Yes, it’s that time of the year again. Fall! The temperatures are starting to drop, and there’s a wonderful sense of change and possibility in the air. Could there be new possibilities for your tabletop as well? As the leaves begin to change color, why not take your cue from nature and bring a touch of autumn indoors?
Many people shy away from fall decor because they feel that popular motifs like an abundance of faux leaves and orange pumpkins are overdone. Believe it or not, there’s room for individuality when incorporating seasonal decorations. Today we spotlight a more subtle approach to autumn tabletop decor. Because sometimes the best surprises are those that stray from expectation…
Fall decorating ideas – table decoration
Make a Statement with One or Two Large Pieces
If a large spread of fall festivity is not your thing, never fear. One or two large pieces can make just as strong a statement. Take the dining room below, which features a nucha vase from CB2, as well as a tray of citrus fruit. Modern and vibrant, this pairing is eye-catching enough to command the attention of the entire room.
Keep it classy with an elegant gold velvet runner from Z Gallerie, then complement it with other golden accents, such as delicate dishware. Not pictured: the fabulous tassels that dangle from each end of the runner!
Citrus fruit and a yellow vase
For a more casual approach, go with a couple of sturdy ceramics. The Staub Pumpkin Covered Casserole and Pumpkin Platter from CB2 are fun and low-key, yet contemporary enough to mix with a simple wooden cutting board and modern linens.
A gold table runner
For an eye-catching symbol of the harvest, place a cluster of purple grapes in a vibrant orange bowl. The combination of rich colors is undeniably autumnal, and the vivid pairing is strong enough to act as a single centerpiece that gets noticed! [from West Elm]
Pumpkin-themed tabletop ceramics
A bold orange bowl on an autumn table
Create a Smorgasbord of Fall Decor
Sometimes more is more, and perhaps because autumn reminds us of harvesting food, many centerpieces feature clusters of items for a “cup runneth over” effect. Below we see a table filled with goodies. Our favorite in the bunch? The Antique Mercury Glass Pumpkins from Pottery Barn. They remind us that every eye-catching grouping needs a focal point!
Even with tabletop decor that features many items, a pure and simple approach is possible. Try displaying bunches of fall fruits and veggies in clear vases. Not only does this display technique allow the food to take center stage, it results in a clean, modern look! [from DigsDigs]
Mercury glass pumpkins add shine to a seasonal table
Nature’s harvest on display in an autum table setting