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How to Set a Simple Fall Table

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Hi Friends! Thanks for stopping by today to see how to set a simple table for fall. I have to admit that this table setting is a big departure from past years. I have always been a fan of big beautiful centerpieces with garland and an abundance of pumpkins. This year is completely different. I am not feeling overly festive nor inspired to create anything too abundant at a time when so many are struggling. With that in mind, I set a very simple table with faded fall tones and minimal fuss that would be appropriate for a small fall gathering or a simple Thanksgiving celebration.

I began with a simple woven table runner in a soft flax tone.

I added a tall white ceramic jug filled with faded faux eucalyptus branches from Michaels. I have had this jug for many years and find that it is a staple decor item that I use season after season.

For the place settings, I wanted a little pop of brightness, so I decided to use copper accents. I dusted off the copper chargers that I purchased last fall and got my favorite vintage copper mugs down from the cupboard. If you’re looking for something similar, I have found that ETSY has some great options.

I also used a simple cream, basketweave dinner plate topped with a salad plate with a sweet fall leaf and bird scene. The basketweave plates were purchased a couple of years ago and the bird plates were a Hobby Lobby find this season. Aren’t they so sweet!?

I finished the place setting with one of my favorite napkins from Magic Linen and my all-time favorite flatware in a soft copper tone.

And because it just seemed wrong not to add a few pumpkins, I decided to place a rustic dough bowl filled with white pumpkins on the sideboard.

The overall look says “fall” in a very soft and subtle way and yet the copper accents make a big statement.

This look would be equally beautiful with a different metallic accents such as brass or gold.

I also love to add cozy, knitted throw blankets to a chair or two in the fall. They are not often used, but I think they look pretty and add a warm accent.

So there you have it…perhaps the simplest table setting I have ever created. I have to say I am a fan of this look as it seems suitable for 2020. I definitely have some more elaborate looks from prior years that you should check out if you are looking for something more festive. Scroll down to see those!

I hope this gave you some ideas about how to set a simple fall table and that you check back soon to see my full fall home tour!

Have a beautiful Day!


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