Are you looking for some fall decor inspiration? I’ll share some of my favorite early fall decorating ideas, including fall vignettes and natural elements from last year, and a few new ones as well.
Decorating my home for fall is always a slow and drawn-out process. I take my time packing up all the bright-colored, coastal-inspired summer decor and start replacing it with a few fall decorations at a time.
Part of the process is waiting for fresh pumpkins to become available in our area after October 1st. So we have to settle for faux pumpkins until then.
When creating a fall vignette I always use vintage decor and natural elements you would find in the great outdoors.
As far as I’m concerned, this is a winning combination!
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Early Fall Vignettes for Your Home Decor
Of course, I have pumpkins throughout my home for autumn. Fresh and faux, big and little, they’re everywhere.
But today I’m showing you some of the other items you can use in a vignette to use WITH YOUR PUMPKINS.
Using Vintage Finds for Fabulous Fall Vignettes
I can’t even begin to list all the amazing vintage and antique pieces you can use for an early fall vignette, but I’ll try!
- Wicker picnic baskets
- Galvanized buckets
- Anything ironstone
- Glass bottles
- Wire baskets
- Toolboxes and caddies
And so on and so on…
STACKS OF VINTAGE BOOKS
Stacked books can add both height and color to any fall vignette.
Books are great for propping up a pumpkin too.
VINTAGE WICKER BASKETS AND SUITCASES
I love using vintage pieces such as wicker picnic baskets and suitcases as foundation pieces for my fall vignette.
You can stack them on top of another or stack other decor on top of them.
VINTAGE GLASS BOTTLE
Glass bottles are such pretty vintage items to mix into any fall vignette. At the beginning of every fall season, I replace the coastal summer blues with amber and darker green bottles for fall.
You can place a bunch of them together for impact or add one or two to a vignette.
I LOVE the warmth copper brings to any fall vignette. My favorite copper pieces are kettles, but there are bowls, canisters, buckets, pitchers, and much more to choose from.
VINTAGE BOWLS AND BASKETS
Trays, bowls, and wire baskets are perfect for filling with pumpkins, pinecones, or apples.
Bring the Outdoors Inside for Autumn Inspiration
Whether it’s fruits and vegetables, pinecones, grasses, greenery, or flowers, there’s no better way to decorate for fall than to add the outdoor natural elements to the indoors during the autumn season.
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
Apples, pears, and pomegranates make great additions to a fall vignette. You can also use faux fruit and flowers, which look just as fabulous!
All the green and red apples I’ve shared here today are faux. It’s such a great option because you won’t have to replace them all season because they’ll never go bad.
Artichokes and pears are always in my kitchen during the fall season.
FLOWERS, GREENERY, AND MORE
Here are some great options for your containers and vases this fall season…
- Dried hydrangeas
- Cotton stems
- Dried statice and strawflower
DRIED HYDRANGEA STEMS
I love drying hydrangeas to use in fall vignettes. These blooms were cut towards the end of the summer after turning this amazing color.
I’ve even been known to use dried hydrangeas through Christmas.
DRIED FLOWERS FROM THE GARDEN
Statice and strawflowers make the prettiest dried flowers for fall.
Sunflowers are such a great flower for transitioning from summer to early fall and will brighten up any room.
I did grow sunflowers in the garden this year but these are faux and I don’t have to fuss with replacing them throughout the season.
Cotton stems always make a strong impact in any fall vignette or by themselves in a vintage crock like this. I usually leave the stems up through winter because I just can’t get enough of them.
Place some colorful mums and a mini pumpkin in terra cotta pots and add a handful of moss for the final touch.
Bring out the olive trees and wreaths once you’ve left summer behind. Eucalyptus wreaths and garlands are big for fall around here as well.
I hope you’ve found some inspiration after seeing my early fall vignette ideas. Using vintage pieces and outdoor elements will really take your autumn decor to the next level.
This is such a fun time to decorate your home, and it’s easy to do! I look forward to sharing my fall home tour with you soon.
I’d love to hear from you. Let me know what you think by leaving me a comment below.
Until next time,
Happy Fall Decorating!