Fall always means decorating in warm colors. Right?
Not so fast, red, yellow, and orange.
This year, I’m easing into fall decorating with cooler colors.
It’s been so warm where I live and the flowers are blooming and the grass is still green. The warm colors of fall just seem out of place right now.
This fall table is all done in cooler, neutral blues and whites…
It’s so hard for me to take a picture with the big window in the background. They always turn out a bit dark. So, I took another from the other angle, but it looks a bit busier because you can see into my other rooms.
This tablescape started with a linen tablecloth from Target. Then I layered on a piece of an old quilt that I bought on eBay to act as a runner.
Next up…the centerpiece.
My parents recently downsized and my mom gave me an urn that she had removed a bunch of dried flowers from. It was formerly green, but I painted it with a variety of blues and grays in several layers to get an aged look that is more my style. I added ferns from Hobby Lobby and a Flat White Boer Pumpkin (yep, I had to look that up) from a local fall pumpkin and flower tent…
For some added height….
Tall white candlesticks give added height to the ends of the table. On a whim, I placed a metal crown on top of each candlestick. White candles would also be lovely, but I really like the quirky look of those crowns!
The fall table fillers….
I placed a few deer antlers and small white pumpkins down the center of the table. Some of the pumpkins and antlers are real and some are faux. They’re pretty good fakes, though. I have to pick them up to tell which is which.
Small olive branches from Hobby Lobby give a little extra color. To help cover up their plastic-y stems, I strategically placed a few tan and white flowers.
A few mercury glass candle holders with votives round out the center of the table.
The place settings….
The place settings on this cool toned fall table are pretty simple. I used woven seagrass placemats from World Market, white plates from Kohl’s, blue striped napkins from World Market, and mismatched silverware that I’ve collected over the years from various estate sales. I bought the bee glasses a long time ago from Tuesday Morning.
I am planning to change the tablescape and use some traditional fall colors when we get closer to Thanksgiving. Later this week, it’s “supposed to” get cool and maybe stay cool, so perhaps I’ll be ready for those oranges and yellows then. But for now, the blues and whites are feeling perfect.
If it’s still warm where you live or if you live in a place where the seasonal changes are more subtle or if you just prefer cooler colors, why not try some fall décor in blues, greens, purples, or whites?