Guide to a Festive Tablescape

With Halloween gone and Thanksgiving right around the corner, I thought this would be a good time to share some of my favorite ideas for Fall tablescapes. While creating your own, here are a few things to think about:

  • Be mindful of height. This is important as you want to be able to see across the table and encourage conversation. There’s nothing worse than having a massive bouquet blocking faces. If you feel like you need a tall centerpiece, keep in mind it can be moved to another table or room while dining.
  • Pick a palette. Whether it’s oranges, greens & yellows or browns, pinks & reds, pick a color palette so that your items will look cohesive.
  • Consider lighting. Candles always offer a warm, inviting glow. Placing candles throughout your arrangement will make the occasion feel special.
  • Add personal and natural elements. Don’t be afraid to incorporate and make use of favorite items. The combination of organic elements alongside these items adds interest.
  • Be creative making use of what you have. An old crystal dish could serve as a reservoir for floating tea-lights and cranberries. Leftover pumpkins from Halloween can be painted white or metallic and incorporated into the decor.

I’ve found that the easiest way to begin assembling a tablescape is to work in layers. First bring out your linens and/or table runner, then move on to the larger pieces spacing them accordingly, then fill in with the smaller items. And most importantly, have fun with it! I hope this serves as a little inspiration and guidance to you in creating a festive table! Happy decorating!


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