The Perfect Table Setting
Perfect Table Setting – October is easily one of my favorite months. Fall is in the air, coats, boots, and sweaters are being worn, and rounding up October’s awesomeness is Halloween.
With the freaky festivities trickling in the air and foliage changing colors and plastering the streets with a spectrum golds, auburns, and ambers, now is the time to revamp that summer picnic setting and set the perfect autumn harvest table. Why, you may ask? It’s festive, and who doesn’t like a seasonal change when appropriate?
Decking out your table setting to welcome the fall is super-duper easy and loads of fun for the family. (Look at me being all family friendly.) Seriously, setting a gorgeous table setting full of rich autumnal colors, leaves, cornucopia, pumpkins, and other fall vegetation really livens a room signifying the start of the holiday season. Autumn is all about color, so, donning the table with fall season staples of oranges, yellows, and reds is a must. Try spicing the table up with some unconventional colors such as rich plums, dark crimson, and gold accents. Nothing screams the season of changing leaves like switching color palettes.
Adding other fall staples such as leaves, squash, and pumpkins adds a sense of play into your stylings. Be careful as to not go overboard and go from the land of class to absolute kitsch. Remember, staying classy means high-end simplicity when it comes to table centerpieces. Stay away from pre-painted pumpkins we grew up around as kids, put down the candy corn, and please, whatever you do, absolutely no cheap decor from the likes of Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Smart Mart, or whatever mart you should never frequent. Autumn does not mean cheesy decorations. As far as I know, cheese was not served on Thanksgiving Day nor was it handed out to ghouls and goblins on All Hallows’ Eve. Throw in some beautiful linens, pumpkin spice scented candles, and naturalistic dark wood accouterments, and you’re set to take over the beginning of the holiday season.