One of the most fun things about fall is changing up your home decor to reflect the season. There are plenty of things you can do to bring the essence of autumn indoors, and the best part is, you can totally DIY it. Here are some festive ideas for dead things you can collect from outside your house and then put inside your house.
Don’t let those gorgeous, vibrant, soggy leaves in your lawn go to waste— rake them up and bring them inside! You can scatter them on your dining room table to make an impressive tablescape for your next dinner party.
With dead twigs, the possibilities are endless. Arrange them in a vase for a cheeky, lifeless take on a flower bouquet, or sprinkle that dry kindling in front of your fireplace for a woodsy feel.
If you’re too squeamish to kill a squirrel with your bare hands, you can easily scrape a pre-made one off the side of the road. Just splash them with a little rubbing alcohol and you’re good to go. Prop up the squirrel on your mantel and decorate with acorns for an extra autumnal touch.
I know what you’re thinking: this is more of a specifically Halloween thing. But trust me, this is a decoration that can last you from September all the way through Thanksgiving (if you preserve it properly, that is). Light some pine-scented candles if you’re one of those people who doesn’t like the smell of decaying flesh.
These are just a few of the many whimsical ways to decorate your house this fall. Remember to have fun, because when it comes to home decor, there are no rules!