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Beautiful Fall Table Decor with Muted Colors

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Muted colors and soft accents for a fall table setting

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.

fall table setting with muted colors

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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. 

dining table with fall colors and slipcovered chairs

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.

white stoneware pitcher with soft fall colors and flowers

I used them as vases and added dried hydrangeas, faux rust eucalyptus, faux berry stems, dried French lavender, and a few other sprigs for filler. See my simple technique for drying hydrangeas here: How to Dry Hydrangeas

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 everything. 

fall dining table with subtle textures and soft fall colors

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.

fall table setting with fringed cloth napkin and white stoneware dishes

5. Casual Glassware

My stemless 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.

recycled glass stemless wine glasses and fall 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.  

dried and faux flowers in a white stoneware pitcher for fall centerpiece

7. Slipcovered chairs for a softer look

Our dining chairs are a dark wood and I recently added these cotton slipcovers 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 were missing.

subtle fall table setting with faux and dried flowers and muted colors
fall table with muted colors and soft textures

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!

fall table and hutch with soft colors and textures

Here are a few more fall decorating posts you might enjoy:


And see all of my table decorating ideas here: Table Decor Archives

fall table with muted colors and subtle textures

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Next up is Lynn at Living Large in a Small House. You’ll love her alfresco dining table ideas!

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  1. This…this is gorgeous. I love it. I love the soft shades of color, and the sense of nature mixed in with simple white ceramic white pieces. Everything ties together so beautifully and still looks festive and "fall-ish"! Thank you for sharing this! I am pinning away!

    1. Thanks so much, Kristine! I'm loving softer colors right now and enjoyed decorating our table with them!

  2. You are a girl after my own heart. I'm not a big fan of orange either so I keep my fall colors pretty neutral. Your tablescape is amazing! I love everything about it.

  3. So pretty! Floral design is my hobby and I'm certainly going to recreate your white pitcher arrangement soon. Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Thank you! Send me a picture of your arrangement! I'm always looking for inspiration too.

  4. I love it all Angie, the slipcovers add such a dreamy feel! All the dried florals and burnt orange are so perfect together! Thanks for inspiring me as always 😉

    1. Thank you so much, Cindy! The slipcovers really made a big difference in here. And I'm loving the muted colors for fall.

    1. Thank you so much, Cindy! The subtle colors do kinda look like an old memory, don't they? I never thought of it that way.

  5. I love this beautiful Fall tablescape! The muted color tones you used are gorgeous and so soothing. The centerpiece is perfect for this time of the year. Thank you for the inspiration!

  6. Angie– Everything looks just lovely…loving the soft tones you've used in your tablescape this year. So much beauty. So happy to be on the tour with you. Happy Harvest Season! xoxo, Kristi

  7. This is just gorgeous! I love the color scheme you chose–the textures and colors are perfect. –Kathleen from Roots & Boots

    1. Thanks so much, Kathleen. The soft colors and textures are really speaking to me this fall.

  8. I mean…WOW, Angie. You are my interior design spirit animal! The colors, textures, cozy + casual feeling…it's all so amazing! I adore everything you've done! xo, Kristi

  9. I just love everything about this table setting! The colors are just beautiful, so soft! You are so talented!

  10. The muted colors are a winning combination and so pretty. I always enjoy seeing your cabinet in the background and how you decorate for the changing seasons. By the way the slipcovers look beautiful!

    1. Thank you, Michelle! I have fun decorating the cabinet for each season. And the slipcovers have made it so much lighter in here.

  11. How pretty, Angie! I love the soft muted colors that you used together. The colors combined with all of the texture make the whole area such an invited space.

  12. I love the soft, relaxing vibe you created. The slipcovered chairs bring an elegant softness to all the hard elements. So pretty!

  13. This is pure perfection, I would LOVE to have a meal here (and your pie) the colours are so sweet and relaxing! Beautiful my friend!

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