Bring the outdoors in

Now is the perfect time to bring some nature into your home and add a little "wow" 
Cattails make a dramatic display -  Cut them down to place in a vase on your mantle or table. 
Leave them long and put them in a large vase in a corner of the room.  
Add some of those feathery reeds you see along the side of the road. 
You can also turn your bed at an angle in a corner of the bedroom and place your display in the corner behind it.  Don't forget to coat the cattails with hairspray so they don't explode! 
For another look - pick up some dead tree branches and spray paint them. Put them in a vase,  alone or in an arrangement. Black is dramatic, but don't stop with black - experiment with different colors and coordinate with a set of dishes, a decorative pillow, a throw, etc.  

Pinecones are plentiful now and look great in a bowl as a centerpiece. Add some acorns and nuts. Use individual pine cones as place card holders at your next holiday dinner.

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