Now that the craziness of summer has passed, fall is the perfect time to host a dinner party or a get-together with friends. And if you're like me, designing a beautiful dinner table is the best part (aside from laughing with good friends, of course!). So today I'm sharing ten of my favorite centerpieces and tablescapes that I've found floating around the internet lately. Click through to check them out!
Everybody loves to have a pretty centerpiece on the table, but who has the time to create a whole new centerpiece for every single season and every single holiday? I know I certainly don't, which is why I came up with this solution - a beautiful gilded arrangement that only uses long-lasting elements that won't die or rot within a week - such as faux flowers, succulent plants and uncarved pumpkins. Read on to check out the surprisingly chic final product.
It's always fun to have an outdoor dinner party, but the little details are what make it so special! We've rounded up 10 projects from place settings to decor that you can do yourself to add a personal touch to your party!
1. Who knew it was so easy to create custom napkins? Just paint with a little fabric dye for a gradient effect! photo via Griottes
2. Add a little neon to your wine glasses by tying paper tassles to the stems! photo via 100 Layer Cake
3. Gather leaves and other items from plants in your own backyard. This cabbage leaf looks gorgeous as a place setting! photo via BHG
4. To add a punch of color, find chairs at local garage sales and paint them all in a bright and bold hue! photo via Midwest Living
5. To keep with the fabric-dyeing trend, dip plain white tablecloths in fabric dye gradually. photo via Always A Blogsmaid
6. Hanging simple streamers in clusters over head makes a dramatic statement. photo via Style Me Pretty
7. For a classy centerpiece that runs down the center of the table, place taper candles in assorted empty wine bottles. Burn them for several hours and let the wax run down the sides! photo via Style Me Pretty Living
8. Your flatware doesn't have to be plain. Rope it into your color scheme by painting the handles a different color! photo via HIGH WALLS
9. Add an Ikat pattern to your plates. You can customize the color to match your theme! Photo via MyColor
10. Keep the lighting dim and romantic with this simple lighted paper pennant. photo via Once Wed
Photo Images: Bobbi Fabian
Look, Thanksgiving deserves its three weeks of November all to itself. Nobody's horning in on Christmas' time. Thanksgiving is a less stressed, better version of Christmas. It's like the delicious appetizer before Christmas. The decorating and preparation is calmer, more understated, elegant, dignified and poised. Erinn Valencich over on HGTV shows us that Thanksgiving decor has gone way beyond pilgrims and turkey statues. If you want to get in the mood, just take a look at these sophisticated tablescapes that will inspire you to get Autumny creative. I'm doing the top one with the white pumpkin.