Fall Tablescape Ideas

It’s September and apples, pumpkins, and colorful leaves are calling.  I’ve added fall touches to my home even though in Florida, we aren’t through with summer.  I am now trying to capture that feeling of autumn beauty.  Natural decorations can make your home look really welcoming and really do freshen up your home for fall.

One of my greatest pleasures is enjoying a beautiful table set for the season. In the next few months, we’ll celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving, and just the joy of fall.  Are you ready to set a pretty fall table? I’m sharing a few ideas with beautiful examples of a wonderful fall table.

What makes a killer fall tablescape?

  1. Choose a color palette – Think about non traditional fall colors for a new look.
  2. Shop your home – It’s a great way to save money for a seasonal tablescape.
  3. Mix and Match pieces you already have in new ways.
  4. Coordinate flatware, chargers, and stemware.
  5. Use one color plates instead of ones with designs to keep the table from looking too busy.
  6. Create a DIY Centerpiece for budget friendly décor.

Let’s start with seasonal centerpieces and colorful place settings in an array of styles and colors.

Autumn Centerpiece 

Many of us love a floral centerpiece in a pumpkin or even a fall butternut squash.  Eco Party Warehouse gives complete instructions on cutting a gourd to make a natural vase for flowers.

Photo Eco Party Warehouse

If you prefer a traditional centerpiece with pumpkins, check out Home BNC‘s post on 32 Inviting Pumpkin Centerpiece Ideas.

Pumpkin Centerpiece Decor Ideas

Photo Home BNC

Pumpkin as vases, small pumpkins in glass vases, a wooden bowl of pumpkins and fall elements – there are so many ideas.  Many of the ideas do not even require you to pick up a knife and even make one cut on pumpkins. Below Shabbyfufu used acorns, pinecones, and pumpkins to make her fall table cozy without a drop of orange.

blue cinderella pumpkin centerpiece

Photo Shabbyfufu

If orange does not fit your home’s color scheme, how about blue and orange? I love the simplicity of the centerpiece from Home With Holly and the light blue really neutralizes the orange. I just love it.

blue orange diy fall centerpiece

Photo Home With Holly

Personally since I have a coastal home, I add turquoise or teal to brown for autumn decor. One November I did Burlap, Lace, and Birds Table with deep teal plates, peacock feathers, evergreen cuttings, and flowers. It’s actually one of my favorite tables.

Photo Burlap, Lace, & Birds Table

Beautiful Place Settings

Your place setting can be colorful like autumn leaves.  Several years ago I had a colorful October fall table.

Photo October Fall Table

How about plaid and pumpkins using warm greens and deep earth tones? Pier One offered this inspiration several years ago.

Photo Pier One via Pinterest

Home is Where The Boat Is has a wonderful autumn table of neutral colors outside under the trees. Various textiles, wood napkin holders, and a woven placemat provide loads of texture for this natural table setting.

Photo Home is Where The Boat Is

If orange isn’t in your home’s color scheme, try white and brown with lots of textures. It’s my favorite fall combination for a beautiful table. Below is my rustic pumpkin Thanksgiving table.

Photo Rustic Pumpkin Thanksgiving Table

Can’t find little white boo pumpkins? Home Stories from A to Z used chalk paint on small real orange pumpkins for her place settings.


Photo Home Stories A to Z

Bring It All Together

To make your table distinctive and inviting, bring it all together with natural elements.  Bring the outside in with branches, leaves, pine cones, acorns, and even sticks.  Below Pizzazzerie made a eye-catching table of orange and blue using branches, leaves, and other natural fall elements in elegant blue and white porcelain.

Set a gorgeous fall tablescape!

The centerpiece is the main show with white place mats and blue and white china holding a small pumpkin. It makes me smile.

Rustic heirloom pumpkin and pear farmhouse table centerpiece

Photo Liz Marie

Liz Marie’s Pumpkin and Pear Fall Table  demands attention yet has no special china for the season. Naked wood table, lots of real pumpkins and pears, and white china make an unforgetable farmhouse table.

Photo Cali Girl in a Southern World

Now we’ll finish the discussion with a stunning fall table above in the combination of lots of pale pumpkins in various colors and copper.  The metallic shine is matched with a wood table, white china, and white textiles.

No matter what draws you in gathering items for your table, bring it together in a combination that pleases you. It will then be as individual as you.

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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

13 thoughts to “Fall Tablescape Ideas”

  1. There are some fabulous ideas here, Carol. When I get home from the lake, my favorite pumpkin wagon will be full and I will bring home both large and minis for decorating. I do love this part of the season!

  2. You’ve shown so many beautiful decor ideas!! I really hope I can host Thanksgiving this year; we missed out last year due to Covid and my in-laws just picked up to go food from our home. It would be lovely to all sit around a beautiful table this year. Liz Marie is one of my favorite bloggers, I’m envious of that pear and pumpkin table!!

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