Drawing on the season’s hues, a neutral color scheme is ripe for fall festivities. See how we used the single color theme as the foundation for three different parties.
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Keep settings simple by tucking the napkin around the plate and topping with a spooky design. You can never go wrong with candles, Halloween or not.
A Frightfully Simple Halloween Feast
By adding black and gold accents — and some eerily appropriate decor — our neutral base morphs into a setting fit for a Halloween feast.
Picking up on the shimmering accents of our metallic skulls are these spray painted gourds, which stand out amid the obligatory black accents.
Not every piece of decor need be macabre. Wide-eyed owls offer a pleasant yet apropos change from the murder of crows elsewhere on the table.
Disposable napkins save you from the horror of clean-up while gold masks double as both decoration and props for your guests.
An Elegant Dinner Party
Refined beiges and taupes provide the perfect canvas for gentle earth tones and the colors of the season.
Shabby-chic containers create a cozy aura, particularly when used to display natural accents such as flowers and fruit.
As silverware containers, Mason jars trimmed with twine keep the table orderly while maintaining the casual yet stylish atmosphere.
The simplicity of a scripted name attached to a pear stem makes for a festive fall place card.
A Well-Dressed Thanksgiving Table
Easy-as-pie changes, such as swapping in mini gourds and orange and gold flowers for both wall and table decor, transform a neutral table into a Thanksgiving tableau.
Simple settings — dried flowers tied to a napkin with twine, a fork doubling as a place-card holder — assure the table is uncluttered yet well set.
Create space and variety in elevation by placing desserts and other dishes on raised stands or platters. Aptly placed mini gourds add to the table’s texture.
The mini pumpkins on our table pick up accents from the wall wreath, drawing the room together with coordinating colors.
Not every detail needs to be autumn hued. White flowers — and even gourds — add brightness to a table that would otherwise be over-saturated with color.