Simple Autumn Table Setting with Burlap Bouquets

Make little burlap bouquets to add charm to any simple autumn table setting. Includes ideas for an easy plate stack and centerpiece.

traditional dining room dark furniture

Welcome to the autumn edition of Styled & Set! Today we are sharing so many lovely ideas that you will definitely want to take a little bit of time and look through the links at the end of the post. If you are coming from Edith & Evelyn Vintage, thank you so much for stopping by, and welcome. Today I’m sharing a very simple autumn table setting that anyone can do. I didn’t buy anything new, and except for the flowers, I kept the colors neutral. These easy table settings are my favorites, because they take hardly any time at all, yet they look festive and fun. 

dining room with board and batten set for fall

Simple Autumn Table Setting Ideas

Pretty table settings don’t have to be elaborate or expensive. Here are a few things that add charm and interest to any simple table setting.

  • Fresh flower centerpiece. You can never go wrong with fresh flowers! Pick up something seasonal at the grocery, or gather blooms from your garden. For autumn, branches or sticks look lovely and add a rustic touch. Everything you see in the arrangement below was purchased from my grocery, and for less than $20.00.

sunflower and mum centerpiece on table

  • Simple plate stack. Keep the plate stack to a minimum and let your table be the star. Use just a charger and dinner plate, or a dinner plate and salad plate.  Let the surface of your table show as much as possible.

autumn table setting velvet pumpkin on pedestal

  • Burlap bouquet favors. A seasonal favor is always fun, and these little burlap bouquets are quick and cheery. See how how to make these easy table favors {HERE.}

burlap bouquet on place with fresh flowers

  • Add something vintage. I’m a big fan of adding a vintage touch to every table setting, because I believe it adds character and charm. The silver candlesticks and crystal glasses are inherited pieces that I treasure, and it always makes me happy to get them out and use them. So look around in your cabinets, and see what you have that will add a bit of your family history to your table. 

traditional corner cabinet autumn table setting

  • Neutral linens. Keeping a neutral color palette for your linens is a great way to save money. I have lost count of how many times I’ve used these linen napkins for a tablescape…but they keep appearing because they work with everything. The only other linen on the table is this lovely runner that I received for Mother’s Day. There is a bit of color in it, but it’s mostly neutral, so it works. 

fall table setting flowered runner

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table runner (no longer available) | galvanized chargers | DIY linen napkins | plates (similar) | botanical prints | dining room rug (beige/ivory) | fabric on chairs | chandelier | velvet pumpkins | tutorial for burlap bouquets

autumn place setting

Now it’s time to point you in the direction of my friend Janet, from Shabbyfufu. Janet’s style is soft, French, and oh so lovely. After that, please take a stroll through the links below. Thank you so much for stopping by!

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Autumn Table Setting with Burlap Bouquets

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14 Comments

  1. MARY-ANN (FROM CANADA!) says:

    Ann, your Fall tablescape is just beautiful! You always have such great ideas. Your burlap wrap with the flowers is so pretty! I want to make these for our Thanksgiving table. Ann, I thank you for being such an inspiration. You always spend so much time with your posts and we always look forward to each one!

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment!

  2. So beautiful, Ann. Those flower bouquet favors are the best idea!
    Hugs, Jamie

  3. I just love your page and all your beautiful ideas!🌺❤️

  4. I love the white bowl holding your centerpiece. Can you provide a source? I’d love to use your ideas for my fall table. Thanks.

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hi Judy…that is a tureen that I got at our Salvation Army several years ago. It was $3.00! You can find them at places like T.J. Maxx and Homegoods, and also online. I did a quick search on Amazon and quite a nice selection came up. Just search “soup tureen.” Thank you!

  5. I love this so much great job.

  6. Your table looks lovely,loving the beautiful sunflowers.

  7. Gael Fawley says:

    Beautiful! I am now inspired again.

  8. Beautiful! Question: did you paint the inside of your China closet? I’m thinking I need to do that, too!

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Yes! My husband inherited the corner cabinets from a cousin, and when they arrived, the inside was covered with a dark wallpaper. I stripped it off and painted them. I also replaced the wood shelves with glass shelves. That made a big difference too. Thank you!

  9. Thank you so much for sharing your ideas with us all. You inspire me and I always look forward to decorating for the holidays.

  10. I love this idea Ann…you always come up with such easy ways to decorate a table!