Fall is here and that means it is time to pull out all out your fall decorations. This time of year is meant to be cozy and warm feeling, and that feeling is achieved through the use of decor and colors. Michelle Profis from Country Living wrote an article discussing the latest fall trends, and she explained that rustic, antique accessories are a popular addition to fall decor this year. Using unique antiques to decorate for fall is fun and gives the warm, cozy feeling that fall should have.
1. Wagon Wheels
For an outdoor display, wagon wheels are eye-catching and beautiful. They can easily add a different shape or height to a display and can be dressed up even further with simple items. You can place flowers throughout the spokes of the wheel, or you can wrap strands of lights around the spokes.
Wagon wheels are perfect for layering which, according to Kim Cook from the Chicago Tribune, is an essential part of fall decorating this year. Wagon wheels pair nicely with hay and can be placed either in front of or behind the hay, depending on the layering look you are going for.
2. Milk Tin
These go by many different names, so you may have heard them called milk jugs or milk cans, as well. You can get milk tins in many different heights and they are beautiful when filled with tall flowers, wheat, or branches.
Finding an antique wagon is like striking gold. There are endless possibilities for it, and it will definitely bring life to your fall decor outside. You could fill it with pumpkins and gourds, or you can use it as a prop in an outdoor display that needs a little height change. A wagon could also be filled with fall flowers, hay, or corn cobs. You can also switch it up a little and add a mixture of the flowers, hay, corn, and pumpkins inside the wagon.
4. Barn Wood
Barn wood can be used in so many different ways and can give your fall decor a complete look. One way to use barn wood is by making signs that have a greeting or fall-related saying on them. You can make the sign any size and shape you’d like, so it can fit any area of your home.
An old, rustic pitchfork is the most simple decoration you can have for fall, and it can be used inside or outside. To tie it into your other decor items, you can weave flowers throughout the spokes. Another way to spice it up is by adding corn cobs between the spokes.
6. Window Frames
With or without glass, vintage window frames can be a beautiful addition to your fall decorations. They are so versatile and can be used in any area of the home. One way to display an antique window frame is to place it on your mantle and attach a fall wreath to the center of the frame.
One other way to use a window frame in your fall display is to use it as a backdrop, or back layer, to your other decor. If you need a way to tie your decor together and add a little more height, width, or dimension, you can simply place a window frame behind it all in a subtle way.
7. Cheese Grater
Cheese graters are surprisingly beautiful when displayed correctly. They can be used to cover tealight or votive candles in a centerpiece or display. You could group a bunch of cheese graters together to create this look, or you could place a single cheese grater with a group of other antique kitchen tools.
Another way you can use a cheese grater for your fall decor is to turn it upside down, secure it to a wall, and place flowers inside. The color of the flowers could match your fall color theme, or they could simply be a variety of flowers that bloom in the fall.
8. Fruit Crate
A wooden antique fruit crate could be a beautiful addition to your fall decor. If it is in good condition, you can leave it as is or clean it up just a little. If it needs some TLC, give it a coat of paint and sand the edges a little. You could store fall themed throw blankets in it in the living room or guest room, or you could use it to store decorative pillows that aren’t in use.