10 Ways to Set a Fall-Friendly Table

Though summer seems to be the best excuse for a party, it’s actually fall that provides the most opportunity to celebrate. If you’re looking to throw a party (or two!), one of the most crucial steps is setting the table. No basic flatware and classic silverware strategy here. These 10 tables are all game-changers when it comes to impressing your guests this season.

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September 26, 2017

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True Blue

You’ve decided to throw a fall party, but you soon realize your dining room’s color scheme doesn't include orange, red or even brown. Though your space might not have adjusted to the season, you still can. Just choose some neutral autumnal accents, like these chic pumpkins, to add a festive feel without compromising your personal style.

Precious Metals

Your bling-loving friend will surely be green with envy over the inclusion of some innovative metallics in your motif. Pairing the shiny shades with muted jewel tones works well with traditional fall decor without feeling overdone or cliche.

Time to Toast

The wine glasses are crucial, of course, but what surrounds them is pretty important, too. Embrace fall to the fullest by preparing the pumpkins, generously layering the orange and keeping everything a little bit rustic.

Goodbye Gourds

Sometimes those fall cliches can feel so overrated. Pumpkins? Who needs them? If you don’t keep things traditional, you can always explore color and pattern play. Stay true to autumn with the help of seasonal hues, but don’t feel the need to include any classic fall accents.

All Dressed Up

Your table should be just as on-point as your outfit, so spice things with a truly eye-catching tablecloth. This ruffled version is customizable and one-of-a-kind, just like your personal style.

Country Charm

It’s not required that you play "Chandelier" by Sia on repeat while decorating your dining area, but we’ve heard it helps. Especially if you're looking to spice up your own chandelier or lighting fixtures. Keep the look from feeling too over-the-top by setting the table with rustic, country-inspired pieces.


The week has been long, you’re in a hurry and now you’re in panic mode because party-planning slipped your mind. Instead of being the flake who cancels, simply take it outside. Set a picnic table with some fun, autumnal additions and forget about cleaning your house. Problem solved.

Pinkies Up

That fine china could use a dusting after all these years in hiding. But now's the perfect time to put your fancy table settings to good use. Keep things classy by mixing in some unexpected patterns and sleek silver pumpkins.

Haunted House Party

Boo! Some people don’t mind scaring their friends upon entry, as long as the chaos is planned. If you’re a Halloween fanatic, don’t shy away from the spooky stuff you love. That said, it might be a little creepy to keep it up after October 31, so beware.

Warmest of Welcomes

It doesn’t have to be all high-tech ghosts, innovative DIYs and intricate organization. Your friends will also be happy if you just go with the classics and say hello to the cheery pumpkins, bright oranges and hot apple cider cocktails that scream fall.

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