Cre­ate a vi­brant, wel­com­ing ta­ble

Cre­ate a fresh and wel­com­ing ta­ble with a cheer­ful take on fall col­ors.

Cottages & Bungalows - - Contents - BY JICKIE TOR­RES PHO­TOG­RA­PHY BY TIME INC. UK

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.

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