While we love the everyday dinners at home, there's no denying the magic that a little bit of something extra can add to a meal. With leaves beginning to turn color, and pumpkins making their way onto our porches, we're ready to start our autumn entertaining.
We've compiled some gorgeous inspiration for your tables this fall.
Even though summer's ended, the temperatures are still fairly high here in California. Take advantage of the last few days of heat and host outdoor dinner parties. Tealight candles add the daintiest touch of elegance to sunset meals, offering warmth and softness to a lovely night.
Is a full meal too much effort? Invite friends over for an evening happy hour. Head on over to Trader Joe's to pick up some cured meats, cheeses, and bread for a delightful charcuterie board. Stop by your local farmer's market in the morning for fresh flowers, and you've got an effortless tablescape.
We wish we had a farm so we could hold a Thanksgiving dinner like this one! Outdoors, full of haybales and pumpkins of all sizes...this table emcompasses the best of autumn.
As we head indoors, let's take a look at the fall dinner table. A few pumpkins and a nice vase with fresh flowers can make a huge difference to an otherwise dull meal. Pair it with a nice crusty bread, and you've got the perfect pre-dinner appetizer!
We love effortless decor, and this eucaplytus and apple table not only looks expensive, it only takes minutes to make!
Next time you're on a walk, grab some colorful maple leaves (or fabric ones, if you prefer), for another easy table setting. Pair them with red and yellow flowers!
For those with more artistic talent, try a kraft paper tablecloth. With a Sharpie, you can customize each place setting with your guests' names. Bonus - easy cleanup and no need to wash out stains.
On the other side of the spectrum, holidays are a special occasion and call for the fancy linens and nice silverware. Match the linens to the centerpiece to create a beautiful, cohesive look.
Follow along with our Autumn decorating series on our Pinterest board!