Fall Vignette Ideas | Simple, Festive & Fast

Simple, festive, and fun fall vignette ideas. Examples of easy vignettes that add a touch of autumn to your decor. Uses pumpkins, pine cones and more!

*This post was originally published in 2016. It’s been updated with fresh images and current links. Enjoy!

Fall Vignette Ideas | Table tops

One of my favorite fall vignette ideas for your table tops is to fill bowls, vessels, or lanterns with natural elements or items that reflect the season. Pumpkins are, of course, a wonderful choice, but don’t forget about moss balls, pine cones, cotton bolls or autumn-colored leaves. 

diy fall decor sunflowers in pitcher on dresser fall vignette ideas

It’s easy to embellish your lamps by attaching a small wreath with a length of colorful ribbon. 

traditional end table with lamp fall decor fall vignette ideas

Adding some bittersweet, faux or real, is one of my favorite ways to decorate for fall. Real bittersweet is not the easiest thing to get…I couldn’t find any locally, so ended up ordering some from eBay. (All sources will be listed at the end.) I love it though, so going to a little extra effort is worth it for me. I can’t imagine celebrating autumn without having bittersweet in the house. 

diy fall decor ideas pumpkin in basket on side table

An easy fall vignette idea for your coffee table is to pile on the layers. Start with a tray and then place some vases or bowls. Fill the containers with natural elements and in no time you will have a lovely, autumn-inspired display. 

More inspiration:

diy fall decor ideas in living room sunflower arrangements on coffee table

A Farmhouse Fall Home Tour.  Adding touches of fall with seeded eucalyptus, cotton bolls, velvet pumpkins, grain sack pillow covers & more!

Fall Vignette Ideas | Shelves

Adding seasonal accessories to book or display shelves gives you quite a bit of bang for your buck. For fall, keep what you already have on your shelves (if you like it) but add pumpkins, greenery, bittersweet, berries, dried flowers, or candle wreaths. Don’t forget to layer your shelves too. Use picture frames or plates to add interest and height.

shelves with diy fall decor white ironstone

A Farmhouse Fall Home Tour.  Adding touches of fall with seeded eucalyptus, cotton bolls, velvet pumpkins, grain sack pillow covers & more!

fall blanket ladder in living room

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Shopping Sources:

navy slipper chairs | basket blanket ladder | ivory throw blanket | olive bronze throw blanket | living room rug (beige/ivory) | velvet pumpkins | fresh bittersweet on eBay | cotton boll stems | mini boxwood wreaths | pine cones

on sutton place subscribe graphic fall porch

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  1. Julianna Agoritsas says:

    Just be careful of the bittersweet….It’s an invasive plant in New England. Birds eat the berries and then it is everywhere choking out plants especially bushes and trees….

  2. MARY-ANN (FROM CANADA!) says:

    Ann, thanks again for another lovely post full of so many ideas to decorate for Fall. Your home is so beautiful with all your personal touches! You always do such a lovely job of everything. You have such a special gift! Bless you!

  3. Liz Bender says:

    Ann I admire everything you do! You certainly have the touch …

  4. The wire baskets on the rungs of the blanket ladder is my favorite idea. It is interesting, colorful and just as important, out of the way of everyday living. It can be changed with the seasons and provides just the right amount of eye-catching decor. Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. I think your vignettes are both beautiful and charming! Decorating with vignettes, especially holiday or seasonal is my favorite way to adorn tabletops, shelves, niches or the mantel. I see them as lovely dioramas telling the story about some aspect of the season or holiday.
    Yours, Ann, are just exquisite. I would like to be creative and artistic enough to create vignettes such as yours! I “discovered” them or rather “noticed” them out 7 or 8 years ago and have since then, been honing my vignette creating skills at the change of each season or whenever a special occassion or holiday is approaching. Creating a story out of beautiful “found things” really allows one to investigate her creativity.
    I tried to pick which one of yours was my favorite and went back and forth and decided it was just to hard to choose. As I took one last glance, I thought, “If I HAD to choose just one, I especially love the one with a boxwood wreath on the lamp, the sweet pitcher spilling over with bittersweet and the precious mini pumpkin. How adorable! Thanks for the share~

  6. Terri De La Guerra says:

    Beautiful fall vignettes, as usual! I love how you always combine items and
    colors together with such class and simplicity!

  7. Years ago I started collecting little white cream pitchers so everyone could have their own pitcher of gravy. After seeing your lovely display, I’m going to get the pitchers out of the cupboard early and line them up on the shelves!

  8. Being from the northeast,I always love the use of pinecones.

  9. It all looks great!!! Love the coffee table centerpiece, love the cotton bolls.

  10. You’ve inspired me to go into woods part of my property to clip running cedar. The greenery lasts for weeks.

  11. Beautiful, fresh, and clean. Love it!

  12. Ricki Jill Treleaven says:

    Being a Southern girl, of course I love the cotton. Great ideas!

  13. Linda Ebright says:

    I’ve already done several vignettes around my house, inspired by your simple ideas. I was able to “shop’ from my stash, which is my favorite way to shop and decorate seasonally. Thanks for beautiful, classic, timely inspiration!

  14. Sharon Smith says:

    Love all these simple understated ideas. I have a collection of all kinds of white pitchers so this was really fun for me to see! Thank you!

  15. Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things says:

    I love your fall Vignettes. I use bittersweet too. I was lucky to find it locally at a specialty food store called Fresh Market. I have seen it at farmers markets too.

  16. I look forward to all your posts, Ann. Your living room is lovely! Love the subtle fall touches that fit in so perfectly.
    Thanks for sharing,

  17. Kathleen G says:

    I have a bittersweet and Autumnal leaves garland that I use on my hutch with pumpkins. I like to think I live where there is a Autumn at my home. I love your touches of Fall.
    Kathleen in Az

  18. Calypso in the Country says:

    I love your ideas, Ann and the wreath on the lamp is just darling!

  19. Nan, Odessa, DE says:

    Ann, what is the little silver stemware called or originally used for that holds the tiny pumpkin on the dresser behind your new blue chairs? Your room is lovely and looks cozy.