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Oct 17, 2022

Eco-Friendly Ways to Decorate Your Home for Fall

There’s nothing quite like fall in New York. Crisp air, colorful leaves and the opportunity to make your home extra cozy. While it’s easy to get drawn into fake foliage and plastic pumpkins, there are also plenty of ways to deck your halls for fall while still being conscious of your carbon footprint. Check out these tips to make your home festive this season all while being environmentally friendly.

5 Ideas for Eco-Friendly Fall Décor

1.  Beautify the front door

Make a colorful fall wreath by using a universally seasonal plant (dried eucalyptus is perfect for this) and adding some autumnal flair using feathers, acorns, baby gourds or dried berries. Make this craft even more fun by going on a nature walk with friends or family to look for goodies to add to your wreath. Gathering supplies to make wreaths is an especially great activity for engaging young children and enjoying nature during the fall season.

2.  Freshen up the mantle

If you have a fireplace in your home, use the mantle as a place to announce the changing season. Use recycled glass jars to display natural elements like buckwheat and bright yellow Craspedia. If you do not have a mantle in your home, a well-placed shelf will work just as well! Just make sure you’re not placing dried berries and decorations near open flames.

3.  Pay mind to your porch and outdoor spaces

Visit your local farmers market and stock up on pumpkins, mums, corn stalks and hay bales to display on your porch and create a cozy outdoor space. This is a great way to decorate your space while also supporting farmers and small businesses! Aside from getting to enjoy the space yourself, your neighbors will love looking at your autumnal display and  - who knows - might even be inspired to up their decorating game as well.

4.  Create a stunning centerpiece 

Add an arrangement of dried flowers to your dining room table for a vibrant pop of color. Roses, dahlias, dried wheat and wildflowers all make beautiful autumnal centerpieces that will freshen up your space. Drying flowers is also incredibly easy! Simply tie the stems together and hang them in a dark, dry place such as your closet for one week. Spray them with a touch of hairspray to make them last even longer.

5.  Pumpkins look great inside, too

Buy mini gourds and pumpkins from your local grocery store or farmers market and display them in a bowl on your coffee table or add them to that stellar mantle display we mentioned earlier. Buy pumpkins of different sizes, colors and shapes to add visual interest to your displays. You can also carve some pumpkins early, engraving simple designs into them for an elegant look.

Follow these tips to add a festive, fall vibe to your home that will wow your guests and elevate your design without clogging the landfill. As a matter of fact, throw your eco-friendly fall décor in your compost pile when the season comes to an end and get double points for being environmentally conscious.

Now that you’re aesthetically ready for fall, make sure you have proper homeowners coverage to protect you from whatever the changing weather throws your way. Click on the button below to learn more about home insurance: