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Fall Tablescape: How to style an easy elegant fall tablescape that’s Pinterest worthy and that you can source from your local Meijer!! These simple fall table decorations are budget-friendly yet look elegant. Plus, learn the secret designer hacks that will make any vignette look amazing!
Life can be a little crazy at times; but, it doesn’t mean you don’t have time to celebrate the little things like the changing of the season. I wanted to create a cute fall vignette for our kitchen table that didn’t cost a lot, yet still looked really pretty. Below, you’ll see what I came up with–a simple autumn vignette that’s easy to make!
When it comes to seasonal decorating, I have a couple of rules:
EASY AUTUMN TABLESCAPE RULES:
(1) It must be easy to assemble and disassemble
(2) It must have a minimum of items that require storage in our basement
(3) It needs to be widely available and easy to pick up at the grocery store because I don’t have time to be running around to a million and one different stores!
With those rules in mind, I can’t wait to show you how I styled this tablescape in under 20 minutes and that 99% of items on this table are from Meijer (the rest is old serving ware I had lying around).
Keep in mind that we picked up everything while doing our weekly shopping one Sunday morning with all four kids! And because we use so many fresh pumpkins, there is a minimum of items that require storage out of season (your husband will be happy about that too!)
To show you how easy it is to make, I’ve put together printable step-by-step instructions below as well as a list of materials so you can recreate after shopping at your local Meijer (the only place we shop these days!)
WHERE TO GET YOUR FALL TABLESCAPE SUPPLIES
We always shop at Meijer because it’s easy to get in and out, the produce is always fresh, and it’s a family store! My kids love going to Meijer because they think it’s fun (just like I did as a kid!) Meijer makes it easy for families to shop with their helpful and personable staff, the kids activities (Sandy the horse, the toy section, and the home aquarium supply section), and their vast selection of products–pretty much anything you need, you can probably get at Meijer. Believe me, I’ve shopped there for home decor, kids clothing, shoes, diapers, toys, and hey, even home improvement and spray paint, all of that in addition to all of our food!
Don’t believe me? Look at our most recent shopping trip (one cart with kids and food for the week, one cart for fresh pumpkins for Halloween, and one cart of fun fall decor!) Oh and diapers…lots and lots of diapers!
My kids’ favorite part of going to Meijer is visiting the goldfish in the back of the store pet supplies section and riding Sandy, the motorized horse, after check-out. These two little things make each trip so much more fun for the kids, and the kids think it’s a fun treat! And don’t forget their kids section–they have an awesome toy selection, book aisle, and art supplies! These little things add up to the kids being excited when we tell them, it’s time to go grocery shopping!
With that in mind, check out the amazing tablescape I was able to make with 99% of the items coming straight from Meijer!
Make a simple and elegant fall tablescape with these step-by-step instructions. These elegant fall table decorations are perfect for a Thanksgiving tablescape or an everyday fall vignette!
Divide your table into three equal sections. This is called the rule of thirds and it applies to styling bookcases as well as flat surfaces like tablescapes.
Place a large item in each section. For example, I placed two candle holders with faux succulents on either side of the wreath for this fall tablescape.
Create height on the left side of the table by stacking the three wire pumpkins.
For the right side of the table, I added a cake stand, and lined it with fresh leaves from our backyard, and put a small pumpkin and/ or pie pumpkin in each for some fall color.
In the center section, I placed the tallest object, a large pumpkin, inside the wreath. Next, I stacked a few gourds and mini pumpkins around the large pumpkin to make it look more natural.
Add serving items like tray (or charger) lined with fresh leaves, gourds, and drinks and appetizer plates. Place mini pumpkins on top of appetizer plates to add festive fall flair.
To add some color to the tablescape, arrange mini pumpkins and gourds inside the candle holders.
Hang a fall wreath using either clear fishing wire or an adhesive hanger
FALL TABLE STYLING SECRETS:
Still, need a little help with your tablescape? Follow these styling tips and you’ll be amazed at how much better your table decorations look!
1. Always use odd numbers of items (3, 5, 7) for groupings: This looks more natural than even numbers.
2. Employ the rule of thirds: divide your table up into three equal parts and have a focal point in each. This is the same principle I use to style my bookshelves.
3. Use objects you already have from around your house (or your yard) to save money!
4. Use fresh items from your grocery store–display large pumpkins outside on your steps for Halloween, and then move them inside on the table (just wash the dirt off first with some soap) for an easy and cheap tablescape!
5. Create height by using objects of differing stature or stacking similar items together (e.g. the hollow pumpkins)
CUTE IDEAS FOR MAKING A FALL TABLESCAPE
Above you can see some of the items I used to create our autumn vignette for our kitchen table–mix and match these with what you already own to have a budget-friendly fall tablescape! There are tons more items in store that you can pick up and use (everything pictured below is from Meijer aside from the gold chargers, the glass cake stand, and the green pitcher!)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON FALL DECOR
What month should you decorate for fall?
Decorate whenever you want to for fall! We decorate pretty early in our house–September and October because of the logistics of publishing content online. For most people, I think September is a great time to start thinking about it, and October and November are prime months for an autumn tablescape you can use for Thanksgiving!
How do you decorate for fall?
Try to bring in fall accents throughout your house. I love making a fall tablescape on our kitchen table, hanging a fall wreath on our front door, adding Halloween decorations outside (see how we made a Halloween tablescape here), and adding cozy touches to increase our house’s hygge in our family room and living room (more on that to come!)
How can I decorate my living room in the fall?
I’ll cover this more in the next few weeks, but I love adding warm cozy touches in our living room for fall–bringing in new seasonal pillows, adding soft blankets to curl up under, lighting fall scented candles, and creating small fall vignettes on a tray. Adding all these little things makes a world of difference when it comes to how your house feels!
- See our family fall bucket list from last year and all the activities we are trying to do again this year!
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