Fall is absolutely my favorite time of the year to decorate. I love the colors. I love pumpkins. The crunching of the leaves under our feet. Even the smells make my heart happy. And I love to make our dining table pretty. Tablescapes are one of my favorite things to create. They are generally easy to do and I feel like it’s a great space to add seasonal flare without disrupting the flow of your home.
Setting the Stage
The first thing I did in making our Fall tablescape was to choose my runner. Black and white buffalo check was the perfect background. The next thing, choose a centerpiece. I wanted a statement piece, an attention grabber right in the middle. I have this large glass vase that is perfect for filling up with all kinds of small things. Pumpkins for the fall season with some foliage did the trick. I like to look around, see what I have and what I can use before heading to the store. Luckily we had a lot of small pumpkins hanging around.
For the foliage, I chose short to long stems. I wanted something that would be full but also draw the eyes up. Using different shades of orange and navy blue made this centerpiece really pop!
The low level:
With a tall centerpiece in the middle of the table, I wanted to keep the rest of the decor low so that our guest would be able to easily talk to the person across the table from them. A pom-pom garland strung across the table gives a whimsy, playful look. We love the candy corn vibe. Next we added a candle, an orange farm truck and handmade wood pumpkins.
Then it’s time for the place mats, place settings and linens. The napkins were buffalo checked and the white placemats we found at the dollar store. The dishes are from Denby Pottery USA and rounded the look off with the muted blue tones.
Now that the place settings are all centered and the decorations placed along the center of the table, it’s time to spruce up each person’s plate. I added pumpkins to the individual bowls. You could add a little more flare and fun by tying a name tag of each guest to the pumpkins, letting them know where their seats will be. For this dinner it was all immediate family so we kept it simple with the perfect amount of fluff!
Decorating our dining table is one of my favorite ways to add seasonal or holiday spice to our space. I love finding places and spaces that the whole family can enjoy the decor. Have you tried tablescapes on your dining table yet? If not, we hope you’ll find a little inspiration here at The Refining Home.
Joleen & Jess