If you love the color and ambiance of autumn, bring the great outdoors in with these natural fall tablescapes ideas for your home.
Fall has so much to offer to those of us who want to bring touches of the outdoors in. So what better way to accent your home decor than with a well-placed fall tablescape.
Here are my favorite picks of some of the most fabulous fall tablescapes that you can include in your home:
1. Nature’s Bounty
The centerpiece for this table is as striking as it gets. Gathered wheat and tied with a with burlap bow from Trish & Bonnie at Uncommon Designs, is flanked by two scrolled candle holders and cream pillar candles. This beautifully celebrates the harvest time.
Decorating Tip: You can substitute wheat for gathered decorative grasses. Tie it together with raffia or a fall-inspired bow.
2. Well-Lit Table
Who wouldn’t agree that having some candlelight on a dining room table isn’t elegant? But what is even better is bringing a bit of the outdoors in. Take this beautiful arrangement from The Frosted Petticoat. Landscape lanterns become the centerpiece and at the same time offers a gentle glow at the table.
Decorating Tip: If using lit pillar candles or tea lights without a surrounding protective vessel like a glassed-in lantern, make sure you keep all flammable materials and greenery at a fair distance. And never leave any lit candles unattended.
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3. Simple but Elegant
No one said you have to spend an arm and a leg decking your table for fall. How about this nifty, thrifty idea from Yahoo Homes. With acorns collected outside, a pretty mum flower, and various sized glassware, you too will be able to showcase nature’s best designs.
Decorating Tip: Use a florist watering tube to keep your mum flower fresh.
4. Something Blue
Usually when I think about fall colors, I usually think of earthy, jeweled tones. But what if I shared with you something to complement fall’s colors–think blue, like this beautiful arrangement from Darling Doodles.
The crisp blue skies of fall make the orange mums pop. It’s definitely a beautiful contrast to the other deep rich jewel tones of the season.
Decorating Tip: Great time to bring out your grandmother’s antique Delft Blue ceramic pieces if you have any!
5. Fresh and Fruity
Rarely, do I see early fall tablescapes celebrating the bold colors of ripe fruit. Take this super simple idea from Ciao Newport Beach. Here hyacinths top off long cylinders of Granny Smith Apples floating in water. I love the touch of raffia which gives this trio a truly rustic feel.
Decorating Tip: Substitute the apples for sliced or whole lemons, limes, oranges or even mangos and size your cylinder vases accordingly.
6. Sunny Display
One of my favorite natural fall decorating ideas is this tablescape from Midwest Living. It’s made up of a simple a wooden plank table dressed with white burlap, along with sunflowers and antique blue mason jars.
The result is a shabby chic look that exudes the last hints of summer with such a bright punch of color. What a wonderful way celebrate the transition from summer into fall!
7. Checkered Finish
Nothing speaks summer more than a red checkered tablecloth. But what about fall? Should you drop the checkered flag on fall? The answer is, no.
In fact, multi-colored plaid or checked prints are perfect for fall gatherings. And, you can mix and match patterns, too! Opulent Cottage does a beautiful table with mis-matched plates, checkered board designs and more.
Just be careful not to overdo this, otherwise your table will look too busy. Remember less is best!
Decorating Tip: If you use multi-colors/patterns, keep it two the rule of three. It also helps if you pull solid colors from one set of the prints.
8. Hanging Floral Centerpiece
This final nifty idea comes from FTD.com. It is a take on the natural tablescape arrangements shared above only with a flair. And, who would have thought that hanging a centerpiece could be so inviting? This beauty was made by wrapping autumn-inspired florals around a dowel. Then, it’s hung above your table or buffet.
Here’s the video tutorial how to do it yourself:
Finally, don’t be shy to bring the outdoors in your fall decorating. Mix and match these natural fall tablescapes ideas and come up with your own special design to celebrate all the beauty that autumn has to offer.
For more seasonal decorating ideas, be sure to check out Wisconsin Homemaker’s Home Decor Section.