Text by Katie Ellis
There’s something special about autumn that draws us to gather around the table. A new crispness in the air, a fresh dose of warm color, and a cozy nod to the rustic, earthy elements that find their way into our homes to bring added delight in preparing a table for friends and family. Whether your dining space is indoors or outdoors, more intimate or set for a crowd—you’re sure to be inspired by these tips in creating your own table that welcomes both the season and your guests in style.
A stack of pumpkins wrapped in grapevines makes an instant, easy-to-create centerpiece that exudes autumn from every angle. Pumpkin stacks can be neutral, brightly colored, or even painted. Adding sunflowers, dried leaves, or seasonal berries to your stack is a great way to add an extra touch of personality.
Nothing sings autumn quite like copper. Copper accents—whether they are matte or high-shine—can create an instant rich, cozy layer to an autumn table. Rather than one large statement piece, incorporate smaller copper accents like candlesticks, serving utensils, or mugs to add interesting detail that each guest will enjoy at the table.
Colored glass is a great way to mix up your tablescape for the approaching cooler months. For a fun, unexpected twist on your fall table, try adding purple, green, or brown glass vessels instead of the typical orange, yellow, and red. Feathers, horns, and of course, seasonal fruits and vegetables, are another great addition to any autumnal table.