Inspired by all the natural elements in Laurie Furber's home — and to prolong the bright, colorful days of Fall — we've come up with five simple ways to use gorgeous Autumn leaves in your decorating scheme. Whether you'd like a quick-and-easy way to display your favorites or a more creative, crafty idea that will last long-term, these tips are sure to help you celebrate the season. Even better? We've done part of the work for you by choosing beautiful product options for each project.
- Frame the leaves
If you find an especially beautiful branch or leaf, try pasting it onto a piece of paper and framing it as art. Find several that you love? Create a gallery wall with matching frames, like this Pressed Leaves Art ($18 for one). Another idea: try a gold frame, which serves as a great accent for the warm color palette of Fall foliage.
- Use the leaves to hand-print decor
Get the look of this Hand-Printed Pillow Cover ($85) by using your favorite Fall leaves. Paint a few of your favorites, then press them onto a piece of fabric to create your own botanical pillowcase.
- Arrange the branches in a vase
Skip your standard vase of fresh flowers and fill these Jayson Home Mercury Bottles ($24-$38) with gorgeous branches instead. The antique, silvered glass and the unique bottle shape will turn the natural elements into a cool, contemporary accent.
- Use the foliage to top a present
For a cool, crafty gift-wrap idea, tie a piece of colorful ribbon or brown twine around this Paper Source Small Square Craft Box ($2) and tuck a tiny leaf or branch inside the bow. Vary the look of this simple, eco-friendly gift-wrap option by pairing different types of ties with several kinds of Fall foliage.
- Set out gorgeous branches as decor
Take a cue from Greenhouse Design Studio's Laurie Furber and use your most beautiful finds as decorative objects. Place an especially unique or colorful branch on your coffee table or bookshelf as a fresh, original home accent.
Keep reading to see more original ways to decorate with Fall foliage.
Photos: Angela Swinderman Elias