Neutral Fall Tablescape
Learn how to create a neutral fall tablescape. See the elements I used on my copper, green and white fall table.
I love how versatile fall decorating can be. There are so many beautiful ways to decorate for autumn. For my fall tablescape I went with a neutral fall theme and I love it!
Speaking of all the different style of fall decorating, I am excited to, once again, be joining in on the Fall Ideas Tour hosted by Angie from Postcards From the Ridge. Angie has such amazing style and she always hosts the best tours! This week long event has so much fall inspiration so be sure to check back every day!
If you are visiting from Amy’s gorgeous blue and white fall mantel post, welcome, I am so glad you are here! Today’s theme is fall tablescapes and since it’s been a while since I posted about one (the last time was my spring tablescape a couple years ago!) I am pretty excited! Sometimes decorating can feel like a struggle, things just don’t go as planned. I think it’s more about your mindset at the time, really. I must have been in the zone because this tablescape came together very easily.
Did you notice our new (to us) table and church pew? Both have actually been in the garage for a while. James found the church pew on fb marketplace. We didn’t realize until we got home that the dining area wall was the only wall in the house it would fit on! The table I bought from a friend to use as my desk in my home office. For now, I love it in the dining area.
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eucalyptus garland // rose gold flatware (similar) // salt & pepper shakers
copper serving bowl // cake stand (similar) // PB Cambria Stoneware // PB Cabana Plate
When should you start decorating for fall?
As you probably know by now, I am all about you being you! If you can’t resist the itch to start fall decorating and want to start mid August, then that’s when you should start. Can’t stand to decorate until it’s actually autumn? Then I think you should wait until September 21st. A lot of people use Labor Day as their day to start decorating. Since, it’s still 85 degrees here in coastal NC, I am not all that into fall decorating yet. That’s where neutral fall decorating comes in. Just a few little accents, like a couple white and burlap pumpkins and I have a little bit of fall but it’s not over the top.
How can you use natural elements in fall decor?
I love using items from my yard in my decor. For my neutral fall tablescape I brought in ornamental grass and dried hydrangeas. Other natural elements to decorate with-
- sticks (around a vase is really cute!)
- pampas grass
- branches (beauty berry branches have pretty purple berries and bloom in late summer/early fall)
- any fall flower
- pumpkins (of course!)
Colors to use for a neutral fall tablescape
I looked to my dried hydrangeas for color inspiration. I love the coppery rust color some of them turned and the touches of green. Hard to believe they were bright blue not long ago!
Once I had decided on copper, green and white to match the hydrangeas, the rest was easy since I had most of the items already. These pretty green and white plates have been in our back room for years. I intended to break them to use for mosaic art but loved them too much. They only get used a couple times a year but they’re so pretty I definitely should use them more.
Then I added white salad plates and larger mushroom colored dinner plates, both of which are our regular dinner ware. The copper serving bowl and rose gold flatware bring in a bit of sparkle and the wooden table, candle holders and salt and pepper shakers help tone it down while coordinating beautifully.
Some white/cream cloth napkins as placemats and white pumpkins help to brighten it up.
Tell me, do you prefer neutral fall decorating? If not, what colors do you use?
Be sure to check out all the amazing fall inspiration this week!
Tuesday – Tablescapes
Sand Dollar Lane / Aratari at Home / Nourish and Nestle
Salvaged Living / Our Southern Home
Petticoat Junktion / Lora Bloomquist / Exquisitely Unremarkable
Bliss Ranch / The Interior Frugalista / Chatfield Court
Thursday – Crafts & DIY
Domestically Speaking / DIY Beautify
Homeroad / Christina Faye Repurposed
not pictured Weekend Craft
Keen your table is absolutely gorgeous! I love the copper silver wear and the gorgeous oranges and wood tones 🙂
Leen, your neutral tablescape is stunning! Look so very warm and cozy and inviting! I just think you have a beautiful Fall tablescape!
It’s all so lovely, Leen. I love the muted green of the eucalyptus, and all the wood tones blended with the natural elements.
I love neutral decor for fall & the copper touches are just perfect!
This is gorgeous Leen! I love using neutral colors as well. Also bringing a bit of nature inside! Stunning 🙂
I love this soft, pretty color palette! The gray greens look so pretty with the copper tones. I’m jealous you have a church pew! I’ve always wanted one! Lucky you!
Absolutely stunning! I adore all of the natural elements. Totally rethinking my less is more mantra these days. LOVE!
Oh those copper touches are so pretty, what a warmth they bring to your table! And I love your “decorate for fall when it strikes you” advice. So perfect…I’m a big believer in decorating with what and when it’s right for you. Enjoy your new pew!
Love the copper elements in your fall tablescape and I want that copper flatware. Very pretty!
This is such a pretty fall tablescape!!! Love the copper too!
Absolutely beautiful, all of it!
I love this beautiful table and especially your use of Pampass grass it is the perfect addition for a fall table. So happy to be on this hop with you!
Your tablescape is killing me. It’s GORGEOUS! Love, love, the use of copper! Very pretty!
Hey there Coastal NC friend…what time is dinner? Surely you have something delicious planned so that we can sit and enjoy that beautiful table!
Your color selection/combination is so calming…truly earthy…perfect for this time of the year. And I’m crushing on that church pew! What a great find. Guess i need to hit FB Marketplace more often!
Thanks for opening your lovely home and thanks for the inspiration.
So happy to join you on this fantastic blog tour!
Thanks so much Lynn! You’re welcome to come over any time!
Leen, your table is gorgeous! I love the pops of copper mixed in with the green. And those green plates are perfect. Glad you didn’t smash them! And I totally agree to decorate whenever you want to. So happy to have you on tour with us again.
Thanks for being such a great host Angie! You should see the stacks of plates that I didn’t smash. Wish I had learned the value of beautiful china sooner!
Love the natural and organic look of this tablescape. And that copper flatware…..you can send to me any ole time…. LOL… Happy Fall XO
I am crazy over that flatware too. It’s nice to have something a little different!
I definitely want to recreate this, it is beautiful!!!
You should! It came together easily 🙂
Your neutral fall table is so pretty and also elegant. I love your hydrangea centerpiece and how you elevated it using a cake stand. The eucalyptus adds a subtle color that coordinates beautifully with your pretty dishes. The entire table looks so good!
Thanks so much Paula! I don’t think I have decorated with this color combo before but I am sure I will again 🙂
Your table is beautiful! Everyone would love to have dinner at your house I bet!
aw, thanks Susan! Unfortunately, life gets in the way and my table rarely looks this pretty!
This is so pretty. I’m a huge nature lover and you have so many of my favorites. We are hosting Thanksgiving this year so I need some new inspiration.
Oh, I can’t wait to see your Thanksgiving tablescape! You are so great at them, I know it will be amazing!