Happy fall to all! There’s nothing we love more than the crisp autumn air, colorful foliage, and fall inspired tablescapes. It’s the season for catching up with your friends over delicious wines and your favorite fall dishes. Whether you’re planning a casual dinner, or you’re preparing to host your annual Thanksgiving, a simple yet elegant tablescape is sure to impress your guests. Read on for some of our tips for creating gorgeous fall tablescapes.
Tips for Fall Inspired Tablescapes
Pick a color scheme and layer away
Break away from the usual fall color scheme (the oranges and browns of the world), and go with cool, neutral tones. It’s an easy way to elevate your dinner party and stand out from the crowd. Get creative with your chargers, dinner plates, and napkins – play around with colors and textures. Layer white salad plates on top of grey dinner plates, then add in some fun patterned napkins.
Keep your table runner simple
We’re obsessed with eucalyptus garlands…simple yet elegant! You can find them in stores or order them online at an affordable price. Want to get crafty? This is something you can easily make yourself with some greenery bushels, twine, and wire. We recommend surfing the web for some inspiration. Simple linen or burlap runners are also a great option in place of garlands, and they keep that fall vibe.
Use candles for added ambiance
Candles are softer and more welcoming than overhead lights. Short pillar candles or votives look gorgeous with any tablescape and won’t block the person dining across from you. Gold candlesticks or small tea lights are other festive ways to dress up your fall inspired tablescape.
Personalize your tablescape with fall accents
Simple and elegant centerpieces – think pumpkins and gourds – can really add a little something extra to your tablescape. If you’re not much of a DIY-type, a quick trip to the store for festive décor should do the trick. Making simple personalized place cards can add a remarkably thoughtful touch.
Remember an elegant bottle of wine
What dinner party would be complete without vino? Select a bottle that’s beautiful inside and out – one that pairs nicely with the meal you’re about to share with your loved ones and adds a little something extra to your table. An elegant bottle of wine, like AVA Grace, will tie your whole tablescape together and make your guests feel especially welcome.
Share your festive fall inspired tablescapes with us, @avagracevineyards or #AVAGraceVineyards!