Autumn Harvest Tablescape

Oh Fall, how I love you! Fall has always been my favorite season. Big sweaters, colorful leaves, hot apple cider, crisp air in the morning. I mean, what’s not to love. 

Tablescapes – especially fall ones, are often associated with harvest and are all about abundance and pops of color.

What I used & Tips on How to Create the Perfect Fall Tablescape

First, decide on a color scheme with 2 to 3 colors. This year, I decided on red, yellow, and green.  The best tablescapes are all about the layers so start with a runner or tablecloth, they will serve as a great base. I used this tablecloth.

Next, create some highs and lows on your table for visual interest. I did this with my centerpiece by adding three decorative candle holders in varying heights. The ones I used are from Pottery Barn many moons ago and unfortunately no longer available, but these glass pillar candle holders are a great replacement option.

I purchased four of these branches, cut them down in size and bent them into a circle and secured them with floral tape before adding them to the bottom of each candle holder. I completed my centerpieces with some acorns, dried mini pumpkins, and an assortment of colorful dried leaves.

Lighting is so important when creating a mood. Adding candles of multiple sizes is a great way to add warmth to your table. I used these bigger Birch Textured Candles on the candle holders and filled in with some smaller tea lights around the table. Tall and slim and/or small votive candles would work well also. The tea light candle holders that I used are no longer available but these Tea Light Candle Holders are similar.

Pulling out your cloth napkins and china always make your table look better. This Vera Wang Wedgewood China is my favorite set and goes perfectly with this flatware.

Finally, I always like to do something unexpected for the place settings. Nothing overwhelming, just something little to make it memorable for our guests. For example, you could use cheeseboards as placemats or tuck a flower or a small piece of greenery inside everyone’s napkins – I used some faux pears this year. You can use real ones as well or try some other fruits or vegetable like pomegranates or artichokes.

I hope this post gives you some ideas and leaves you feeling inspired when you decorate your fall table.


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November 4, 2021


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