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!
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Rachel Harper says
I love all these great vignettes. I’m sharing on Sunday. Great job.
Thank you so much, Rachel!
Kim, I love all of the natural elements inspired from nature that you used for fall. Your home looks so lovely and inviting for the fall.
Thank you for the kind compliment, Tammy. I really appreciate it.
Teddee Grace says
Such great ideas! Thanks! Whenever I try to click on any of your product links I am unable to open them and this seems to be the reason:
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Could you check into this? I love some of the pumpkins you are showing.
I’m so sorry it took me so long to respond to your comment. I have my tech guy looking into this and will let you know. Thank you so much for the head up.
Allison O'Dell says
Kim, I’m in love with all the little elements you shared. The black cabinet with white dishes is a WOW in my book. You have my mind going …
Thank you, Allison! The black cabinet is one of my favorites. Glad you like it too.
Jennifer Howard says
Oh, everything is so pretty I had to scroll through the pictures twice!!
That’s the nicest compliment of all. Thank you Jennifer!
I love all of your fall decor ideas. I haven’t done much yet. It is still so hot and hard to get in to the fall mentality.
Congratulations, you are being featured at Thursday Favorite Things. I hope you stop by. https://www.eclecticredbarn.com/2020/09/thursday-favorite-things_9.html
Thank you so much for the feature last week Bev. I thought I had replied to you, but not sure what happened. I love your party and really appreciate it!
Jennifer Dynys says
Your posts are just so inspiring! I’m a new reader of yours, but I have thoroughly enjoyed every single post! Thank you so much for taking the time to link up with us at Embracing Home and Family!
That’s what I love about link parties, that’s how I found your blog as well! And I seriously love it by the way!
Such cozy ideas. I don’t do much for Fall, but I’m thinking I may need to start.
Thank you so much Linda! I am usually pretty low key when it comes to fall decorating.
Michelle | Thistle Key Lane says
I love every single vignette Kim, including that big Pumpkin Farm sign over your table. So perfect! I’m excited to be featuring your post this week on the Tuesday Turn About Link Party and hope to see you there!
Thank you Michelle! I really appreciate the feature! Hope you had a great holiday weekend!
Julie Briones says
I want a bucket on a stool… and so much more of your fall decor vignettes!
I’ll get you a bucket and a stool if you come and visit me!
Elena Wiggins says
I LOVE all the natural elements! I don’t like the standard orange and black of most fall decor so this is much more my style!
I’m so glad! I seem to be staying away from orange more and more every year. It’s a tough color for my home because of all the beach colors. I am also the same way about red during Christmas! Thank you for visiting!
I am so glad that our paths connected through blogging. I love your style and every time I visit, I slowly scroll, admiring every detail in your beautiful vignettes.
I was thinking the same thing Paula! I adore your blog and so excited to see what you post next! Thank you for the very sweet comments!
I love all of the warm, cozy treasures! Your dried florals are gorgeous!
Thank you so much Danielle! Dried flowers are my very favorite fall decor item!
I’m ready to decorate for fall after seeing your beautiful pictures!!
Thank you Sharon. That’s quite a compliment!
Vicki Clem says
Vignettes are one of my favorite things to create! These are so beautiful, I especially love to incorporate vintage items. Just found a bunch of great things while antiquing on a road trip. I found your blog through the link party and then discovered you are from Lakebay! I live in Oklahoma and have close relatives in Lakebay, as well as Tacoma/Puyallup area. Small world!
I Love vintage pieces mixed in my vignettes as well. It is a small world for sure. Seriously, there aren’t a lot of people who live in Lakebay! I would love to meet you if you ever come for a visit!
Love the hydrangeas and the mix of antiques in your vignettes…just lovely. Thanks for the inspiration!
Thank you so much Jeanne!
I love all the florals you showed but your hydrangeas take the cake. STUNNING.
Thank you Jennifer. I love them too!
Carol Karl says
These are all so beautiful – you’ve left me longing for fall when it’s spring in my neck of the woods. I’ll pin this one for later.
Thank you so much Carol!
Love all these fun ideas and those gorgeous hydrangeas!!!! Thanks for inspiring me to get this Fall ball rolling. But I so love for Summer to linger just a bit longer.
I am the same way! I am still in summer mode outside! It’s going to be beautiful the next two weeks. Thanks for visiting!
Love it! So pretty!
Thank you Laura!
Mary @ The Handcrafted Haven says
Oh wow, you have SO many stunning pictures of your fall decor! I have about 3 fall items up in my home so far so I better get going on it! hah!
Trust me! A lot of this is from last year. It’s hard to decorate so early when the weather still feels like summer. Wait a second, it is summer! Fall decorating happens earlier and earlier!
Linda Johnston says
So many great ideas! Thanks for sharing them
Thank you Linda! I appreciate it!
I love all your fall vignettes! They look beautiful!
Thank you Stacy! Can’t believe it’s that time to decorate for fall again!
I started changing the summer decor for early fall , taking a break and having a clean slate between summer and fall
gives me a little rest while waiting for inspiration. ( you shared some great ideas )
We are experiencing so much smoke from the California fires it just broke my heart to hear the Redwoods are burning the
camp I went to as a child is gone .
We have been evacuated three times in the last ten years , wildfires have become part of living in Montana.
Thank you for your lovely posts today I needed something pretty to get my mind off all that’s going on right now .
I’m so sorry you’re experiencing such poor air quality due to the fires. I can’t imagine how bad it must be there. I remember the terrible fires we had a couple of years ago in Washington and Canada and we had to wear masks and stay in for weeks. It is heartbreaking to see so much damage in California. I went camping near the Redwoods as a kid myself. It is just so sad. I hope it gets better for you soon Alexis.
Michelle Compton says
It is hard to believe Fall is almost here. I need to get on board and get my Fall decorations out. I love all of your beautiful vignettes. That straw pumpkin is adorable. I love all of you floral arrangements. Really sets the stage and your coffee is gorgeous! I love the color. Happy Fall decorating, Kim! Have a blessed weekend!
Thank you for all the amazing compliments Michelle! I really appreciate them!
Love the pumpkins made from burlap…I just may have to make some of those….Thanks so much for visiting and for your kind words!!
I wish I could be more of a DIYer and make my pumpkins rather than buy them! If you do make some, I can’t wait to see them!