The Most Beautiful and Cozy Outdoor Fall Table Decor

Create beautiful fall table decor by mixing textures, colors, and patterns. You can also add in fresh pumpkins or fruit.

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I am busy prepping my Fall table decorations and ready to host my friends for a fun-filled evening of pumpkin soup, pear and arugula salad, smoked pork chops, baked apples, and some pumpkin pie and ice cream. Want to come over?

Have you started to think about your fall or Thanksgiving table yet?

Today, I want to share the process of creating my fall table decor outside

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First, I chose my color palette. This cute pumpkin plate inspired me. So I picked it up at Hobby Lobby and decided on these warm tones of gold, green and blue.

pantone colors of fall

Choosing the Essential Plates and LInens for your Table Decor

S also found the green dinner plates and the white chargers at Hobby Lobby. Of course, I would always choose to use what I had at home first, but I was lacking on fall dishes, and these were all 50% off, so I did not spend much money.

For my linens, I worked with Nicky from Middleton Makes, who created these custom ice-dyed linens for me. She was so wonderful to work with, and the linens came out gorgeous. I gave her my Pantone colors, and she matched my plates perfectly.

I chose gold flatware ( that I already owned) to go with this theme, as it adds a warm tone to the Table and is perfect for my fall table decor.

And look at these dreamy gold glasses! I mixed these in with some vintage glasses I have had for years.

Fall table decorations
Fall table decorations

Choosing the Right Decor Items for my Table

I wanted flowers, candles, and pumpkins for my fall decor.

When people are dining, I think it is essential to keep the decor low so you can see each other.

I chose brass candlesticks to accompany my gold them and paired them with these gold-tone infinity wick candles.

I love that they are battery-operated, come with remote control, and never blow out. This is very important when you are dining outside.

Top off the Table with some beautiful velvet pumpkins, and you are good to go!

Fall table decorations

The WOW factor on the Table

I always like to have a wow factor when my guests arrive. It typically is a large floral arrangement in the center of the Table. While this is always beautiful, it is not practical. As I stated earlier, it is essential to keep your decorations low so that people can see one another across the Table.

I started with a vintage leather train case as my vessel for my flower arrangement. It was the perfect color and added an element of surprise to the Table. Try to use an unexpected item; it is also a great conversation piece.

I started with a beautiful blue bow contrasting with the browns and golds I used in my preserved foliage.

Next, I chose an assortment of faux gold leaves, blue-dried hydrangeas, and nice off-white pampas grass. I love the light and airy feel the pampas grass gives to an arrangement.

You can also get beautiful silk flowers at Michaels.

Fall table decorations

Move your flowers to another spot where your guests can still enjoy them, but they are out of the way.

Floral arrangement
Fall table decorations

Are you wondering about these incredible light fixtures?

Looking at them closely, I took wire garden baskets and turned them upside down to become light fixtures.

Here is how we did this.

We strung a commercial-grade string of lights from the Sheshed to my storage shed.

We then created these lampshades using wire baskets that you would typically use for planting.

I just turned them upside down. We used a lighting cord from Ikea to create these lights. They come in black or white. I used black.

Commerical string lights
fall table decorations
Havsris llight cord
Outdoor lighting

I just turned them upside down. We used a lighting cord from Ikea to create these lights. They come in black or w; Ie; I used black.

First, remove the light bulb from the socket on the string lights. You then insert an outlet socket adapter into the socket.

Next, trim the lighting cord to the length you want and replace the end with an extension cord replacement.

Now you need to cut a hole in the bottom of the basket, just large enough to insert the lighting cord from Ikea. Next, you will see that you unscrew the ring on the cord, place the light into the basket and then screw the ring back onto the cord inside the basket.

Outdoor lighting

Nicky from Mitleton Makes was kind enough to send me some extra napkins, which I tore into three-inch strips and wove the fabric through my baskets to create these darling lampshades to go with my fall table decorations.

Fall table decorations
Fall table decorations

As the weather cools down and we move towards Fall, I hope you’re inspired to try out a new tablescape for your next outdoor dining experience. Be sure to follow my blog for more inspiration on how to create beautiful spaces for entertaining guests. Thanks for reading!

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  1. Such a beautiful tablescape! I love the colors you used!

  2. Wow Wendy you have created one of the most beautiful fall tables that I have ever seen! What a lovely outdoor setting you have. Thank you for all of the inspiration…I was drawn to the touches of blue with your natural elements! Stunning!

    1. Hi Kelly, Thank you so much. You know I love that blue…

  3. Wendy what a gorgeous table! It’s abundant and beyond incredible!

  4. I absolutely love the color palette you chose for this fabulous fall tablescape, Wendy. And your floral arrangement is breathtaking. Well done my friend.

    1. Thank you Kim. I think floral arranging has to be one of my favorite things to create.

  5. This entire post is perfection from the beautiful tablescape to the lampshades. You know I think you are one of the most creative people. Thanks for sharing all your greatness with us.

    1. Thank you, Michele. It was a pleasure to have you, and I look forward to doing it again.

    2. Wendy, your tablescape is s gorgeous! I love your color palette. Happy Fall, my friend.

  6. Your tablescape is gorgeous! I love it. Perfect for Thanksgiving. Such. Wonderful group of talented ladies. Thank you so much for including w. Hugs to you

    1. Thank you so much Diane, I appreciate you sharing with me today! Now, If I just had your view. :))))

  7. Your fall table is gorgeous. I love the hanging lamp shades!
    Happy Fall,

    1. Thank you so much Kippi. They are very easy to make and I love that I can change up the decor on them so easily.

    1. Thank you so much my friend! You are so sweet to pin it. I see you too have been busy getting ready for fall. Your mantle looks amazing.

  8. Such an amazing and beautiful space! So much to look at and enjoy! So well done, my friend!

    1. Thank you so much Missy! It was a really fun project. I love fall and am so looking forward to some cooler weather. How about you?

  9. Wendy, you have created a magical setting for an amazing fall tablescape! You have obviously put so much thought and creativity into every detail of this beautiful table! I would love to be a guest at this dinner! I don’t even know where to start with it all so pretty! I may have to break down and try gold leafing. Your tiny acorns are adorable! I have pinned this! Thank you so much for joining in this inspiring fall hop!

    1. Sweet Chloe, thank you so much for including me, I had so much fun and learned so much from this experience. You were so kind and gracious to me being a newbie! I can’t wait to blog hop again with you. I will also be doing a blog post just on those sweet acorns soon.

    1. Thank you Christin! It was a very fun project to work on!

  10. Such a gorgeous tablescape! It’s just full of fall inspiration!

    1. Thank you sweet Robyn, it has been such a fun project to work on!

  11. Your table looks so perfect, but the lights are AMAZING. What a fun idea and they really put it over the top. That is such a clever idea I’m trying to see where I can do it at my house. It was fun hopping with you today. Can’t wait to check out your workshops!

  12. This really is spectacular! I need an invite to your next dinner party outside! So nice to know you Wendy! Great Blog Hop!

    1. If you will do the cooking, I will do the decorating :)))))

  13. Your fall decor is so lovely. You are one talented ladt. Hugs to you.

    1. Jennifer, my sincere apologies! I don’t know how I missed adding your @cottagebunkerhill into my post on IG today!
      I had your hashtag there, I am still new at this and trying to make sure I have all my T’s crossed and my I’s dotted, but somehow I missed it.
      Anyways it is there now my friend! It was fun blog hopping with you today!

  14. I love those dishes, they are so very cute. Your tablescape is so much fun and I appreciate all of your tips, and the pumpkins are darling! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you so much, I am a sucker for anything with a pumpkin on it!

  15. Oh, be still my heart! I love the colors, dinnerware and velvet pumpkins! Your table and all of the details need to be recreated here for guests. It’s stunning, friend!

    1. Thank you my friend, it was such a fun project to put together. I just loved your beautiful blog post as well.
      You did such an amazing job of incorporating all of the details to decorate your home and the recipes, I cant wait to try them out. XO

  16. There’s something magical about outdoor entertaining in the evenings and your table is perfect. The surroundings, the centerpiece, the place settings… It’s all beautiful. Love the added hanging light covers.

    1. Hi Cindy,

      Thank you so much for your kind comment, it is people like you who make this so much fun. Happy Fall!

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