The Top Ten Best Flowers for Decorations in the Fall

Now that summer is coming to an end and autumn is coming closer, it is time to get your house prepped with fun fall decorations. Before you start pulling out your garish ghouls and hallowing Halloween decorations, ease into autumn with some fall florals that will look festive and fun throughout August and September. Even though the bright blossoms of spring have wilted at this point, there are still a lot of flowers that are beautiful in the later summer and early fall months. 


Here are some of the most popular fall flowers that you can use in your home decorations and floral arrangements. These are some of the best flowers for decorating because of their unique textures and fall-inspired colors. Make sure to make note of your favorites! Afterward, you’ll find a few inspirational flower decor ideas. Hopefully, they’ll get the wheels turning in your mind to think of some fall floral decorations that will look beautiful in your home and space. So, without further ado and in no particular order, here are the top ten fall flowers to use in decorations!

Top Ten Fall Flowers

1. Chrysanthemums

Chrysanthemums are some of the most popular fall flowers. They bloom throughout the summer, but they usually thrive quite well during the early fall months. They come in a large variety of colors, including rust, mustard, burgundy, and deep red, in addition to purples and pinks. These colors would look stunning in any floral arrangement. Plus, chrysanthemums, or “mums,” are super easy to care for. You can even just put a few of them in a large porch planter and let them spruce up your fall porch all by themselves!

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2. Wood Flowers

Next, consider using wood flowers in your fall arrangements and decorations. Wood flowers come in a natural, creamy tone that is a great neutral for fall, but they can also be dyed to match any color. This is perfect if you have a bohemian style and like working nontraditional colors into your fall color scheme. Wood flowers are an especially smart choice when you’re spending money on fall flowers because they are super easy to care for and they won’t wilt. Wood flowers are already carefully processed and dried, so they’re long-lasting and won’t require any watering. You can order them in bulk at an affordable price and create many floral crafts with them. Wood flowers are the perfect flowers for decorating because you can use them to create bouquets, wreaths, centerpieces, wall hangings, and more!

3. Pampas Grass

If you’re a lover of neutral colors, don’t worry, we’ve got the perfect fall floral for you: dried pampas grass. Pampas grass is super trendy as of late due to its fluffy, dramatic, and full shape. It also comes in many different neutral colors such as cream, tan, and beige which makes it perfect for your Insta-worthy home. Pampas grass is really easy to work with when you’re trying to make a fall floral decoration. You can get a few strands of pampas grass to stand on their own in a large vase, or you can add in some other sprigs of branches or flowers to create a bouquet. A wreath or floral backdrop made of pampas grass would also be unforgettable, especially if you’re hosting a fall party in the near future. 

4. Winter Berries

One of the easiest and most minimalistic ways to incorporate fall colors into your floral decorations is by using winter berries. These berries often come on natural branches with small, bright berries. Winter berries come in a variety of colors including stunning reds and oranges. These colors would be the perfect addition to a floral arrangement for fall. If you don’t want to worry about keeping a floral bouquet alive, just gather a few sprigs of winter berries to put in a vase. You could even find some artificial winter berries that will be easily reusable. 

5. Fall Leaves and Branches

Of course, one of the most iconic ways to bring fall into your home is to use fall leaves and branches. During the autumn months, many of the leaves outside start turning into gorgeous shades of golden, orange, rust, red, burgundy, and more. Make sure that you’re taking advantage of these colors by bringing them inside! You can pick up and preserve some of the fallen leaves by scattering them on your table as a minimalistic centerpiece. Or you can trim a few branches from your trees and create an unforgettable arrangement. These fall leaves are super easy to find and incorporate into your decor. There are also lots of artificial fall leaves that you can find if you don’t live in an area with fall leaves. 

6. Dried Flowers

Dried flowers are another popular option for flowers for decorations. These flowers come in gorgeous neutral colors after they’ve been carefully dried and processed. You can create delicate, trendy floral arrangements with dried flowers at a fraction of the price that fresh flowers would require. Plus, they’ll look perfect for the autumn season. Pair your dried flowers with some wood flowers and you’ll have a stunning bouquet!

7. Crocosmia

If you’re looking for a smaller, more delicate flower that will bring some fall colors to your home in a simple way, crocosmia will be perfect. These tiny little blooms are perched on delicate stems and gather together to create a lace-like effect of bright reds and oranges. Crocosmia looks beautiful paired with bigger flowers in a floral arrangement or bouquet, but it also would look stunning standing on its own in a bud vase. Even laying a small stem of crocosmia across a plate at a fancy table setting would have a magical effect for fall.

8. Gerbera Daisies

Gerbera daisies are one of the most classic flowers that you can use in decorations. Their large, long petals spray out into a stunning and bright pattern that will bring a great pop of color to any space. If you want an easy but iconic floral arrangement for fall, grab a few Gerbera daisies and some baby’s breath or wax flowers. Arrange them in a vase and you’ll be ready to go. Don’t want to worry about watering them? There are many high-quality versions of Gerbera daisies.

9. Chinese Lantern Plant

The Chinese lantern plant looks a lot like the name implies. Tiny, delicate, paper-like blossoms hang from these flower branches. The blossoms look like Chinese lanterns that hang in traditional homes or establishments. These pretty flowers come in lots of different fall and neutral colors that will look beautiful. Since they’re so unique and iconic, you’ll just need a few sprigs of this plant in a large vase and you’ll have a great fall presentation ready to go.

10. Dahlias

You can’t gather a list of the most popular fall flowers without including dahlias. Dahlias are beautiful flowers that can be easily grown or bought. They come in a stunning variety of colors. You can find dahlias in every color from cream to fuchsia to rust to peach to mustard to deep red. The unique colors that dahlias offer could help you to branch out a bit in your traditional fall florals. Start including some lighter, neutral pastels, or some dramatic, dark purples rather than just sticking to red and orange. Soon, you’ll have a breathtaking arrangement that you’ll want to look at all day long.

Fall Floral Decoration Ideas

Gourd Bouquets

One easy way to gather together some of your favorite fall florals is to put them into a gourd or pumpkin. Using a gourd or pumpkin as a vase, arrange your flowers until they burst from the top of the plant in a stunning array of colors. There is nothing more festive for fall than using pumpkins and gourds with your flowers!

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Fall Garland

If you have an empty fireplace, tabletop, or wall, you should definitely make a fall garland to spruce it up. Fall garland can include any of the flowers that have been listed in this article. You could even just use winter berries and fall leaves for a more nature-inspired look. If you want your garland to be easy to maintain and long-lasting, try using artificial flowers!

Back-to-School Themed Flowers

Create the perfect back-to-school-themed flower arrangement by gluing long pencils or crayons to a spare vase that has a straight surface on each side. This could be a square, rectangular, or spherical vase. Once all of your pencils or crayons are glued in space, decorate the vase with a fun bow, and then add a bouquet of your favorite flowers. It will look stunning and so adorable!


Now that you’ve read this article, you’re ready to make your own fun fall flower decorations! Take some time to find your favorite flowers for decorating and you’ll be sure to create a decoration that you’ll love. Make sure that you check out this article from Martha Stewart for some of the most stunning fall floral arrangements!