Wondering how to decorate your fall table? Spoiler alert. It doesn’t need to be expensive. All you need is to shop your house.
When I shared all the wreath ideas yesterday I got some messages asking about more fall decorating, so I thought today we’d tackle tables.
You’ve seen them.
Those fancy fall tables.
Full of pomp and circumstance and museum-worthy pumpkins.
I love a beautiful table as much as the next person, but what if we went all thrifty? What if I gave you TONS of ideas for walking around your home and finding items you could use on your fall TABLE right now?
These are the super simple decor hacks that I use when I don’t have time or budget to run to the store.
Sometimes it’s just as simple as thinking outside the box. Maybe it’s using something you have in a new way. Maybe it’s finding creative ways to bring in a little fall without spending a dime.
We’ve got this fall table.
Here’s how to decorate your fall table by shopping your house.
How To Decorate Your Fall Table
Idea number one: Use a door garland on your table
Instead of decorating the door?
Place it on your table instead.
Go up to those tubs in the attic and find a garland. Any fall garland will do. It’s the perfect way to add a touch of autumn to your home without overwhelming your table. Simply drape the garland across the table as your centerpieces or place it on top of your tablecloth.
Then add in dried leaves (or in this case, I cut leaves from the yard and just let them dry in place). You could also use dried hydrangeas in this arrangement, too).
And tuck in pumpkins.
Donity done done done.
Idea number two: use a board for a table runner
Turn your dining room table into a harvest feast. Shop your house or garage for a board.
The more pitiful the board is? The better.
You can leave it wood color. Or stain a design on it. Or paint it white.
If you have any old hardware? Add them to the bottom of the board for feet (I think I need to do a DIY on how we did this. LOL.)
Then? Place it in the center of the table as a runner and decorate around it.
You could also cover the board with a burlap runner and load it up with gourds, squash, and bundles of wheat. Add some candles and lanterns to bring the richness of the outdoors inside your home.
Idea number three: Use garland for chargers
Garland. I know, right?
If you have any random fall garland in your tubs, use it around the bottom of the plates for chargers.
Just tuck it around the edges.
You could also do this with leaves from the yard.
Magnolia leaves would make amazing chargers.
Idea number four: fill a pumpkin with fresh flowers from the yard
Looking for a unique way to display fall flowers?
Why not try using a pumpkin as a vase? Simply cut off the top of the pumpkin, scoop out the insides, and fill with water. Then, arrange your favorite fall blooms in the pumpkin. For a festive touch, add some autumn leaves or berries around the base of the flowers. Best of all, this arrangement can be made using items that you may already have around your house. So why not give it a try? You may just find that pumpkins make perfect vases.
You can also use a hollow plastic pumpkin and paint it to match your table.
Simply cut off the top. Then fill a vase with fresh flowers or leaves from the yard and use as your centerpiece on the table.
Idea number five: use small glasses as vases
I know this seems Captain Obvious, but it’s such an overlooked idea.
Simply collect a few leaves and place them in small glasses or vases. The leaves will add a touch of color and nature to your home. And it’s so simple. With some of the prettiest fall centerpieces I’ve ever made—I just shopped my glass cabinet.
You can mix your glass vases with glasses, too.
That way you have vases with different heights.
Idea number six: add fruit
I love to mix in fruit in my fall decor.
I just shop my refrigerator and put out bowls of apples or pears or lemons.
Why let that pretty fruit sit in the fridge until you are ready to eat it?
Decorate with it instead.
Idea seven: add stems to a vase
You can shop your attic or shop your yard for cuttings.
Then simply add the stems to a glass vase on the table.
I’ve also let the stems and the leaves dry in the vase for the fall season.
Idea eight: make a centerpiece with fall flower pots
Need a simple idea to decorate your fall table?
Create a centerpiece with a grouping of fall pots. It’s so easy. I just went to the grocery store and found these fall flowers and added them in a large circle to the center of the table.
You can use taller and shorter vases or use books or pedestals to add different heights to your centerpiece.
See what I mean?
Decorating doesn’t have to be overwhelming or expensive.
You probably have so many things in your home that you can re-think for fall.
Now open your cabinets and let’s get shopping.