How to Decorate with Real Branches for Fall

Well good news! I survived the 10K and I actually LOVED it. Despite running through a zillion hills (it kinda felt more like running 6.2 miles on a stairclimber) and having a painful hip the entire time, it was seriously a blast. My husband and I did it together, so it was really special to have that time with him. And now I already want to do another one! Once this darn hip heals up that is. Anyway, today I thought it would be fun to share a few tips for how to decorate with real branches for fall. Chances are you have a couple beautiful trees near you that are changing colors, so why not be a weirdo like me a snip some branches?! Here are a few ways you can incorporate them into your fall decor:

How to Decorate with Real Branches for Fall. Easy fall decor ideas using fall branches and leaves.

1.In a Vase:

You can do this on a set of shelves, as the centerpiece on your dining table, coffee table, or buffet. Just add a little water to a vase and fill it up with a few branches. Most of the time I can get them to last 4 days or so in a vase like this. Easy and beautiful! (If you’re interested in that sign you can see a similar one here.)

How to Decorate with Real Branches for Fall. Easy fall decor ideas using fall branches and leaves.
How to Decorate with Real Branches for Fall. Easy fall decor ideas using fall branches and leaves.

2. On the Mantel

This is one of my favorite ways to use real branches during fall–just lay a few on the mantel and top them off with real pumpkins. This creates a stunning fall mantel that only takes a few minutes to put together. BOOM!

How to Decorate with Real Branches for Fall. Easy fall decor ideas using fall branches and leaves.
How to Decorate with Real Branches for Fall. Easy fall decor ideas using fall branches and leaves.

3. Mix with Real Flowers

If you want a colorful focal point for your dining table, try mixing fall foliage with real flowers. The combo is super pretty and works well for a fun fall centerpiece. Plus it will last a few days!

How to Decorate with Real Branches for Fall. Easy fall decor ideas using fall branches and leaves.
How to Decorate with Real Branches for Fall. Easy fall decor ideas using fall branches and leaves.

4. In a Basket or Tote

One of the prettiest ways to decorate with real branches for fall (or any time of year) is to simply put them in a woven basket or tote. I LOVE this look and it’s perfect for an entryway space. This would also be great on the front porch!

How to Decorate with Real Branches for Fall. Easy fall decor ideas using fall branches and leaves.

Well I hope that gives you a few ideas for how to decorate with real branches for fall. There really are SO many ways you can do it, plus it’s a great way to add a pop of color to any space. Annnnnnnd they’re free, which is the best part of all, right?! Right. Free is good. Really good.

Thanks so much for dropping by the blog today!! xoxo

More fall decorating posts:

Quick Tips to Transition to Fall Decor

Cozy Fall Living Room

Easy Fall Mantel in 3 Ways

Sarah here! Nice to meet you. I’m a mama to three, wife to my high school sweetheart and accidental blogger. We recently moved to our little homestead on ten acres and we're loving the small town life in Colorado. I hope this space can inspire you to create a home you love and enjoy the simple moments the most.

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15 Comments

  1. 10.14.19

    love your ideas Sarah, especially the one with leaves in the tote. so cute. congrats on your run! you did good girlie. xoxo

    • 10.14.19
      Dacia L Schroder said:

      So pretty! Thanks for the ideas!

  2. 10.14.19
    Dot said:

    Great ideas to add color this time of year. Foliage in New England has been spectacular, so plenty of branches to use.
    Congrats on your race! My husband and I just hiked Cadillac Mt in Maine, a total of 7 miles. Something we enjoy doing together!
    Have you made the decision on your vanity faucet and mirror? Hope I didn’t miss that post!

  3. 10.14.19
    Nancy said:

    So simple but so beautiful.

  4. 10.14.19
    Brenda Johnson said:

    Love everything you did with the branches, especially the branches in the tote! It all looks so pretty. Our leaves here in GA are just beginning to change, so there aren’t many to cut yet, but I hope to get some soon!

    • 10.14.19
      Denise said:

      That bookshelf of yours has always been a favorite of mine! You’ve had it awhile and in several locations, but it has always been something that I love to watch you decorate.

  5. 10.14.19
    Dawn said:

    Love Love Love the fresh branches tip…can’t say I would have thought to ads with freah flowers or put in a basket!!!
    That basket is gorgy!!! ( do u have a link)

  6. 10.15.19
    Jeannie S said:

    So, so pretty. Love every vignette. Congrats on your run, I can’t imagine all the hills. Blessings!

    • 10.16.19
      Sarah said:

      thank you Jeannie!!

  7. 10.17.19
    Kelli said:

    Where did you get that beautiful poster? About living for today? I NEED that in my house ❤️

  8. 9.29.20
    Sarah M said:

    Everything looks great! Do you know the paint color on the bookcase?

  9. 10.24.20
    MC said:

    Are the pumpkins you have on your shelf real or ceramic?! They are beautiful and have been looking for pumpkins just like that!

    • 10.24.20
      Sarah said:

      Those are faux pumpkins! I think I got those from Michael’s last year.

  10. 10.26.21
    Diane said:

    Congrats on being chosen for Pinterest challenge. You deserve it with your great house