Do you want a spectacular fall table decoration or just a simple, easy arrangement? Take a look at our 27 magnificent proposals that are sure to impress your guests.
When it comes to material ideas, look no further than your own garden. Fall landscapes showcase the natural beauty of changing leaves and bountiful harvests. Gather shiny leaves, fallen acorns, and pine cones for quick and easy rustic presentations. For understated elegance, use monochrome color palettes, like shades of ivory and gold, then accentuate the arrangement with metallic elements and glass.
Pumpkins and squash are a must, of course, but for lasting arrangements look for the foam versions. Not only can they be used year after year, but they can also be painted, sculpted or cut and used as vases or containers. And speaking of vases, now is the time to bring out all kinds of unconventional containers for your discoveries in nature. Galvanized buckets, apothecary jars, flower pots and even hollowed logs make beautiful decorations for your preparations.
1. Fall table decoration: Centerpiece with rustic lanterns and squash
The highlight of this arrangement is a papier-mâché pumpkin pumpkin flanked by two lanterns. Autumn leaves fill the nooks and crannies of this large woven basket. The soft blue of the lanterns stands out among the warm hues of the leaves. This arrangement will look great on your fall table but will also work on your buffet.
2. Fall table decoration: Candle box
Candles and pillar berries fill this wooden box to create a perfect fall centerpiece. The box is long and narrow, making it an ideal choice for a dining table or a fireplace mantel. White candles and pumpkins nestle in a base of Spanish moss, surrounded by meandering vines of white and red berries.
3. Fall table decoration: White pumpkin vase
A fake white pumpkin brings a feeling of freshness to this centerpiece. A few tall branches add height to the arrangement, while off-white flowers sprout from pine cones, cotton stems and orange berries..
Silvery white leaves finish filling the pumpkin, making it perfect for fall and winter entertaining.
4. Fall table decoration: Wooden bowl with candle
Pair a large wooden bowl and a glass container to create this table centerpiece. The wooden bowl can be a family heirloom or something you bought at the flea market.
A white candle filled the glass container with a warm glow. An abundance of pine cones, acorns and faux fruits fills the space of the bowl surrounding the light in the center.
5. Fall table decoration: Sparkling pumpkin candle holders
Styrofoam pumpkins are wrapped in glitter candles for an unexpected bright display. It’s perfect for decorating your fall table. A drill will help you create the candle hole.
The entire piece is covered with glue and then generously sprinkled with glitter. You can change the colors of glitter and pumpkins for a personalized display.
6. Fall table decoration: Apple topiary
Red apples are one of the fall treats. An apple topiary is one way to add this fruit to your decor. Florists’ skewers protect each fruit which creates a colorful display. For a twist, you can replace the apples with green or young pears..
7. Fall table decoration: Branch with festive squash and candles
A simple tree branch displays tea lights in a perfect fall setting. This branch is 120cm long with a side branch protruding about 30cm on one side for added stability.
You can dig a small hole for each of the tea lights. Pumpkins, pine cones and fall leaves frame this natural centerpiece.
8. Fall table decoration: Floral arrangement in a pumpkin vase
Dried leaves spring from white flowers and a fake pumpkin. Wheat, dried cattails, and dried poppy flowers add height. Silk flowers surround this central display, emerging from the white pumpkin base. This round centerpiece will work well on small tables or sideboards.
9. Fall table decoration: Candles with autumn leaves
Rugged simplicity is the name of this candle-lit centerpiece. Five candles of varying heights and widths are placed on a wooden tray. Each candle has a strip of burlap around its center. On this are one or two autumn leaves tied with a piece of jute twine.
10. Fall table decoration: Green vegetable candlesticks
Fresh green vegetables enclose simple white candles for a natural centerpiece. Strong rubber bands secure green beans and asparagus. A pretty ribbon hides the elastics with a decorative touch. Hollowed artichokes make a perfect base for small candles.
11. Fall table decoration: Rustic Pumpkin Vase
Apricot-colored roses and dark red chrysanthemums combine to create a true colorful fall spectacle. A real pumpkin forms the basis of this rich flower bed. The set sits on a simple silver platter, letting the pumpkin and flowers stand out.
12. Fall table decoration: Wood and white pumpkin
White wood sits comfortably next to white pumpkins in this long centerpiece. Creamy white pumpkins are set in the curves of the wood, along with small candles and white hydrangeas. With a little rearrangement, this display would work well on a round or square table..
13. Fall table decoration: Flowers with pine cones
Simplicity and natural beauty mark this display of fall flowers. Large dahlia blossoms, in different fall shades, blend comfortably atop this composition. Below, a large cylindrical vase contains a multitude of pine cones on which the flowers rest. A simple raffia string wraps around the neck of the vase for the finishing touch.
15. Fall table decoration: White pumpkin with berries
Your fall centerpiece doesn’t have to be complex. A minimalist display can be just as striking. Simple white pumpkins sit atop a wooden plank. Tags filled with inspirational words hang from pumpkin stems.
16. Fall table decoration: Pumpkin bucket and tree branch with candles
The combination of these two simple elements can create a unique and warm centerpiece. It’s ideal for family gatherings in the fall. A galvanized bucket filled with small pumpkins brings height to this display. Tealight candles nestled in a simple branch of wood provide a beautiful horizontal element that gives off a soft glow. The two elements are perfectly balanced.
17. Fall table decoration: Sheaf of wheat with burlap bow
The natural beauty of wheat requires a little more to be perfect for your fall gatherings. One of the most striking features of wheat are the straight stems topped with ears of common wheat.
Dozens of wheat stalks form an upright cluster, wrapped in a corded burlap ribbon for structure and beauty. A simple wooden blank creates the platform for everything else.
18. Fall table decoration: Arrangement of glass jars
Matching vases containing simple candles form the center of this beautiful display. Each glass container is wrapped in a jute band secured with string. The bands are decorated with small dried flowers, fallen leaves or stenciled initials. Tassels and a simple wooden plaque form the minimalist base.
19. Fall table decoration: Vase of tree branches and sunflowers
The multiple colors of sunflowers spring from a tree branch vase for a unique fall centerpiece. Small tree branches stand side by side around a central vessel. A simple burlap ribbon and a bow surround the branches. Sunflowers at different heights bring rich colors to your table.
20. Fall table decoration: Mini pumpkins dipped in gold
Gold paint unifies the multiple elements of this simple centerpiece. A long length of burlap runs down the center of the table. Pumpkins, candles, berry branches and pine cones unite with the application of gold paint. Simple wooden slabs give height to the central pumpkin.
21. Fall table decoration: Apothecary jar with pumpkins
Simple glass apothecary jars are an easy way to display the colorful shapes of smaller pumpkins. Cream, peach, yellow and black are just some of the colors that can be seen on the transparent sides of these jars..
22. Fall table decoration: Dried hydrangeas and white pumpkins
The soft color of the hydrangeas showcases this white pumpkin centerpiece. Wood, highlighted by white paint, forms the basis of this display. White pumpkins of many sizes fill the center of the trough. Large hydrangea flowers, each with subtle shades of pink and green fill in the voids while gently flowing to the sides.
23. Fall table decoration: Pumpkins with succulents
Succulents give an unexpected charm to this pumpkin centerpiece. The idea of this display is that you can choose the size of the pumpkin to decorate. Hot glue fixes the foam to the top of the pumpkin.
A variety of succulents sitting in and around the moss creates a unique display with an assortment of textures and colors.
24. Fall table decoration: Centerpiece in wooden box
If you are looking for a long and narrow centerpiece, this simple candle and foliage box is a perfect choice. A simple box, painted white with a dark spot, defines the basis of this display. Fill the box with a garland of fall leaves. Burlap wrapped vases or white candles are the finishing touch.
25. Fall table decoration: Lumberjack vase with autumn flowers
Roses and succulents are just a few of the beautiful elements that cascade into this wooden vase. A wooden log creates the perfect vase for this natural display. Apricot roses, soft green succulents and wheat buds nestle in the center of the log to create the perfect bouquet.
26. Fall table decoration: Jars painted with wheat stalks
Painting a simple rectangular wooden crate is the first step in creating this masterpiece. The chalk paint gives it a faded, but beautiful color. White chalk paint fills the glass of the jars and the stalks of wheat are growing. Orange burlap roses bring a little color to this composition.
27. Fall table decoration: Pumpkins ceramic
Set among balls of string and natural elements, this display showcases pumpkins, mostly made of ceramic. This display works well with faux pumpkins, but would also be good to use natural pumpkins in a variety of colors.