It’s more than just the food that makes for a fabulous thanksgiving meal. Aside from the delicious carved turkey, and all the tasty accompaniments; creating an inviting and charismatic atmosphere for your fall entertaining is key to the overall enjoyment of the feast.
I have a dear friend that comes to mind who really knows what she’s doing when it comes to entertaining. I mean she goes all out for any dinner party she hosts; she will put just as much thought and effort into the décor as she does the menu. The table always looks picture-perfect, and I almost don’t want mess it up; however, I just can’t help but be drawn to the table, just like everyone else. It's that simple: beautiful décor...and great food, brings people together!
The key to decorating your dining table is equally mixing function and style. Here are a few tips in styling the perfect dining table for your upcoming fall entertaining.
Decorating Tip For Fall Entertaining #1
Use a mix of varying height accessories for visual appeal – keep in mind function when you are choosing your accessories, you don’t want them to be too tall and large blocking the view across the table and ending conversations before they can even start.
Decorating Tip For Fall Entertaining #2
Mix up the textures – using a mix of different textures such as, wood, metal, glass/mirror and fabric creates a warm cozy environment.
Decorating Tip For Fall Entertaining #3
Bring some life to the table – using fresh pumpkins, in season greenery, flowers or branches will add an element of freshness and soul to the space.
Decorating Tip For Fall Entertaining #4
Take advantage of the earth tone colors of the season and incorporate them into your décor – the oranges, yellows, browns and creams will add warmth to the overall feel. Unlike winter, mother nature still has its pops of color in fall from the flowers and trees, deep reds, dark blues, eggplant purples, which you can also apply to the decor.
Decorating Tip For Fall Entertaining #5
Let the space reflect your style –whether you are a casual or fancy entertainer, prefer vintage or modern decor, this is the fun part, let your style shine through.
Fall 2016 must have’s
I have put together my top 6 picks to help you out with your fall decorating.