There’s no better way to get excited for Fall than by immersing yourself in a project that captures its spirit. And what better project than the design of your Fall table? Whether you’re doing some autumn entertaining, updating the decor of your dining room for the season or looking ahead to how you’ll style Thanksgiving, creating a beautiful seasonal tablescape starts with the centerpiece. Read on to find Breen’s top tips for tablescaping.
Your centerpiece sets the tone for the look of the rest of the table, so in that way, it is the most important decor item you put on it. Let’s say you’ve selected a design like Fall For Fall to grace your table. This is modern elegance in one glossy red bowl, and yet it’s still an approachable centerpiece (just look at those friendly mums beckoning!).
Given the elegant sweep of green amaranthus (which also introduces texture) and the surprise of lotus seed tucked away in its center, this design invites a more modern and creative approach to the tablescape. Fill cake stands or platters with Fall fruits like artichoke and pomegranate to give a sense of abundance down the length of the table. Weave in greenery to form a simple garland, or balance the elegance of the centerpiece with branches or willow. Keep linens simple and clean; the center of your table will be radiating color and interest. Keep the focus there and on the food itself.