Creating a Rustic Fall Vignette | 25 Ideas Inspired by Fall

Decorating for fall doesn't have to involve lots of vibrant colors and pumpkins everywhere.  This rustic vignette keeps it simple adding just a few pumpkins to a mantel decorated with neutral colors and texture.





Birch bark pumpkins



Today I have the pleasure of joining in with some ladies sharing fall inspiration all week long as part of the Fall Festival Blog Hop hosted by my good friend Kendra from Joy in Our Home.  In this tour you'll find mantels, tablescapes, recipes, porches, and vignettes.  Links to everyone's posts appear at the end of this post.



Rustic Fall Mantel

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A few weeks ago I was shopping with my mom at Hobby Lobby and commented when going into the store "Oh, I don't need a cart."  That must be one of those comments that causes the universe to say "Did you say cart?  You must need a cart and a lot of stuff to fill it up with.  Here you go!"


We went into the store with me convinced I'd be coming out with nothing.  And then I saw it.....a beautiful large dough bowl made of wood.  Have you seen them in the store?  So many sizes and shapes and actually made of wood rather than the wood-looking resin that so many are made out of now.



Fall Mantel



Obviously as you can see from these pictures, one of the bowls came home with me.  It was 50% off, so who could pass that up?!?!


The rest of the story is that once bowl went into my cart, I found a pretty seeded eucalyptus garland that nestled right inside the bowl.....also 50% off.  Meant to be, right?  Well,  then three rustic birch bark pumpkins that fit perfectly into the eucalyptus filled bowl called to me so into the cart they went, as well.  The longer I shopped in the store the more I realized that plans I had for today's post needed to be scraped because this was the vignette that needed to be created.



Rustic pumpkin



Don't you love when you place things together and it all just looks right?  So many times, I spend hours moving decor, tweaking placement, exchanging one thing for another, and in the end, it still just doesn't look like I want it to.  But then there are times, in the middle of the Hobby Lobby store, that it all just falls into place.


Once I got my purchases home, I began creating my vignette by first draping a textured table runner across the mantel top.  It's a little unconventional to use a table runner on such a small space, but I actually love how it looks laying in such a freeform way and it brings some lightness to the dark bowl and pumpkins.


Beside the bowl of pumpkins is a tall metal lantern adding contrast to all the wood.  And then I tucked in a few small white pumpkins around everything for the finishing touch.



Decorating Mantel for Autumn


White pumpkin



Hanging behind the vignette is a pair of arched rustic window frames that I think bring the whole vignette together.  The color and wood texture pairs nicely with what is going on in the mantel display and they add height behind it all.  Having a backdrop like these frames can keep the vignette you've put together from being lost against a light, neutral wall.



Bowl of Pumpkins



While this vignette may be missing all those vibrant colors of fall, I really love how it turned out.  We have so many beautiful sources of inspiration when it comes to decorating our home, but there is nothing wrong with taking a step back and doing it simply.  You don't have to have pumpkins on every surface and a room that screams "I decorated for fall!" to be able to enjoy the season just because everyone else does.


I've decorated many mantels in the past, but I've got to say that this is probably my favorite because it feels  most like me in this moment and wasn't created by trying to copy anyone else.  You'll find the most success and contentment with decorating when you listen to your own heart and do what works for you.


Thank you so much for visiting my online "home" today and taking a look at my mantel.  Cindy from DIY Beautify is the next stop on our tour today and she is sharing three helpful tips for creating a stunning fall vignette that I know you'll want to read!



Neutral Fall Mantel Decor





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Here is where everything was purchased or alternate versions where unavailable



Cream textured table runner | Pier 1 Imports
birch bark pumpkin | Hobby Lobby
eucalyptus leaf garland | Hobby Lobby
wood dough bowl | Hobby Lobby (not available online), Pottery Barn has similar versions online
small white pumpkins | Hobby Lobby (no longer available online)
rustic window panes | purchased from Antique Farmhouse last year, but Pier1 has a similar version that could be painted




Rustic fall pumpkins





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MORE FROM THE FALL FESTIVAL BLOG HOP
I'd love for you to continue on this tour and check out some of these other posts filled with fall inspiration!



Mantles on Monday





Tablescapes on Tuesday


 


Recipes on Wednesday




 
Vignettes on Thursday 



 
Front Porches on Friday






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