Pretty Plaid & Pumpkin Place Setting

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The changing season is the perfect time to switch up your table decor. This simple and inexpensive fall place setting idea is the perfect inspiration.

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I rarely get an opportunity to decorate our tables with real place settings unless we’re entertaining. Which doesn’t happen much around here unless it’s a holiday or special occasion. But when the inspiration strikes I do love to play around with different ideas.

I was out thrifting with a friend last weekend and stumbled upon these cute amber glass bottles that I had to have. You can find amber glass vases and decor just about everywhere in the fall, but only having to pay $1.50 for all three pieces? I’ll take it!

simple fall place setting

Now some of you might scoff at the idea of hunting through thrift stores for home decor, but this is one of my favorite past times that I don’t get to do nearly enough. The thrill I get when finding gorgeous pieces for my home for next to nothing is like no other.

Before we dive into this gorgeous inexpensive tablescape, I wanted to let you know that I created a free guide below to get you started with a few changes to start loving your home now. Don’t wait, sign up now to get your copy!

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I scooped up the bottles and headed home to style them for a simple fall table.

simple fall place setting

Casual and simple fall table setting

I gathered my everyday white china and wicker placemats to brighten up the dark glass bottles on the table. I’ve had my dishes and placemats for quite a while, but I’ve added links below to where you can find all of these same items to dress up your table.

Every home should have at least one set of white china. It’s extremely versatile and can be styled with any theme for a beautiful tablescape.

simple fall place setting

Creating a simple fall tablescape is all about layering in textures and colors to achieve a professionally styled look. This is our everyday kitchen table so I wanted to create a casual, but classy look. To do this, I brought in some natural elements from outdoors to add a touch a fall.

simple fall place setting

inexpensive fall table decor

I mixed in some pinecones from our own backyard along with some gold painted acorns. You could certainly DIY your own gold acorns, but I ordered mine online.

simple fall place setting

Dried wheat bundles are a great way to add a rustic touch to any fall decor, but I noticed how our decorative grasses outside were beginning to dry out and resembled wheat stalks. So I clipped a few stems from our yard to place in the bottles and pair nicely with the light tones in the placemats.

simple fall place setting

Pulling in some traditional fall colors to finish this table off. I used a spare bundle of fall foliage leaves and tucked them into one of the glass bottles. One of my best tips for fall decor is to stock up on essentials like florals and foliage after the season to get a great discount and build up your collection over time.

simple fall place setting

traditional patterns for a fall table

I had the perfect fall napkins to finish off this table setting and tie in the warm oranges and rustic feel. My Pottery Barn Newton Plaid napkins were one of my after season clearance buys last fall. I’ve been waiting to get them out to dress up a table. They must’ve been extremely popular because they’re back in stock this fall.

simple fall place setting

To finish off this easy fall tablescape I added in a few random white pumpkins for a final touch of fall.

simple fall place setting

I didn’t have a matching set of pumpkins, which was fine. Using different styles and materials within the same shade adds interest to the table. A technique that makes it feel coordinated rather than matched.

simple fall place setting
simple fall place setting

What’s your favorite way to decorate to decorate your dining or kitchen table for fall? Leave me a comment below to let me know.

Thanks for stopping by friends. I hope you were inspired to do a little fall decorating of your own. If you enjoyed this post, then you might like my simple fall centerpiece tutorial that I created for our dining room.

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