white chairs in dining room

Dining Room Fall Decorating

I love decorating our dining room for fall! A few textures, warm colors and of course, a couple pumpkins and our dining room is decorated for fall!

dark blue table decorated for fall

Celebrate Fall Home Tour

School starts on Monday and that’s a perfect time to start decorating for fall. It takes me a couple weeks to complete my fall decorating. I don’t like to rush it, especially when it’s 90 degrees and humid outside!
Today I am excited to be hosting the Celebrate Fall Home Tour sharing fall décor along with 13 of my blogging friends. Be sure to check out all of the posts at the bottom of this page for amazing fall inspiration.

If you are here from Sweet Pea, thanks for stopping in! I love Paula’s style and the way she incorporates special family mementos in her decorating.

Today I am sharing our fall dining room. I had planned on sharing our entryway as well but we’ve had a family emergency so it got bumped to next week.

Fall Dining Room Buffet

You’ve probably seen this piece of furniture around our house before. It’s a FB Marketplace find that I paid $20 for with the intent of painting it. Obviously that hasn’t happened (yet!). This piece gets moved around our dining room and living room. Sometimes it’s a buffet, other times it’s a sofa table. Always, it’s a great storage piece.

wooden buffet decorated for fall

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There are usually serving bowls and cookbooks on the shelves of this buffet but for fall I added a few pumpkins, my mom’s Majolica pitcher, and a couple baskets for texture.

For the top of the buffet, I gathered some items I have had a while. Most of them I use year round but there are a few fall items I included like faux greenery. This is several bushes from from Michaels last year and I think they’ve been discontinued. Remember the little dough bowl I was using in our entryway to collect our beach treasures? I moved it into the dining room and now it holds cute little faux gourds.

willow lantern and white pumpkin

Eli and I picked up this pretty shrimp boat art while we were in Davis, NC for my mom’s memorial service. It was painted by a woman named Rose and since that was my mom’s maiden name, we knew we had to have it!

hand painted shrimp boat art

Our extra dining chair that is tucked in the corner got a cute pumpkin pillow. I love the color and the beading on it!
I am currently loving these chairs!

white chair with pumpkin pillow

Fall Dining Room Table

You know I absolutely love creating tablescapes, right? Here are a couple fall tablescapes from year past.
Neutral Fall Tablescape
Simple Coastal Style Fall Decorating

blue fall dining area

I am not ready for a full tablescape just yet. Instead, I placed the items we use every day on a round tray and popped it in the middle of the dining table. That way when Eli uses the table for homework or I am using it for crafts it’s easy to move the tray to the counter. It makes setting the dinner table super easy too!
Side note- I have two rooms to craft in, my studio and our office yet I still drag all my supplies into the dining area!

blue napkins and white plates on dining table

This tray is actually a three tier tray that comes apart to make three separate trays. I love how well it coordinates with the basket on the buffet!

blue table cloth and napkins
white chairs in dining room
blue fall dining area

I am excited to share more fall décor with you this coming week. In the meantime, I hope you will check out all my friends’ fall decorating posts below. Next on the tour is My Wee Abode. You’re going to love her simple fall living room décor!

More Fall Decorating Tips

Fall Porch Decorating
Simple Coastal Fall Decorating
Coastal Farmhouse Fall Home Tour
How to Decorate a Small Porch for Fall

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  1. Your dining room looks so lovely and inviting, Leen! The muted, neutral colors that you used are perfect. Your mother’s Majolica pitcher and the shrimp boat art are such treasures. I love how you incorporate such unique and meaningful pieces into your decor. It all comes together beautifully. Thank you for organizing this fun fall tour! xo
    P.S. It’s funny…I always end up crafting in my dining room or kitchen too…instead of my craft room! 🙂

  2. What a beautiful color palette. Using neutrals and blue for Fall look so fresh and crisp. The shrimp boat painting has my heart. And I love your sentiment behind it. Your home is lovely all year long. Thank you for the inspiration and hosting, Leen. I can’t wait to see what else your Fall decorating looks like.

    1. Isn’t that funny? I wonder why we do that! I thought it was because I wanted to be near my family (my studio and office are out in our garage building) but even when I am home alone I am at the dining table!

  3. Thank you so much for hosting, Leen… and I love your buffet/sideboard. I know what it’s like to not get items painted. My baker’s cabinet is STILL waiting, too! The neutral items you’ve decorated with are just lovely, and it looks like we have BOTH added pops of blue!

  4. Leen – I just love how that navy pops against your perfectly colored walls! And that beaded pumpkin pillow is the absolute cutest. Thanks for all your hard work on putting together this awesome blog hop!


  5. Leen, I just love all the blue in your mix of Fall decor! My eye was drawn to that pretty blue ticking stripe fabric right away. Thanks for opening up your home to us and sharing such great Fall decor ideas (I also LOVE that tray!). And, thank you for organizing the Fall Home Tour. It’s so fun!

  6. I love all the blues and neutral colors in your dining room. Such easy colors to live with and just happen to be my favorite too. Speaking of favorites I spotted the Majolica pitcher of your mothers. What a beautiful piece and such a treasure! Love this fall tour hop and so happy to be joining in. Thank you!!

    1. Thanks Michelle! Yes, I love that Majolica! It’s even more precious to me since my mom passed away.
      I am so glad you joined us on this hop!

  7. Leen, I always enjoy the coastal flair that you bring to all of your seasonal decor. Your mom’s majolica pitcher caught my eye right away- it’s beautiful! I had to chuckle when you said that you craft at the dining room table, as I have multiple crafting areas in the house, too! Your FB Marketplace buffet piece was a great score. I love that you can see the contents through the glass windows. Your dining room looks casual and inviting! Thank you for organizing this fun home tour! Pinned:)

  8. Leen, your dining room is so warm and at the same time light. I love the soft muted colors you chose to decorate with for fall and the way they look with the warm mid-tones of the furniture and your gorgeous floor. However, I must say that the shrimp boat art is a true treasure and looks right at home there too.

    1. Thanks Marianne! I don’t even know what to call that piece. It’s kind of a bucket, kind of a basket…I just know I love it!

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