How to Create the Perfect Farmhouse Neutral Fall Tablescape

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With Fall just around the corner, I’ve come up with the perfect design for an everyday farmhouse neutral Fall tablescape!
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You can just feel it.  The mornings and evenings {here} are getting cooler.   There’s a bite to the air.

It can only mean one thing … Fall is just around the corner.

Fall is truly my favorite season, but, I can’t say I’m really ready for it this year.  That’s probably a story for another day.  And, given I don’t have the power to stop time from ticking on, I might as well accept these cooler temperatures and the kids being back at school means Fall is here.

Fall brings a whole different feeling, doesn’t it?  It’s no longer about long lazy days in the sun or splashing around in the pool.

It’s time for sweaters and boots.  The structure of school days, football (yay!), and your Fall TV shows return.

In your home, you put away the bright colored summer flowers and summer decor.  It’s time for a more neutral Fall color palette, comfy blankets, and spending time with family indoors.

One of my favorite places to spend time with my little family of 5 is in our dining room.  Now that we got rid of our super ugly stained painted chipped dirty dining room table and are {almost} done building a new one, I’m excited for evenings spent around the table.  It’s one of my absolute favorite gathering spaces in our home!

I know for us, eating dinner as a family is SO important.  Even if the kids whine and complain about whatever we have for dinner (which is nearly every night), I love having us all in one place.  With life being so busy and both my husband and I working, we don’t spend nearly as much time as a family as I would like.  But, we make it a point to always sit down together for dinner.

With our table being gathering place and the center of our home, I love to have it decorated.  Even if it’s just a simple centerpiece!

With Fall fast approaching, I thought I’d share some Fall table decorating ideas to give you the perfect farmhouse neutral Fall tablescape!  I love sticking to neutrals as it is while adding in pops of Fall color (think: red, orange, and yellow).

This tablescape is simple enough to be used everyday at those nightly dinners with your family.  But, it’s also fancy enough for bigger gatherings this Fall like Thanksgiving!  The best part?  If you keep your basic tablescape neutral, you can use it year round!  Add in seasonal decor and you’ve got yourself a budget friendly, yet stylish, tablescape.

Classic, neutral dinnerware

To me, the overall theme in farmhouse style decor of any kind is keeping a neutral color palette.  No matter what your design style or budget, ivory plates and dishware are classic and timeless and fit perfectly into a farmhouse neutral tablescape.  There’s a reason you can always find a nice ivory or white set!

You can pair the lovely neutral plates with some clear glassware!  The details on these glasses are beautiful yet not too fancy.  I’m not a fancy gal so I love anything that can be used everyday AND on special occasions.  Finish the table setting off with wood handled flatware!

Farmhouse Style Table Linens (with a Fall twist!)

With your dinnerware selected, it’s time to pair that neutral palette with some texture.  Those ivory plates would look amazing sitting on some simple rattan chargers.  I also like to keep the center of the table relatively neutral (with pops of color, but, we’ll get to that in a bit) so I love the look of this simple woven fiber table runner.

To give the farmhouse tablescape a Fall feel, I’d add in some mustard yellow linen napkins.  Aren’t they just the perfect color for Fall?

Finish Up With The Details

Rather than having one specific centerpiece, I’d love to mix it up a bit with a few smaller pieces.  I think it would be so fun to use an olive wreath laid flat in the center of the table.  The wreath brings a refreshing green to an otherwise mainly neutral tablescape thus far.  I’d use the wood pillar candleholders in the center of the wreath and sprinkle some gold mercury glass votives along the table runner.

To really add some Fall style to the tablescape, I’d arrange different sized Mexican pumpkin candles (love that color!) with different sized white candles.  The mixture of Fall colors with the olive wreath, pops of gold from the votives, all over the table runner makes for the perfect farmhouse neutral Fall “centerpiece”.

Last, I would take the cutest ever mini felted wool pumpkins and use them as place settings!

Even better, the Gathering Event is going on now at Cost Plus World Market.  Save up to 50% off All Dining, Save up to 50% All Dining Furniture, Save 30% All Dinnerware and Table Linens, 20% off All Bar Carts, 20 to 50% off all Chandeliers & Pendants.  Sale ends 9/10/17!  So, head into your local store (find your local store here) or shop online for all the amazing deals.

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How to Make the Perfect Farmhouse Neutral Fall Tablescape @makingjoysarah for @worldmarket #worldmarket #ad #worldmarkettribe

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  1. Those felted wool pumpkins are so adorable! I can’t wait to finally experience fall again next year (My husband has been stationed in Hawaii for back to back tours. It’s beautiful, but the lack of seasons is really getting to me!)

    1. The pumpkins might be my favorite! I bet that is yard in Hawaii! You have the beauty and warmth on one hand but never experience the seasons. That’s one reason we love Pittsburgh – we experience all 4 seasons but don’t generally have to worry about natural disasters like hurricanes, tornadoes, etc!