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Elegant Homes Newsletter-Sep1, 2021 | Volume 03--Falls Best Decorating Tools!

Updated: Aug 10

Hello Friends!

During these last days of August, Missouri is blistering hot. Despite the heat, I have nothing but the cool, crisp days of autumn on my mind because I’ve been planning all things fall for getting my home ready for the next season!

Decorating your home for fall can sound like a huge undertaking. But it’s a lot of fun and really easy to do when you have the right tools. So I’ve come up with a shortlist of must-have fall decorating tools that will make decorating so much easier. Here are a few of my favorites …

Pumpkins, Pumpkins & More Pumpkins!

What is fall decorating without a pumpkin or two? Not only do these chubby little guys scream fall, but they are also insanely easy to work into lots of different kinds of fall and year-round displays. Start with a lovely bowl of some sort. I like things on pedestals, so I picked this aluminum punch bowl. Then just fill it with a jumble of faux pumpkins and gourds. It’s just that easy. It feels like cheating… But somehow, this super easy display gives you the feel of a fall bouquet without the challenge of floral arranging. The display is low enough to work perfectly on a coffee table yet dramatic enough for your centerpiece on your dining room table!

Wooden Dough Bowl!

Looking for a simple yet striking centerpiece? They are easy to build in a dough bowl. First, make a foundation out of faux fall foliage. Then, place pumpkins and gourds among the sticks and leaves. Poof! You’re done! It’s really that simple!!!!

Faux Fall Foliage!

While it can be wonderful to go out into nature, it’s totally fine to use faux foliage. If you have allergies or limited options in your yard this time of year, you might prefer faux! Here are some tips.

Mix and Match!

Select a few faux seasonal statements stems that you can mix in with other foliage. This can help your basic arrangements go further and give you various shapes, colors, and flowers to play with all year round. Keep less seasonal specific blooms or branches to cut down on the number of items you need to store.

* Bend the branches and leaves so they feel more relaxed and organic!

* Vary the stem heights in the vase to give it a more interesting shape.

* Create an airy arrangement, leaving breathing room for a cleaner look.

* Pack a visual punch by using just one type of foliage.

* Use unique containers for your foliage to make a one-of-a-kind statement!

* Fill the bottom of glass vessels with rocks for more interest.

* You can use water in the bottom of a glass vase to make the faux look more realistic!

P.S. I hope you join us online for our Fall Planter Workshop September 1st-3rd! We have some fun things planned!

Yours Truly,


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