Warm and Simple Fall Tablescape
In past years, I've wanted to keep fall cool and neutral - which meant lots of grays, whites, and natural greenery. Except that's how I decorate for 50% of the year, so it wasn't really feeling like fall inside. This year, I wanted to make my home warm and cozy by bringing in natural fall colors - dark reds, mustard yellows, and ivory instead of basic white.
This had to happen on a budget because we are working a few other big projects and large expenses in the next few months. I started souring Pinterest for ideas on fall tablescapes and there were so. many. choices. Like, more than I thought. And a lot of gorgeous ideas that used blues and greens and white, many elegant styles that wouldn't be practical in my house, and finally, a few simpler table ideas. I could get on board with that.
As I started putting this table together, I realized I was using a lot of things that were sentimental and "hand me downs" from both sides of my family, which makes this table pretty special and more meaningful.
For this whole table, I think I spent $12. I shopped my house and used pieces I already had in new ways to give the table a fresh look. We use this table daily for meals, so keeping it low key and simple was not only practical, but the look I really wanted to go for.
I started with a burlap and gold table runner to serve as my base. I knew the burlap and gold would tie in with that natural colors and warmth I wanted to highlight. I think texture is important when planning any kind of decor - mixing and matching for homey layers and to make it more visually appealing.
For the place settings, I kept it simple, using things I have - woven placemats, embroidered cloth napkins, and Magnolia: Hearth & Hand collection napkin rings that practically scream fall!
The center piece base is a white Target Dollar Spot cake stand that has a gold rim and on top, I layered an antique Anchor hocking red glass plate to tie in with the napkins. I inherited an entire dining set of red dishes from my father's side of the family, and they're gorgeous... but we never use them except for certain holidays, so I loved that I could tie the plate into my fall tablescape.
I have gold candlesticks from my grandmother that are bold but paired with white candles, look very elegant against the wood in our dining room. I positioned them alongside 2 glass pillars to add a variety of height on the table. Adding height is the best way to decorate a table and not use up the entire table top - there is still plenty of room for plates and dishes!
The next layer to the table are ceramic white house luminaries I picked up from the Target Dollar Spot. Already pre-lit, these are a family-safe alternative to candles on a table with kids. Next, I arranged a variety of pumpkins I had around the house. They're all soft, velvety pumpkins that add just another texture to the table.
I could have left the table like that. In fact, I did at first. But it seemed like all the pieces were just stuck on the table and nothing tied them together. I deconstructed an older centerpiece and used a fall garland to wrap around each piece of the tablescape. This was just the table needed.
The warmth and cozy-ness of this table, tied in with my other fall decor around the house is great for entertaining, daily use, and perfect for ringing in the season of giving and thankfulness!
I would love to see how YOU decorate your fall tables! Make sure you tag @Champagneandasippycup in your photos so I can see your fall tablescapes.