Let’s style a natural fall vignette. I’m using blooms from my hydrangea tree to create a soft and natural look in my home this year. The hydrangeas are perfect for picking now because they are just mature enough to not need water so they will dry just as you see them. I could not resist creating a quick little vignette featuring these oh, so pretty soft green flowers.
These pretty Pee Gee hydrangeas were also the inspiration for the FALL ARRANGEMENT IN MY FOYER.
When I create/style a vignette I usually start by choosing one object that inspires me.
Today it was the hydrangeas. Once they were cut I pulled all the leaves off of them and they were ready to add to the vignette.
If you have hydrangeas in your yard
I don’t start styling a vignette with the things you see in the nubby basket.
HOW TO BEGIN A VIGNETTE
What I usually do when I style a vignette is decide on a color scheme first.
The hydrangeas are green, so green became one of the colors I would use.
And because I loved the way the white pumpkins worked with the hydrangeas in the dining room I chose to use white.
And I also loved the gray urn with the hydrangeas in the dining room so I thought I’d use a touch of gray too.
So my color scheme was green, white and gray.
WHAT TO PUT INTO AN EASY FALL VIGNETTE
I like to start styling any vignette by looking for accessories in my home that represent the ideas below…
- works with the color scheme
- varied heights
- something organic
- candles, lantern or some kind of light
- and interesting
I collected items from around my home and put all the vignette possibilities in a laundry basket and took them to the living room. For this vignette I found
- a white pitcher for the flowers
- a gray cut out candleholder
- chippy white pedestal for height
- burlap books to use as a stacked pedestal
- a soft green chunky candle
- the wood bead garland I made this summer (See an easy diy HERE.)
- three little battery-operated candles
- three little baby boo pumpkins
- a small 3 lb white pumpkin
- a small glass cube container
- tiny pinecones
- a gray galvanized tray
- a textured basket with handles
I could have styled 20 different vignettes from this one basket of goodies.
TELL A STORY
“They say”, whoever they are, a vignette should tell a little story. And I agree to a certain extent.
I think a vignette can contain lots of disjointed things that look amazing when put together! For me, it is more important to include most of the elements above.
To start this fall vignette I looked for something to hold the hydrangeas. I’m a bit tired of the white pitchers. And a white pitcher is sooooo predictable of me. So I decided against the pitcher.
I took the gray cut out candleholder and tried the blooms in there. Yes, that would work! Especially if I used the pedestal and not books to give the arrangement height! The stack of books looked wonky with the candleholder turned vase.
Next, I chose the basket to corral the items in the vignette.
And then I began to “play”. Changing the items in the laundry basket in and out of the vignette.
And in and out of the vignette some more! And more edited and adding… over and over again.
Until I finally decided on this version of a natural fall vignette for the living room.
See how to make the BEAUTIFUL WOOD BEAD GARLAND HERE. This is a really fun project!
BEST TIP FOR STYLING A VIGNETTE
Here’s the best takeaway from this post… “play”!
Think of the word play as a synonym for style. Try lots of options in lots of ways until you find the one that feels right for you!
I bet if you had been given the same basket of items you would have come up with a different combination for your vignette.
And that is just wonderful because vignettes are supposed to be personal! They are like leaving a little bit your personality behind in a room. I love that thought!
I hope you try this easy and almost failproof way to style a fall vignette!