9 Fall Table Ideas for Halloween, Thanksgiving & Everything In-between

One of my favorite parts of holiday decorating are the tables (ok, that’s probably not news to you all 😉 ). I love that even if you don’t decorate your entire home seasonally, you can decorate your table and let that be enough. I’ll be honest – between the living room and kitchen projects, I haven’t been super motivated to pull out more stuff, when so much is already in disarray. So, I worked small and kept things a bit more contained this year, but you better believe I didn’t miss a chance to dress up our dining room a bit with a fall centerpiece 😉 I do have Thanksgiving table decorations coming soon so before we get into that in a couple weeks, I wanted to round up some of my fall tables – from Halloween to Thanksgiving and everything in between – to show how many different directions you can go.

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Fall/Thanksgiving Table Centerpiece

This year’s fall centerpiece is proof that you don’t have to set out intricate place settings, all around the table, to make a statement. I used a few new pieces along with some year-round standards and even though the center of the table is loaded down with detail, the more simple fall table gave me the visual rest I needed.

Fall Table Decor and Dining Room Ideas

Leaf garland is kind of like my magic trick. It’s super forgiving and makes some staggered pumpkins and candles look way more complicated than they really are. It covers gaps easily and you’ll notice that it’s my go-to in most tables. Like I said- my “magic trick”. 😉

Fall Tablescape Ideas with Pumpkin and Leaf Garland Centerpiece

If you don’t have access to some malleable garland, you can use some bendable stems to serve the same purpose.

Fall Table Centerpiece Ideas

I lay the fabric (table runners) first, then the garland, then start layering in objects (like these glass pumpkins and acorns. Then I added in varying height candle holders and when everything was set, pulled leaves out, up, over, and every way I could to make them look random and full.

Fall Table Decoration Ideas for Thanksgiving

Fall Tablescapes and Place Setting Ideas

Fall Table Setting Ideas with Different Themes & Color Schemes

Centerpiece Sources

Chairs – Linen | 12-Light Chandelier | Dining Table:  (84″ in Salvaged Brown) | Buffet: (72″ in Distressed White) | Curtain Panels: (98″ in White) |  White Beaded Plates | Neutral Table Runners | Gold Candle Sticks (Tapered) | Gold Candle Sticks (Pillar) | Silver Mercury Glass Candle Holders | Blue & White Runner; Glass Pumpkins; Acorns, Magnolia Garland; Bowls; Napkins: AtHome Stores | Pearl Handle Forks: Vintage | Paint: Lauren’s Surprise by Sherwin Williams | Flooring: Nottaway Hickory in Weathered Saddle

You can tap on the heading links of each of the tables below to see each table/party in its entirety. All sources for each table can be found within the respective posts.

My First Fall Tables

These were some of my VERY first posts on the blog and as you can see, most of my methods are pretty similar today. The first table is the actual Thanksgiving table we sat at that year while the second is where it started earlier in the season.

Thanksgiving Table and Place Setting Ideas

Fall Tablescape Ideas and Place Settings

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  1. 10.11.18
    Gretchen Thomas said:

    I love seeing this round up! Each table is so different and unique. Fall is many things …you have captured them all beautifully!

    • 10.17.18

      Fall is also the time we get to spend a full week together! (which has me the most excited 😉 )

  2. 10.11.18
    Sharon said:

    Just serenely, elegantly lovely. As always.

  3. 10.11.18
    Cecilia from Georgia said:

    These are all unique and brings style to the Halloween and Fall season. I especially like the masquerade theme. Can’t wait to see what you’re planning for Thanksgiving!

    • 10.17.18

      Cecilia, that was one of my favorite ones to do! The Thanksgiving one is heading in a bit of an unexpected color palette 😉

  4. 10.11.18
    Chris said:

    Your tablescapes are amazing!!! Love it

    • 10.17.18

      Chris, THANK YOU SO MUCH! They are my FAVORITE place to get creative 😉

  5. 10.12.18
    Katie said:

    So pretty! Always my inspiration…thanks for posting!

    • 10.17.18

      Katie, thank YOU for taking the time to visit and leave a note! xox

  6. 10.12.18
    Julie Kalivoda said:

    I love all your posts!!!! You are the best!!!

    • 10.17.18

      Julie, thank you for making me smile! Wishing you an awesome day xoxo

  7. 10.12.18
    Cynthia Small said:

    You are so inspiring!

    • 10.17.18

      Cynthia, that means so much. I hope that these tables can provide little ideas here and there for others to try!

  8. 10.12.18
    Tamara said:

    Kel your tables always get me so excited!! I wish I had a tenth of your talent for them!!! Xox

    • 10.17.18

      Oh please! You are beyond gifted and pulling together an incredible table!! 😉 xoxo

  9. 10.19.18
    Myrna said:

    I love those glass pumpkins and the earlier green and white floral arrangement.
    There is such an art to the perfect table.

  10. 10.23.18
    Kristy Chasse said:

    Where do you get the glass pumpkins? So pretty!!

  11. 10.4.20
    Kelly said:

    We’ve just moved into a new home and I’m having so much fun finding inspiration from so many of your gorgeous decorating ideas! Love these table ideas for Fall!

    • 10.10.20

      Kelly, Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and leaving this sweet note! I am so flattered to be a resource for you. Congratulations on your new home! I know you are going to have a blast decorating it for all of the upcoming holidays. Happy fall!

  12. 5.1.23
    Gaston Vanwright said:

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    • 5.8.23

      Thank you for taking the time to stop by. I appreciate your kind note very much!