I love the simplicity that pumpkins add to my dining room table in the fall. They’ve become my go-to decor piece for fall decorating, but unlike using real flowers like I do in the spring and summer, these don’t die at the end of the week. Today I’m sharing my step-by-step process of creating a fall table setting, just to break it down for my decor friends that like to see the whole process from start to finish.
Here is a look at how the table looks when I finished putting it all together.
Sometimes it’s hard to know where to start, or what to gather, or how much of everything to get. The thing I like most about this table, is it’s fairly easy to throw together, and it can stay out even when there is no dinner party to decorate for.
First things first, I start by placing a simple table cloth on my dining room table. I like to do this to break things up from our everyday “wood look” dining table, and it just give the space a different feel. Once my tablecloth is down, I start with the place settings. This way I know how much space I have in the middle to decorate with.
Next I assemble each place setting. I like to place my napkins in between the dinner place and salad plate because it adds that layered look to the table, and if you’ve been around my blog for any amount of time, you know I’m all about adding layers!
Then I set my silverware out. For this fall table setting I used my rose gold set to add a bit of warmth, that cozy feeling we crave in fall.
I finish off each place setting with a mini white pumpkin. I always have the best luck finding this size in my grocery stores produce department.
Next, I start placing staging pieces in the center of the table. I grab a cake stand to add some height to the table, and some candlesticks at varying heights to give some dimension.
Now I can add my pumpkins. With my decor pieces in place, I now have distinct places I can place my pumpkins throughout the middle of the table.
I play around with where each pumpkin is placed. Since the white pumpkin to the left was too large to fit on the cake stand, I went with my next largest one, the muted orange tone. I use the larger pumpkins towards the center and the smaller ones on each end.
To fill in all the space around the pumpkins and candle sticks, and help it not look so bare, I grabbed some fresh seeded eucalyptus from Whole Foods. It’s pretty much the only place I can find it without going to the local florist.
A little goes along way with this fragrant greenery, and you can usually get away with only one bunch. I’ve also seen some realistic options at Micheals this year as well, if you prefer a faux option. I used about a bunch and half for this table, and then placed the remaining half bunch in a vase in my kitchen.
You can see above how nice the eucalyptus fills in around the bases, filling in all the gaps. I just tucked in a few branches here and there as needed, and made sure it looked pretty even all around.
The result, an inviting table for any type of gathering, or just to leave out as decor, and then I’m ready to host at a moments notice! I linked some of the products I used for this table in the images below. You can click on the photos for the direct links.
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