10 Autumn Tablescapes to Inspire You This Harvest Season

Photography by Mac Jamieson, Styling by Kim Chiselko

Text by Hannah Jones

From entertaining a few close friends for a dinner party to a romantic night in for two or even a full Thanksgiving feast, you should never overlook your tablescape! Even the simplest décor adds a special level of elegance and personality to every meal. Luckily, autumn is the perfect season for easy to put together tablescapes thanks to the gorgeous foliage right outside your door. Below, we’ve gathered a few of our favorite harvest season table settings to help inspire you to create your own this autumn.

Rustic and Distressed

Photography by @sweetsouthernlily on Instagram

Simply adorned with just a few fantasy pumpkins, vintage candlesticks, and a vase of freshly foraged limbs, this rustic table is perfect for a small gathering of a few friends on a cozy autumn evening.

Dinner by the Lake

Photography by Mac Jamieson, Styling by Kim Chiselko

If you can, take your autumn tablescape outside! Enjoying a meal in the heart of the harvest season is nothing short of spectacular and definitely worth a little extra leg work.

A Romantic Evening

Photography by French Country Cottage

Whether dining with a tableful or just two, a soft, romantic touch of dainty linens, vintage china, and fresh flowers is a welcomed respite from the chaos of the season.


Photography by John O’Hagan, Styling by Yukie McLean, Setting at Bloomsbury Farm

Take the meaning of the season a step further by decorating your autumn table with more than just pumpkins. Vegetables like cabbage, kale, and even cauliflower make beautiful décor both on their own or used in floral arrangements.

Simply Charming

Photography by @keely.mann on Instagram

Setting the table for a small family gathering? An easy-to-assemble tablescape like this is just enough to elevate the evening from everyday dining. Pull out a few pillar candles, tiny pumpkins, and foraged branches, and you’re all set!

Nature’s Calling

If you’re looking to go the extra mile with your table, then don’t forget the chairs. Harvest-inspired items like wheat bundles and corn stalks can be tied to your seating for a little extra touch of autumn.

Cozy Neutrals

Photography by Rooms for Rent

Not a fan of the traditional autumn hues? Opt for a neutral color palette and focus on layering rustic and cozy textures with fall foliage.

Autumn Ambience

Photography by Mac Jamieson, Styling by Amy Wilson, Design by O’Kelley Architecture

When in doubt, a few fresh florals, a textured tablecloth, and lit candles are always the keys to a stunning setting.

Table for Two

Photography by @the_whole_9_yards_design on Instagram

There are few things as romantic as snuggling under cozy throws and sharing a table for two among the autumn foliage lit by candlelight.

A Modern Thanksgiving

Photography by Mac Jamieson

A bold color palette and mid-century modern furniture are balanced with vintage tableware and a stunning crystal-laden chandelier to make this a table setting your guests will never forget!

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