Muted colors and soft accents for a fall table setting
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Our fall table setting is done with soft muted colors, dried and faux florals,
and casual dishes and napkins. I think it might be my favorite fall table that
I’ve done to date. I’m sharing it today as part of the Harvest Home Tour
hosted by Kristi at
French Creek Farmhouse and there are gorgeous ideas from 29 other bloggers. All of them are at
the bottom of this post and you’ll definitely want to visit everyone.
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Now let’s take a little tour of our dining area!
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How to Set a Fall Table with Muted Colors
1. Soft fall colors
Even though I’m an alum of the University of Tennessee and my blood runs
orange, I don’t really like to decorate with that color of orange, even for
fall. This year I wanted to use soft hues of rust, gold, green, and a dash of
lavender. I’ve added some pieces that I’ve had for a while and a few things
from my online shop too.
2. Simple Centerpiece
For my simple centerpiece I used a
small wooden cutting board
as a base and added a
white stoneware pitcher
and a smaller matching
stoneware creamer. I used them as vases and added dried hydrangeas, faux rust eucalyptus, faux
dried French lavender, and a few other sprigs for filler.
3. Add some texture
For a bit of texture I used my
woven placemats. I’ve had these for years and use them all year because they go with
4. Cloth Napkins with Fall Colors
For another dose of fall color I added some
fringed cloth napkins striped with terra cotta and taupe. And my white ironstone thrift store dishes go great with all of it.
5. Casual Glassware
has just the tiniest hint of blue in them and I like the way they complement
the fall colors and the dried hydrangeas. Plus they’re nice and casual which
fits the theme of this table setting.
6. Finishing Touches
I placed a
burnt orange linen tea towel
on the cutting board for a bit more fall color. And I added some nuts, dried
oranges, acorns, and a
wood bead garland
for a finishing touch, along with a small dried hydrangea.
7. Slipcovered chairs for a softer look
Our dining chairs are a dark wood and I recently added these
for a lighter, softer look. It has really made a big difference and definitely
has made the area lighter. Plus they add a cozy factor that the wood chairs
The table now has a casual, vintage look that I’ll keep until possible late
November. But knowing me, it will change before that. I hope you’ve gotten
some ideas for your fall table here today! Let me know what your favorite part
is in the comments below!
Here are a few more fall decorating posts you might enjoy:
- Old, New, Copper, and Blue Fall Decor Ideas
- Fall Hutch with Vintage White Ironstone and Wooden Butter Molds
- 6 Easy Ways to Use a Blanket Scarf as Fall Decor
- 9 Creative Ways to Use Vintage Items in your Fall Decor
Please continue along this inspiring Harvest Home tour, and visit the other
participants in each of the following categories.
Next up is Lynn at Living Large in a Small House. You’ll love her alfresco dining table ideas!