Easy Fall Farm Table Decorating Ideas
Put a pumpkin on it. And if it’s velvet… even better! That’s my design advice for your Fall tables this year ladies. I know, it’s groundbreaking. I looked at my farm table for 3 days, and mulled so many ideas for our dining room over in my head. But when it came down to it, I went very simple and stress free to create an Autumn table with only what I had on-hand. If that’s your jam, then come on in!
If you are new here, welcome to Fox Hollow Cottage. I’m Shannon and I try to decorate in a casual, comfortable way that keeps it fun, and not frustrating. Oh, and I never like to spend much. I’m cheap that way. My mama says I should say I’m “thrifty”, but cheap & easy is kinda my M.O. — so here we go!
We’ve thankfully had a pretty nice Fall so far with a lot of sunny days. This was not one of them, don’t let the semi-bright photos of our dining room fool you. It was so gloomy, I actually did a big photography no-no and shot some of the photos with my lights on. So I figured I go all-in and light the candles for some too.
As I mentioned, I had mulled over many ideas for our farm table, but when it comes down to it, I’m SIMPLE, and I just need to stay true to who I am. So I went for a large centerpiece item and used my seeded glass & copper hurricane. I elevated it on a wood pedestal to ground it a bit more and give it some extra visual weight, and I wove my faux Bittersweet down the middle.
You know that saying, “less is more”?
I’m going to have it tattooed on myself so I stop making myself crazy. I have a very simple cottage home, and it’s far from fussy… so fussy things don’t fit here, and they truly aren’t me. At all. You’d think I’d know that by now!
In this digital age when we can see into so many homes, it’s both a blessing and a curse — while it‘s wonderful to get to peek, and dream, and be inspired… it can be far too easy to slip down that slope of discontentment. Or even make you question what you “think” your home should look like.
As hard as it may feel sometimes, stay true to you! No matter the changing tides & trends.
Something I do that really helps me stay grounded (and mostly sane) is practice contentment daily. I consciously work at being thankful. I mostly do a pretty good job. But I do have to self correct on occasion, I’m not going to lie. I started doing this several years ago and it really changed my whole mindset. I find things to be thankful for every day. Even when they are seemingly small things, or when I have to dig a little deeper.
Could I be telling you more about how I decorated the dining room? Yes, but I’m such a bad blogger… so sorry. I’ll get back on track here.
As I mentioned, nothing was new this season, so I may not be able to share perfect-match sources for everything. I’ll try my best to find some like items, and if you see something I don’t link to at the bottom of the post, just comment and I’l try my best to steer you in the right direction.
Oh! I can tell you to save the stems from your real live pumpkins, because they make the faux ones look much better. I just pop them off with steady, even pressure. Try to get the least amount of the actual pumpkin with the stem. I leave them out to dry and then store them until the next season. This one has floral wire half up inside it, then I slid the other half into the foam pumpkin.
For the actual table settings, I layered two chargers — a round sisal and a chippy semi-ornate charger.
Next I layered on my creamy white, embossed fruit-rimmed (had-them-forever) dinner plates and some Better Homes & Gardens Fall salad plates I’ve had a few years now.
You can get a look at that more colorful Thanksgiving themed table [by clicking here].
The matte gold flatware is also BH&G and the napkins were a HomeGoods find.
Luckily, I had exactly FOUR of the wee velvet pumpkins, in four Autumn colors, and they topped things off just right. I didn’t add place cards of anything fancy, since I wasn’t really hosting a dinner gathering.
In fact, I had to take everything down the next day because we did a little fireplace refresh! So that pretty Pediment shade on the fireplace wall was short lived.
Hopefully I’ll be sharing the brand new fireplace look next week! I’m about halfway done, and it already looks so good. I love it and can’t wait to decorate it up!
There’s a little something else new coming this November and the change will be happening in this space you see right here. It’s actually something really necessary, that’ll be your hint.
Feel free to venture guesses on what’s going to change.
As always… ALWAYS… thanks for stopping by. I so appreciate the company. Hope you had a fun visit and didn’t mind my usual ramblings. haha ~ xo Shan
Below you’ll find courtesy shopping links to find the exact or similar items you see in this post. Some links may be affiliate. Find my complete privacy and disclosure policy here.
Trestle Farm Table – similar [here]
Dining Room Chandelier – [click here]
Cane Back Dining Chairs – [click here]
Natural Jute Sisal Rug – with fringe [click here] without [click here]
White Wood Console Table, discount store – Find a wide selection [click here]
Fireplace Wall Paint – Sherwin Williams in Pediment
Please note – If you see something I didn’t provide a link for, shoot me a message and I’ll try to find a source for you. Some of my items are from daily deal sites, vintage or thrifted, but I’ll do my best!