I am truly counting down the days until Fall, which is September 22nd. While I count, and wonder if it will ever feel cooler, I have put together a little maple leaf tablescape that includes a maple leaf giveaway.
I was inspired by the brilliant color and the attention to detail in this pretty Fall Maple art piece which is being offered by the Darren Gygi Home Collection, for this Fall giveaway.
I chose to use this maple leaf as the theme for my outdoor tablescape, where I built my tablescape around the color, texture and woodsy feel.
Tip 1. Add Fresh Fruit
I thought I would also share some easy tips to help you create a Fabulous Autumn tablescape.
For this particular tablescape, I am keeping it natural.
When I think of Fall I think of pumpkins, leaves, and apples.
Since I had these overripe red apples in the fridge, rather than throw them out, I added them to my tablescape.
Using faux boxwood garland I nestled these bright red apples alongside the garland, then added a few multi-colored Autumn leaves.
The red of the apples also complements the maple leaf and my little red bird too.
Tip 2. Adding nature to an Autumn outdoor Tablescape
We have a very natural backyard with wonderful Cedars and Oaks which is the perfect backdrop for this natural Autumn outdoor tablescape. Often times I equate bird nests to Spring, however bird nests are perfect for Fall too.
For an extra natural feel I added a nest to our table alongside my redbird, included a few fall leaves and a velvet pumpkin.
Tip 3. Candles and Candlesticks
Candles are such a lovely way to add ambiance and you cannot go wrong with creme or white.
Candlesticks are a great way to provide continuity and anchor the theme of any tablescape.
I chose to use wood candlesticks for my outdoor Autumn tablescape.
Tip 4. Table Runners
Choosing a table- runner for your Autmn tablescape will make all the difference in the world.
Texture, color, and weight of the fabric will add interest to the theme that you are striving to create.
Rule of thumb for the size of a table runner should be about 1/3 to 1/4 as wide as your table and
hang down about 6 to 12 inches on each end.
If you have extra fabric from a previous project, you might like my no-sew table-runner tutorial.
Tip 5. Mix Tall and Low Centerpieces
Mixing short and tall centerpieces to your tablescape will help a space feel vibrant and full.
General guideline keep the tall’s around 24 inches and your shorts around 12 inches or under.
Darren Gygi is generously offering this Autmn Maple Leaf as this week’s giveaway and just in time for you to incorporate it into your home decor.
As you can see there are endless possibilities on how to add a touch of Fall to your tablescape too with this giclee print.
Just leave me a little howdy in the comment section and that will be your entry into this giveaway.
Winner will be announced on Friday!
Thanks for joining me~