As the leaves begin to turn and flutter to the ground with sudden bursts of cool air… and the mornings are crisp, the days filled with a warm sun… and the leaves and acorns crunch beneath your feet, we desire to bring the natural beauty in.
Here are easy fall centerpieces to celebrate autumn.
Putting Vintage Pieces to Work
An old dough bowl or wood trencher makes a great low centerpiece when filled with seasonal pumpkins, gourds, pinecones and flowering branches. Step-by-step instructions make it easy to recreate this oh-so-trendy, rustic look.
Mixing Natural Elements
Lavender sprays nestle against vivid sienna, rust, and lemon-colored foliage to create a serene focal point that adds grace to surroundings.
If your centerpiece will consist of more than one arrangement, position them symmetrically for a balanced look. Here, designer Marian Parsons created an edible centerpiece with two stacked cake plates in the center flanked by two slightly shorter floral arrangements in white stoneware pitchers that have a similar shape but aren’t matchy-matchy. Get more of Marian’s tips for creating a harvest-inspired centerpiece.
Easy 5-Minute Centerpiece
“Let’s make fall about about natural beauty and bounty… and easy!!! Let’s make spectacular fall decor in about 5 minutes!”
Stack a Centerpiece
For an earthy focal point, skip the flowers and instead stack heirloom variety blue, green and gray pumpkins in graduated sizes to create a rustic topiary. Remove the stems from all but the top pumpkin to create a stable base.
Bare Can Be Beautiful
Take a stroll outdoors to gather bare branches for a minimal, flower-free centerpiece. Sculptural and elegant, their slim silhouette won’t block the view of other dinner guests or distract from the main event: the food. Design by Manvi Drona-Hidalgo, Mochatini, photo by Lawrence Luk.
Pears offer a pop of color in a fall setting, and are easy to arrange with foliage for this textured centerpiece by Buckets of Burlap.
Bringing in the Bounty
Artichokes and branches offer a whisper of the wild while still maintaining elegance, as proven by this beautiful centerpiece from The Chronicles of Home.
A raffia cornucopia lined with a bed of dried wheat stalks holds an abundance of golden squashes, apples, and pears. Set on a sideboard or chest, it’s a natural Thanksgiving decoration that radiates good fortune.