17 Creative Ways to Use Dried Plants as Fall Decor

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It's time for Fall at Home: Hunker down, bundle up, and make the season as cozy as possible with our foolproof guide to autumn.

For a feeling of fall at home, we love the look of dried flowers, grasses, and plants. And what's really nice about these beauties is that they will last all season long (and beyond). Doesn't matter if you have a brown thumb or a green thumb, or you are all thumbs when it comes to plant care — dried plants are here to stay. You can find a variety of gorgeous picks at places such as Afloral, Bloomist, Terrain, and Etsy.

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For inspo on an arrangement that's perfect for your space, scroll through our images below. These ideas are all dried up, but in the best of ways.

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2. Add earthy dried wheat to a black minimalist vase for a simple snapshot of autumn.

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3. Place dried cattails in a beautiful white vase on your kitchen counter.

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5. Simply style tall grasses, like dried wild oats or Indian rice grass, in a large pitcher.

6. Bundle dried bunny tails together and place in a leather wrapped vase or planter. If you can arrange it next to something gold, even better.

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7. Use seasonal dried florals (such as bleached phalaris and centaurea pods) to make a unique cloche design.

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8. Put large wood branches on display for a dose of drama.

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9. Learn how to dye dried bunny tails any color you like, such as an autumnal orange. They look lovely next to lotus pods and dried thistle.

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10. Hang a branch you found in your backyard on a wall as natural art.

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11. Complement wood decor with a vase full of dried Chinese lanterns.

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12. Decorate your bedside with a dried floral bouquet, and hang it upside down.

13. Provide the perfect amount of fanfare every time you enter a room with dried palm leaves.

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14. Add tall dried pampas grass to your nightstand, because it's a bold move.

15. Place pussy willows on an entryway table for a warm welcome every time you walk in the door.

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16. Discover the natural beauty of dried banskia.

17. Note: Dried billy buttons in a golden yellow will make (not break) your favorite ceramic piece.

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Laurie Gunning Grossman, Hunker’s editorial director, caught the California boho minimalist bug. So, she bought a cream-colored couch. And she also lives with two kids and two dogs, so we’ll see how that decision pans out.