When the cool air arrives and the rustic tones of fall start showing up on everything from boots to blankets, you know it’s time to start decorating. In addition to wreaths, garlands, porch pumpkins and floral arrangements, the fall tablescape is one of the most effective ways to bring the colors of the season indoors. Here are some of our favorite ideas for bringing autumn to the fall dining table this year:
72 Fabulous Fall Decorating Ideas
Deploying natural elements like centerpiece wood cuts, acorn-adorned napkin rings and deep green or plum-colored succulents is a great way to bring the rustic charm of the outdoors to your table. Accent everything with the vivid reds and yellows of fall florals, and your table will look like it just stepped off your Pinterest homepage!
This gorgeous and creative fall floral display will surely be a showstopper on your autumn table. A perfect fit for Thanksgiving, the “Blooming Pumpkin” also makes a perfect porch decoration or entryway arrangement. To make sure your pumpkin lasts, scoop out the seeds and wipe the outside with a disinfecting wipe. Line the interior with foil and fill with potting soil and your florals. For a low-maintenance version, a faux pumpkin and some silk florals will last all season and will look beautiful for years to come if stored properly.
If you’re planning on hosting a low-stress, buffet-style affair, add some height and flair to your buffet arrangement by using pumpkins in different sizes and colors to hold trays of cheeses, crackers, dips and other hors d’oeuvres. Most pumpkins are naturally flat-topped, but you can even things out with a chef’s knife if yours is a little bumpy.
You can create a gorgeous autumn dining table even without an array of florals and gourds. Using simple, natural materials as napkins, table runners or placemats can also help convey the simple rusticity of the season. Now that burlap and jute are so popular, you can find them at affordable prices in almost every craft or fabric store. We also recommend using other neutral materials like linen, recycled cardstock, kraft paper or grain sack material.