Fall Decorating Idea: Fall Leaf Branches
Last week the hubby and I headed off on a road trip to visit my mom in Oklahoma. Our travels took us through three states and lots of countryside where I really started to notice the coming of fall. Trees are starting to turn, leaves are beginning to trickle to the ground and the warm, rich colors of fall are starting come alive.
One of the things that struck me on our drive was the simplicity and beauty of fall foliage. Since I don’t do a ton of decorating for fall, I’m loving the idea of a few fall leaf branches placed in a jar or vase. The leaves add color and texture, the branches create visual dimension and a natural touch like leaves makes any space feel more inviting.
Decorating for fall doesn’t get any easier than that!
Clip and gather branches of brightly colored leaves and arrange them like flowers in a decorative vase. Clear containers let the beauty of the leaves stand out while colorful glassware creates a more modern look and feel.
With so many varieties of leaves just outside your door, it should be easy to find a color that works with your décor.
For a dramatic centerpiece, gather several large branches into a large vase or pot. Let the branches extend up and out to create a more organic arrangement.
Large groupings of leaves can create a visual backdrop over a mantel just as a mirror or piece of artwork would do.
If you like the idea of decorating with fall leaf branches, here are a few tips that will help your arrangements last:
- Choose bright-colored branches that have not peaked in color
- Clip branches with a sharp garden clippers
- Remove 2 to 3 inches of bark from the end of the branch and then pound the end of the branch flat. This will help the branch absorb water better.
- Place branches in a container with a mixture of 1/3 glycerin and 2/3 warm water. Branches should last for a couple of weeks.
When it comes to fall décor, do you go all out or do you like simple touches?
I’ll be back tomorrow to share some high-end designer looks you can hack on a budget.