Looking for simple ways to decorate for fall? Why not start with your table? Here are 28 creative fall centerpiece ideas. 

fall centerpiece ideas dining table

I think that fall is my Rhett Butler.

I can’t help it.

I have a little Scarlett in me.

Remember Scarlett?

Remember how she flirted with the Tarleton boys and flitted her fan and sashayed around the dance floor with her 18″ waist and her crinolines and arched eyebrows.

Remember how she pined after Ashley and followed him around and flirted shamelessly with him in front of Melanie after she wrapped herself in those curtains and willingly stole Suellen’s fiancée Frank and became a hard-hearted business mogul.


Bless her heart.

There’s just something about fall that makes a heart beat faster.

Today I’m decorating all the tables with all the fall ideas.

Here are creative fall centerpiece ideas from all the tables I’ve ever danced with.

fall centerpiece ideas table

fall centerpiece ideas for the dining table

Fall centerpiece ideas

Fall table idea number one:

1. Start with a wood plank used as a wood runner.

2. Add wood vases with leaves from the yard.

3. Fill wood bowls with fruit.

4. Layer in cutting boards and rustic pumpkins.

fall centerpiece ideas with hydrangeas and pumpkins

Fall table idea number two:

1. Start with a runner with a little orange.

2. Fill faux pumpkins with dried hydrangeas.

3. Layer in orange pumpkins.

4. Add magnolia leaves (these dry in place) and other faux greenery.

Fall table idea number three:

1. Start with a simple burlap runner.

2. Find these wood trees and get inspired.

3. Stack the wood trees on wood logs.

4. Add in toile and velvet pumpkins (and make the cutest chargers out of gold leaves).

Fall table idea number four:

1. Start with a bay leaf runner.

2. Add in different types of faux greenery.

3. Shop the produce aisle and add the pumpkins.

4. Layer in magnolia leaves and let them dry.

Fall table idea number five:

1. Start with a chalkboard runner.

2. Create cabbage vases.

3. Fill the vases with fall leaves from the yard.

4. Add in rustic pumpkins and different types of produce.

Fall table idea number six:

1. Go bright or go home.

2. Find all your white dishes and fill them with fruit.

3. Add brightly colored flowers from the grocery store in wood vases.

4. Tuck a floral sprig at each place setting.

fall centerpiece ideas in blue and white dining room

Fall table idea number seven:

1. Start with a blue table runner.

2. Add in glass vases with faux stems (so they last all fall).

3. Bring in blue velvet pumpkins.

4. Add gold flatware and patterned dishes.

fall centerpiece ideas with table

Fall is almost here.

And I’m ready.

I’m ready for that moment when you can smell fall in the air.  It tickles your nose and makes your heart race.

I’m ready for that first crisp cool fall day when you see the first leaf fall and you know that nature is getting ready to paint a brilliant masterpiece.

Amazing colors of every shade and hue burst forth around every bend.

I’m ready to dance with my favorite season of all.

PS  Which season do you like to dance with?

Here are some of my favorite fall finds to inspire you

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  1. Image for Marlene Stephenson Marlene Stephenson

    Those were wonderful ideas, thanks, but honestly i was looking at that beautiful antique table and those chairs, they were so pretty. I'm a blue and white person so i loved the last one. Have a blessed day Karianne.

  2. Image for Jenn Jenn

    Yes to fall! I'm in Missouri and we are still feeling the heat, but it's Fall all around blog land, so I think I will camp out there for a while!! Love all your tables! I see why you may have been missing the farmhouse today... I love the artichoke mixed in, something about that green! Happy Fall...almost!!

  3. Image for Lynn W Lynn W

    I do declare....the first group is fabulous and took my breath away with the richness of the Fall colors. Then the last group, #7 is so, so pretty and lighter and airy. I’m swooning 🍂. So darn hot still, but I’ve been happily pinning away Fall ideas and......Christmas too!! 😜. Both Fall and Winter decorating are my favorites....thank you for the gorgeous ideas 💜

  4. Image for Sevahn Sevahn

    Gorgeous autumn displays! I also love the Fall season the best! I think it's because we love being home and our warm generous hearts can show just how nurturing and cozy we wish life to be for our friends and family. Enjoy every second of it!

  5. Image for Jan Fusco Jan Fusco

    First of all... GONE WITH THE WIND...my favorite movie of all time. I could watch it constantly. (My thigh is bigger than 18"). Second of all... Fall is my favorite season for decorating. Love the colors. Golds, oranges, purples, crimsons (Roll Tide) I love them all. (However, as much as I LOVE your navy and orange table I can't do that one. That's Auburn you know). All of your tablescapes are beautiful. I'm pinning them in my "Fallin' for Fall" board.

  6. Image for Linda Miller Linda Miller

    Ahhhh...you had me at the navy velvet pumpkins! I LOVE them. And "sashayed"?? The narrative about Gone with the Wind made me laugh out loud. :-) (My daughter and I call Wednesday "Wow Wednesday" Just a reminder to do some random act of kindness to make someone go "Wow!". Those pumpkins did it for me. lol) Bless your heart! ;-)

  7. Image for phyllis phyllis

    Frankly, my dear, you do give a damn! (and your readers are so glad you do) Love all of the ideas, but especially the one with blue velvet pumpkins and that wood tray with the blue and white checked inside. Please share your source for that beauty if still available. Thanks for the lovely ideas.


    Autumn is my favorite time of year too!!!! LOVE, LOVE all the ideas!!!!!!! Will have to flip a coin to decide which one to go with this year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Image for Teresa Teresa

    I'm so looking forward to fall! These ideas are wonderful. I plan to pull out all my decor next week and start planning. I need to purge, freshen up and get new plans for this year. I really like the blue and white - my fav! Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  10. Image for PJ PJ

    So much inspiration here! I am savoring these last days of summer, but come September, I will be using these for inspiration. By the way, your comment about all the tables you have ever danced with brought to mind Willie Nelson's "To All the Girls I've Loved Before" and now I have a new earworm. Happy Day to you, KariAnne!

  11. Image for Teresa Teresa

    What gorgeous Fall tablescapes! You have given us so much inspiration and ideas for pre-planning. I was in HomeGoods today and they had some of the prettiest Fall pillows and décor in as well as lots of Halloween décor. I found the cutest Halloween cookie jar (black/orange) in the shape of a cupcake and will use to store my coffee pods instead of cookies.

  12. Image for Ingrid Ingrid

    Dear Kari Anne, I was just exploring SW paint website and found your website. I think I've found my paint color!!! Could you please tell me your wall paint color. Love the table shapes! Thank you, Mrs M

  13. Image for Peg Peg

    I love all of these, but number 4 has my heart. Shopping the produce aisle means no decoration to store and it leaves little to no carbon footprint!! And I dance with summer!! xoxo

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