Easy Fall Tablescape Ideas & Inspiration

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Use these easy fall tablescape ideas for Thanksgiving or autumn gatherings. Place setting ideas & centerpiece inspiration.

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Up today are some very easy fall tablescape ideas that are perfect for autumn gatherings and Thanksgiving. This holiday season, I’m focusing on keeping my decor easy, budget-friendly, and as natural as possible.

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Natural Centerpiece

This tablescape got its start when I made a natural centerpiece that began with a tray as the base. I used seeded eucalyptus, white pumpkins, dried hydrangeas, and fresh bittersweet to fill the tray. This easy centerpiece was placed on a striped table runner for a more layered look.

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Building the Place Settings

When I put the place settings together, I kept them simple because the centerpiece sort of steals the show. I began with navy placemats and ivory plates. I then added stunning leaf salad plates, napkins with autumnal colors, ivory flatware, and an orange velvet pumpkin for a pop of color.

easy fall tablescape ideas traditional dining room table with corner hutch

Place Cards

I created little place cards from last year’s Thanksgiving napkin ring printable. You could also easily print the names of your guests on small cards to make the tags a bit more personal.

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We’ll be a small number for Thanksgiving dinner this year, but I still like to make an effort and add some festive touches to the table. They don’t have to be elaborate or expensive. Use things you already have in a different way to make things feel new.

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I can’t believe I’m saying this, but today’s post wraps up my fall decor for the season. It seems like just yesterday it was August, and we were full of plans for welcoming autumn into our homes. I hope you’ve had some time to sit and watch the leaves turn.

easy fall tablescape ideas blessed tag on orange pumpkin


Use this Thanksgiving planner to make the holiday easy for you, and so lovely for your family & friends. Includes planning and organization pages, turkey tips, a Thanksgiving prayer, and more.

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  1. Sheila Irwin says:

    Ann, I love the natural yet rich feeling of this table. And those little orange velvet pumpkins?! Oh my gosh, they are absolutely adorable!!

    Your table is just lovely and a perfect foil for a lovely Thanksgiving dinner!

    Sheila at Maison de Cinq

  2. I have a new Instant Pot – I am making that pumpkin cake for work!!! I also see a pineapple cake in the future with crushed pineapple and coconut. Working on my TG table today. keep the inspiration coming!!!

  3. Julie Blanner says:

    I love the bold colors that are a part of your table setting and those tags are so cute!

  4. Glyniss E McDaniel says:

    Love the awesome calendar

  5. Nina Edwards says:

    I loved your velvet pumpkins with the printed words blessed etc. Very elegant. The pumpkins really stood out against the blue placemats. Everything looked so elegant.

  6. Ann this is gorgeous, I love the colors and how you filled that tray! We have a small group this year too, but I feel the same about the set up and effort as well… Always lovely visiting you here!

  7. These are so beautiful, and thankfully, truly easy to do. Thank you for the lovely styling, the gorgeous photos, and the encouragement to give table decorating a try!

  8. Ricki Jill Treleaven says:

    Ann, your table is so pretty. I love everything about it especially the little velvet pumpkins!

  9. Julie Briones says:

    Beautiful post, Ann! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Heather Luckhurst says:

    Your tablescape is so stunning Ann – well done! I love the basket of foliage and pumpkins, beautifully styled! I need those velvet pumpkins – they look so soft and I need to look into planting some bittersweet! xo Heather

  11. Lory at Designthusiasm says:

    Ann, I love how you bring such warmth to your holiday table – such a lovely reflection of the emotions surrounding this holiday. The centerpiece is perfect!!

  12. FrenchGardenHouse says:

    Ann, your table is classic and elegant! I love the colors, and the ease of your centerpiece being on a tray, so that should you need to, you can easily move it out of the way in case you want to put your serving platters directly onto the table. Happy Autumn, Ann! xo Lidy

  13. Norma Rolader says:

    Oh my as always “BEAUTIFUL” Love your table and the ideas of velvet pumpkins and wonderful place cards with verses As always you WOW ME!!!!

  14. Looking lovely Ann,I especially like the velvet pumpkins.

  15. Ann, I notice you use the eucalyptus often in your arrangements. I love it, do you have a retail source for it or is it something you have had for a while?

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hi Sheila! I had to special order that eucalyptus from a local flower shop. It can be difficult to find. A good online source is Etsy. There are sellers that feature eucalyptus bundles as well as garlands. Here is an affiliate link to some listings: http://rstyle.me/n/ctmjkrb4svx.
      I hope this helps!

  16. Taryn Whiteaker says:

    This is so pretty Ann! I love the use of the navy. It’s such a great color right now and those mustard pumpkins really pop on the tables, love it!

  17. Jennifer @ Town and Country Living says:

    Beautiful use of color, Ann! Love the orange velvet pumpkins with the navy placemats. It makes the table setting rich and classic. Love your board and batten, too. I’ve been thinking of doing something architectural on my dining walls and I love yours.

  18. Love these tablescapes! Thanks for sharing Ann. Need to read it again! Happy Hump Day! laura

  19. Vincenza Riley says:

    As you know I’ve already wrote tell you how I loved the printable monthly calendar. Today, I was thrilled to see in your beautiful pictures you featured my floral motif napkins and blue striped cloths! I love your gorgeous pictures which I make into seasonal wallpapers for my computer.

    Keep up the excellent website!!!!!!

  20. Calypso in the Country says:

    Beautiful table and centerpiece – and those velvet pumpkins on each plate add the perfect touch!