fall tablescape with dried floral centerpiece

Neutral Fall Tablescape Ideas

While I enjoy seeing the beautiful range of seasonal colors outdoors, I really love decorating a textured inspired, neutral fall tablescape. It includes a mix of of natural materials, a variety of different textures and neutral colors with a pop of blue. Woven pieces like the rattan chargers, the bamboo table runner and seagrass covered glasses add character and warmth to the table. However, blue velvet ribbon, white plates and galvanized chargers contrast in color and texture.

Fall Tablescape Ideas for Place Settings

For this Fall tablescape, I have styled three different place settings using the same foundation of elements. I like to get creative and try a few things before nailing down the final look. In addition, I hope these inspire you to use old pieces in a new way. Therefore, take a look at how the same wooden boards, cloth napkins, silverware, and ribbon can create several unique combinations.

First, I folded the napkin into a triangle twice before wrapping around the wooden board and placing the gold utensils inside. Then, I tied blue ribbon onto pumpkins to place on top.

place setting with mini board and pumpkin

For a more casual yet elegant look, fold the napkin in half and tie into a loose knot. Be sure to pull the center fold to get a full knot and twist the ends so the seams face down. Next, place forks and knives next to the plates. Lastly, pull and knot the ribbon through the end of the mini boards. Then, add a variety of fresh or dried fruit, crackers, meat, cheese, nuts to serve as individual appetizers. Prep food ahead of time, but keep refrigerated until time to serve.

charcuterie board and knotted napkin on plate

Or, fold the napkin into thirds and place between plates either horizontally or vertically. For a touch of simplicity, tie ribbon around silverware and a sprig of Fall foliage. The mini boards can be placed under the silverware for appetizers or styled decoratively with mini pumpkins and name cards.

Neutral Fall Tablescape Centerpiece

Typically, a table centerpiece includes a floral arrangement and candlesticks. However, I like to add a few seasonal touches, like pumpkin, acorn or leaf themed decor for Fall. These rattan pumpkin lanterns are a favorite find from Target. In addition, the jujube bark acorn and mini coco fiber pumpkins are from a local shop. Lastly, most of the dried stems are from Magnolia in Waco. However, I simply placed wooden skewers into the mini styrofoam pumpkins to use as floral picks in the centerpiece.

Neutral Fall Decor

Here are a few inexpensive ideas to decorate your dining room with neutral Fall decor.

  • Paint faux pumpkins to match your style. Chalk paint & spray paint work great!
  • Scavenge outdoors for free materials. Depending on where you live, you can find bare branches, dried hydrangeas, and grasses like wheat or oats to add to vases. Or grapevines and magnolia leaves to craft into wreaths.
  • Fill bowls with pinecones, mini pumpkins, or wood beads.
  • Transform old pottery into the look of stoneware with these steps, DIY Pottery.
  • Show off collections of white platters on the wall or dishes on available shelves.
  • Plus, this blog posts shares Ten Ways to Decorate your Home for Fall.

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