Fall Tablescape: How to Get the Look
For a simple fall or holiday table, we give you a little inspiration so you can achieve this easy look to impress your guests! With these simple tips, you’ll have your table glowing with fall elements in no time.[related] A table’s décor can completely change the mood of the evening by adding fun colors and fall elements to remind everyone of the holiday season. Check out the details below to get the look.
In order to add a fall look to your table, use elements of the foliage and harvest for your table. Gourds, pumpkins, fall leaves, and colorful corn can be added to incorporate even more reminders of the season into your table. Using fall foliage adds a few subtle touches to your table that can make a world of difference without too much hassle getting in the way of dinner.
There are many ways to create an easy, colorful fall centerpiece for your table. Incorporate fresh vegetables or berries, like cranberries, to create a bright centerpiece. You can also use red, orange, and yellow candles in copper tins to give your table a warm glow. Make sure the centerpiece does not overwhelm the table, so you can still have a conversation with the person across from you.
Find dishware that supports your fall-dinner theme. Whether you choose plates with accented fall foliage on them or utensils with a tad of gold, this small change will completely tie your table together. Finding napkins that also support your autumn theme is an easy way to get more color onto your table. If you want the table to look a little more elegant, use regular napkins and buy napkin rings that resemble fall elements.
What is Thanksgiving without a little spirit? Use fall-inspired drinks to serve a signature cocktail at your fall dinner. Whether you serve a pumpkin pie cocktail or a cinnamon cocktail, your drink should add memorable fall aromas throughout the house.
This article was originally published on November 21, 2013. Additional research was by Lauren Gordon.