5 Tips for Creating Chic Fall Decor Vignettes

Today I’m talking fall decor vignette ideas that are chic, simple and effortless to put together as part of the Fall in Love with Texas home blog tours! I’m thrilled to partner up with my lovely fellow Texan bloggers to get you all in the fall mood. We’re finally getting a cold front next week, so fingers crossed it’ll finally FEEL like fall, y’all.

I created a full fledged fall home tour if you want to check that out, but today is mainly about vignettes- those small little decor scenes that are perfect for bookshelves, end tables, consoles and other small pockets of space in your home.

I find that vignettes for fall likely should incorporate pumpkins, gourds, acorns, earthy/warm florals, leaves, candles, metallics, pinecones and fauna (deer, squirrels, owls, etc) that make you think of fall.

But putting them all together for a chic look is challenging for some, so I’m here with five easy tips.

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Tip 1: Pair Metallics with Neutral Fall Decor

If you want instant glamour and a chic, put together look, you should look to pairing metallic fall decor with neutral fall decor. Together, they look amazing.

This photo below is from my fall home tour in my previous home before we moved, and this is simply a gold pumpkin, gold pinecones and white pumpkins on an ivory serving platter. Takes no time to put together. 

Gold glitter pumpkins paired with creamy white neutral decor for a fall tablescape centerpiece. | #falldecor #falldecorations #falldecorating #monicawantsit

This two-toned coral and gold pumpkin is a HUGE HIT on Pinterest and goes viral each year. Elle Decor loved this so much they featured it on their website!

A metallic gold and pink coral DIY spray painted pumpkin for fall decorating. | #falldecor #autumn #monicawantsit #fireplacedecor

I applied the same principles in my recent fall home tour- gold pumpkins and silver pumpkins paired with white decor. It always simply works.

Glitter, gold, sequin and velvet pumpkins paired with peony florals, metallic decor and chinoiserie candles for a fall console table decoration. | #falldecor #falldecorating #interiordesign #monicawantsit

Tip 2: Use a Tray to Corral Seasonal Decor

This tip can apply to any season, but it’s particularly useful in fall when you have a lot of “stuff”. On an ottoman or coffee table, a tray can also define an area and make it quick to move in a pinch. Bonus points if it’s a lucite tray.

Mercury glass pumpkin, gold sequin gourd, and pinecone with candle on a lucite tray on an ottoman for fall living room decor. | #falldecor #livingroomdecor #livingroomideas #monicawantsit

In lieu of a tray, you can also use a large plate like I did on my bar cart (or use a serving platter like I did in tip 1). I feel this helps give interest/color and helps keep a vignette organized and polished. 

A gold bar cart is decorated for fall with chinoiserie decor, pink florals and pumpkins. | #pumpkindecor #falldecor #livingroomideas #monicawantsit

Tip 3: Add Candles

Candles can make anything look more glamorous, plus with all the amazing fall scents available, why not use candles? Only caveat is don’t use scented candles in a dining room- it takes away from the food.

This rustic glam pumpkin floral centerpiece has so many warm, creamy fall colors and textures that truly come alive under candlelight. I also added a sequin table runner for extra glitz. 

White neutral fall decor centerpiece tablescape with mercury glass candles, pumpkins, pinecones and acorns. | #falldecor #diningroomideas #diningroomdecorating #monicawantsit #centerpieces #falldecorideas

I currently have smaller candles on my round gold coffee table so that if we have company I can quickly light them and they fill the area with a fall fragrance and warm glow. 

Unscented candles are super affordable, so buy in bulk when you can to enjoy year round.

Chinoiserie fall decor ideas for coffee table styling with blue and white. | #falldecor #coffeetable #livingroomdecor #monicawantsit

Tip 4: Pair Things in Odd Numbers

If ever in doubt about how to display something…use an odd number and 9 out of 10 times, it will work beautifully.

On my end table, I have an eclectic vibe with two pumpkins and a tortoise shell decanter with some fall inspired hydrangeas.

Ideas for fall decor vignettes using pumpkins for end tables and shelves. | #livingroomdecorideas #livingroomideas #falldecorations #livingroominspiration #monicawantsit

And in my dining room, I have an example using five decor pieces my butler stand.

Colorful chinoiserie fall decor ideas for a dining room or living room. | #diningroomdecorating #diningroomideas #chinoiserie #chinoiseriechic #monicawantsit

And even the number ONE is an odd number, so use one thing to make a bold statement if the decor piece is bold and larger scaled, like my tobacco leaf pumpkin.

A DIY chinoiserie tobacco leaf pumpkin vinyl project for Cricut or Silhouette. | #fallcrafts #falldecorideas #cricutexplore #silhouettecameo #pumpkindecor #monicawantsit

Tip 5: Use Non-Traditional Colors

A vignette will instantly be more interesting if it’s a bit untraditional, which I’m sure you’ve noticed in my example photos in this post alone.

This floral pumpkin centerpiece (in a pumpkin soup tureen) is a good example of many of my tips all in one. It has bold colors, candlelight, metallics and florals.

Rustic glam floral (flower) pumpkin tureen centerpiece tablescape. | #FallDIY #centerpieces #tablescapes #tablesettings #tabledecor #monicawantsit

Here’s another photo showcasing how I mix and match bold elements with traditional fall decor by using fall florals (real and fake), cranberries on bamboo skewers and metallic accents.

Floral centerpiece tablescape with cranberry vase for fall dining room decor. | #floraldesign #floral #falldecor #falldecorideas #monicawantsit #flowerarrangements

Cranberries are also layered in the vase to create this colorful fall floral arrangement that would look beautiful in any vignette.

Cranberry vase with bold fall flowers for a centerpiece or tablescape decor. | #flowerarrangements #diningroom #flowerdesign #diningroomdecorideas #monicawantsit

Those five tips can truly be applied to any holiday or season, so keep them in mind when you’re trying to decorate your home. I honestly believe that as long as you love it and it makes you happy, then you should go with it. 

If you’d like to catch up with all of my various fall 

posts I’ve mentioned in the post, here’s a list:

Fall Home Tour 2018

Fall Home Tour 2015

DIY Tobacco Leaf Pumpkin

DIY Floral & Cranberry Centerpiece

Two-Toned DIY Coral & Gold Pumpkin

Bold Rustic Glam Centerpiece

Fall In Love With Texas Tour Participants:


Let’s Add Sprinkles

My Thrift Store Addiction

French Ethereal

Decor To Adore


First Day of Home

County Road 407

Kitty’s Cozy Kitchen 

Ash Tree Cottage


The Aspiring Home

Sweet Nothings

Monica Wants It


Opulent Cottage
Bluesky At Home

Hyacinths For The Soul 

Botanic Bleu

My Heart Lives Here

Poofing The Pillows

White Spray Paint



  1. Katie Mansfield
    October 10, 2018 / 12:23 pm

    So gorgeous. I love the glass pumpkins. Particularly the pink one. Thanks for being a stop on our tour. My sister in law has Tobacco Leaf. Beautiful

  2. [email protected] Kitty's Kozy Kitchen
    October 10, 2018 / 12:28 pm

    I loved seeing how you created all those pretty Fall vignettes around your home. Thanks for all the inspiration!

  3. bj
    October 10, 2018 / 2:20 pm

    Oh, my….this is such a stunning post. Everything is just beautiful.

  4. Decor To Adore
    October 10, 2018 / 2:29 pm

    Your tobacco leaf pumpkin is just AMAZING! I adore all of the glamour you have incorporated on this fabuolous tour Monica.

  5. My thrift store addiction
    October 10, 2018 / 3:23 pm

    I love your blush and gold pumpkin best! Happy to be touring with you. Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  6. Andrea at Opulent Cottage
    October 10, 2018 / 4:50 pm

    Monica, how did I not realize you are in Texas?! I just adore everything you have done here, of course since we love all the same things 🙂 #blueandwhiteforever!! Your styling is impeccable, thank you for such awesome inspiration! xo Andrea

  7. Susan Freeman
    October 10, 2018 / 5:37 pm

    Love your touches of gold, and your use of non traditional colors. Stunning!Big Texas Hugs,Susan and Bentley

  8. Stacey
    October 10, 2018 / 6:04 pm

    Monica, this is all stunning! Your style and my style are not the same but I'm thinking a little more of your style needs to come to my house!. :)Pinning and sharing these fabulous ideas.

  9. Sarah
    October 10, 2018 / 9:20 pm

    Thanks, Monica. Your fall vignettes are charming. Thanks for sharing the inspiration. I'm off to visit your full tour. Happy Autumn!

  10. October 11, 2018 / 1:56 am

    Lots of beautiful ideas! Your painted pumpkin is gorgeous and I love the colorful arrangement in the pumpkin tureen.

  11. Barbara Chapman
    October 11, 2018 / 8:58 pm

    Hi Monica! Love all your pumpkins!!! I've created several pumpkins over the years with sparkles and paint, but yours are to another level. <3 Glad to be on the Fall In Love With Texas tour with you this year!Happy fall to you,Barb :)www.frenchethereal.net

  12. The Aspiring Home
    October 15, 2018 / 12:10 am

    Love all of your tips! Your ideas are always beautiful.