Looking for fall dining table decor ideas? Here are 25 stunning ideas to decorate your table for fall, from farmhouse table setting ideas to elegant and feminine styling ideas. There are also rustic, and DIY fall table decor ideas in this post.
Are you joining me in looking for some fall dining table decor inspiration? I am hosting a dinner party soon, and I was in need of some fresh, clean, new ideas for making my fall table look beautiful.
I like simple fall decor for my home that can be created in an hour or less. But when it comes to entertaining, I like to put in a little bit of extra effort.
So I went hunting for the best ideas for how to dress my table for my autumn gathering. I had one criterion, I wanted real table settings made by real people. I was looking for table settings that are beautiful, elegant, and maybe even a bit romantic but definitely also doable, affordable, and made with items that I can scavenge, gather, repurpose, or buy on the cheap. And boy, did my blogging pals come through for me.
How to Decorate Your Fall Table
So I thought, let’s share the inspiration. Here are over 25 pretty fall table settings and centerpieces for your and mine fall diner parties. Oh, and of course, they would look great at Thanksgiving too…
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French Country Style Fall Dining Table Decor Ideas
This table setting in soft colors is romantic, elegant, and beautiful. I love the use of the soft pink roses and the little silver accents on the table, like the glitter on the pumpkins and the sparkly candle holders. This table setting can be found at Chandeliers and Champagne
Velvet pumpkins take center stage in this French Country style Table setting by Shabbyfufu. I adore the combination of the rustic table with the soft, luxurious look of the velvet pumpkins. And don’t get me started on the little detail of the feathers on those pumpkins. The rustic wood, the soft velvet, the fluffy feathers, and the cool glass and ceramics are all proving that adding lots of texture to your fall dining table decor is the way to go.
Do you love the combination of pumpkins and fresh flowers too? I love it. And if you’ve ever wondered how to create a pumpkin floral arrangement, you’ll love the tutorial by At Lane and High. The combination of blooms and pumpkins in similar shades is what makes this fall table centerpiece so effective. Just follow along with her steps, and you will have yourself a nice and pretty fall centerpiece in no time.
The source for this image is lost in the history of the web, but I had it saved in my inspiration file, and I just needed to include it here. The faded, vintage colors – all beautiful neutrals – of this fall table setting are still a winner in my book. And looking at this, I can only hope to find one of those heirloom pumpkins in my neck of the woods soon.
Pretty pumpkins and branches with leaves and berries are combined in a fall garland. A fall foliage garland like this is the perfect starting point for a simple and easy fall table setting. Especially when you combine the fall garland with fun lanterns. Sometimes keeping it simple really is the best approach in your decorating, as Worthing Court shows off here.
Oh! This is just so beautiful, and what an unexpected combination. The feminine powdered colors and the more masculine checkered fabrics go so well together in this original fall table setting. I just keep looking at it, and I have decided that I simply must go hunting for those checkered tablecloths. Love it! Great work by The Latina Next-door.
The mini pumpkins in the lightest of orange are so pretty too. I love this color palette for fall. I think my next fall craft project will be painting some more faux pumpkins in these pretty colors.
Related Reading: Fall Fireplace Decorating Ideas.
Gold and Copper Fall Tables
If you are wondering how to set up a fall or Thanksgiving diner table, then this post by Home Stories A to Z is a wonderful resource. Beth uses this stunning fall table setting with copper details to show you exactly which steps to take to create a table this beautiful in your own home.
The lanterns are a great focal point for this table setting; they are simply nested in a loose runner of foliage, scattered fruit, and greenery.
Bringing the outdoors inside is another theme for how to dress your table for a fall dinner party. This rustic fall table decor is just perfect. The green ferns, the touches of moss, the little succulents in copper pots, and the giant rustic pumpkins come together perfectly on this farmhouse table. Design by Southern Revivals.
Now, this is original! I have never seen anything like it. A lucky penny table setting with a homemade runner. What a fun idea, and how wonderful do the pennies go with the copper elements. A DIY fall decoration like this on your dining room table will surely make your guests talk. Great work by Jenron Designs.
Right on trend is this copper fall tablescape by Timeless Creations. The fabric pumpkin perched on the copper bowl is such a fun center of attention detail on this beautiful table. You might have to serve your dinner buffet style if you make an opulent centerpiece like this on a small table, but who cares. If the food is good, guests will be happy, and the fall decor will be the perfect topic for conversation. Fall dining, bring it on!
Rustic Fall Table Decor Ideas
Fall is the time that we celebrate the harvest and the bounty that nature is giving us, and this pretty Thanksgiving centerpiece and table setting show off the lushness of fall nature just beautifully. The combination of flowers, feathers, fruit, and vegetables, along with traditional autumn elements like pinecones and pumpkins, is a winning combination in this fall centerpiece. The decorations are made by Celebrating Everyday Life.
And those tiny ribbon flags on the pumpkins? Just adorable!
Creating a centerpiece for your fall table doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. When you use the materials nature gives us for free, you can create the perfect table decor without cost. This nature-inspired and simple fall centerpiece made with pine cones works well for fall and Thanksgiving decor.
Sometimes you want to set a nice dinner table, but time and resources are a bit scarce. Well, this elegant but simple fall table decor might just be the inspiration you need in that situation. A fall bouquet is split in three and placed in rustic green mason jars. The linen napkins match the color scheme of the flowers, and scattered little candles add just the right touch to the table. This simple and clean fall dinging table decor is created by Boxwood Avenue.
Well, I should add at least one pretty fall table with traditional fall colors, shouldn’t I? I love the look of this tabletop decor, and it is one you could pull together at the last minute. It looks grand and opulent, but it is, in its essence, very simple. The big vase filled with fall florals and wheat stalks pulls this whole table together. Gotta love that. Great work by Made by Carli.
Rustic and farmhouse home decor seem to be made for each other. This simple fall table decor is based on a vintage grain sack table runner and a vintage breadboard. This kind of table decorating is so easy; just gather fun fall items that will look good together and scatter them on a table; the grain sack runner makes it look cohesive and grounded.
Whimsical Fall Table decor Ideas
This fall table is stunningly beautiful in blue, white, and red. The oriental blue and white china combines beautifully with the velvet pumpkins and the red accent color from the apples and the colorful leaves in a bit glass vase adds just the right amount of drama to this wonderful fall table by ThistlewoodFarms.
Traditional fall decor colors are orange and brown, but this fall table in green and white shows that you can create a fall mood with just about any color or with very little color at all. The green from the leaves and flowers is echoed in the green of the gourds and pumpkins. It’s a fall table setting from my past, but I still love this look.
And now for something totally different: A fall table in vibrant colors and lots of bright pink candles and pumpkins. I don’t think I could pull this off, but it is so much fun, and I can totally see this as a fall table when there are kids coming over. The combination of the pillar candles and the pumpkins would work in any color scheme, but this bright pink is obviously the favorite color of We’re the Joneses.
Coastal Fall Table Decor
Who says you can’t add a touch of the beach to your fall decorations? Well, it wasn’t me because I am in love with this blue and white Thanksgiving fall table. The white and blue theme, the rattan woven placemats, and the stripy fabric give a true summer feeling to this table while, at the same time, the pumpkins and eucalyptus leaves make it very clear that fall has arrived. Coastal Thanksgiving table by Sand and Sisal.
Simple and light are often my go-to decor attributes, and this little beachy centerpiece just speaks my language. The sea star resting on the bowl of small, white pumpkins, the rattan and wicker elements, and the white roses in a simple Ball Jar, it works together so beautifully in this coastal fall table decor by Starfish Cottage
This simple and affordable fall table can be whipped up minutes before your guests arrive for Thanksgiving dinner. Just place some large and small pumpkins on a tray, add some greens, and call it a day. Together with the clean white china and the checkered tablecloth, it becomes a Thanksgiving table that is simply beautiful. Table setting by The Lettered Cottage
Diy Fall Table Decorations
This autumn centerpiece in a homemade crate is just perfect for fall entertaining. Friends and family will know immediately how welcome they are at your table. A crate like this, or any crate, really is perfect for a quick-to-assemble centerpiece, and it fits right in with the rustic and Farmhouse decor trend. This fall centerpiece is made by Sophias Decor.
If you feel crafty and want to have a truly unique look for your fall table, you will love this cork and paint fall decor. Michael from Inspired by Charm came up with this fun and very doable project idea. I love the muted colors he chose, the natural look of the cork, and the eye-catching use of the branches in the clear vases.
These metallic gourds are so original. Who would have thought that pumpkins and gourds could look this fancy, modern, and original? And all it took was metallic spray paint and the imagination from Jaime Costiglio. The tiny natural acorns are the perfect accent to make the shiny metallics stand out even more.
This painted pumpkin table setting is so pretty. I love the unexpected use of the color black here. Especially since the modern-looking painted pumpkins are combined with gold-colored tableware and rustic place settings. This fall table looks unique and modern and is still so doable for us ordinary folks. See more of this table at House on Longwood Lane
An outdoor table doesn’t have to be used for dining in the fall season, so you can go big and bold with your table setting here. I created this fall centerpiece many moons ago, and looking at it now, I am still loving it. Hop on over to the original post to see how I created it with some simple floral arranging techniques.
Don’t forget to pin this post to your favorite fall Decorating Board on Pinterest so you can find it when your next dinner party is on!
So tell me, which is your favorite table setting for fall?
Marianne Songbird is the founder of Songbird, where she hopes to inspire everyone to create a home they love, one DIY project at a time. She shares anything from craft ideas to home decor inspiration and from DIY projects to decorating hacks. Originally from the Netherlands Marianne and her husband Lex are currently renovating a 250-year-old farmhouse in Germany.