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Last week I attended a fall dinner party at a colleague's home and was admiring the tablescape design. Nothing makes me happier than the soft laughter of friends sitting around the dining table. Half the fun of dinner parties is preparing the food and styling the table with flowers, candles, and dinnerware. I could spend the entire day creating just the perfect presentation to welcome my guests.
Now that the fall season is upon us, the style of the tablescape design changes slightly. Pumpkins are in season, so don't be afraid to use them in the tablescape decor. The different styles and colors of pumpkins can make for an interesting design. Mix the pumpkins with gourds to solidify the fall theme. To switch up the usual bouquet of flowers, I love the idea for displaying a branch of multi-colored leaves in a clear vase. A basket of apples can also make a beautiful and seasonal centerpiece for the table. You can never go wrong with candles and they are especially appropriate for the fall season, which is all about creating a "warm" aesthetic.
In design, it is the details that create the "wow" factor. Coordinating the napkins and napkin rings with the theme of the tablescape brings the design together. You can also bring another decorative element to each individual place setting. One example is placing a leave on each plate. Take your time and have fun creating the perfect tablescape for your fall dinner party.
Images: Clean&Scentsible, Better Homes and Gardens, The Little Apartment, This is Glamorous