5 Fabulous Fall Vignettes for Fall Home Decorating


Can you feel fall in the air yet? I have been getting excited about the change of season that is slowly starting in our part of the country. Fall is the most beautiful season and fall home decorating is my favorite. I love the cooler temperatures, the gorgeous colors, and all of the amazing home decor.  Before getting to the five fall vignettes, I wanted to tell you what I have been up to lately.

 I have been busy getting all my shops and my home ready for autumn the past two weeks and plan to open up my own home for you, here on the blog, for a fall home tour soon!

 Stop by all my shops below to see what’s new in fall home decor, Halloween party favors, spooky decorations and more-

Once Upon A Home Designs

The Party Fetti Shop

Ready Set Craft Kits

Pinwheel Pretties

I DO Wedding & Bridal Designs

5 Fabulous Fall Vignettes

Today, I wanted to give you some tips on creating fall vignettes in your own home! First, what the heck is a “vignette”? In decorating, a vignette is a small grouping of objects that creates a pleasing focal point.  Basically, its an arrangement of home decor ornaments, florals, and seasonal decorations on your side tables, coffee table, fireplace mantel, dining room buffet and table, kitchen island and anywhere else in the home that you have a surface space to decorate.    Here are five fabulous fall vignettes to inspire you to decorate your home for the season-

First, let’s start small with a coffee table vignette.  How easy is this- a tray or a farmhouse style wooden box filled with fall artificial florals and a faux pumpkin and electric candles create a stunning focal point in the living room and does not take up too much space.  This setup is perfect on your dining room table at Thanksgiving too.  I have a much skinnier and longer farmhouse style wooden box that I transition every season on my dining room table.

Next, go big if you have a large fireplace in your home.  I have a huge fireplace and it seems like it always feels empty, no matter how much I add to the mantle, – so don’t be afraid to add height and layer this area in your home.  I generally stick to the rule of three or five items grouped together but a large oversized fireplace and mantel can be the exception.  The repetition here of the metal wall architectural hanging and the wreaths works perfectly and does not feel overly busy.

Don’t forget to add some fall decor to the kitchen, as with this small side buffet. If you need some free fall art for your home, be sure to visit my previous post for – 25 free fall printables  to add some seasonal art to your home.

I love the added bicycle in the vignette above, for a little unexpected ornamentation. Mums are wonderful for the home, but keep in mind while they add a pop of color and nature inside the home, they won’t do as well indoors, versus potted outside on your porch.  I recommend, purchasing a few lower priced mums that you can add to decorative containers, just before a family gathering or party to add around the home and move them outside after your event is over.  This way you will extend their life and did you know you can actually plant them in your garden at the end of fall and they will come back next year!

Next, are two very different fall decorated entry side tables –

This is fall elegance at its best. The neutral colors of this fall vignette are just as wonderful as traditional bright fall shades. The added simple grapevine wreath over the mirror draws the eye up too for added height.

Finally, this side table near the entry, may be simple but it makes a dramatic statement.  You can do this on any table in your home.  The created table runner is just burlap fabric, tied at each end with some fun fall ribbon.  This vignette only features three decorative pieces on it too but it works as a total eye-catcher with the even height at each end and lower pumpkin centerpiece under glass.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today. Be sure to subscribe to my blog to receive all my up-coming seasonal decorating tips in your email inbox as we move into the holidays, I can’t wait to share more inspiration for your home!

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Washi Tape DIY Party Ideas

I am a huge fan of Washi Tape.  It has all kinds of uses, decorative and functional, and I especially love the fact that it peels easily without tearing paper and other materials and can be reapplied without rolling back on itself.  Washi Tape is wonderfully versatile.   I use it quite a bit for my business.  Mostly for shipping- its useful for taping things down inside boxes for customer orders but its fun and bright too.  I keep about 20 bright rolls in stock for my business.

Today I wanted to share some terrific DIY party decorating ideas with Washi Tape that are easy to make and very affordable for your next party.


Fun Table Utensil Wraps created with plain white napkins and Washi Tape.  What a easy way to step up your table setting for any type of party, baby shower, or even a holiday gathering, such at Thanksgiving Dinner.

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Wrap any favors, whether they be cake pops, lollipops, or even pinwheels, with washi tape to brighten up the plain sticks.

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Add some mixed stripes and polka dots to plain glassine favor bags and create  your own party favor bags to coordinate to your party color scheme or other party decor.


Love this idea – add some washi tape to bubble bottles and to your blow outs at the party for extra touches of whimsy.


Washi tape can be cut into fun shapes and designs too.  These mini Washi garland banners on these larger lunch sack favor bags  have little angles cut at the bottom to create a flag shape pendant and then just apply over curved baker’s twine.


Cut a whole bunch of flag shaped pendants to create this hanging garland.  Just wrap a 2″ strip around your string or ribbon and then cut the ends into flag pendants


For a wedding or bridal shower these washi tape wrapped tea lights are perfect for an elegant decoration or even as easy to make wedding guest favors.


Turn plain affordable plastic cups into fancy party cups by wrapping the tip rims with washi tape


Create fun party table centerpieces with white vases, recycled plastic milk bottles or even glass bottles with strips of washi tape wrapped around the necks and bases.

Washi TapeFlagsDrink picks are easy to make by wrapping the washi tape all around the toothpicks and cutting the ends into any shape you desire.

So many DIY projects for creative decorating ideas with Washi Tape to inspire you at your next party.  Enjoy!


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