Halloween and Thanksgiving are just around the corner and that means it’s time to create fall centerpieces that celebrate the harvest season.
Making your own fall centerpieces doesn’t mean just plopping some gourds on the table. Autumn is full of rich colors and textures, and there are many ways to create a gorgeous tablescape around fall centerpieces.
While we all love Halloween and Thanksgiving creating all-season fall centerpieces means not putting anything too literal on the table–so no turkey pumpkins or spooky ghosts. Instead, look for something that’s an elegant nod to an appreciation of the season.
Here are 7 elegant ideas for eco-friendly fall centerpieces and tablescapes:
1. The All-White Table
Image: One Kings Lane
Nothing says drama and elegance like an all white table. And all white doesn’t need to be white tablecloth fussy, but can be done in a rustically charming way. For example, use white muslin for table coverings, add dip-painted gourds, include fall centerpieces of white mums and add some white candles for an easy all-white look that works everyday.
2. The Foraged Table
Image: Creations B yShelly
Making fall centerpieces is a wonderful way to add nature to your table. Some ideas include using twigs to decorate glass candle holders, adding brightly colored leaves to a vase, grouping pine cones and acorns together at each place setting or creating a bouquet of dried grasses and flowers tied with a red ribbon.
3. The Farmhouse Chic Table
Image: Bloom Shoppe
Creating a rustic farmhouse chic table is easy and perfect for a homey table. Just add some old mason jars alternatively filled with candles and autumn foliage. Another ideas is to use old wooden library card catalog drawers as planters for mums or fresh herbs as a centerpiece. Finally, use rustic cloth napkins–make your own from old fabric scraps or buy some unbleached linen or cotton ones.
4. The Bounty of the Season Table
Image: Nick Bastian Tempe, AZ
The colors of the season are just beautiful enough on their own. From deep red apples and purple grapes to golden blush pears and coppery figs, the bounty of the Earth is both delicious and gorgeous. Use your farmers’ market haul to create fall centerpieces your guests can eat. Pair with fall flowers like cabbage roses and mums to complete the look.
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