Nature was a part of my childhood pasttime. My parents property led down to a marsh. I spent hours with my sister scoping out the marsh and woods: collecting branches for a fort, gathering natural elements for craft projects, stomping through the trails of leaves.
We enjoyed nature. And because of this connection I developed an appreciation for the outdoors.
So, decorating for Fall with natural elements was pretty instinctive for me.
Let me show you how I decorated our cozy little TV room. I hope it inspires you.
Rusty buckets and moss covered bricks were my inspiration for our TV room mantel. The bricks were found in our backyard, so I layered them in the center of the mantel. I then placed LED candles on top and in between them. Cattails, ferns, and cotton boll branches were assembled in the buckets to flank the convex mirror.
I then added some chevron burlap to the buckets and a cute little number tag to the front. I love this burlap-timeless and trendy!
I love the patina these old bricks have taken on. They make great candle stands and best of all they were free.
A friend of my husbands gave me several deer antlers. I love using them in home decor. They add such texture and a bit of that unexpectedness.
Moving on to the antique trunk I had refurbished when I was in my 20’s. My mom’s friend had a small business of fixing up old trunks. She took the entire trunk apart and put it back together after removing all the layers of fabric and material to reveal the gorgeous wood underneath. I was amazed at the patience and attention to detail she had. This piece is well loved.
An assortment of faux gourds and pumpkins fill this hand blown glass pumpkin. Wooden spools were added to give the assortment of natural elements some texture. Old books were stacked with nuts and faux flowers.
This machinist chest was one of those ‘happy dance’ finds. I love all the character it has from the dents and scratches to the worn off leather handles.
This room was so fun to decorate because of all the fond childhood memories associated with the natural elements.
What is your favorite part of this room?