The air is crisp and my Fall table is set! One of my favorite rooms to spiff up each season is the dining room. One reason is because it got a complete overhaul last Fall for the One Room Challenge, so it’s pretty much the only space that I’ve been able to deck out from floor to ceiling with fixtures, furniture and finishes of my choosing. The second reason is because… bar carts! Today I’m sharing my Burnt Orange and Berry Fall Tablescape that all started with $.70 placemats. Yep – inspiration struck in the clearance aisle! You’ll also get quite a few peeks at my recently styled Fall bar cart with a super simplistic approach. More on that to come!
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Usually people associate Fall with warm, rich colors. Ones that resemble the changing colors of the leaves and that give you all the cozy feels – hot apple cider, bonfires, hayrides and warm, fuzzy sweaters. Since orange is the obvious, traditional go-to Fall color, I decided to pair this deep, burnt orange color with a bold berry color for a slight twist.
The color combination still feels warm to me, plus when you plop a pile of pumpkins on the table, it has to say Fall, right?
The pumpkins started as bright orange and green Styrofoam pumpkins from the Dollar Tree, but I gave them a quick makeover with a few coats of leftover warm white paint from my Powder Room vanity. [Yes, the warm white that I mixed with ruby to make a pale pink to transform the vanity for the $100 Room Challenge last month!]
I simply tossed the pumpkins in a large gold metal basket and placed it in the center of the table. The orange berry garland was a $2 Goodwill score that I simple draped around and over the centerpiece.
And remember when I made these DIY Maple Leaf Charger Plates a couple months back?! Well, the colors worked beautifully with the look I was going for. A hint of red and yellow, but the majority of the leaves are orange! There are even a few glittery copper ones sprinkled throughout. It was a pleasant surprise when I got home and opened the bag to find some of the leaves had a little glitz and glam!
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The gold ruffle charger and the gold-edged salad plate are…ready for it?…paper! Yes, can you believe it? My friends at Sophistiplate sent me some of their chic and stylish disposable tableware to try out and I have to say the pieces are beautiful! My friends could not BELIEVE it when I told them a few pieces on my Fall table were actually paper products. I guess I could’ve fooled you, too, then!!
All I did was layer my everyday white plates in between the two paper pieces to create this look.
I grabbed my orange cloth napkins which we’ve had since we got married, tied a strand of ribbon around the roll and placed them on top of each setting. To switch things up, I decided to use an ivory and gold-foil polka dot napkin with thrifted wooden napkin rings at the host and hostess’ place settings. I think the table is a bit more fun with some mixing and matching!
The dead-last addition to the table were the faux succulent-filled mini white pumpkins. The Dollar Spot at Target gets me EVERY time!
My burnt orange and berry Fall table was easy to create and didn’t cost much to put together. The key to this look was lots of layers – both at each placesetting and in the centerpiece. Notice how I went with a low and wide centerpiece versus something tall, like a vase. It was my first attempt at this “low” look and I think I like it!
Knowing me, this Fall table could go one of two ways…I might get the itch to change it up again next month and again in December OR I might just leave it through Thanksgiving. I totally think the dining room could rock this burnt orange and berry look for Turkey and cranberry sauce, too, don’t you?
Since Fall is finally in full swing around here, I have a few more posts I’m working on for you guys… one of them being a Fall style post that will absolutely, most certainly include these beauties that I’m reaching in my closet for like crazy lately!
Have a great day, friends!