Neutral Fall Tablescape
My dining room is one of my favorite places to decorate for the seasons in my home. I have to admit, it’s probably my favorite room in my home. It’s the heart of my home. A lot of my favorite memories (as an adult and while growing up) were made around some sort of table. Whether it was a holiday meal, a late night take-out order in college shared with my (now) husband, a morning coffee with my mom, or a heated game of Pictionary (anyone else’s family get SUPER competitive during that game?) — there’s just something about sitting around a table that is associated with so many of my favorite memories.
Fall and winter has always been my favorite half of the year – and maybe it’s because I find that we spend more time around the table (whether it be your dining room table or your coffee table) soaking in the moments together. Many people look forward to Thanksgiving for all the food. But I just love that everyone is gathered together — with politics, opinions, and real life junk left at the door.
Over the next few weeks I can’t wait to share with y’all some tablescape ideas to get you ready to celebrate your thankful hearts with your loved ones. Today on the blog, I’ve got a darling pumpkin dough bowl centerpiece you’re going to love and a simple table setting that includes a great conversation starter!
Other than decorating my front porch, I’m a neutral gal when it comes to my fall decor. It could have something to do with the fact that I went to Texas A&M and the color orange is like the sign of the devil. But, I really just love the overall calming aesthetic that neutrals have in my home. To be honest, I didn’t really shop for too much fall decor this year. (If you’re new around here, it’s because I like to decorate for Christmas EARLY.) I just wanted to reuse a lot of the things that I already had while adding in some things. With that being said, I ‘shopped’ my home this year — and I love how I put a twist on last year’s decor!
As a home blogger, I hope that I never make my friends (YOU) think that you always have to have new home decor with each season. Shop your home, girl! And by that I mean go through your storage bins and see what you already have! Think about how you can put a twist on it for this season. Sometimes, all you need is a coat of chalk paint and it’s like brand new. Invest in staple pieces that can go with you from year to year (trays, baskets, dough bowls, vases, etc) and put a twist on it every year by adding in trending seasonal touches. (floral stems, linen napkins, etc. in trending colors) Not only are you getting years of more use out of your decor, you’re going to save SO much money!
Pumpkin Dough Bowl Centerpiece
I know I was on a mustard kick in August when all the fall decor was starting to come out into stores, but I still loved the grays, creams, and greens this year too. It almost felt classic to me, so I knew I wanted to start out with the same-ish palette this year. This year I shopped my home and decided to reuse my candle box centerpiece that I used in my fall tablescape last year. To make it more dramatic, I placed it in my white dough bowl (that I can’t get enough of each season), and I filled it with gray and white mini velvet pumpkins and pine cone vase filler. Talk about a little twist that made it look like a completely new centerpiece!
Thanksgiving Tablesetting Idea
Meanwhile, with the big Turkey Day coming up, I wanted to show off a cute tablesetting idea for your Thanksgiving table. I wanted to keep it simple yet unique and provide a great conversation starter for when everyone was gathered around the table. I folded these super delicate lace detailed linen napkins into an envelope fold. It was kind of a super cute touch to go with the note writing theme of the activity. Then, with that, I included a pen and piece of paper with “I’m thankful for…” written at the top.
How fun would it be to start your Thanksgiving meal with everyone around the table writing and reflecting on what they are thankful for. Then throughout dinner, you can have your guests go around the table and talk about what they wrote. You’re bound to share some good stories, amazing praises, and memorable conversations with those you care about most. Isn’t that what Thanksgiving dinner is all about?
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There you have it, friends! I really hope this neutral fall tablescape, pumpkin dough bowl centerpiece, and Thanksgiving table setting idea has inspired you to gather around the table with your loved ones this season and make memories that you’ll think back on for a lifetime ahead.
Anyone else in love with neutral fall decor as much as I am? Or are you a fan of all the colors of Autumn? Tell me how you’re decorating your table for Fall in a comment below!