In this post: Looking for inspiration for a pretty fall table setting? This elegant apple centerpiece will add seasonal flavor to your dining room table.⇒
Fall Table Setting
One of the easiest ways to add seasonal decor to your home is via your tabletop. Setting a transitional table is a natural way to bring changes to your home without spending a fortune and committing to expensive pieces. I often approach my tablescapes the way one would a monthly calendar, so for September I’m showing 7 ways to bring early Fall to your tabletop.
Probably the single most identifying visual of September is apples. On this table, I’ve incorporated apples and pears in a perky centerpiece, nestled into a large serving bowl. Scattered at the foot of the bowl are bits of apple potpourri, adding an early fall aroma to the room.
2. Root vegetables
These Farmer’s Market salad plates bring a touch of fall color to your table while forecasting the coming harvest. Imagery of beets, carrots, kale and onions dance playfully across the dishes. If these are not available, the same effect can be achieved with any imagery of market vegetables that celebrate the season’s bounty.
3. Rattan chargers
Woodsy elements are a great way to transition into fall. These rattan chargers provide the perfect backdrop for a harvest theme. They are reminiscent of a basket of apples or other fruit.
4. Fall floral
Every table needs fresh flowers and for early fall, the addition of cabbage leaves and berries brings just the right note to a colorful arrangement. Because this table is decidedly transitional, I’ve opted for reds and greens, rather than a full-on fall palette of oranges and golds.
5. Tortoise shell patterned glasses
In keeping with the woodsy feeling introduced by the chargers, tumblers in a tortoise shell pattern complement the tableau.
6. Leafy-toned candles
The pillars used here are in two shades of green, both channeling the feeling of the not-yet-turned foliage.
7. Hint of copper
For napkins I’ve layered a translucent pear green over a berry red, then punctuated the color mix with a lovely copper napkin ring. For underpinnings, my base cloth is a white paisley jacquard tablecloth and the natural linen runner is set on top. These are classic essentials that I use over and over.
For the floral arrangements I’ve used my favorite white tuscan vases, which are rustic enough for this fun tableau.
In the coming months, these colors will be replaced by the brilliant and broad range of a classic fall palette, but will be revisited come December. For now, I’m enjoying the transition into fall and the celebration of the harvest it brings.
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