pots, galvanized pots, and one small ceramic pumpkin.

That was it. Just stick your fall foliage in a pretty pitcher, fluff it up, and you’re done.

Ways to Decorate with Fall Foliage

Fall Foliage in a Basket

Sarah Joy also had another vignette that I loved and could easily replicate in our living room.

Ways to Decorate with Fall Foliage

I love using a basket or tote to hold all types of flowers. Here’s what I also had to use:

  • Vintage basket ~ a fairly recent purchase from Hobby Lobby; here is a round woven basket that would be a good choice
  • Vintage chair ~ we have 4 of these rush~seat chairs that belonged to Sweet Shark’s grandmother; this vintage style with a rush seat would be great as a kitchen chair or an accent chair.
  • Fall~colored throw ~ this is actually a tablecloth that I bought at Joann; here is a fall plaid throw that I would get in a heartbeat
  • Real Pumpkins ~ Trader Joe’s
  • Fall foliage
Ways to Decorate with Fall Foliage

I also placed my vignette by our fireplace. I do have shoes, but chose to use instead:

  • Vintage box ~ I found this Remington Sure Shot box at an estate sale find from several years ago
  • Fall pillows ~ one of the best deals ever; 4 to a set.
Ways to Decorate with Fall Foliage

Fall Foliage on the Console in the Master Bedroom

Let’s move to our master bedroom. I always use our console table as a place for seasonal color. You may recognize this fall foliage decor from my fall bedroom tour.

A couple of stems in a terra cotta vase that I painted white a few years ago create the simplest of arrangements. I did bring in a couple of real pumpkins. The colors pick up on the shades of orange and yellow in the foliage.

It was easy to fill one of my egg baskets with faux gourds.

Ways to Decorate with Fall Foliage

Fall Foliage in the Seating Area

The last fall foliage idea on this tour is on the table between our chairs in the seating area. This vignette also started during the fall master bedroom update.

A tall white vase on sale at Joann (I thought it was from Target but I found the receipt.) provided the needed height on the table. (This tall white vase one is almost exactly the same.) I updated the vignette with fresh sunflowers from Trader Joe’s.

Like Sarah Joe, I mixed fresh flowers with faux foliage. That addition gave the arrangement more “bulk” and color. I like the draping effect of the fall foliage.

Books in shades of brown and my trio of vintage bottles add to the fall color scheme.

Ways to Decorate with Fall Foliage
Ways to Decorate with Fall Foliage

The final touch was a tray of acorns that I picked up on our morning walks.

How did you like these 5 ways to decorate with fall foliage? Which one is your favorite? I have a couple of favorites, but I’m not tellin’.

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For inspiration for your own fall foliage stying, be sure, don’t forget, to PIN this post. Enjoy your fall decorating.

Ways to Decorate with Fall Foliage
Ways to Decorate with Fall Foliage
Ways to Decorate with Fall Foliage

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  1. Pretty ideas! Our leaves haven’t changed completely since it’s been so warm. Of course, we’re now in the middle of a nor-easter so I’m sure half of them will fall off the trees. Oh well. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Carol! I love that you glued faux leaves to real branches! They look amazing. I love your bedroom vignette! Great job! Thanks for sharing friend! laura

  3. Love all your ideas for using fall branches! I like how you created your own branches using twigs and faux leaves, so clever!

  4. Pretty ideas! I like them all:) We have beautiful fall-colored foliage all around, but honestly it’s way easier to just use faux-less messy and lasts so much longer. Faux is the way to go!

  5. I love all of your ideas! And want to glue pretty fall faux leaves to twigs! That just makes good sense. Laughed at your shoe wearing comment. Honestly, when I looked at that photo, I didn’t even see the shoes until about the fourth time I saw it! LOL. Thanks for joining in. Pinned

  6. So many used a different photo than the original photo that Cindy gave us! So your twist on the photo you used looks great… and wonderful tips, too, Carol! Thank you!

  7. These are all super lovely and simple ideas, Carol! I love that chair vignette…so many pretty textures and colors for fall!

  8. so many great ideas Carol, I’m ready for Fall. I’m sharing this post Monday evening on All About Home. Thanks so much for always joining in on the party!!

  9. From time to time I add brush branches from my yard with faux flowers or leaf picks. Your fall decor tips are great.

  10. So many pretty ideas! I love this because I like to get into the spirit of Fall, but our leaves won’t be turning for awhile. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Thanks so much for joining the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace. I’m featuring you this week!

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