The fall season brings a bountiful harvest of fruits and vegetables. This delicious seasonal produce adds flavor, depth, and color to hearty cold-weather recipes — but it also makes for great home decor! Read on for a few of our favorite ways to decorate your home with fruits and veggies in true fall fashion.
1. Kitchen island and table centerpieces bring families together at meal time.
Build a seasonal centerpiece to display on your kitchen island or table. You can start with any type of foundation. There’s no need to go out and get something new — you likely already have the perfect piece in your kitchen pantry cabinet. An iron or woven basket, tiered dessert stand, or serving tray are all great options.
Once you know where you’ll build your centerpiece, pick a color scheme that will complement your custom cabinetsand other kitchen furnishings. From there, put together an arrangement of fruits, vegetables, and decorative accents. You can use a mix or real and artificial pieces to ensure your finished project will look stunning for days (or even weeks). Here are a few ideas to inspire your centerpiece:
- Green: Granny Smith apples, Bartlett pears, artichokes, acorn squash, white pumpkins, and moss.
- Orange: Orange “Jack-Be-Little” pumpkins, butternut squash, cinnamon sticks, dried seed pods, acorns, and leafy foliage.
- Yellow: Dried corn, gourds, cranberries, nuts in shells (walnuts, pecans, almonds, hazelnuts), burlap and twine.
2. Door wreaths are an easy DIY that can be used year after year.
You can create a festive fall wreath for your front door with the help of seasonal fruits and vegetables. But for outdoor decor, you will want to opt for faux, so that your hard work isn’t destroyed by bad weather or a curious neighborhood pet.
Start with a grapevine wreath, and accent it with different textures and colors to create an eye-catching piece of art. Use hot glue to adhere heavier pieces first, like faux apples, pumpkins, or pears. Then, fill empty spaces with small, seasonal details, like berries, dried maple leaves, acorns, or pine sprigs.
3. Planter boxes make it easy to decorate with fall fruits and veggies.
Planter boxes are an excellent vessel for decorating with fall fruits and veggies. Because they are sturdy enough to hold soil and plants, they can easily manage the weight of your bountiful arrangement.
Fall planter boxers can be placed indoors along the countertop of your custom cabinets or on top of a buffet table in a dining room or hallway. Like with your centerpiece, let a color scheme be your guide, or simply take inspiration from the changing fall leaves.
4. Edible candle holders add an illuminating glow and touch of whimsy to your home.
Apples and mini pumpkins make adorable candle holders that can serve as decoration anywhere in the home. For apples, simply cut off the top, and carve out just enough of the fruit to snuggly fit a tea light candle. To turn a mini pumpkin or gourd into a candle holder, you will want to clean it out as best as possible before adding a tealight or taper candle.
Apple candles are great to use at night for a festive occasion but won’t last much longer than a day. Pumpkins and gourd candle holders have a lifespan of about two weeks.
5. Bring the pumpkin patch home this year.
There are many ways to recreate that overflowing pumpkin patch look at home. From natural heirloom varieties to hand painted pumpkins, this versatile, seasonal fruit is your canvas to design.
Set up your at-home pumpkin patch at your front door or foyer for a welcoming fall display using a mix of real and faux pumpkins. Or artfully arrange pumpkins along your kitchen or dining room table for a simple yet stunning showcase.
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