Autumn is the perfect time of year to bring natural elements into your home decor. Here are a few common and not so common natural elements to consider in your autumn decorating in the coming months.

Pumpkins and Gourds

Pumpkins and gourds are some of the most plentiful elements in autumn decor. Left in their natural state, most gourds will last the entire season, making them cost-effective as well. Consider breaking from the standard orange pumpkins and exploring more exotic varieties like the white and oranges striped Tiger Strip mini pumpkins or Baby Boo stark white pumpkins. The diversity of gourds available can offer plenty of color and shape variations to inspire your decor as well!

Acorns and Pine Cones

There is no shortage of ideas for decorating with acorns and pine cones in the fall. Use acorns as fillers for simple candles in plain glass hurricanes for an easy autumn centerpiece. Scatter mini pine cones and acorns along a table runner for an extra touch to your tablescape. Filling apothecary jars with them is an easy way to enhance your mantel or other vignettes throughout your home.


What better simple of autumn and it’s harvests than bundles of wheat? Available at many grocers and craft stores, simple bundles of wheat are the perfect addition to a fall centerpiece, wreath, or mantel. You can find standard varieties or opt for the more exotic looking black beard variety.


Pheasant feathers bring a touch of drama to bouquets or wreaths. Adding feathers to your decor is a surefire way to create a sophisticated look. You can find feathers at most craft stores for very reasonable prices.

Cinnamon and Apples

Finally, autumn is time for apple harvests, take advantage of their abundance and affordability! A bowl full of apples in the kitchen is not only providing a healthy snack option but also adding a bit of ambiance! Cinnamon is always the perfect compliment to apples-consider making a simple and delicious smelling candle holder by gluing cinnamon sticks to a jar for some DIY decor that will last through the fall and into the holiday season as well.

What are your favorite ways to incorporate natural elements into your decor in the fall?