What sort of ambience will your fall table have this year? There’s always the cheery atmosphere cultivated by decorating with autumn’s warm, fiery tones; or the sophisticated aura that seems to radiate from gleaming metallics. But if you’re looking for a casual, homespun feel, opt for a subdued palette of neutrals with a few flickers of accent color. Muted tones like straw, cream, khaki, tawny, brown, and espresso play nicely with ember glow, vermillion, gold, sage, chartreuse, or dusty teal.
Next, decorate that table! Look for aged ceramic pitchers and vessels to place on top, as well as faux leaf sprays or grapevine orbs. Select a woven basket and fill it with pine cones and artificial fall foliage for an effortless centerpiece. Or, nestle small pumpkins and gourds inside an openwork bowl. Complement your earthy accessories with dinnerware and napkins in understated colors.
Depending upon the number of dishes on your recipe list, fall gatherings can involve quit a bit of prep work. And then, of course, there’s the dreaded cleanup after the feast is over. Even if you’ve recruited some holiday helpers to give you a hand, all that time at the sink or counter can take its toll, so be prepared with an autumn comfort mat.
These beautiful cushioned mats add comfort underfoot with their memory foam core, while being entirely appropriate for the fall season. Whether you’re chopping vegetables or washing dishes, you’ll love having one or more of these on your kitchen floor. Click here to view all the autumn designs.
The Fall in Love Cushioned Mat has a vintage-inspired floral and leaf design and a skid-resistant backing. It’s also machine washable, in case of spills or dropped food.
The Fruitful Harvest Cushioned Mat features leaves and acorns in shades of burgundy, red, orange, yellow, and green. Simply spot clean it when needed.
The Autumn Array Cushioned Mat has a pumpkin design in appealing harvest tones and a vermillion border. This comfort mat and the Fruitful Harvest Mat are made in the USA.
The Candelaria Collection presents a beautiful take on fall decor, with an element of fantasy. Instead of the expected shades of red, orange, and yellow, its leaves are in soft, muted jewel tones of terra cotta, sienna, amethyst, peridot, light teal, harvest gold, and sunset. These metal pieces are a terrific alternative to harvest colors during autumn and are versatile enough to be displayed all year long.
Dimensional, teardrop-shaped leaves grow from the metal branches on these items, accented by solid color buds. A calming rainbow of colors tints the leaves, while a bronze finish shades the branches and vines. Click here to view the entire collection.
How will you spend All Hallows’ Eve this year? Perhaps you’re overseeing the candy station (and acting as unofficial candy tester), throwing a fabulous Fright Night bash, or simply patiently waiting for the Great Pumpkin. Whatever you’re up to, you’ll need some unique Halloween decor to celebrate!
Lend high drama or colorful cheer to an accent table with a Halloween table runner, then place your favorite accessories on top: a candy dish, wine bottle holder, festive candleholders, tiny pumpkins, or a lighted decoration. The Spider’s Rainbow Table Runner has multicolored spider-and-web designs on a black background, while the Happy Halloween Table Runner features spooky designs on orange. Each table runner has embroidery and cutwork detailing.
If shrouding your home in spiderwebs and dark decorations isn’t your thing, then brighten up your haunted abode with glowing Halloween decor. The Pumpkin Nightlight has an almost otherworldly quality, with a gleaming orange body and sparkling stem. Or let your wall glimmer with the Halloween Night LED Lighted Canvas Set. Each canvas features an eerie scene with flickering LEDs.