Autumn is a great time for gatherings and a stylish fall table décor elevates any celebration. Start with a rich autumn color palette – think warm reds, rusty oranges, and deep greens – and bring in classic fall décor items such as wreaths and pumpkins. Read on for tips on how to decorate different rooms in your home, whether it’s for a formal sit-down Thanksgiving dinner or a casual Halloween party.
Fall Dining Table Décor
Layering your décor is key to a stunning tablescape. You want to balance different elements without overwhelming or disrupting the dining experience for your family and friends.
Start With a Fall Table Centerpiece
Think of your fall dinner centerpiece as the anchor for the rest of your table décor. Take the same colors in varying shades to create depth and repeat the elements throughout to keep it consistent. For instance, if the centerpiece has mostly earth tones, use a runner and table napkins in the same hues. If it has pumpkins and pinecones, use the same accents for your napkin holders or place cards.
Add Ambient Lighting With Candles
One of the easiest ways to transform any table setting is to add candles. Whether in candlestick, pillar, or votive form, candles add light, warmth, and movement to the space. Choose flameless candles so you don’t have to worry about dripping wax or the risk of an open flame.
Highlight Seasonal Produce
In addition to apples, pumpkins, and squash, try incorporating unexpected fall produce such as figs, plums, and pomegranates. Use a garland in place of a table runner and strategically nestle the fruits within the foliage to turn it into a fall centerpiece. You can also stack them in a wooden crate or scatter them on the dinner table as decorative accents.
Fall Coffee Table Décor
If you’re going for a coordinated autumn theme throughout your home, style your coffee table so that it matches the rest of your fall décor. Use similar elements on your dining table, entryways, and even outdoor areas for a cohesive look.
Add Drama With Fall Table Arrangements
This can be as simple as wheat stalks in a tall glass vase or a mix of fall flowers and autumn leaves in an old watering can. Display them together with your favorite coffee table books, candles, and other decorative fall accents for an elegant autumn vignette.
Use a Wreath as a Fall Table Centerpiece
The great thing about greenery is that they don’t always have to be hung on doors or walls. Choose from our beautiful selection of fall wreaths and use any of them as a centerpiece for your coffee table. Group candles in different sizes and place them in the center to add soft lighting to the room.
Bring on the Pumpkins
No fall décor is complete without pumpkins. On their own or as part of an arrangement, pumpkins are classic fall décor pieces. Display them in groups and various sizes on your coffee table to create visual interest. Our collection of pumpkin décor features a variety of designs to suit your space and style.
Fall Entry Table Décor
Make visiting friends and family feel welcome as soon as they step in through your front door with a well-decorated entryway table.
Greet Guests With Greenery
Set a fall garland on the entryway table and fill in the gaps with natural accents such as pinecones, acorns, and pumpkins. Create a vignette with photos and meaningful trinkets, then finish the look with votive or pillar candles.
Layer Your Lighting
Display one or two table lamps along with some candles to set a cozy mood. The lighting provides a soft glow to the space, adding to the comforting ambience of your fall table décor.
Make It Cozy With Blankets
If there’s room under the table, use the space to store throws and blankets in old wicker baskets or wooden crates. As the temperature gets cooler in the evening, people can just grab a blanket to keep themselves warm.
We hope you found this useful in helping you style your tabletops this fall. Visit the Balsam Hill website to shop your favorite pieces from this guide. Our selection of beautiful autumn décor includes wreaths, garlands, and other fall decorations. You can also request for a catalog to receive more fall inspiration right at your door.