There’s a lot to consider when it comes to putting together the perfect fall table décor for your home, from the flow you hope dining guests will feel to the overall experience you’d like them to enjoy. You also want to make sure your display doesn’t get in the way of your food, sightlines, place settings or serving space.
We’ve collected some of the hottest trends of the harvest season to help you upgrade your classic Thanksgiving table décor with just a few statement pieces. Use our ideas to inspire your own fabulous fall tablescapes, whether you opt to use a fresh fall color, an assortment of unique seasonal pieces or a statement centerpiece to tie the display together.
Fresh Fall Color: Natural Cream
It’s easy to get burned out on warm colors in autumn. Offset the onslaught of oranges, reds, yellows and browns by using natural creams and bold metallics throughout your fall table décor. Use cream-colored candles with our glass and gold metal candlesticks to provide a counterpoint for more traditional fall decorations like pumpkins, leaves and classic gold charger plates.
Take your cream theme to the next level and upgrade your seating, too. Brighten up any Thanksgiving tablescape with a set of elegant dining chairs like the Sand Parsons Chair, upholstered in an alluring sand color and finished with metallic details that are thoroughly modern.
Seasonal Staples with an Artisanal Twist
Another way to modernize your harvest tablescape is by giving classic decorations a major makeover. Look for fresh takes on old favorites, like our artisanal India glass pumpkins, which come in a full range of metallic, glossy and textured finishes. Mix and match our artificial pumpkins in a range of styles, heights and sizes to create your ideal table décor for fall, whether you prefer our silver glass dimpled pumpkin or glossy bronze glass pumpkin or want to dream up your own unique assortment!
You can also upgrade your favorite fall gourd with this season’s painted monogram trend. Use our polka dot monogram pumpkins to spell out a festive word or sentimental saying that captures the spirit of the occasion, whether it’s H-O-M-E, T-H-A-N-K-S or even your family name. Use a long wooden tray to spell out your message, and then fill in empty spaces with smaller fall decorations and accents.
Back to Basics: Rustic Styles and Smells
Of course, nothing says Thanksgiving table decorations better than a beautiful harvest garland or centerpiece. Kirkland’s makes it easy to create a stand out display with pre-arranged fall centerpieces in this season’s latest styles. Place our natural pumpkin centerpiece featuring small gourds and pinecones over a cream-colored table runner to blend the rustic harvest tradition with this season’s trendsetting hue.
Candle holders provide an opportunity to enhance your harvest style with essential fall scents, whether you choose pumpkin patch, cinnamon coffee cake or cranberry spice, or decide to create your own custom scent by blending several candle smells together! Once your centerpiece is set, add pre-lit pumpkins, lanterns or other LED art around the table and dining room to up the ambiance even more.
Feeling inspired to shape your own fall tablescape? Snap a photo and share your centerpiece style on Instagram using @kirklands and #myKirklands.