Bring the warm colors of fall into your home with these beautiful and simple decorating projects.

There are so many ways to decorate your home in a tasteful and festive way for fall. Pumpkins, gourds, fall foliage and pinecones are a handful of popular themes that can serve as inspiration. You can mix all of these elements together across your mantle or you can stagger them artfully down your front steps. You can make a fall wreath out of miniature pumpkins. Use all cream for a more modern look or brightly colored orange for more Halloween-centric curb appeal. We love a garland made out of oversized pinecones that incorporates fresh magnolia or greenery secured with florist wire. Take the fresh elements off the pinecone garland before storing during the off season in a plastic tub. When decorating for fall, it is best to get the most bang for your buck and pick one look that will carry you through the tailgate, Halloween and Thanksgiving seasons. There’s no need to be too holiday specific.

The 25-Minute Centerpiece

2377901_pumpk-17020_0A smart mix of green tones, white, and flashes of fall color make this centerpiece feel like a fresh, modern cornucopia.

How To Do It:

Take a round or oval container, and fill it with potting soil. Plant a mix of succulents (such as echeverias) toward the center of the bowl, leaving plenty of room around the edges. Nestle small orange and white pumpkins into the soil. Add seasonal vegetables like kale, radishes, and eggplants. Use bundles of fresh herbs (such as rosemary and sage) to fill in any gaps. Surround with more pumpkins and votives.

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A plaid blanket and a basket full of pumpkins? All that’s missing from this autumnal scene is a steaming pumpkin spiced latte.

Bring the Outside In

gallery-1471900772-fall-leaf-projectCollect fallen leaves from your backyard and turn them into a beautiful piece of art.

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What do you get when you combine the fun of a pumpkin with the beauty of a mum? A “mumkin,” of course! Fill smaller gourds with containers of pansies to create a trio of trusty sidekicks.

Simple 10-Minute Rustic Mantel

2377901_pumpk6641_0Simple and rustic, this quick-to-make arrangement delivers what Southern Living floral genius Buffy Hargett Miller calls “an easy wow.”

How To Do It:

Wrap twine several times around votive holders and colorful fall leaves, and then secure with a knot. To construct different heights, top the votives with varying numbers of small white pumpkins. Add a touch more autumn dazzle to your display with this simple addition: Gather an assortment of colorful fall leaves, and use wire to fasten them to a length of rope to form a beautiful seasonal garland. Using temporary adhesive hooks, attach the garland to your mantel.

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Don’t give up on those unopened beach reads just yet. Curl up in a cozy nook with a glass of wine and you won’t miss the warm weather quite so much.

Fall Foliage Arrangement

1088501_james_norman_10029sl_088The key to arranging leaves is to group them by size and color as you would flowers. Fiery red maple makes a beautiful focal point when countered with the feathery foliage of dawn redwood laden with globes of gray-green fruit on the fringes.