From foraging to faux foliage — the trends are hot for adding texture and nature to your decor. I have memories of my mama and grandma stopping roadside to cut themselves some decor. Fast forward a few decades and now you just might see me waist high in the ditch praying I don’t get poison ivy as I snip and clip fall favorites!
Even if you’re not quite ready to scour the countryside, I have a few simple tricks & tips for adding that touch of nature to your decor this fall:
- Go for a walk!! Take a walk down the bike path or dirt road and keep your eye out for nature itself to show you its texture. Notice the leather of a perfect maple leaf that has fallen early or the curled up birch bark in your own backyard.
- Think outside the vase — from adding foliage to our walls, using architecture pieces to hold stems or using bowls of gathered items on a coffee table – the ways we can incorporate texture in our home are endless
- Mix & match. Foraged stems (or those found in nature) and faux stems can live together beautifully and make the arrangement much easier to pull together. Use both to create an elegant balance in your fall foliage decor.
- Grab the twine & scissors. The key to working with a bundle of foliage is the ability to move it and layer it. Once you’ve achieved the look you want tie off your bundle before putting it in a vessel so it stays arranged.
- Add layers. Fall decorating can last from September all the way until Thanksgiving so we don’t have to add it all at once. Take your key from the window view outside. Start now with some grasses and foliage. Then add more deep hues for fall as the season progresses.
The recipe for the bundle below:
- Seeded eucalyptus
- Pampas grass
- Fountain grass
- Faux heather bush
- Faux mocha sword grass