Because fall is a time for gathering, here are three easy table ideas to gather your loved ones around.
1. Neutral Fall
Minimalistic, neutral, natural, rustic.
Think white pumpkins and lush greenery, with lots of browns and natural tones.
Yep, use your pitcher as your centerpiece. If you don’t own one, I picked one out for you up top ^. Toss some tree clippings or (ahem..fake) eucalyptus in there, add in some tiny white pumpkins (squeee! what is cuter?!), and white votives for mood lighting. Always a good idea.
2. Moody Autumn
Elegant, glamorous, luxurious
Think deep plums and burgundies, lush flowers, black and charcoal, glass and metallic accents, lots of mood lighting.
I’m going to say this to you because I need a reminder: GET DARK FLOWERS. I tend to buy exclusively white flowers, so even my selection above felt ultra-vampy to my usually all-neutral palette. But deep plums and burgundies are what you really need for this look. Blush and/or peach would also be nice for a little break in the darkness. But dark is good here. So, so good. Pop in vases and scatter about.
And yes, black tapers. I am historically a white candle purchaser (you can read about my self-indulgent candle obsession here). But, again, dark is good here. And black candles make everything feel straight out of an Italian oil painting. Toss some votives in there too, if you don’t mind. You can’t really overdo candlelight, in my opinion.
3. Classic Fall
Playful, traditional, and good all season long
Think oranges and yellows, pumpkins and plaids, gourds and leaves.
My all-time favorite for fall. You can’t go wrong with the classic. There are so many ways to do a classic fall table. As long as you have oranges and pumpkins, you’re set. Everything else is just extra. I love using the tiny gourds you can get at the grocery store. Plaid is also a good idea. So are candles. Always with the candles.
As a PSA, these pumpkin plates are from the dollar section at Target. I have no idea how long they will be there, but they are cute! Inviting all my people over so I can use these always.
I’m a firm believer in the importance of quality time, so of course I love thinking about tables and the meals that are shared there. The ideas in this post can be as involved or low-maintenance as you want them to be, and really are intended as a jumping-off point.
Fall gatherings mean meal planning and meal prep and not letting so-and-so sit by such-and-such and lots of baby-holding and closed-lip kisses and brushing up on small talk. In the midst of all that busyness, I hope the best of memories are made at your table this season.
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