For many of us, styling a Fall table is one of the most exciting parts of hosting a seasonal dinner. But contrary to what you might think, simply putting down a centerpiece (however stunning) isn’t the end of creating a dinner scene worthy of the mantel “Fall table.” The real fun begins when you start to build a tablescape around your centerpiece, using all of those delightful seasonal items to make an unforgettable visual experience for your guests. Let Bagoy’s Florist & Home’s tips be your guide as you construct the Fall table to end all tables.
First things first: the centerpiece. What you choose will both set and capture the tone of everything else happening on your table, style-wise. For instance, if you grace your table with something like our Woodland Wonder, you’ve opted for a traditional, harvest-hued look. There’s a balance of elegance (roses and orchid) and rustic (the wood container and cascading fern).
This piece is low–a crucial feature, since you want your guests to be able to see each other over it–and it also has a bit of length to it. You might decide to flank it with taper candles of varying sizes, or to nestle votives around it. Candlelight will really play up those warm colors. Because this piece already presents a sense of abundance, focus your other styling on linens and the textures you can bring in there. We love the idea of swirling a lighter fabric down the center to contrast with the rustic nature of this design or in using a lightweight runner in a neutral color. Add bowls of nuts or loose bits of fruit here and there along the table in colors that pick up the centerpiece like pomegranate or pear. Above all, enjoy styling your Fall table!