Styling Fall Tablescapes

It’s hard to think about fall when the temps are still hovering near 100, but maybe by thinking fall we can hurry it in a little faster. So haul out those fall decorations! Let’s plan today for our stunning fall tablescapes.

Something as simple as a gemstone-colored centerpiece can usher in the fall mood. Jewel tones are a sure thing in fall decorating. Here we created a grouping with a deep blue pottery vessel and blue faux blossoms, tiny white pumpkins and greenery spilling out of a blue pumpkin (haven’t you seen all the blue and teal fall decor? Since blue is the color complement of orange, it works so well with orange pumpkins.)

You could also fill a real or faux pumpkin with fresh fall flowers. Just set the blooms into a vase of water and put it into the hollow center. Succulents in pots would also look great, especially with some fall leaves among them. Try an arrangement using natural cuttings from your yard: twigs, leafy shrub snippings--even wildflowers.

Autumn leaves will always suggest a palette for your fall table: golden yellows, shades of orange and rust, deep red and plum. Make an easy but spectacular centerpiece from richly-hued flowers, leaves and fall fruit like apples, pumpkins, and eggplant or gourds. Rustic containers like dough bowls are perfect for piles of bright red apples.

We set guest places using textural elements such as our rope placemats, boxwood wreath chargers, and woven napkins. (Try this: unfold the napkin once and place it partly under the plate. Let the rest of the length hang over the edge of the table. Fun and different!) 

Just add themed plates and you’re all set to welcome guests! Make a place marker from a mini pumpkin: either tie on a handwritten tag with twine, or write guests names directly on the pumpkin with a permanent marker.

Bring in color with a variety of glass containers of different heights and shapes. These beauties, filled with eucalyptus leaves and richly colored blossoms down the center of the table make a stunning centerpiece.  

Since golden tones are perfect for fall, add some gold to your table setting: gold or brass candlesticks, for example, and candles of differing heights and sizes. These mercury glass pumpkins could be fabulous. Or try a DIY: spray gourds or pumpkins metallic gold and place down the center of your table. For extra glitz, paint the bottom third with glue and dip in glitter. Ooh la la! For extra sparkle, make a runner of shimmery gold lame’ fabric to reflect the golden light of fall. 

Need more table runner ideas? Pull out your jewel-toned or plaid scarf for a free runner with flair. You could also create a runner of magnolia leaves--their dark waxy green with russet undersides is a perfect background for your earthy fall table palette. 

We really like using chargers with our dinner plates for a finished look. Wood slices or bread boards will add woodsy, textural interest to your tablescape.

Whether you lean toward French country, rustic, modern, glam or a combination of these styles, there’s a fall tablescape for you. Are you inspired to think about fall decor? Stop by our shop or visit online to see some wonderful new ways to decorate your home for fall.