Spiff up your space with versatile fall decor.
Dress up this classic autumn wreath with something black and spooky for Halloween, followed by something abundantly golden to celebrate Thanksgiving.
The Plant Gallery, 9401 Airline Highway, New Orleans, (504) 488-8887, theplantgallery.com. Handmade 16-inch orange pinecone wreath, $98.
Because Louisiana mosquitos don’t have an offseason, an all-natural citronella candle is a must for alfresco family dinners. Tie an orange ribbon around it and you have an instant Halloween decoration.
Phina, 3717 Veterans Blvd., and 2561 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 827-1605, phinashop.com. 12-ounce insect-repelling citronella eucalyptus candle with 90-hour burn time, $32.
Leaves at home
For anyone foregoing a fall foliage pilgrimage this year, this leafy, welcoming mat might just make you happy to be safe and sound in your Southern home.
Lucy Rose, 3318 Magazine S., New Orleans, 600 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 895-0444, shoplucyrose.com. Falling Leaves doormat made of natural coir and grass, $36.
A living reminder
Memento mori desk decor with living plants inside? A healthy reminder of one’s mortality never looked so fresh. Display these geometric skull planters more prominently — perhaps by candlelight — as chic Halloween accents.
Etsy, etsy.com. Handmade geometric skull concrete planters (available in six colors) by You Concrete Me Shop, $29.74 each.
If you’re on the hunt for understated autumn accessories, this velvet throw pillow is top-notch. It features designer Lasse Kovanen’s Aspen autumn leaves pattern embroidered with shimmering gold thread.
FinnStyle, finnstyle.com. Pentik Haapa velvet throw pillow (17.75 inches) in mustard yellow, $45 for pillow cover only, $55 for cover with insert.
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Multilevel and nesting pieces offer built-in variety and flair.
Keep things interesting with colorful patterns and prints.
Functional decor for seating, storage and more