It seems like everything undergoes a makeover in the fall. The season commonly associated with everything from cooler temperatures to pumpkin spice everything to darker skies also offers one more cozy comfort: the transformation of your tabletop from an ordinary setting into one that’s straight out of a home makeover magazine.
Even if you’re not one to go all out with the home décor, you have to give it up for a trend that warms up your living space in the most significant of ways. Just a glance at a decorated tabletop is enough to brighten up your mood and lend your home a more seasonal feel. At the same time, a nicely done tablescape is also the perfect way to give your home an update in time for a festive gathering with loved ones.
Every year brings some type of tablescape trend that’s more than worthy of a second glance. Whether you love the idea of incorporating some of the season’s most eye-catching accents or you just want to get some ideas that you might be able to implement, here are some of the best fall tablescape trends for 2022.
Two themes that always resonate with fall are warmth and coziness. Comfort is king, and every area of your home has the potential to evoke that inviting quality with just a few touches. In your dining room, you can make that a reality with an elegant tablescape design rooted in tradition. To begin, think of fall at its heart: the rich colors, the interesting textures, and the little pops of drama that lend the season its character.
Take your inspiration from those warm palettes filled with shades like rust, mustard, gold, champagne, hunter green, and cocoa brown. Incorporate other elements that capture a sense of the season, like leafy accents, pumpkins, and candlesticks. Little details lend your home personality and infuse your own taste into every space, which is precisely what makes tablescapes so special in the first place. Putting together different accents is a thoughtful way to bring everything together in harmony — while reflecting what you love best.
When better than fall to truly embrace the power of Mother Nature in all her wondrous glory? At this time of the year, you truly get a full view of what makes the great outdoors so special. You’ll see it in the crispy, multicolored leaves that crunch underfoot as you wander the neighborhood. You’ll witness it in the dazzling early sunsets and the radiant chrysanthemums so commonly found in gardens in the fall.
Bringing a touch of that beauty inside your home is a wonderful way to honor the season. It begins with an awe-inspiring floral arrangement like The Fall Centerpiece, a refreshing and cheerful medley that reminds you that the season isn’t all darkness — there are definitely glimpses of light to be found in the right places. Radiant sunflowers and elegant pops of maroon and cream bring this mum-rose-eucalyptus blend to life in the most uplifting way.
Getting away from it all may not be a reality at the moment, especially if the kids are back in school and vacation seems like an all-too-distant prospect. Still, any time is a good time to make plans for the future, and you can never go wrong with a centerpiece that touches on the beauty of escapism. Think of your tabletop as an opportunity to articulate your vision for the ultimate get-away-from-it-all break.
How to make that a reality? Think outside of the box. Your tablescape might incorporate some tropical hues that reflect the sunny island vacation you have in mind for spring. Maybe you’re dreaming of a Mediterranean getaway, complete with vibrant colors like ocean blue, periwinkle, crisp green, orange, and yellow. Adding tableware centered around your theme of choice is an easy way to express your preferred location, along with fun accents like The Finesse, a pretty and enchanting bouquet that channels warm weather and the promise of good times ahead.
Layers upon layers upon layers. Much like your cold-weather wardrobe, your table takes on a little more depth when temperatures cool down. The beauty of layering your tablescape is that it allows you to incorporate far more elements than you might have imagined at first. At this time of the year, there’s no need to be timid!
Go all out infusing your tabletop with anything imaginable, from miniature glass pumpkins filled with candy corn to rattan placemats topped with leaf-adorned plates trimmed with gold. Add the flatware you reserve specifically for the season, or treat your home to a new set just in time for those festive gatherings with loved ones. Break out the greenery — there’s nothing like a beautiful plant like The Bosco to call attention to your tablescape — and add a few colorful touches, like a single stem of choice in a slender vase to create an interesting contrast. The layers are what make such multifaceted looks so eye-catching and fun to put together.
The beauty of a fall centerpiece is that you aren’t limited to a specific style or design. You can be as creative as you would like — and fall happens to be a great time of year to experiment with new looks. Since it’s the season of the pumpkin, it’s a fun opportunity to fill one with an abundance of flowers instead of using a traditional vase. Try The Pumpkin Spice (but of course!) or Triple the Carnivale for a pop of something lavish.
You could also fill a large iron pot or a decorative vase with an array of seasonal produce, like squash and miniature pumpkins. Add a stem or two of your favorite flower for contrast — sunflowers will always catch the eye, and the yellow provides a nice contrast for the richer produce tones. Pinecones scattered around the centerpiece, gold foil tape wrapped around candle holders, or even a bowl full of apples can bring some new and interesting energy to your centerpiece.
Ultimately, it’s all about expressing your sense of style with the elements that resonate best with the season — and with you. Incorporating warm colors, rich textures, and eye-catching accents is the best way to create a seasonal centerpiece you’ll be proud to show off at every opportunity.