Fall Table Setting Trends to Shop for Right Now

When you think of autumn, you probably imagine two things: beautiful, fiery scenes of nature paired with hearty meals. Fall is the season of change, celebration, thankfulness and spending time with loved ones, making it the season for entertaining. If you enjoy a good dinner party or harvest feast, take note of the season and embrace change with a new dining table look.

These are some of the trending colors, motifs and materials for fall 2017. In a nutshell, they focus on appropriating natural elements and going for a more rustic, vintage or antique look—but you might find some surprising tips, too.

Natural Motifs
Look forward to seeing a lot of natural motifs at the dinner table this season: wood grain, woven textures and deep, dark greens will be popular. This fall, look for wooden serveware like this Harmony 3-piece salad set. You might also seek out accessories inspired by nature, like this beautiful gilt leaf square tray or tree-shaped trivet.

Blush Pink
You might think pink is better suited for the spring, but pink is trending as the perfect color for transition between hot and cooler months. In fact, once the season’s done, you can break out the pink tableware next spring, too, making it a versatile and thrifty colour palette to work with.

Look for blush-coloured placemats, vintage-styled glassware and napkins to make the most of this look. This set of Regis table linens, including placemats and table runners, is a great way to begin introducing some pink to your fall table. For a softer look, this Lyon bowl collection is perfect.

Finally, blush and burgundy fruits (pomegranate, grapes, red maple leaves) are a beautiful twist to the typical fall cornucopia.

Backyard Foliage
Speaking of fruits and leaves, consider turning to your own back yard to find the perfect centrepiece for the dinner table. Local foliage—like ornamental grasses, leaves, pinecones and more—let you put fall colours on display in a personalized way unique to your geographic region. It can also be quite fun, as children enjoy foraging for the perfect specimens to display.

A good centrepiece requires an attractive vase. You can’t go wrong with the Lilo vase collection or Flare collection from Torre & Tagus, both of which are neutral in colour and design.

Mismatched Metals
Mixed elements are always in, but this fall we’re looking forward to an especially eclectic and rustic mismatched look—For example, you might want stainless steel flatware with a galvanized steel tray, then mix them with a rusty-styled candleholder.

Uncategorized Sep 12, 2017


Joe Sutton

Joe is a freelance writer and poet. A total homebody with a love for design, he loves brainstorming ways to transform a space. When not writing or tending to his bonsai, he's probably decorating in The Sims. You can find him on Twitter at @joesutton.

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