How to Decorate with Faux Fall Foliage

Are you ready to transition your home to fall? While I don’t use many seasonal specific decor items, there’s always a spot in my home for foliage! On the dining table, on a entry table, console or dresser, on your mantel, nightstand, on the kitchen counter…you can always find a place for a fall focal point!

While it can be wonderful to forage out in nature, it’s totally fine to use faux foliage. If you have allergies or limited options in your yard this time of year, you might prefer faux! They can be worth the investment over store bought fresh flowers because faux will last a very long time. And a few stems is all you need so it’s not much to store!

Today I’ve rounded up some of my favorite faux foliage (and preserved flowers, and even some cool iron flowers!) online as well as a few tips for getting the most interesting and realistic look.

How to Decorate with Faux Fall Foliage

Faux Lace Hydrangea Bundle (above) / Faux Autumn Oak Branch (top photo)

Faux Foliage Tips:

  • Mix real and faux. No one needs to know it’s not all real. It can be difficult to tell the difference at a glance so let it be your secret.
  • Mix and match! Select a few faux seasonal statement stems that you can mix in with other foliage. This can help your basic arrangements go farther and give you a variety of shapes, colors and flowers to play with all year round. Keep less seasonal specific blooms or branches to cut down on the amount of items you need to store..
  • Bend the branches and leaves so they feel more relaxed and organic!
  • Vary the stem heights in the vase give it a more interesting shape.
  • Create an airy arrangement, leaving breathing room for a simpler look.
  • Pack a visual punch by using just one type of foliage.
  • Use unique containers for your foliage to make a one-of-a-kind statement!
  • Fill the bottom of glass vessels with rocks for more interest.
  • You can use water in the bottom of a glass vase to make faux look more realistic!
How to Decorate with Faux Fall Foliage

Faux Foliage (above) – click HERE to shop the look

How to Decorate with Faux Fall Foliage

Fall Flowers Bundle

How to Decorate with Faux Fall Foliage

Faux Dried Pampas Grass Branches

How to Decorate with Faux Fall Foliage

Blush Foxtail Bunch

How to Decorate with Faux Fall Foliage

Preserved Floral Arrangement (above) – click HERE to shop the look

How to Decorate with Faux Fall Foliage

Faux Pomegranate and Pine Cone Garland

How to Decorate with Faux Fall Foliage

Faux Fall Leaves / Chili Leaf Berry Stem

How to Decorate with Faux Fall Foliage

Fall Rust Eucalyptus Garland

How to Decorate with Faux Fall Foliage

Iron Magnolia Stem

How to Decorate with Faux Fall Foliage

Chili Leaf Berry Stem

How to Decorate with Faux Fall Foliage

Faux Persimmon and Hydrangea Bundle

How to Decorate with Faux Fall Foliage
How to Decorate with Faux Fall Foliage

A PENNY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS:

I know people have strong opinions about faux vs. real flowers…so tell me, are you a fan of faux? Or is it a no-go?

Fall Nesting 2020 Posts:

14 Ideas for a Cozy Fall Kitchen

Make Your Home the Coziest It Can Be (3 Take Away Tips)

Fall Puttering Playlist

Cozy Self-Care Corner Must-Haves

Four Essential Home Making Practices for Every Season

Cozy Fall Throw Blankets

Fall Nesting and Doormats

My Favorite Fall Decor in My Cozy Fall Shop

How to Dwell Well This Fall

Click here for inspiration from previous year’s Fall Nesting Series!

How to Decorate with Faux Fall Foliage

7 Comments

  1. Deb

    Honestly I love faux flowers but then I had to store them when I changed things up. I have given up seasonal pillows, too, for that reason. I still have small accent pieces I put around but I am enjoying the seasons better without too much fluffing and storing. A leaner decor style fits me during this crazy time.

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  2. Betty in Arlington

    Deb, you’re right! I store so much of the stuff for others, for church banquets, nieces things and my parents old stuff that I have no room anymore for my own! I also have the Fall PB pillow cases fluffed in my same pillow cases because the its just easier not to keep changing. But, the faux foilage is beautiful, doesn’t shed and looks nice year to year, repositioned! I will get branches from outside and call it a day! But, love the blog! Be well and don’t get the corona!

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  3. Debbie Angevine

    I don’t mind using faux flowers at all. You can buy some really good looking ones. Thanks for all your great pictures and ideas.

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  4. Bristol

    I have decorating envy. I love the use of faux flowers. I have kids and pets. And while I do love the live plants that I have, the fake stuff adds such a nice touch and they only need a little bit of dusting, not daily care!

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  5. Vel Smith

    Pretty looks! I use the mix idea too. I keep faux branches of berries for the different seasons and just adding a few branches to fresh flower arrangements adds so much. I’ve stopped using the bushy garland thing. Like the “less is more”

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  6. Rose

    I enjoy a mix of both
    With COVID ordering faux Foliage on line is the way to go

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  7. Amy

    I find faux foliage/flowers are difficult to clean when dusty. Do you wet them down to rinse off the dust or do you take them outside and shake vigorously to release the dust? Alot of times they are too delicate for either option. Any tips on removing dust from faux foliage (including Xmas tree) would be helpful!

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