How to Create a Cosy Autumn Tablescape

Creating a Cosy Autumn Tablescape

As the cold nights approach, hunker down with a meal shared with family and friends coupled with a beautiful, cosy autumn table setting. 

how to create a fall autumn tablescape table setting

There are many things to be inspired by in autumn - a brisk walk in the park or countryside is ideal. The earthy tones of the fallen leaves, berries and conkers offer a plethora of inspiration for an autumnal table setting. As harvest season is also in it’s prime, fruit and vegetables can also be very influential in setting the table. 

Colour Scheme & Co-Ordinating Your Table

how to create an autumn fall tablescape table setting

To evoke cosiness and warmth, use earthy tones such as rust, deep reds, brown and taupes for your autumn tablescape. When deciding your colour palette, consider the core elements that you will lay on your table and then what accessories you can add.

I would recommend using a variety of textures on your table to reflect the outdoors and add interest. Perhaps waxed linen placemats with some rattan and cabbage crockery. Ensure colours are complementary to one another and that there is cohesion but don't panic to be too matchy-matchy. A great, simple tip for cohesion on your table setting is to pair your linen placemat with napkins, or the tablecloth with napkins. 

Alternatively, if you have dark red napkins then perhaps you could style them with some crimson candles and any other earthy toned foliage, linens or accessories that you would like to use. Pick out colours in your tablecloth or linens with ribbon tied on the napkins.


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If you don’t want to go out to find your accessories why not create some of your own by using dried fruit which you can make in under two hours. As well as being in keeping with the autumnal colours, it also smells great, too.

autumn tablescape table setting

autumn tablescape fall table setting


For floral decoration, purple and orange together are very effective, whilst hydrangeas and dahlias - particularly in soft earthy tones - are a clear winner. Style large globe artichokes in vases for something different but effective. 

Autumn tablescape inspiration




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