Decorate the Dining Room for Autumn
Autumn Is Usually Yellows and Oranges - Surprise People with White and Gold
Fall Decor for the Dining Room
Cooler days, falling leaves and Thanksgiving coming soon. It's time to add some autumn touches to the dining room decor.
Besides the traditional colors of gold and orange, baskets of harvest vegetables and some mums, there are many ways to give a fall look to your dining room. After the heat of summer, I'm enjoying the brisk days of this time of year and want to bring the beauty of the autumn leaves and their rich colors inside.
Here are some suggestions to revitalize that room with some seasonal decorating touches.
Graphic available from Zazzle: Autumn Table Mouse Pad by Sandyspider
A Rustic Pitcher and Big Sunflowers - add an autumn feel to your dining room
A White Pumpkin for the Table Arrangement
Unexpected, this light-colored pumpkin surprises the eye and anchors the grouping with the bold yellows and browns. I have a number of these faux pumpkins and you'll get years of use from them. They are lightweight and indestructible, so just toss them into your storage bin for next autumn.
Duplicate this arrangement with the items above and below.
Graphic available from Zazzle: sunflowers and sweet corn greeting cards by dryfhout.
A Rustic Pitcher - Perfect for Holding Sunflowers
I looked all around for a pitcher to match the inspiration photo. Isn't this one great! It's rustic with the artfully applied paint and that rust color will contrast marvelously with the yellow of the sunflowers.
Fall Decorating Blitzkrieg
This year I was late putting my autumn decorating touches around the house. I can blame it on travel, but decided not to make excuses, to just get going. I lugged in my green storage tub filled with faux leaves and foam pumpkins.
Although I didn't time myself, I estimate that I decorated the great room, the entryway and the dining room in under an hour. Wow! I'm a speed demon decorator.
Usually I drag it out for a day with my finicky arranging and re-arranging to get just the look I want. Not this time. I stuffed some silk mums and leaves into a vase, placed some colorful squash artfully around the base and the dining room table was done. It helps that I decorate each fall, so I have a pretty good idea of where pieces will look the most dramatic or which pieces harmonize with each other.
Two small jack-o-lanterns were sufficient for the nook in the entryway. After Halloween, I turn them around and just show the plain pumpkins. A few fake leaves tucked here and there completed my work. Looks fine and saved a bunch of time.
The green tub went back to the garage shelving, and my great room and dining room are ready for visitors, the holidays, and for us to enjoy.
Decorate the Sideboard or China Cabinet
Get Chair Slipcovers in Rust or Other Autumn Colors
- Dining Room Chair Covers
Whether it's Christmas, Valentine's Day, Have-the-Boss-Over-for-Dinner-Day or just an everyday meal with the family, make your dining room special with chair covers. I'd love to dress up my dining room with luxurious-looking covers like the one you..
Fabric Tablecloth with a Harvest Theme
The harvest scene makes a striking border around this tablecloth. Marvelous for a fall meal or Thanksgiving feast.
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Add Candles to the Autumn Dining Room
Serve the Soup in a Pumpkin Tureen
Functional and decorative at the same time. A warm bowl of soup hits the spot in the autumn when outdoor temperatures are getting colder.
You can even use this to hold some lovely rust and yellow mums (faux or real ones) if you aren't having soup.
Pumpkin Shaped Soup Tureen
Not just for Thanksgiving. You'll use this through the summer and fall. I wanted one of these for ages and finally gave in. It sets the tone for an autumn meal of soup and crusty bread. The chill fall days are perfect soup weather.
Videos from Youtube with Tips for Transforming a Dining Room - in the fall
A Fireplace with a Decorated Mantle Is a Great Feature in a Dining Room
- Ideas for Autumn Mantle Decorations
Change out your fireplace mantle decorations for the autumn. There are wonderful colors of rust and orange and reds that bring the feel of fall into your homes. Then shift into Halloween mode. Fun!
Find Place Card Holders for the Fall or Make Some
- Place Card Holders for Thanksgiving and Christmas
We love having a festive table for Thanksgiving or Christmas. You can buy lovely themed place card holders or even make some yourself. These really fancy up your table on that special day.