Hi, friends! I’m absolutely loving the coolish fall temps we’ve had in Chicagoland over the last few days. I think I’m even going to turn the fireplace on tonight [one of my very favorite things to do now through March]! I hope you enjoyed peeking inside our home last week when I shared my fall home tour on Friday. The amount of work that goes into getting the house ready to be photographed is all worth it when it’s over because then house is fully ready to enjoy as a family and host and entertain in with friends!
Today, I’m sharing a few more shots of the tablescape you saw in the fall tour and a few tips for how to create a simple, casual Fall tablescape…one that has a warm and welcoming Fall vibe to it! My table is full of texture, patterns and a mix of metals — all of which ring pretty true to my style. Don’t you agree?!
STICK A FEATHER IN IT
The trend of feathers and feather decor can be spotted year-round lately, but the gorgeous, dark detailed feathers or turkeys, pheasants and even peacocks are especially prevalent this time of the year.
What I did:
By adding a couple of sets of feather picks to my fall floral centerpiece, the flowers were instantly fall-ified. I used these pheasant feathers in my arrangement. Try the fall florals aisle at your local craft store. Check around and you’re bound to find some!
USE COPPER & MIX METALS
Pull out those copper mugs from the cabinet! Copper screams warm and rich to me, so by adding the set of copper Moscow Mule mugs to the table, as well as the copper leaf napkin rings [thank you, Target Dollar Spot!] to by normal pops of gold, the table is instantly enticing with its bright and shiny presence.
Doesn’t it make you want to sit down and pick up that mug for a sip?!
What I did:
There are quite a few brassy gold pieces on the table [vase, placemats, pinecone candle holders, urchins…], but it didn’t stop me from setting out my copper mugs and using copper napkin rings.
Not pictured, are my silver flatware pieces. Although I’m hoping to upgrade to a gold or rose gold flatware set sometime soon, for now, I use ALL the metals on my table!!
LAYER, LAYER, LAYER!
Just like layering your favorite fall sweater or scarf with your vest and boots. Or wrapping up in a couple of cozy throw blankets on a couch full of pillows [no, not in my house ha!].
Layering your textiles on the table help create visual interest and the combination of patterns, textures and materials gives off a warm, earthy energy especially when using natural or woven pieces.
What I did:
I used a colored, patterned, woven runner across the table and placed a gold woven placemat in the center. For each placesetting, I laid out a square gold woven placemat and then set a gray, ruffled placemat on top. I then layered on the white dishes, cloth napkins, tortoise bowls [flipped over] and plopped a mini pumpkin on top with the long curly stems.
These were perfect for tieing on my placecards with a piece of my go-to gift-wrapping supply!
PUT A PUMPKIN ON IT
I love the different varieties of pumpkins, but am quite partial to the mini white pumps and these white ones with some subtle orange striping. Aren’t they the cutest! I’m pretty sure adding a few pumpkins to your table will most definitely give it the “fall factor”!
What I did:
Like I mentioned above, the pumpkins with the long stems are perfect to tie on ribbons, twine, etc. and in my case, use it to hold the DIY placecards I quickly made with some cardstock, a sharpie, a hole punch and my favorite twine! I also added in these white and gold faux mini pumpkins for added fall-ification.
I always say use what you have & don’t be afraid to mix and match. There are no rules for setting a pretty table. It’s your table, so do it YOUR way! Creating a warm and inviting tablescape for family & friends to sit around and enjoy during a nice meal has become one of my favorite parts about seasonal decorating. Its such a fun spot to style. Like I said…NO RULES!
I hope you found my tips above to be helpful! Do you think you’re ready to tackle your own fall tablescape?
If you’re looking for more tablescape inspiration, you can check out a few of my other tablescapes below…
And if you want additional table styling tips, you can check out these posts below!
I hope Fall is treating you well so far! I have a full, very full deck of posts ready to roll out for you and I’m trying to squeeze them all in before the Fall One Room Challenge starts next week. Any guesses as to what space I am going to be tackling over those wild and crazy 6 weeks? Be sure to check back on Wednesday to see my before photos and inspiration board for the ORC room!