Design Inspiration – Fall Table Settings

Welcome Fall! The cooler weather, bursts of rich colors as leaves change, and the refreshingly crisp autumn air make it the perfect season to gather around the table with friends and family. Whether you’re hosting a Sunday supper, a festive Friendsgiving or a large family Thanksgiving dinner, pull out your favorite table linens and get inspired to bring your fall table to life.

Prepare Your Linens

Before you roll out the table runner or begin arranging your flatware, make sure your linens have been laundered and pressed to look their best. At Home Treasures, we believe in livable luxury so our table linens - from tablecloths and placemats, to table runners and napkins - can be machine washed, tumble-dried, and spot-cleaned right in your own home.

Learn more about how to care for your linens in our guide to "Luxury Linen Care: Table Linens".

Start with the Foundation

When planning your tablescape and decor, start from the bottom up. Consider your tablecloths, placemats and plates the foundational elements of your tablescape that transform any table setting. We like to think of linens as the trendsetters of the table–they can set the tone for the entire design by establishing a mood that allows you to bring in dishes, glassware, florals, and serving pieces that build onto the look.

For an upscale soiree, consider starting with smooth white linens featuring a traditional lace inset like Morocco. For more casual gatherings, Alina’s crisp linen tablecloth with a sateen appliqué inset offers the perfect opportunity to incorporate color and contrast with matching napkins and placemats.

Embrace Color

For a cohesive look, choose florals, linens, and accent pieces that give a nod to the existing color story throughout your home. You can select table linens that coordinate with your window treatments or rugs as a base. With 16 color options for embroidered edge details, Arlo table linens are sure to match any color story in your home.

Never underestimate the power of a bold color accent. Embrace a colorful vase or dare to design with colorful dishes! Fiery yellows, oranges, reds and soft sage greens classically embody the dramatic colors of fall foliage while the warmth of neutrals and dark wood tones help ground an entire color palette. Using neutral elements is also a great trick for creating greater contrast against one or two bold accent colors.

Style With Seasonal Elements

Let nature inspire you when incorporating natural elements and greenery in your arrangements and place settings. Start with table linens in earth tones like Seychelles in Dune or Shore. For a rustic and natural theme, consider using natural grass-woven chargers and stoneware dishes with a slight texture. You can’t go wrong with an added sensory experience by incorporating centerpieces that offer fresh scents such as fresh-cut sprigs of rosemary, candles, and oranges that have been lightly zested to become more fragrant. Dried florals, gourds, and pinecones are often easy to find in decor stores or in your own backyard. They are inexpensive accents that you can arrange to last all season long.

Set an Elegant Scene

For an elegant affair, never underestimate the powerful presence of metallic elements. Gold, rose gold or even brass flatware pairs perfectly with a warm color palette and can be that unexpected step away from the traditional silverware you were looking for. This addition of metallic elements is also a great way to contrast the natural elements of a tablescape and make the space feel refined. Copper trays, decorative napkin rings, etched glassware and stunning candelabras can make any tablescape feel special.

Home Treasures Table Linens

With a myriad of choices, we provide you the opportunity to create a tablescape that celebrates any occasion and impresses your guests. If you’re interested in updating your table linens, we invite you to explore our extensive collection of tablecloths, table runners, napkins, and placemats. And don’t forget, if you want to design something of your own, we’d be happy to customize something just for you and your preferences!