Creating a casual fall tablescape is one of my favorite ways to begin decorating for fall. Now that we’re in the month of September, I’m ready to bring out lots of fall decor. I like to experiment with our breakfast nook area when I’m creating seasonal decor. Using vibrant colors like turquoise and orange is a way to have some fun with alternative fall colors.
Once I had everything put together for the tablescape, I was happy with how it turned out. Since it remains warm here in Charleston throughout September and well into October, having colors that aren’t the traditional dark hues of fall works well in this space.
How To Create a Casual Fall Tablescape
- Thrift Store Tray
- Fall Chargers (Michaels)
- Copper Placemats (TJ Maxx)
- Turquoise Plates (Dollar Tree)
- White Plates (Dollar Tree)
- Small Neutral Bread Plates (TJ Maxx)
- Turquoise Glasses (Dollar Tree)
- Amber Cordial Glasses
- Ceramic Pumpkins (Dollar Tree)
- Craft acorns and pine cones (Michaels)
- Craft Leaves (Dollar Tree)
- Neutral Napkins (TJ Maxx)
- Copper Napkin Rings (Target)
- Flowers (Dollar Tree)
There are a lot of elements to this tablescape, but to put this look together, I only spent $4 in new purchases. I love when I can shop my own house and mix and match items to get a new look. The glasses and the fall leaves are items I had purchased at the Dollar Tree in recent years. The new purchase this year was the turquoise plates. I was happy when I spotted them a couple of weeks ago. They added more of the pop of color that I wanted for this tablescape.
To create most tablescapes, layering is the key to have a full look that is cohesive. I started with copper circular place mats that I bought months ago. I topped those with pumpkin chargers that I bought at Michael’s last year. I added a small bread plate and a neutral colored napkin. The copper napkin rings were purchased at the dollar spot at Target last year.
The idea to use bold colors for this year’s fall tablescape in the breakfast nook started when I decided to give a thrift store tray a fun makeover. If you missed that post, you can see how I gave the tired, old tray a look look.
I’ve mentioned that my mother moved from her home to live with one of my sisters back in the spring. I’ve shared some furniture makeovers that I’ve done with some pieces that she gave to me. Along with furniture, she had a lot of vintage dishes, collectibles, and glassware. We sorted through it all and some pieces went to others in our family. Lots of pieces stayed with me when no one wanted them. These King’s Crown Thumbprint amber cordial glasses Indiana Glass are a perfect addition to this fall tablescape and I’m happy to have found a way to use them instead of keeping them stored away.
While this might not be what lots of people envision when they think of fall decor, I’m loving the pops of color.
Using alternatives to traditional fall colors for a bright and cheery breakfast nook tablescape is an unexpected, but pretty look. #falltablescape #falldecor #turquoiseandorange Click To Tweet
Are you more of a traditionalist when it comes to fall decor or do you enjoy experimenting? Our dining room will have a much more traditional look to it, but for this space, I love using some unexpected colors.
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How to Create a Casual Fall Tablescape
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