Foraged Fall Décor
As we enjoy the emergence of fall foliage outside, we're also bringing the best of the season home by incorporating foraged finds into our décor. A short woodland walk or jaunt into the garden can provide a wealth of dried blooms, bright vines, and-- of course-- seasonal leaves that add a touch of autumn anywhere. Our stylists recently shared four of their favorite ways to use foraged botanicals-- read on for their tips.
Container Garden Accents: If your Allium blooms have dried in the summer garden, snip them with long stems and repurpose them as architectural accents for grassy fall container plantings on the porch or patio.
Colorful Vines: One of the brightest finds in the fall forest, bittersweet vine makes a vivid addition to cut arrangements and centerpieces thanks to its clusters of orange berries. It's also very flexible, which makes it perfect for twining into wreaths or garlands.
Botanical Specimens: Fall is the perfect time to refresh your specimen frames with new dried and pressed finds from the garden. We dressed up two sprays of dried Silver Dollar Eucalyptus with some burgundy paint, then placed them inside a Brass Specimen Frame to accent our autumn gallery wall.
Gilded Leaves: We gathered some crisp autumn leaves from the lawn, then topped them with a coat of metallic paint and a dusting of glitter for a festive, seasonal accent. More durable leaves, like oak, beech or magnolia, are best for painting. Attach the painted leaves to a simple wreath along with a strand of Stargazer Lights for extra sparkle, or scatter them on the table at an autumn gathering.