November 6, 2013

Fall Dining Room Table

Fall Dining Room Table Decor and Inspiration

Happy November! :) This past Monday some sweet friends came over for lunch, chit chat, and some much-needed girl time. To make the day special for us, I thought it’d be nice to warm up our dining room with some fun fall decorations and elegant place settings.

Fall Dining Room Table Decor and Inspiration

The dining room is the first thing you see as you enter our home. We spend lots of time fellowshipping around the table with friends and family, so I wanted this space to be beautiful and welcoming with cheerful seasonal touches. But I also wanted it to be low-maintenance and functional. Nothing too formal or fancy! :)

Fall Dining Room Table Decor and Inspiration

I will be the first to confess that I do not have the decorating gene at all. Home decor is just not my love language! :) I frequently agonize over what to buy and how to arrange things. Since I didn’t want to have to completely redo this space with every holiday, (and to spare myself future torture) I paired classic neutral pieces that will stay throughout the year with a few pops of color that can easily be changed out by season.

Fall Dining Room Table Decor and Inspiration

These small decor changes made a big impact on the room, and now I can swap out a few seasonal pieces as an inexpensive way to add instant fresh style.

Fall Dining Room Table Decor and Inspiration

If you are decorating-challenged like me, you can copy this simple formula to create your own perfect table setting. :)

Fall Dining Room Table Decor and Inspiration

I started out with three neutral vases as my centerpiece, candles on each side, and matching seasonal elements for each end of the table.

Fall Dining Room Table Decor and Inspiration

The candles and vases will stay, while the pumpkins and fall foliage will be swapped out by season.

Fall Dining Room Table Decor and Inspiration

More ideas: The vases could be replaced with hurricanes to display candles or for holding seasonal fruit. The candles could be swapped out for a seasonal color.

Fall Dining Room Table Decor and Inspiration

This cute sequined pumpkin can be changed out by theme or holiday.

Fall Dining Room Table Decor and Inspiration

I then picked out neutral placemats, chargers, table runners, and napkin rings that will stay year-round…

Fall Dining Room Table Decor and Inspiration

And added a pop of seasonal flair with the orange napkins that can easily be swapped out for any color.

Fall Dining Room Table Decor and Inspiration

Or simply use white napkins for a versatile, any-occasion look.

Fall Dining Room Table Decor and Inspiration

If you’re interested in where we found anything, here’s the full source list with links below for more info.

{ Source List }

Mosaic Vases – Hobby Lobby
Whitewash Pillar Candleholders – Pier1
Candles – Pier1
Sequin Pumpkins – Hobby Lobby
Metallic Damask Jute Table Runner – Pier1
Burlap table runner – Hobby Lobby
Dark Brown Round Rattan Placemats – Pier1
Gold Glitter Chargers – Pier1
Orange Napkins – Pier1
Sheer Bronze Napkins – Pier1
Hammered Gold Napkin Rings – Pier1
Fall Leaves – Hobby Lobby
Pumpkins on cabinets – Hobby Lobby

More information on the dining room (paint colors, furniture, etc) can be found here: Dining Room Update.

P.S. If you have a link to your fall or holiday decorations, I would LOVE to see them!! Leave me a link in the comments section if you can! :)

Thanks so much for looking!! Happy Fall!! :) xoxo



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47 Comments






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Kerrie Jones November 6, 2013 at 5:43 am

Gorgeous table! And I totally saw you shopping at pier 1 last Friday night! :)

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LyndaS November 6, 2013 at 6:09 am

Your dining room is absolutely incredible.

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kathie kirts November 6, 2013 at 6:14 am

Smartly carried out theme on the table and the entire room. Wonderful ideas and many thanks for listing the vendors.

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Gail November 6, 2013 at 6:26 am

Wow, the decorations looks so beautiful in your dining room table and it should be in the Better Homes and Garden or interior designer magazine. Great job!

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Michelle November 6, 2013 at 6:54 am

I love your table scape. It looks great. I can totally relate to being decoratively challenged, like you were talking. That is me!! I am envious that you have a Hobby Lobby near you. Nearest one for me right now is Rochester, MN (2 hrs away). That is going to change next year, as they are putting one a lot closer to me. I am (im)patiently waiting. They have the best decor pieces. I need to hit Pier 1 too.

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Christina November 6, 2013 at 7:24 am

For someone who proclaims they are decorating challenged, you did an amazing job! Your dining room looks gorgeous and I’m inspired to fix up my own.

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Anela @ All This Time Accents November 6, 2013 at 7:28 am

I absolutely love the tablescape! If you’re decorating challenged, you sure fake it well! ;-)

Hobby Lobby rocks! I could live there much to my husband’s dismay! HA!

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Ali @ Inspiralized November 6, 2013 at 7:46 am

You have the most beautiful home!!

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Maria November 6, 2013 at 7:47 am

So pretty! And I don’t believe you! You are great at decorating! You must have a gene in there somewhere:)

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Angie | Big Bears Wife November 6, 2013 at 7:53 am

Love it! I love the idea of just being able to swap out a few things instead of all of the decorations!

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Crystal @MissCrystalMakeup November 6, 2013 at 8:05 am

Gorgeous table!!! Enjoyed seeing it in person! I already had the sequined pumpkins, neutral runner, candlesticks and chargers. I did go out and buy the mosaic vases. They are fab! Thanks for the great inspiration! I often need to see something to pull the things I have together. I’m lusting over the dining room chairs, too, lol. Just what I’ve been looking for. Thanks again for having us and it was great to finally meet you! :)
xo Crystal

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Anne November 6, 2013 at 8:21 am

Your table is stunning. I love how simple and classy it is! I am working on wrapping up my fall dinging room table, but in the meantime finished my new favorite spot to decorate for the seasons…my entry table!
http://circusberry.wordpress.com/2013/11/06/wordless-wednesday-late-fall-entry-table/
Thanks for sharing!

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gina @ skinnytaste November 6, 2013 at 8:23 am

Amanda, are you bad at anything??? OMG, your table and home is amazing!

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Mary @ Its All About The Yummy November 6, 2013 at 8:54 am

Wow! Just beautiful, I love the color of your walls, it’s a perfect backdrop for your fall dining table! Thank you so much for always making a list of your sources. You are an truly inspiration!

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Virginia November 6, 2013 at 9:03 am

Your dining room is beautiful. How do you find the time to create recipes, decorate and blog with all the traveling you do? Amazing!

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Dahlia November 6, 2013 at 9:15 am

Gorgeous tablescape!! Love the textures and color!!

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Bonnie Morgan November 6, 2013 at 9:50 am

Very pretty. Thanks so much for the resource list. I agree with one of the comments above. Is there anything you can’t do!
I am an Alabama girl too. My daughter lives in your area. Would love to meet you sometime.

http://livingwiththanksgiving.blogspot.com/2013/10/have-you-ever-picked-cotton.http://livingwiththanksgiving.blogspot.com/2013/10/rome-italythe-eternal-city.htmlhttp://livingwiththanksgiving.blogspot.com/2013/10/venice-and-magic-of-serenissima.html
I always enjoy your travel posts so I gave you a link to mine also. We just visited Italy in September.

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Hilary November 6, 2013 at 10:57 am

Is it bad that I knew where each item (except the mosaic vases) was purchased before I got to the source list?? Apparently I spend too much time at the HobLob and Pier 1! Your table looks amazing; great job!!

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Susan November 6, 2013 at 11:36 am

I was going to post the exact same thing!! I knew where everything came from and it was a tossup on the vases between Hobby Lobby and Pier 1!!! Your table decor is gorgeous and I love how you tied everything together. Beautiful!!

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Anna@CrunchyCreamySweet November 6, 2013 at 10:59 am

I love the sparkle and the colors! Gorgeous!

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Emily November 6, 2013 at 11:47 am

Omg! You’ve done it again in your house! You have driven so much inspiration for me in my own life, whether it be dreaming up how to doesn’t my future home (still renting and saving for our first home, which I’m at peace with because it’ll happen when the time is right), recipes in the kitchen or just helpful tips! I thank you! You’re amazing with how you micromanage all that you seem to be doing in your life! I aspire to get to that point in my life.

Sincerely, Emily

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Katherine November 6, 2013 at 12:05 pm

I am in love with those chairs! Unfortunately I know they wouldn’t work for my family…our 19 month old would stain those up in no time. They are gorgeous though.

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Ana November 6, 2013 at 2:23 pm

Beautiful! Such warm colors. Can you take a picture of the pumpkin flower decorations you have on top of the buffet? They look so pretty and I would like to see how you did it.

Thanks,

Ana

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Miranda November 6, 2013 at 2:28 pm

I think it looks PERFECT – you did a great job! I love the idea of having a neutral space where you can switch out colors seasonally for a quick and easy and ADORABLE transformation! Great idea!

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Kylie November 6, 2013 at 5:33 pm

You most definitely do have the decorating gene! ;) Fabulous table, love it!

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Terry at Cashmere Apron November 6, 2013 at 7:06 pm

Beautiful and inviting. The color palette of your dining room is the perfect backdrop for the tones of fall. All of the colors pop and intensify. I’m sure it was a lovely girl’s day! *Pier 1 is my go-to as well.

Happy Fall!

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Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective November 6, 2013 at 7:21 pm

Gorgeous dining room and table setting, Amanda! Love the warm, inviting colors! Great job! :)

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Kim G. November 7, 2013 at 2:39 am

SO gorgeous!! “Decorating-challenged”…yeah right! So here’s a question: do you leave the table “set” like that all the time? Or only when in use?

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Barb November 7, 2013 at 8:30 am

Your dining room is gorgeous, as is the beautiful table setting.

So, what did you serve for lunch?

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Kristin S November 7, 2013 at 10:42 am

So pretty! And I’m drooling over your floors.

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Shaina November 7, 2013 at 11:57 am

I love that you did neutral with just a simple color shift and centerpiece change for seasonality. It’s so much more practical, and it’s less to store. Less to store. I love those three words.

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Lauren November 7, 2013 at 1:40 pm

Wow, I am loving those chairs!! Aaaaand, now I need to find a burlap table runner too. Wish we had Hobby Lobby in Portland!

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Cookbook Queen November 7, 2013 at 8:07 pm

Beautiful!! I am in love with that table!!

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Kristy, Life-n-Reflection November 8, 2013 at 6:59 am

This is gorgeous I love the mix of textures!

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Corners of My Life November 8, 2013 at 5:08 pm

I love all the orange – my new favorite color . . .

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Carolin November 9, 2013 at 6:28 am

Love how the dining room looks like!! What about the pumpkins and decoration on the cabinets?? Where are those from?

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Kim G. November 9, 2013 at 5:19 pm

So I hope this makes you laugh… I am debating asking for a Mia face cleanser for Christmas this year, and I remember you mentioning yours awhile back and I thought I remembered you saying it wasn’t life-changing or anything, and I really wanted to read your opinion! However, I couldn’t remember what post it was in! So I searched your site using the word “mia”…and quite a few pages popped up. I opened them all up, curious as to why so many came up, and a lot were from when you say Mama Mia when something tastes or smells good lol!!! It really made me laugh. You’re so fun. And I did find the post I was looking for ;)

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Jessica November 9, 2013 at 7:20 pm

Love your decor style. Would you keep your table set with dishes all the time? Or just before meals?

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Amanda November 18, 2013 at 6:05 pm

Hi Jessica! I would probably keep the placemats, chargers, and napkins out all the time. :) Hope this helps! :)

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Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) November 12, 2013 at 10:42 pm

That is one seriously gorgeous tablescape! Really beautiful for Thanksgiving!

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Hilda November 18, 2013 at 8:54 am

Hi Amanda. You totally inspired me to set my dining room for fall. Something I’ve never done before. While I was at Pier 1 picking up the bread basket you suggested, I picked up a few things for my dining room as well. Thanks! Please keep sharing your great ideas. They are a good starting point for some of us who don’t have much decorating sense.

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Sarah Tremblay December 6, 2013 at 4:05 am

I really loved your plates. They are just perfect and complements all the other things on your dining table.

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Nicoleta G March 7, 2014 at 5:05 am

what a gorgeous dining room table. I like the chair and how it is decorated too. Just beautiful

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Tory June 9, 2014 at 11:27 am

What is the name of your wall color?

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Carmella September 15, 2014 at 9:05 am

What is the paint color you use? I love the color!

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sara October 3, 2014 at 10:48 am

looks great! just wondering where you purchased the two china cabinets?

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hilal October 17, 2014 at 8:40 am

i like your wall decor very much. Can you take a photo more closer?

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