Neutral Fall Shelf Decor

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What?! I can’t believe I’m putting up a fall post already! And actually I feel like I’m kind of late– I’ve been seeing fall posts around blogland for a few weeks now! One of my favorite things to do each time a new season rolls around is change up my shelf decor. I don’t go hog wild with seasonal decorating, but these shelves have been a great way to switch up our decor from time to time and bring in a little taste of each season. Plus I feel like there is something sort of therapeutic about arranging different tchotchkes and elements and coming up with the perfect combination. Call me crazy {You certainly wouldn’t be the first one! 😉 }, but I love it.

Last year I went the glam route with my fall decor. This year I kind of swung to the other end of the spectrum and decided to do neutrals. {What can I say? I have eclectic taste!} It all started on a rainy day last week when I decided to cut up some old curtains and a shower curtain that my mom had given me and turn them into a scrappy banner. Because I am a craft supply hoarder, I also happened to have some lace scraps in my stash, so I added those to the mix and loved the result! {If you want to make your own scrappy banner, see the one I made in the spring for the tutorial– so easy!}

Neutral Fall Shelf Decor | JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com

With the bunting as my inspiration, I began searching the house for more pieces I could use to bring my neutral shelves together.

Neutral Fall Shelf Decor | JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com

I snagged some dollar store {!} pails and popped in some faux green hydrangeas (because we all know I have a black thumb and have no chance of keeping real ones alive) and borrowed some glitter pumpkins from last year’s fall decor stash.

Neutral Fall Shelf Decor | JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com

Neutral Fall Shelf Decor | JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com

I added in a few more little items for texture and interest, and the bottom shelf was finished! On to the top!

To anchor the top shelf, I grabbed a large mirror from my bedroom and used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out a vinyl design to dress it up a little bit for fall. When fall is over, I’ll just be able to peel off the decal and have my normal mirror back– so easy!

Neutral Fall Shelf Decor | JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com

I spray painted a few paper mache pumpkins from Michaels and added a little birdie just to keep them company. 🙂

Neutral Fall Shelf Decor | JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com

And I finally finished off the top shelf with a candle and some more textured goodness. I love it when a plan comes together!

Neutral Fall Shelf Decor | JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com

Each time I style these shelves I feel like I learn new things about what works and what doesn’t. It’s fun to play around with all sorts of seemingly random items and watch them come together to form a cohesive picture.

Neutral Fall Shelf Decor | JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com

Neutral Fall Shelf Decor | JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com

Love!! Looking for more shelf decor ideas? Check out these past posts:

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How are you decorating for fall this year?

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18 Comments

  1. I love the neutrals! So classic yet gorgeous. I am so excited to get my fall decorations up.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you, Jamie! So crazy that it’s getting close to fall, but it’s kind of fun to pull out all of the decorations again! Hope you’re having a wonderful day!

      ~Abby =)

  2. Tiffany @ A Touch of Grace says:

    I love the idea of neutral decor for fall! I have a few white pumpkins I’m going to bring out this season as well. Looks great Abby!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Love white pumpkins! Sounds beautiful, Tiffany! I hope you’re having a wonderful day!

      ~Abby =)

  3. I was kinda sad that summer is just about over and done with, but now yr post cheered me up! I can’t wait to decorate for fall now! 🙂

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Yay! If nothing else, decorating is good for generating seasonal excitement for sure. 🙂 Hope you had a wonderful weekend, Gabi!

      ~Abby =)

  4. Michelle Lepak-Dandelion Patina says:

    The scrappy banner is finished! And it looks great! The fall decal on the mirror is just the cherry on top. I have to admit, at first, I thought it was a reflection of a chandelier so it was cool to read on and see that it was a decal.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Lol! I never thought of it that way, but you’re right– it is sort of chandelier-ish in shape! 🙂 Thanks so much for your sweet words, Michelle! Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  5. Carrie This Home says:

    I’m going to be so ready for fall and everything fall decor once this crazy heat wave goes away! The thought of pumpkins and turning leaves sounds so wonderful! I love fall decor but a lot of times it’s a little overwhelming. I LOVE your neutral take on it!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      I hear ya! We had a cold snap in early August, and now a heat wave! What is UP with this weather?! 😉 Hope you had a wonderful weekend, Carrie!

      ~Abby =)

  6. Kendra @ www.joyinourhom.com says:

    Very pretty, Abby! I love the bunting… So pretty! I’ll check out my stash to make one as well! Love the neutrals– totally my taste! Enjoy your long weekend! 🙂

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thanks so much, Kendra! Yes, I think I now need a scrappy banner in every color! They’re cute and SO easy to make! Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  7. Yasmina @ Mina and Her a Blog says:

    Abby, you use these shelves a lot and greatly. If you don’t mind calling you crazy, girl! But in a good way. I love everything you have created , the bunting finish it off nicely in the background !!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you so much, Mina! You are so sweet! Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  8. Kim@NewlyWoodwards says:

    This is so cute! I have done exactly ZERO in the way of fall decorating, but this is something I think I could probably whip up. 😉

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you, friend! Yes, when the kids start school, I start itching for fall decor, so this was my first attempt! 🙂 Hope you’ve had a wonderful looonnnggg weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  9. Jamie Ward says:

    Love this look! The scrappy banner could be used for multiple events / holidays since it’s so neutral. Time for me to see what’s in my stash as well as get to decorating asap! Have a great one!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      That’s what I love about these! I can usually find enough materials in my craft hoarding supplies to make them! Yippee! 🙂 Hope you’re having a great night, Jamie!

      ~Abby =)

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