If you are looking for some crazy good inspiration for creating fall centerpieces, you are in the right place! I’ve collected twenty beautiful cottage farmhouse style table decorations for autumn, both from AOC and blogging friends to inspire you to add some easy seasonal decor to your home and welcome fall.
The cozy days of fall are fast approaching – I can already feel that chill in the air and the sun with it’s autumn slant. One of my favorite ways to bring a touch of fall to the inside is by creating simple fall centerpieces.
While summer is all about a vase on the table full of colorful blooms, with fall you can bring in so many more elements that celebrate the harvest season:
- colorful changing leaves
- seeds and nuts
- fruits and vegetables
- greenery and drying flowers
- lots of candles
Whether you want to go all out and add them all, or just pick a few ingredients to make your fall centerpiece simple, it’s all good. And easy. I really encourage you to take a few minutes to arrange some fall elements on your table – you won’t believe how it will lift your spirits and make you smile every time you walk by.
Use these twenty ideas I’ve rounded up for you to inspire your own unique creation using what you have and love to welcome the new season!
20 Fall Centerpieces
Rustic purple and green hydrangea centerpiece. This was one of my favorite centerpieces (and table setting) – I just love when the blue hydrangea blossoms turn these lovely shades of green and purple. Maybe not the most traditional of fall colors, but since hydrangeas only do this in the late summer and fall, definitely reminiscent of the season.
Simple Gold, green and white fall table. I remember when I put this together last year that after I laid out the pumpkins, fall dollar store leaves, gold acorns and lighted raffia strand that it needed something else. I quickly clipped a few boxwood stems to add to the centerpiece and it was just what it needed. Sometimes you just need to start putting something together and let the process determine the outcome.
This sweet rustic white pumpkin centerpiece doesn’t have it’s own article – I found it when I was looking through old photos and I remembered how much I loved how this table turned out. Most of the white pumpkins I grew were smooth, but this one had a completely cracked surface – which I thought was so cool.
I elevated it with a cake plate, added some dried leaves and shelled nuts and then found the pink snapdragons blooming in the garden. You probably can tell I like using non-traditional colors in the fall!
The takeaway is to look at what you have inside and outside, make it simple, and not be bound by colors or items others tell you means “fall.”
More inspiration from other sites:
Go a completely romantic route with purple cauliflower, artichokes, and flowers in a long metal container @ Shabby Fufu
A plaid runner and a box made from logs goes a long way to creating the feel of autumn in this DIY Fall Decor Rustic Centerpiece @ Today’s Creative Life
There is a heather that blooms in the fall – what another great way to add a different take on fall, especially when mixed with fruits and vegetables available in the season like Miss Mustard Seed did here in her Heather + Vegetables Fall Table.
For those who would like to create one centerpiece that will last through Thanksgiving, try this lush arrangement of all things fall: leaves, cotton bolls, faded hydrangeas, feathers, and pumpkins. See how to create a simple Fall Centerpiece that will easily transition through Thanksgiving at Nourish & Nestle.
I love simple rustic wood boxes that you can fill with different items depending on the season, making for fast and easy decor. Here a Fall Centerpiece with Chalk Painted Pumpkins at Unoriginal Mom illustrates how you can take any faux pumpkins and paint them to match your decor – add candles and greens and call it good.
Here’s another take on wood boxes, only smaller in a set of three. Add vases and whatever is blooming in your yard or in a bouquet from the store. Simple floral & Crates Centerpiece at Cherished Bliss.
Don’t you just love the abundance of this Rustic Garden Fall Table from Liz Marie Blog? Weathered pots, moss, greenery and pumpkins on a chippy beadboard surface. You could add flowers, make it smaller, or do this on a mantel – think how to make it yours!
And maybe this is the opposite? A couple of mason jars with greenery and yellow flowers, a few pears, and a candle on a cutting board. Yet it’s still festive and makes you think of cozy fall evenings. See more on this Easy Fall Centerpiece at Seeking Lavender Lane.
Not surprisingly, I love this light and lovely table setting using fall wildflowers and ornamental kale from Julie Blanner. Again, non-traditional colors, but blooms that are only available in the fall so they totally work. You’ll want to check the article out, as she has tips for styling the centerpiece and whole table for fall.
Another simple, throw-natural-items-in-a-container idea, this time using a dough bowl. I like the grape leaves added here along with the vines – bring in as much of nature as you can! Dough Bowl Arrangement for Fall at The Everyday Home.
Finally some orange, right? Rust colored mums add the pop of color to this neutral fall centerpiece. Elevating candles with cakes plates instead of pumpkins like I did is a great idea, too. The touches of copper echo the orange mums, really bringing this look together nicely. Easy Farmhouse Fall Table at Little Vintage Nest.
This is such a unique fall centerpiece with it’s glittery black pumpkins combined with greenery, and an arrangement of feathers and silver dollar stems. Easy Fall Table Centerpiece at Setting For Four.
Here’s another riff on the long wood container idea: make it super simple with a couple of pumpkins, candle and succulents. Fall Table Decor at Garden Therapy.
Here you go – bring on the orange pumpkins! Set one on a cake plate and add orangey-yellow alstroemerias on each side – simple and long-lasting. Colorful Fall Tablescape at Pretty Handy Girl.
If you love books, try incorporating them into your centerpiece like this Bookish Farmhouse Fall Table from Twelve On Main. And if you have access to a rusty old chicken feeder, lucky you!
We often use fall leaves, but rarely a stem like this uncluttered fall table from Houseologie. Grab a container and hold the branch up with pinecones – it’s airy enough to not be in the way of talking to guests.
And I’ll leave you with the simplest table of all – clear glass and bowls of fruits and nuts. It really doesn’t have to be anything complicated, does it? Of course the gorgeous sunflowers on the side table really draw the eye! Fall French Farmhouse Style Table at Satori Design for Living.
I hope you have found some inspiration from these fall centerpieces to make your own table welcome the seasons and guests alike!