Let’s create a late summer into fall coffee table decor with a tray. Styling a fall coffee table with a tray is such an easy way to create a vignette focal point! And creating one now that will work through early fall is decorating genius! So grab what you have and make a late summer to early fall vignette!
This type of decor is called transitional decor because it looks pretty and can go from one season to another seamlessly!
Follow these simple tips for creating a late summer into fall coffee table vignette with a tray!
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This post will walk you through everything you need to know for creating the perfect vignette!
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IT’S ALL ABOUT THE TRAY
Creating a vignette is all about the tray! A vignette will look more organized and cohesive by just putting everything into a contained area!
A tray will give decor on your coffee table boundaries. And our eyes love organized boundaries!
Do this little experiment and see for yourself. Create the same vignette in a tray and then without a tray on your coffee table.
Big difference, right?
That’s why we are creating late summer into fall coffee table decor with a tray!
I like the texture a basket tray lends to a room. But really any tray will do!
USE TEXTURAL ELEMENTS IN A FALL VIGNETTE
Late summer and early fall call for lots of texture. Things that have nubby, chippy and rough textures. We love those textures because they seem “warm” to us.
Here are some rough textures to think about…
- chippy candlesticks
- wooden boxes
- dried organics
- anything twiggy
- wooly objects
Also remember to mix wonderful course textures with other textures too. Like something smooth or shiny!
USE RISERS TO GIVE ITEMS DIFFERENT HEIGHTS
Varying heights of things in a coffee table vignette is a very important part of helping a grouping to look attractive.
I love to use textural burlap books to create added height! Just a small stack of books works magic in a vignette.
I cover most of my books with burlap. They are great additions to my decor and I can still read them.
USE SOMETHING ORGANIC IN A FALL COFFEE TABLE WITH A TRAY
I think the best element to use in a summer to fall or just a fall vignette is something organic and seasonal. Both season have lots of organic things you can use to create a vignette!
Right now my hydrangeas are perfect for cutting. They will dry in their container and look papery and a big sepia tinged for fall!
The hydrangeas in this vignette are saved from last fall! They preserve so well!
If drying hydrangeas isn’t your thing add fresh flowers of the season instead!
USE THE RULE OF THREE
No matter what kind of vignette you create think about using the magic rule of three. Our eyes love items grouped in three’s.
My late summer into fall vignette have items in the tray that are grouped in three’s. Even though there are nine items in the basket our eyes perceive them as three because of the way they are grouped!
Using the idea above you can create pretty and warm feeling fall vignettes! So rummage around your home! Grab a basket and create a fabulous late summer into fall vignette for your home!
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