Autumn is here!
'Autumn is here! That means sweater season, apple picking, cozy nights… Fall is a beautiful time of year, but seems to really fly by!
With many people decorating and preparing for the holidays early in November, it can be difficult choice to spend money to decorate for such a short amount of time... but did you know you can create a beautiful fall vignette with inexpensive items, things you already own, and picks from nature?
I recently decided to create an autumn vignette for my fireplace, and I was able to complete it in a day with mostly items I had on hand. You can create a beautiful vignette easily at home for your fireplace, hallway table, or even a window to embrace the autumn season! It doesn't even have to hurt your wallet!
For the focal point of my mantel, I decided to use an antique window with a faux dried hydrangea wreath. The sky is the limit when it comes to creating a vignette! For a focal point you could use a picture, a mirror, or a large wreath. Play around with things you already own, or shop for a focal point you will love for seasons to come.
I picked up this little guy at Wicker Emporium - How cute is he? I thought he was the perfect addition to my mantel that could transition into the winter season. I love the rustic finish!
I used a couple of antique books I had on hand, to add some texture and character to the mantel. I placed a couple of lanterns I had purchased one summer on the mantel with a candle in each, while filling the inside with acorns I gathered on a lovely fall walk. Going outdoors is a great source for inspiration, with so much beauty this season has to offer you are bound to walk in your front door with a bundle of dried plants, acorns, and pinecones that you can use to decorate your home for autumn!
Get crafty! I used a wood letter 'S' that I wrapped in twine to give it a warm textured appearance. I also placed a nest inside another round shaped lantern to tie in with the natural feel of the vignette. You could use candle stands or vases in various finishes to add a rustic feel.
Don't forget to check out your local supermarket! They almost always have lots of pumpkins and gourds to choose from! I selected a small bag of tiny white pumpkins to scatter on the mantel. I think it really adds the finishing touch.
Don't be afraid to play around with what you have, rearranging and trying new things until it is right for you. I find it helps to start off simple and slowly add more to your home and arrangements, as you feel more comfortable.
Decorating your home seasonally can seem like a challenge sometimes, but it can also be a lot of fun!
I hope this inspires you to start nesting for the autumn season!