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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 fantastic, fun, and easy for you to create.

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 pink and purple. With that many colors to choose from, we have almost endless 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, and – of course, pumpkins.

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.

Today is Celebrate the Holiday. My little band of bloggers is celebrating the changing of the seasons by Welcoming Fall as our theme. I’ve seen their creations and you will love what you see. Are you coming from Kim of Perfecting Places and her pretty fall DIY project?

Welcoming Fall graphic with round leaf design

Fall Foliage Inspiration

Finding an inspirational image is always a nice way to start decorating your home. Whether you find an image in a magazine or on Pinterest, inspiration is everywhere.

This lovely fall foliage vignette from Sarah Joy at Sarah Joy Blog. is a perfect fall 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.

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 five 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.

twigs and faux fall leaves

I used 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!

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.

I thought the arrangement needed more filler, so I added a piece of fall plaid fabric to 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.

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.

cream colored fall leaves in a copper pitcher

Fall Foliage in a Basket

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

  • vintage chair
  • woven basket
  • cream-colored pumpkin
  • throw in fall colors
  • faux leaves
  • lantern
  • shoes
fall foliage in basket on chair

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 2 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 also bought for a future use
  • Real pumpkins – Trader Joe’s
  • Fall foliage – already had in my fall bins
basket of fall foliage on chair

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 several years ago
  • Fall pillows – one of the best deals ever; 4 to a set.
fall foliage in white vase with orange pumpkins

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.

fall foliage in white vase with orange pumpkins

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 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.

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

Shop the Fall Foliage Look

That’s five areas of our home that are decorative with fall foliage. Each one was easy to create. Together, they spread the fall season around the house. You can do this, too!

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

Then take a look at what my blogger friends are sharing for this Celebrating the Transition to Fall Blog Hop. The list and links are below. Please visit each one and see what they have to inspire you. Renae of Peacock Ridge Farm is your first stop.

pin for later graphic in blue
faux fall foliage vignettes
signature with fall leaf
welcoming fall images in a foliage
faux foliage in a basket on a vintage chair
fall foliage tablescape in burgundies and golds

Peacock Ridge Farm – Rustic Elegance for a Fall Table

fall design with white urn and twigs
decoupage pumpkins in bright colors and patterns

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  1. Love all of your fall foliage ideas, Carol! I especially love the branches you created with your twigs and faux leaves! Great idea!

  2. HI Carol, Love all the fall decor ideas. I love that wood crate and pillow combo.
    Thanks for coordinating! Happy Day!

  3. 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!

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

  5. 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!!

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

  7. 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

  8. 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!

  9. 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

  10. 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!