How To Mix & Match Tones And Textures This Fall

Fall is all about rich, bold colors, and opulent textures. Inspired by the moody romance of the season, here are some ways to mix and match tones and textures this autumn.

1. Play With Patterns
Create a dynamic tablescape by arranging leafy, colorful plants, gourds, and squashes in zinc trays.

1. Pots of Style: coleus & sweet potato vine in terra-cotta pots.
1. Pots of Style: coleus & sweet potato vine in terra-cotta pots.

2. Embrace Burgundy And Green
Bold and dark color pairings are the duos of the season. Combine burgundy dahlias, celosia (cockscomb), and calla lilies, with green button mums and poppy pods in a birch vase to celebrate the rustic drama of the season.

2. Perfect for Thanksgiving.
2. Perfect for Thanksgiving. (via HGTV)

3. Have Life Imitate Art
Capture the beauty of a still-life by filling a bowl with seasonal fruits and vegetables, sticking to produce in just one color to play up its various tones.

3. Prime produce.
3. Prime produce.

4. Opt For Mango Wood
Showcase yellow pheasant feathers in richly stained mango wood vases for a bold play on light and dark tones.

4. All-Natural: feathers and wood.
4. All-Natural: feathers and wood.

5. Pair Jewel Tones And Gold In A Centerpiece
Arrange Bordeaux-red roses, black dahlias, festive pomegranates and other fresh or silk flowers in a polished brass urn for a centerpiece that brings the drama this fall. Surround it with white tapers in gold candlesticks and colored glassware for a cozy and seductive tablescape.

5. A table for the season.
5. A table for the season.

6. Pick Everlasting Succulents
Faux succulents like star cactus, dudleya and echeveria will last all year, and no one will be the wiser that they aren’t the real thing. Play off the angles and place them in geometric containers for an arrestingly modern look.

6. Must-haves: succulents.
6. Must-haves: succulents.

7. Refresh With Ferns
Rather than using them as an accent, put all eyes on a maidenhair fern by placing it in a shiny pot on your nightstand. When put in focus, the leaves of the fern resemble those of delicate flower petals.

7. Soft and lacey: a delightful houseplant. (via domino)
7. Soft and lacey: a delightful houseplant. (via domino)

8. Add A Blooming Beauty
The days may be getting colder and shorter, but create natural resplendence indoors by placing a bright yellow potted orchid in a space that sees higher humidity, like the bathroom. This pretty orchid in a terra-cotta pot sits in a glass bowl filled with gravel.

8. Indoor greenery going strong.
8. Indoor greenery going strong.

9. Go Cloche
Bell jars are an elegant and unexpected way to display keepsakes or sweets. They also make charming decorative accents: place scented candles, boxwood, or mossy arrangements underneath.

9. Too cloche to call.
9. Too cloche to call.

10. Indoor Harvest
Bring the outdoors in with elegant citrus trees placed in large, dark pots.

10. Grow your own.
10. Grow your own.

THE SOURCES
1. Martha Stewart Living. 2. HGTV. 3. Martha Stewart Weddings. 4. Photo: Peter Tak. 5. BRIDES. 6. Florists’ Review. 7. domino. 8. Real Simple. 9. Photo: Peter Tak. 10. Pinterest.

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