Courtney Warren is a Texas-based interior designer whose work has been featured in Real Simple, Better Homes & Gardens, Good Housekeeping, Apartment Therapy, and Today.com. She is a frequent consultant on Fox 4 TV’s Good Day program in Dallas, was ranked in the top 3 percent of interior designers in the US by Houzz.com, and starred in the Dallas episode of TLC’sFour Houses. She delights in helping overwhelmed clients create beautiful spaces—and will never turn down a warm chocolate chip cookie or Diet Dr Pepper.
Harvest time decor brings to mind colorful gourds and multicolored corn, but there’s more to it than that: out on the plains of west Texas from October to December, huge harvesters are busy day and night bringing in–cotton! Besides the cotton we wear and make cute pillows with, now we’re seeing cotton boll stalks as a beautiful, natural decorating material!
Create an informal arrangement of cotton boll stalks in a crock, tin, or mason jar. How simple is that? And how pretty!
photo via topdecorating.com
Paired with burlap, barn wood, or baskets, cotton bolls are everywhere in rustic and farmhouse decor.
photo via Whitedoorstudios
Cotton bolls are organic, neutral and inexpensive. Just a few or a bunch–it’s up to you how to use them.
photo via gincreekkitchen.com
Use cotton bolls to make swags and wreaths. You could include magnolia or other greenery!
photo via howtomakeaburlapwreath.com
(And did you know the second wedding anniversary is “cotton”? Golly, who wants sheets when you can have the porch swing-Southern charm of cotton bolls in your decor?)
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