Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Harvest Decorating Tips

It may seem a little early for fall decor, but I put this together to be part of a Harvest Decorating photo gallery for HGTV.com so I thought I’d share it with you to maybe get your fall decorating creative juices flowing…Plus fall is my favorite:)  It is similar to my fall arrangement last year.  I just changed up a few things.


This somewhat neutral tone is a simple take on fall decor. Almost everything in this vignette was either from a garage sale, thrift store or made myself.  I created the "Harvest" sign by writing on the glass of framed burlap.  To give it more interest and presence I added the decorative thrift store frame around the outside. You can see details on how I did this last year…{HERE}.


For more height up the wall I added mismatched silver platters.  This not only compliments, but gives a nice contrast to the twigs and feathers. I love mixing the rustic and natural elements with the more formal pieces.  I used some books to help vary the heights in my display. Layering and varying heights in your vignettes is a must. This not only shows off your pieces, but also gives a flow to your display to make it pleasing to the eye.

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*A couple quick tips for arranging accessories… Vary your heights and colors in such a way that your eye easily follows the flow. Also, leave some space for the eye to rest. I like to have a variety of textures and elements that compliment each other. Group like items and try to add interest and your own style. Play around with your layout and make it feel good to you, that is most important.


Be sure to check out the photo gallery…lots of great ideas!

How early to you start decorating for fall?