It may not officially be fall yet, but it’s fall in our house and we’re trying out all types of fall tablescapes and arrangements! I always enjoy decorating for fall, but this year has been exceptionally fun. Both of my girls are so into decorating this year! So, one day after school we baked some banana bread and started to decorate.
It’s been so neat to see the different decor ideas that the girls have come up with around the house. Some are spot on and some are quite comical. It’s all part of the process though, right? So, what we’ve decided for the most part is that we would create arrangements, live with them for awhile, and then make adjustments.
Why Create a Fall Tablescape?
Creating fall tablescapes and arrangements is essential to making a warm, inviting space. It makes your guests feel at home when they visit. It also creates a focal point in a room and can serve as a talking piece. What I love about tablescapes, too, is that it becomes an opportunity to learn and push your creativity. Although I love doing it, I’m definitely not an expert at fall arrangements. I typically follow the steps below and thought it might be helpful to share with you, too!
Tips For Creating Fall Tablescapes and Centerpieces:
- Correlate With Your Design Style – choose pieces for your fall arrangement that correlate with the design style of your home.
- Use What You Have – before buying anything new, take inventory of what you already have at home. Use what you have and save a little money!
- Be Inspired – Seek inspiration from magazines, stores, pinterest, and your favorite designers.
- Incorporate Personal Touches – include statement pieces like family heirlooms or flowers from your garden into your arrangements or tablescapes for a personal touch.
- Work from the center out – start with a blank canvas and then work from the center out. I usually strip my table. Then I add the largest pieces for the tablescape (vases in this case). After that I add in smaller pieces and filler pieces. Finally, I end with place settings.
- Add Texture – whether with your runner, garland or flowers, add a bit of texture!
- Appropriate Height – don’t get too big with your fall tablescape. Height can be fun, but you want your table to be functional. You want your guests to be able to see each other!
- Rule of 3 – groups of 3 are the most visually appealing; so, opt for groups of 3.
Okay, how freaking cute are those little “thankful” words for our place setting? I found them on etsy and love them so much! I think tiny little details like that add the perfect personal touch!
Typical Items In a Fall Tablescape:
- florals (faux or natural)
- candles (faux or natural)
- table runner
- accents (pumpkins in this case)