22 Ways to Decorate With Fall Fruits, Veggies and More

Put the spoils of autumn on display.

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November 09, 2017

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Invite Granny to Dinner

Granny Smith, to be exact. Pair gorgeous, green apples with rustic pine cones and glossy gourds for an energetic fall centerpiece. Replicate this look with a long, wooden dough bowl or galvanized crate positioned in the center of your table.

See More Photos: Create a Rustic Fall Centerpiece in a Dough Bowl

Head-Turning Topiary

A trio of ivory pumpkins create an effortlessly elegant topiary, accessorized by rustic, woodsy fall details. Cotton, wheat and touches of brown leaves look lovely and set the tone for sophisticated seasonal aesthetic throughout the home.

Get the How-To: How to Make a Natural Pumpkin Topiary

Celebratory Squash

May your cornucopia overflow with seasonal squash aplenty this autumn! Achieve a bountiful, beautiful focal point for your formal dining table by incorporating squash in varied shapes and colors. A sprinkle of berries and hay will up the ante and polish off the look.

Foraged + Festive

Play with pinecones, hypericum berries and artichokes to create a foraged and festive wreath that will transition seamlessly throughout the upcoming the winter holidays. Pro tip: keep the wreath simple for fall and add fancy red or gold ribbon to gussy it up for December.

Bountiful Fall Wreath

Amp Up Your Entryway

Up the wow-factor on your front stoop by lining the stairs with a smattering of colorful gourds and greenery.

Fall Garland

Garland isn’t reserved for the Christmas tree. Up the wow-factor at your next autumn get-together with a stylish string of ruby red apples draped across your chairs. We can’t get enough of this garland, festively styled alongside preppy plaid prints and classic navy.

Chic Squash Centerpiece

Create one-of-a-kind vessels for your favorite fall blooms by hollowing out a set of oblong butternut squash. The saturated flowers will appear effortless and are sure to add loads of interest to your tablescape (and maybe even impress your guests too).

Turn a Butternut Squash Into a Fall Centerpiece

Polished Pears

An earthy pear takes center-stage of this symmetrical centerpiece atop a tiered stand – surrounded by other pretty produce, with flowers flanking either side. Recreate a similar setting with purple grapes, a variety of nuts, artichokes, rustic pears and ivory blooms as accents.

See More Photos: Create a Harvest-Inspired Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Spicy Scents

Easy, elegant and cost-effective? Yes, please. Wrap dollar candles in spicy, cinnamon for a super-simple seasonal decoration that adds sophistication to any space. Stick a trio on your dining table or greet guests with a set in the foyer. Better yet, do both. Why not, right?

Pumpkins, Pinecones + Cotton - Oh My!

Soft cotton, pretty pinecones and pumpkins play nice to create the ultimate autumnal arrangement. What’s not to love, right? Snag some pumpkins and recreate this look with pinecones from your yard and cotton balls from your medicine cabinet.

How to Make Faux Cotton Stems

Accent with Acorn Trees

Acorns are a popular material used in fall decorating. Give them artistic spin by attaching them to a foam cone with hot glue, then filling the spaces between with dark peat moss for a quick, pretty centerpiece.

Edible + Elegance

Blue and white Chinoiserie lovers are forced to get creative when decorating for fall: the season of orange everything. Keep up the cool color palette you love by replacing the orange gourds with the ivory variety and incorporating elegant seasonal edibles like the soft, sage artichoke seen here. Have you ever seen a prettier place setting than this? Rhetorical question.

Pumpkin Stacks

Add some height to your outdoor design by stacking pumpkins and bales of hay as high as you can. Using light, bright or white pumpkins against the dreamy, dark exterior of this barn creates a killer contrast and unmatched curb appeal.

Fresh-Picked + Pretty

Line the center of your table with a cheerful, autumnal apple arrangement. A long, simple flower box stuns with the help of lush, overflowing foliage and ripened red apples.

See More Photos: Fall Harvest Centerpiece

Fruitful Foyer

Add an earthy touch indoors or out with this twist on the traditional fall wreath. Dried mushrooms, moss, seed pods and grasses form the base while russet fresh or faux pears add a pop of fall color.

How to Make a Rectangular Rustic Fall Wreath

Mini Pumpkin Succulent Planters

Mini white pumpkins make adorable vessels for small, sculptural succulents. Use these to mark each place at a fall dinner party, then send them home with guests as chic party favors.

Make Mini Pumpkins Into Fall Succulent Planters

Go Nuts

One no-effort way to up the autumn in your home is to go nuts — literally. Add texture throughout your space by sprinkling in seasonal nuts and acorns in various vignettes. These nutty additions scream “fall” and, truly, what’s better than snazzy, savvy snacks stored throughout the house? Answer: nothing. Go buy a pretty nut-cracker and enjoy the decorations all sweater season long.

Corn Husk Hellos

A few hours are all that stands between your front door and this adorable, saturated corn husk wreath. The pigmented kernels spice up your stoop while the sun-dried husk adds beaucoup texture to create an entry that feels undeniably like autumn.

How to Make a Square Corn Husk Wreath

Delicious Additions

Meander down the produce aisle and grab the glossiest red apples available. After you head home, use those beauties to recreate this ultra-stylish (and simple!) apple votive centerpiece idea and illuminate your al fresco affair all night long.

Turn a Bounty of Apples Into a Glowing Centerpiece

Soft + Simple Hues

Confession: we’re suckers for sweet, sage pumpkins used to spruce up a space. Pair this dreamy green hue with galvanized accents or rustic, blonde wood pieces. The results are equal parts autumnal and ethereal.

Glam Pears

Marry farmhouse charm with a healthy dose of glamour by combining earthy pears with glossy, glowing lanterns with a sleek, metallic finish. This mix of natural texture and mod metallic makes for a perfect match, wouldn’t you agree?

Blank Canvas

Use your creativity to express yourself this fall! Take the classic pumpkin shape and use paint or decoupage to portray your personal style, while still celebrating the season at hand.

Funky Decoupage Pumpkin

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