20 Ways to Decorate With Fall Fruits, Veggies and More

Put the spoils of autumn on display.

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September 01, 2020

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Nature's Bounty

For centuries, autumn has been the time to celebrate a bountiful harvest. Put that bounty on display using colorful fruits, veggies, gourds and nuts to create a lavish centerpiece that spills across your Thanksgiving or fall table.

Make It: Create a Harvest-Inspired Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Apple Chair Swag

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.

See More Photos: Celebrate Fall With an Apple-Themed Outdoor Get-Together

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 will impress your guests, too).

Make It: Turn a Butternut Squash Into a Fall Centerpiece

Head-Turning Topiary

Creamy pumpkins, dried baby's breath and ghost berries galore create an elegant autumnal accent for this front door. Earthy pinecones bring contrast and texture to the neutral display while inky feathers are sprinkled throughout for a touch of whimsy.

Make It: How to Make a Natural Pumpkin Topiary

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.

Make It: Create a Rustic Fall Centerpiece in a Dough Bowl

Foraged + Festive

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

Make It: Bountiful Fall Wreath

Pumpkin Path

Celebrate the arrival of autumn on your front stoop by lining the stairs with a smattering of colorful gourds and lush greenery.

See More Photos: Celebrate Autumn With the Season's Best Porches and Patios

Spicy Scents

Easy, elegant and inexpensive? 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.

Edible + Elegant

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 orange gourds with the ivory variety and incorporating elegant seasonal edibles like the soft, sage artichoke seen here.

See More Photos: Create a Harvest-Inspired Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Accent With Mixed Nuts

Nuts remind us of the harvest, making them a natural choice for fall decorating. Give this humble material a sophisticated spin by using them to cover an inexpensive foam topiary. Just attach assorted nuts with hot glue, then fill in the spaces between with dark peat moss.

See More Photos: 9 Festive Entertaining Ideas for Fall

Freshly Picked

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.

Make It: 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.

Make It: 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 It: Make Mini Pumpkins Into Fall Succulent Planters

Go Nuts

One effortless 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.

Soft + Simple Hues

Pair the dreamy green hue of sage pumpkins with galvanized accents or rustic pieces for a cozy farmhouse display. The results are equal parts autumnal and ethereal.

See More Photos: Cozy Up Your Front Porch With Farmhouse Style for Fall

Delicious Additions

Short on funds and looking for a clever centerpiece idea? Head for the produce aisle. These tea light candles tucked inside apples create a pretty glow that looks gorgeous with any festive decor.

Make It: Turn a Bounty of Apples Into a Glowing Centerpiece

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.

Make It: How to Make a Square Corn Husk Wreath

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.

Autumnal Apple Topiary

Straight from the orchard, fresh red apples are arranged with sprigs of greenery for a delightful addition to a fall buffet or dining table.

Make It: Make an Autumnal Apple Topiary Centerpiece

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.

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