If you look in a store at their Fall decor section, you’ll likely find lots of silk red and yellow flowers, cornucopias galore, scarecrows, and cute signs with sayings like “Happy Fall Y’all”.  While I love all these things, they don’t really fit my decorating style… So if there are others who, like me, don’t decorate with the traditional Fall colors and items, you have to get a bit creative in your approach to Fall decorating.

Here are 5 tips to help you decorate for Fall!  You can click on the photos and/or text to bring up more details about each of these Fall decorating ideas.


1. Bring the Outside In

Fall is a time of change and a great resource for decorating!  When you step outside, nature immediately gives you clues as to the season and adding a bit of nature to your home will help create the same feeling.  Branches, berries, leaves, eucalyptus, pinecones, feathers, and more, all all great items to add to your home for touches of Fall, even if they aren’t in the traditional Fall colors.

2. Think Beyond Orange

When it comes to pumpkins, think beyond orange!  While orange is a traditional color for pumpkins, they come in all colors, shapes, and sizes, so use what works best for your home.  And if you can’t find what you want, paint is your friend!  You can easily paint pumpkins to match your decor.

3. Shop the Grocery Store

The grocery store is a great resource for Fall decorating!  Not only can you find flowers and nuts, but even produce can lend itself to a Fall feel when displayed in your kitchen.

4. Dried Flowers Work Year-Round

Dried flowers are reminiscent of Fall, but even if they aren’t in traditional Fall colors, they can still provide a Fall feeling and what’s even better, they work year-round.  So pull them out to use again in Spring!

5. Add Lots of Texture

As leaves drop and rain begins to fall, more and more texture becomes apparent in nature and bringing in this variety of textures to your decor will to create a sense of coziness in your home.

Just because you may not like the typical Fall decor items found in stores doesn’t mean you have to miss out on decorating for Fall!  Look for nature for your inspiration and think outside of the box {or in this case, beyond the orange}!

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  1. So enjoy your beautiful displays. Orange doesn’t work in my home either and I have been moving into the blues, greens ,golds and white for some time.
    I usually began fall decor after Labor Day even though its still blistering hot in the south land. I can enjoy it inside in the AC!

  2. I have been de-oranging for years and now move any orange I have left by my front door and the soft blue, green and white pumpkins go inside with all the other neutrals. I did decorate our front door slate steps several years with enormous white, blue, green pumpkins with black squashes in weird shapes and it was the best several years of decorating ever!!! A spectacular look!!I just loved it despite the fact that the first year I set up the display way too early and the heat resulted in having to scoop some of the pumpkins off the steps with a shovel!! Gad!! I ended up rolling them directly into a plastic bag. Oh well. The steps needed hosing down anyway, lol.

  3. :Love the use of a scrabble piece on the tin., I purchased about thirty of these little tins last summer and couldn’t figure what to do with them. Now, I know.

    BTW, what kind of camera do you use? I’m asking a number of bloggers about this as I’m considering biting the bullet and buying a good camera.
    God bless.

    1. User Avatar Tidbits&Twine says:

      Hi Rebecca,

      I couldn’t pass those up when I saw them but it took me a while to figure out what to do with them! Lol! My newest camera is a Nikon D7000 which I love! In this post, the pictures that are bigger than the others are shot with my new camera and the clarity and detail is amazing!

      :) Kim

  4. All displays were beautifully done, thank you for sharing

    1. User Avatar Tidbits&Twine says:

      Thank you, Linda!

  5. first time i visited your site really enjoyed it and your style can’t wait for more ideas again thanks!!!!!! sandy

    1. User Avatar Tidbits&Twine says:

      Hi Sandy! Thank you so much for visiting! Out of curiosity, how did you come across my site?

      :) Kim

  6. alice princ says:

    your site shows as “not secure”. I hate to; but I shall unsubscribe due to this. (no need to publish)

    1. User Avatar Tidbits&Twine says:

      I get it Alice! All sites that haven’t switched to https will show that way, but I don’t actually collect any info on my site (not even your email address is stored on my site). We’ll miss you, though!

      :) Kim

  7. These are the very things I prefer to decorate for the season with. I think there is so much to be said for using organic materials provided by mother nature, with a bit of glitter added by us. :-) I’ve always liked the silver baby pumpkins, and they pair perfectly with the feather.
    Thanks for the inspiration, Kim.

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