How To Style A Fall Tablescape
Updated: Nov 3, 2022
Can you believe Thanksgiving is just a couple of weeks away?
Crisp air, hot apple cider, family & friends… There's just something about this time of year that brings people together and leaves you feeling warm and fuzzy.
Whether you’re hosting a small dinner party, Friendsgiving, or Thanksgiving, here are some styling hacks for your tablescape this year that you really autumn know.
Pick A Color Scheme
The first step in creating a gourd-geous tablescape is choosing your color scheme and sticking to it. This helps the rest of the styling process stay smooth and consistent. Having a hard time coming up with a color scheme? Here are some things to consider:
What vibe are you trying to create? Warm? Classic? Sexy?
What works well with the room your table is in? Maybe the room already speaks for itself with loud artwork. If that’s the case, maybe you want to opt for a neutral color scheme like taupe, cream, and tan.
Do you have a set of plates or linens that you’re already planning on using? Use the color as a base and build from there.
When designing our tablescape, we knew we had to use our beautiful cream china with gold borders. This made choosing our color scheme easy - creams and golds. This was perfect for our outdoor table setting because it brought a sense of warmth to the crisp fall air. Here is a similar set of china.
Use What You Have
You’d be surprised to see how easy it is to give those same dishes or glassware you use each year a whole new look.
We mentioned that we already had our cream china. Other elements of our tablescape that we had tucked away in our cabinets included the cream candles, white linen napkins, champagne flutes, and gold chargers.
Small Investments That Make A Big Impact
We’ve already talked about using what you have. Now let’s talk about small investments that will really make a punch. This can be anything from candles, candle holders, napkins, etc.
In our case, we invested in some pumpkins, gold flatware, and a gold table runner. These small and affordable purchases really tied the entire table together.
Adding dimension to your table setting is a must. An all horizontal setting doesn’t help keep the eye moving - it gets boring really fast.
To create dimension, we used an array of different sized pumpkins in white and gold, cream candles, and tall champagne flutes with gold rims.
You don’t need to add more to get “more” out of your table setting. This is what layering is for. Incorporating chargers and stacking plates at each place setting doesn’t take up any additional space and takes your table setting up ten notches.
Your backyard is your best friend when it comes to bringing natural elements and foliage into your tablescape, especially during the fall season. Pampas grass, eucalyptus, wild berries, branches, greens - you’d be surprised what you will find right outside your door. This is the easiest, most affordable way to really polish off your entire table.