Create a vibrant, welcoming table
Create a fresh and welcoming table with a cheerful take on fall colors.
When it’s the season to start warming your hearth and readying for cooler weather, it’s easy to think of deeper colors and darker tones. But if your heart gets happy with cheerier shades and brighter touches, this room proves you can have it all. Here are the key ingredients for creating a vibrant table that also feels perfectly ready to host Thanksgiving dinner.
START WITH LIGHTER SHADES OF CLASSIC COLORS
The linens here capture the spirit of fall because they’re sunnier versions of classic harvest colors like gold, orange and red. Think coral, persimmon and ochre or sage green, copper and butternut.
WARM IT UP WITH WOOD
The deep walnut of the classic ladder-back chairs imparts a fall glow to the room. Bring in natural tones to infuse your space with traditional warmth and keep the room from feeling too much like spring.
PLAY UP THE ANTIQUES
This time of tradition calls for traditional accents. Bring out the silver and pewter to give your table a bit of fancy finery. Doll up your mantel with classic antiques and accents, so your décor has a balance of old and new.
SAY IT WITH FLOWERS
Last but not least, use fresh seasonal flowers and foliage to add the final layer. Deep crimson daisies, pumpkin mums and red-tinged magnolia leaves are all great ways to add that classic fall look in a rich and special way.