Taking Instagram by storm, tablescaping is the art of dressing a table to convey a particular mood or theme. As we transition from summer to winter and spend more time indoors, autumn is the perfect time to get creative and bring seasonal touches to your dining table. Whether it’s time for lunch, brunch, or dinner, discover how to create an autumn-inspired table that’s guaranteed to impress.
1. Choose a Theme
The first step to achieving a beautifully laid table is to choose a color palette and theme. When it comes to autumnal colors, you instantly think of earthy shades such as yellow, brown, orange, and red. Not only reflecting and symbolizing the time of the year, they also create a warm and cozy atmosphere.
2. Pick Your Backdrop
3. Lay the Table
4. Make a Statement
No table is complete without a seasonal centerpiece. For a nature-inspired look, bring the outdoors in with dried foliage and stems. Place the stems within a large, single vase or lay a bundle of them along the center of the table to form a garland feature. For something simpler, play with height and create an illuminating display with several hurricane candle holders. If you opt for a floral arrangement, keep the stems short to enable conversation across the table.
5. Add the Finishing Touches
Now you have your table all set, it’s time to add those personal touches. From decorative pumpkins and flower-filled vases to scattered tealights and stylish lanterns, small details can make a huge impact. If you want to really impress your guests, the addition of personalized place cards and hand-written menus - and even a small gift - will take your styling to the next level.