Despite living in sunny Florida, fall is one of my favorite seasons. I love placing pumpkins throughout the house, lighting yummy fall-scented candles like Pumpkin Cupcake and Vanilla Pumpkin Marshmallow (they smell oh so good!), baking up tasty pumpkin-inspired treats, taking the kids to fall festivals, and brainstorming Halloween costumes. And of course, you can’t forget about Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday!
Confession: By the evening of September 1st, I had put out all of my fall décor. I know that some would ask, what’s the rush, but I feel like the latter part of the year goes by so fast that I try to enjoy my seasonal décor for as long as possible. I don’t do much decorating for Halloween, so that gives me all of September, October, and November to enjoy all things fall.
The first place I decorated was the dining room.
I enjoy putting together simple tablescapes that match my existing décor, so I use lots of neutral colors like black, white, and cream, with splashes of my favorite color, teal, to really make things pop.
This table was really easy to assemble. I started with plain kraft paper for my table runner, which you can buy at any store that sells craft supplies. Then I placed two garlands down the center of the table that had lots of green foliage, a few berry stems, and green and blue flowers. I bought these garlands at Michaels at 40% off plus an extra 20% off coupon. Next, I placed a large pumpkin in the center of the table, then placed smaller pumpkins of various sizes around it. The cream and green pumpkins have all been bought at Michaels over the years, and the striped pumpkins were purchased at Joann Fabric and Crafts last year.
Tip: To add visual interest to your table, use cupcake or cake stands to elevate some of your décor like I did with the large green and striped pumpkins.
I added two pillar candles and two taper candles to the arrangement to complete the centerpiece. Then I layered striped charger plates, white dinner plates, green and brown salad plates, small black appetizer plates, and then topped each stack with a mini pumpkin. Wine glasses and cutlery finish the look.
And there you have it. A simple fall tablescape that really captures the essence of the season, but also blends in with my existing décor.
When do you begin decorating for fall?