A change of seasons is always a great excuse to decorate. Whether your taste leans traditional or trendy, adding some festive fall decor to your table is a simple way to celebrate the onset of autumn, to cheer up family meals or make guests feel special.
Whether you're setting up for a sit down meal or taking the party outdoors, check out these festive table ideas that will warm your spirit as leaves and temperatures begin to fall.
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Add Elegance with Dark Florals
This chic fall table from Alicia Lund mixes soft pastel table linens, black plates and taper candles, brass candlesticks and gold-toned flatware, and a low-slung dark floral centerpiece that creates an elegant autumnal mood.Continue to 2 of 24 below.
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Fill a Pitcher with Dried Flowers
Fall decor lends itself to using natural, eco-friendly elements like dried leaves and flowers that bring some of the outdoors in and be returned to the earth once the season is over. The farmhouse table in this all-white kitchen and dining space from Leanne Ford Interiors gets a minimalist dose of fall vibes with a pitcher full of burnished dried flowers that add warmth and a poetic feel to a simple table.Continue to 3 of 24 below.
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Take the Party Outside
Interior designer Anita Yokota channeled fall vibes at her Los Angeles backyard dining table with a neutral table runner, black-and-white tableware, and generous bunches of rusty orange flowers.Continue to 4 of 24 below.
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Layer On Linen
This simple fall table from Lobster and Swan has a beautifully rumpled natural linen tablecloth in a soft hue that puddles nonchalantly on the floor and looks right at home with the cocoa-colored walls, dark flooring, and bentwood chairs of the dining room.Continue to 5 of 24 below.
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Set a Table for Two
Even if your fall table only seats one or two, show it some love with a bowl of seasonal fruit and a vase of early fall sunflowers, like this inviting table designed by Ryann Miller for Emily Henderson Design.
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Lighten It Up
This outdoor fall table from Most Lovelv Things is a personal take on the season with its polka dot tablecloth, pink plates, simple glassware, fresh flowers running down the middle of the table, and pale pumpkin placeholders.Continue to 8 of 24 below.
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Bring Out the Burgundy
Inspired by Charm used the color palette of a plaid tablecloth containing shades of orange, tan, and plum plus shades of black, white, and gold to style a fall table with plum-colored napkins, white and black ceramic pumpkins, matte black flatware, thrifted drinking glasses decorated with gold filigree, and a burgundy-toned floral centerpiece in a gold-toned vase.
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Hang a Harvest Wreath
Hanging a dried wreath on the dining room wall above the buffet adds an eco-friendly natural element, while a smattering of white and gold pumpkins reinforces the fall theme in this otherwise simple and sober black-and-white fall table from Emily Henderson Design.Continue to 10 of 24 below.
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Fall for Leaves
This colorful leaf-inspired fall table from Inspired by Charm is embellished with clear vases of tall branches filled with fresh autumn leaves, and DIY colorblock cork leaf decorations on the table.Continue to 11 of 24 below.
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Pile on the Velvet Pumpkins
This modern farmhouse fall table from My 100 Year Old Home has mix and match tableware, simple glassware, faux greenery and apple blossoms in rustic tin containers, and a collection of velvet pumpkins that can be reused from year to year.Continue to 12 of 24 below.
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Pair Pink and Orange
This cheerful modern autumn table from A Beautiful Mess mixes pink and orange flowers in small vases with a pink table runner, amber glass, and a smattering of pumpkins.Continue to 13 of 24 below.
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Add an Amber Glow
This fall table from Most Lovely Things mixes amber bottles, votive candles in little pastry tins, dried flowers and grasses, vintage plates, and a mix of dishware to create a warm and homey fall table decorated with things from around the house.Continue to 14 of 24 below.
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Use Warm Metals
This fall table designed by Bronte Athearn for Emily Henderson Design mixes orange and mustard flowers in brass-toned vases and hanging on the wall to create a vibrant ode to fall.Continue to 15 of 24 below.
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Lay a Colorful Plaid Tablecloth
A colorful plaid tablecloth is the starting point for this fall table from Inspired by Charm that is decorated with flowers, fruit, and decorative fresh, ceramic, and edible muffin pumpkins.Continue to 16 of 24 below.
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Dress The Patio
This casually elegant table designed by Ajai Guyot for Emily Henderson Design could work in any season, but set up on an outdoor patio table its notes of gold, dried flowers, and sober black tableware make it the perfect setting for a festive fall meal.Continue to 17 of 24 below.
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Set a Modern Farmhouse Table
This simple modern farmhouse table for two from My 100 Year Old Home is set with vintage-style tableware, clear glasses, and a vase of fall leaves.Continue to 19 of 24 below.
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Accent with Copper
This fall table from Inspired by Charm has warm and shiny copper accents from the goblets to the pumpkin that complement the wood accents and colorful flowers and lift the mood.Continue to 20 of 24 below.
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Brighten with Moroccan Flair
This lively and colorful fall table from Casa Watkins Living includes orange Moroccan drinking glasses that add a global twist on the seasonal theme.Continue to 21 of 24 below.
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Lay a Maxi Garland
A repurposed door garland makes a dramatic fall centerpiece for an off-duty table in this dining room from Thistlewood Farms.Continue to 22 of 24 below.
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Mix and Match
There are no rules when it comes to decorating a fall table. This boho style fall table from Casa Watkins Living is anything but traditional, with its colorful mix and match glassware, plates, flowers, and candles that create an eccentric take on fall entertaining.Continue to 23 of 24 below.
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Light a Faux Pumpkin Votive
Blogger Ursula Carmona of Home Made By Carmona added two oversized pumpkin votives to her fall table that add a warm glow.Continue to 24 of 24 below.
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Use Foraged Elements
This plant-based fall table from Casa Watkins Living mixes it up with green apples and glassware, foraged pinecones, white pillar candles, and a centerpiece of greens and roses.