Creating a Fall Tablescape


The crisp mornings, cool temperatures, falling leaves, and warm hues that define fall can sure make us want to bring some warmth into our homes.

The crisp mornings, cool temperatures, falling leaves, and warm hues that define fall can sure make us want to bring some warmth into our homes. As much as decorating can seem hard for those of us who are not decorating experts, bringing in warm autumn hues and some rustic décor during the fall couldn’t be any easier, as nature provides an array of amazing things that can easily be used as “props.”

It’s no surprise that the cold temperatures encourage us to gather inside, and there’s no better way to do this than entertaining your closest friends and family. So when you plan on creating a beautiful fall tablescape, don’t forget that this season has a lot to offer, and that it just takes a little bit of imagination and creativity to break out some rustic décor that’s both welcoming and inspiring for your guests.

When it comes to decorating a table, you want to create a setting that is warm, cozy and inviting. It is something that your guests will appreciate just as much as their meal, because, let’s be honest, a beautiful presentation not only is fun to put together, it is always welcomed.

To begin, you can consider using a theme like Thanksgiving or Halloween, or a colour scheme and build on it. Think of warm colours like oranges, reds, yellows and browns, and always keep in mind that different textures create an interesting contrast. But whether you choose to go with a theme or not, don’t forget that you can gather many great things from outside, say from farmer’s markets or your backyard and even from inside your own kitchen. Think of pumpkins, squashes, gourds, acorns, apples, pears, leaves, wood, baskets and even herbs from your own cupboards.

Use mason jars as vases and fill them with single stems, fruits, candles or cinnamon sticks. Simple stems of fresh rosemary or thyme make a great detail over a linen napkin, and props with staggered heights create interest and break up space. You can add a pop of colour with bold coloured napkins or plate chargers, or if you want a main focal point, you can create a rustic floral centerpiece. And just because we’re talking about rustic elements doesn’t necessarily mean that you can’t add some glam—accents like metallic candleholders and vases go a long way to add shimmer to any tablescape!

Whether you keep your décor neutral or bold, or decide to go with a theme or not, the best thing about creating a beautiful tablescape during the fall is that the options are endless when nature provides so many great “props”!
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