With kids back in school and leaves already falling while we were up in cottage country this weekend, fall is certainly on its way.
Around here fall comes with so much seasonal excitement – apple picking, bonfires, corn roasts, Thanksgiving and pumpkin spice lattes.
And fall decorating, of course!
I showed you our fall mantel on Friday and while I gushed about how much I love fall, I also told you how to style your own mantel.
Well, while I had all my fall decorating paraphernalia out (you may have seen it all over the dining room if you follow us on Instagram), I also decorated the buffet.
And I’m going to show you how to decorate your own buffet or table top too! (Scroll down for free printables too!)
Create your own balanced fall vignette
- Much like decorating a mantel or an other tabletop surface, start with a clean slate. Empty surfaces. Take it all off. 🙂
- Put one big something in the center – in my case the clock on the chalkboard wall holds this place.
- Then add in one thing on each side that are visually balanced and shorter than the center item. On the buffet I placed the two lamps. This creates a triangle with the clock and two lamps.
- Then fill in the rest of the space, starting with larger items (books, framed print, bowl of faux caramel apples) and then sprinkle in some small seasonal pieces for a full look (paper leaves cut from kraft paper on my Silhouette).
It really helps to step back now and then to see how the overall look is shaping up. Then you can make adjustments as you go instead of feeling really frustrated when you think you’ve finished.
Free Fall Printable
See that cute little print in the fancy frame?
Yeah, that one.
You can download it here for free – in two colors/styles! (Thank you to a sweet reader who emailed and mentioned that I spelled lattes with three t’s instead of two. How embarrassing. The printables have been corrected!)
And you can either print it and use it in an 8×10 frame or cut it out to fit a 5×7 frame!
Just click on the print you like below to get to the PDF, then right click to save and print.
*Please remember these are for personal use only and are not to be reproduced, edited or sold in any way, shape or form!
More Ideas and More Free Printables
If you’re not a natural born decorator, it’s easy for a space to look crowded instead of filled out and tacky instead of cozy.
That’s why my friend Kristen rounded up a bunch of talented bloggers. Everyone of us is showing just ONE little space in each of their own homes decorated for autumn – including a FREE printable – so you can replicate the look in your own house!
For MORE FREE PRINTABLES and even more vignette inspiration, visit some of my absolute favorite bloggers:
Fall Vignette and Compass Arrow Printable by Rooms FOR Rent
Rustic Fall Mantel Vignette by Thoughts from Alice
Autumn Glitter Vignette by The Concrete Cottage
Oak Leaf Inspired Vignette and Hand Painted Printable by Jennifer Rizzo
Fall Vignette and Printable by Finding Silver Pennies
Autumn Definition Printable by The Lilypad Cottage
Set of 4 Wine Printables by Eclectically Vintage
Gather Painted Printable by Restoration House
DIY Fall Leaf Wreath Printable by Town and Country Living
Rustic Chic Fall Bookcase and Printable by City Farmhouse
Early Fall Vignette Chronicles of Home
Trick or Treat Banner by Ella Claire
Grateful Heart by Making Home Base
Beautiful Glorious Fall Printable by Nest of Posies
Simple Fall Vignette by My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Fall Printable and Vignette by At The Picket Fence
Vintage Flashcard Halloween Printable by My Sweet Savannah
Hand Painted Give Thanks Wreath by Craftberry Bush
Pumpkins Pinecones Leaves by Migonis Home
Autumn Vignette and Fall Printable by AKA Design
Gather in the Kitchen Printable by Its Overflowing