Celebrate the fall season with an all-American palette of red, white and blue with a warm, autumnal twist. To add a touch of texture, layer bright reds and blues with table cloths, napkins and placemats made of natural materials.
Take a tone-on-tone approach to your fall table with an ensemble packed with shades and tints of the same color. To keep the overall look from becoming flat, introduce a mix of materials through glassware, textiles, vessels and wooden accessories.
Across the world, one of the most popular year-round color schemes for designers and decorators is blue and white. Adapt this color for your fall tablescape by introducing accents of brown with wooden vessels, candle holders or chargers.
Play with sheen at your fall shindig by layering different metallics. While silver and gold tones are both classic and popular, bronze and champagne tones are a bit more unique and can take on more of a masculine vibe.
Traditional table settings donâ€™t have to be overly formal or lacking in individuality. Put a modern twist on traditional style with highly contrasted colors and classic patterns, such as botanicals or florals, in a larger scale.
Apply a contrasted approach to your table with a mix of warm and cool colors. To avoid a summery look, stick with faded blues with gray or brown undertones. Use warm shades of tan and cream for balance.
For an unexpected touch this fall, try a coastal approach to autumnal decor. Stick with different shades of blue and white, then add depth to the overall look with chargers, napkins or placemats made of beachy materials such as woven seagrass.
When setting your Thanksgiving table, don't forget to add fall touches to the other main elements in your dining room. A few organic additions to the chandelier, buffet, hutch or cupboard will pull the seasonal look together.
Sometimes the less is more approach is the way to go. Stick with one color and a mix of neutrals, then add a simple, organic accent such as a leaf charger which also introduces al element of graphic to the ensemble.
With a few seasonal touches, such as vases made from squash, a rustic picnic table becomes a show-stopping setting for a fall dinner party — without interfering with the spectacular view from Gooseberry Knob at The Swag Country Inn near Waynesville, N.C.