Fall Tablescape – Seven Days of Tips 6


cohesive [koh-hee-siv] adjective cohesiveness, noun
1. characterized by or causing cohesion : a cohesive agent.

2. cohering or tending to cohere; well-integrated; unified: a cohesive organization.

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Find your most prominent shape - in this case, circle, and carry it throughout your tablescape.

  • Use what you already have.
  • Use colorful items as accents.
  • Add items from the great outdoors.
  • Use candles. Lots of candles.
  • Get creative and use different colors, textures and shapes.
  • Add a little silver or gold spray paint for some glam.
  • Vary heights and layer.
  • Carry the prominent shape throughout


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Here I chose a leafy tablecloth to extend the fall theme across the table and under the round tableware.




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When your guests sit down at your table, you want their eyes to travel - see the round pumpkin, on a round pedestal near a round candle in a round holder? Off in the very near distance is the round tableware.

Just remember to break up the "roundness" with some square pieces are varying heights.

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But don't stop there...

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When you're all done, take a step back and look - is it cohesive? Shapes, colors, heights, textures?

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Then consider this: does your tablescape coordinate with your room? Look around and check out other parts of your room.


Could you add a little bit of fall elsewhere to make your whole picture and carry the look throughout your home?


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Thanks for visiting. Next up, the kid's table. Here are all of the tips so far plus tomorrow's in case you are visiting after the fact:

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7 thoughts on “Fall Tablescape – Seven Days of Tips 6”

  1. I love the tablecloth and the leaves on the chandelier and perfect. You mentioned having the eyes of guests travel…yes! That is when I know something is really beautiful to me and that it works – when I have to give it more than a glance, rather take it all in, piece by piece. Nothing straight and linear, but lots of interest with varying heights, textures, and colors, and with that magical component: cohesion! 

    Oh please, bring that next post on soon! I love beautiful and all the breakables that go with that, but they are so…breakable! My tribe is especially "rugged". I'm looking forward to your tips. 🙂

    • Karen, agreed. When I look at something, whether it be a friend’s decor or something in the store, I either glance or dwell on it. That’s the sign of interest – the dwelling. That is what I thought when I saw your shower decorations, I took in every piece, considered it and moved on. When I get into trouble is when I dwell at the store, Ha! Money flies out of my  hand when I am intrigued with something!

  2. Flowers popping out of the pumpkin is my favorite piece! Love it. Thanks for sharing and thanks for linking up  for Scraptastic Saturdays.  This post will be shared via FB/Twitter/Pinterest. Have a wonderful day.  


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