30 Charming Fall Centerpiece Ideas To Start Off The New Season With
Ever noticed how rapidly your entire home changes as soon as fall comes along? The entire place feels super cozy and inviting and that’s even without you making any decor changes.
Then things really start to take shape when you bring out the warm blankets, fluffy accent pillows and you start working on your new beautiful fall centerpiece.
Speaking of fall centerpiece ideas, check out some of our latest finds below.
30 Centerpieces to Take Center Stage on Your Fall Table
1. White Pumpkins with Seasonal Foliage
White pumpkins mixed with seasonal greenery in deep purple, cream, and light minty green create a super cozy and refined decor here. Also, the copper and wood surfaces bring out the beauty in this fall centerpiece even more. You could also adjust the types of foliage you use to reflect the color palette in the rest of your interior since crimson may not work well with all designs. Try choosing darker colors to contrast the white pumpkins, or you can use some bright flowers such as pansies for a pop of autumn color. Check out fiddleleafinteriors for more inspiration.
2. Mornin’ Pumpkin Centerpiece
This Mornin’ Pumpkin centerpiece is amazing and charming in its own special way. A mixture of cute pumpkins of different sizes and colors are displayed here along with a mason jar vase filled with seasonal blossoms and an adorable own ornament. An advantage of this durable centerpiece is that it can be stored each season and brought out year after year. Be sure to store faux pumpkins carefully from autumn to autumn to prevent damage such as scratches or cracks.
Placing everything on a tray such as this brown wooden platter can help set the centerpiece out from the rest of the table. Check out the rest for yourself and follow livin.mivida.ale for more lovely ideas.
3. Fall-Themed Vintage Metal Caddy
This vintage metal caddy gets filled with different goodies every season and this time it holds little pumpkins, nuts, fall flowers and other autumn-themed things. We love the warm and muted colors and also those candles that add extra warmth to the centerpiece. The cream-colored mums and faux rose hips in this display add an additional touch of romance to any formal dining table. This low layout is also better for eating areas than bouquets since they don’t prevent guests from speaking to each other across the table. Check out sweetroseandwren for more details.
4. Pumpkins and Pine Cones Display
A few little pumpkins, some pine cones, and seasonal flowers or dried leaves and stems make a great combo and there’s a ton of ways in which you can integrate them into a beautiful fall centerpiece. The individual elements of this centerpiece display can be swapped out to match different aspects of your interior design. Try incorporating several textures for contrast such as prickly pine cones, wispy grasses, and curved gourds. Using white in the candles helps set them out from the multicolored look of the decor. This one from homebykmb also makes use of three large pillar candles.
5. Pumpkin-Themed Centerpiece
How about a pumpkin-themed fall centerpiece like this one from ourgatheringtable. It’s easy to put together and it gives you the perfect excuse to go search for adorable little pumpkins and to bring them home. Orange and green and great colors to bring into your fall tablescape since these earth tones can be found in lots of popular decor items you can bring into your design. Adding some faux evergreen branches beneath the wicker place settings gives this centerpiece an even wilder look.
6. Felted Faux Pumpkins
Faux pumpkins are charming in their own way. This also seems like a perfect opportunity to start a new DIY project. You can make your own pumpkin decorations which you can then display on the table along with some dried leaves. The faux leaves help keep the felted pumpkins from feeling too artificial, even though they’ve been crafted in unnatural colors. Felted pumpkins might seem complicated, but they’re one of the easier crafting projects you can whip up in your spare time. It’s an idea that we got from saremmy.
7. Purple Ombre Pumpkins
Another very cool fall centerpiece idea comes from kelly.elko. These ombre pumpkins look absolutely amazing and the purple suits them like a charm. It’s not a typical fall color and that’s what makes it so wonderful in the first place. If the purple is a little too bright for your interior, you could do this same ombre look with earth tones or orange for a more natural look. The touch of gold at the pumpkin stems helps keep this centerpiece looking refined.
8. Rustic Pumpkin Display
In case you prefer something a bit more traditional or if you’re inclined to add some rustic charm to your fall centerpiece, check out this lovely idea from alysonsusong. It seems perfect for Thanksgiving and easy to put together too. The way to make this centerpiece look balanced is to incorporate a few different neutral colors together such as pastel earth tones, greens, and shades of cream. It’s a good idea to add multiple textures too. This natural look goes well with a farmhouse interior or a wooden kitchen table.
9. Little Pumpkin Basket Centerpiece
Another lovely idea is to have a basket full of little pumpkins displayed around the house. It can be your new centerpiece or you can casually add it to one of the corners in your living room. This beautiful amber vase filled with seasonal stems looks amazing too. For more inspiring ideas follow cottagesandbungalows.
10. Succulent Pumpkin Display
You’re going to fall in love with this fall centerpiece from roseandrustco. It features pumpkins as planters, filled with moss and succulents. They look gorgeous and if you want them to last you can use faux pumpkins and faux succulents instead of the real kind. A benefit of using succulents is that they don’t require a lot of maintenance as long as you place your pumpkin centerpiece near a source of indirect sunlight. They don’t need much water or attention otherwise, so they’re perfect for adding live greenery to your fall centerpieces.
11. Fabric-Wrapped Pumpkins
Pumpkins are so incredibly versatile and we could talk about that all day. This fall centerpiece from lizzydesigns_ shows how you can make pumpkins look extra cozy by wrapping them in fabric and decorating them with felt flowers.
12. Changing Seasons Display
This centerpiece captures the changing of the seasons, featuring symbols of the fresh and sunny summer days on one side and the cooler and cozy days of fall on the other. It’s the perfect blend to start off with. Check out home.toni for more details and charming ideas.
13. White and Black Halloween Pumpkin Tablescape
Fall also means Halloween and you can blend the two themes together to create a stylish and also a bit spooky tablescape. This example from modernfarmhouseglam is perfect, featuring a black and white theme that stills looks warm and cozy thanks to the round wooden table surface.
14. Eclectic Autumn Bounty Centerpiece
Showcase autumn’s bounty with a centerpiece that has everything. Play with different colors, textures, materials, and finishes and let this eclectic centerpiece inspire you. Check out homeonloma for even more beautiful decor ideas.
15. Fall Luminary Centerpiece
One thing that can make fall homes seem less cozy is the falling light. In the autumn, it gets dark much earlier and stays dark in the morning later. Help fight off the shadows in your house by adding a beautiful fall luminary centerpiece to your tables. These luminaries are easy to make by plastering faux leaves on Mason jars with modge podge and filling them up with electric tea candles. Line them up down a long table or bunch them together in the center of a circular one for a centerpiece that glows with good cheer. Learn how to make your own over at A Bride on a Budget.
16. Harvest Wheat Bundle
Along with pumpkins and apples, wheat stalks are one of the most common symbols of the fall harvest. Help invoke the harvest spirit in your house by making this easy harvest wheat bundle by Made in a Day. With just some wheat stalks, a strip of burlap, jute twine, a flower arranging cone, a hot glue gun, and a fancy silk ribbon of your choice, you’ll have an eye-catching centerpiece for Thanksgiving or just for your everyday fall foyer. Note that if your flower arranging cone is slightly too large or tall for your table, you can slice off the top with a serrated knife to make it shorter.
17. Blue and White Fall Tablescape
Orange, red, and brown might be the colors of the fall season, but they aren’t your only choices for decorating in autumn to create a beautiful fall centerpiece. Try a variation on this blue and white fall tablescape from 2 Bees in a Pod to see a slightly different approach to fall decor. Pairing blue and white tableware with white gourds, faux branches, and a few scattered acorns give the table a luxurious and minimalist look. Use a copper or other metal pitcher as the centerpiece for this upscale farmhouse aesthetic to bring the whole design together.
18. Easy Fall Mason Jar Centerpieces
Here’s another fall centerpiece idea that incorporates Mason jars, and with good reason. Mason jars are easy to find in fall because they’re also used for people to put up their summer harvest and make preserves for the fall and winter. Repurpose some of these harvest glasses to make an easy table centerpiece by pairing them with a decorative tray and some stalks of wheat. The bright accents of orange and turquoise help set this decoration apart and would look great in a coastal or more casual home design. See an example of this centerpiece and more over at Oh My! Creative.
19. Fall Hurricane Vases
Hurricane vases are a simple way to add some color and texture to your fall centerpieces. Simply layer the glasses with brightly colored beans, Indian corn kernels, or other dry goods to create stripes of different shades to complement your other fall decor. These fall hurricane vases from Amanda Jane Brown are created by pouring in layers of dried green split peas, dark red dried kidney beans, and golden corn kernels for an earthy and rustic vibe. There are many different types of beans and dried peas that would look great in this project, so get creative and put together some of your own!
20. DIY Apple Candle Centerpiece
For another fall centerpiece idea that helps add a little cheerful light to darkening autumn days, these DIY apple votive candles are great to place down the table or gathered in the center with some other fall decor such as faux leaves or painted acorns. You can use whatever color of apple looks best with your interior. An advantage of these candles is that their cut apple scent helps add another layer of fall comfort to the room. Accentuate this by mulling some wine with spices over the stovetop for a kitchen centerpiece that makes your home smell as good as it looks. See how to make your own over at Create Play Travel.
21. Pumpkin Candle Centerpiece
If apples aren’t your style, how about a centerpiece with a pumpkin candle instead? These white pumpkin candle centerpieces at Stone Gable help invoke the spirit of the season without taking up too much room on the table, and pairing them together with some darker fall decor elements can help make the pale color of the gourds pop. Display these candles on a metal tray for both a finished-looking design and some extra fire safety if you’re using real flames. You could also use different colored pumpkins such as orange for a warmer centerpiece if you have a lot of earth tones in the room otherwise.
22. Simple DIY Fall Foliage Centerpiece
Fall doesn’t mean you have to give up fresh-cut foliage and bouquets for your home. Combining fresh-cut flowers from the grocery with some foliage such as evergreens and branches with changing fall leaves can help add some late-summer romance to your fall decor. When it comes to decorating for fall, it’s just as important to note the transition of the seasons as it is to honor each season on its own. This arrangement from Southern Nell’s Gracious Living uses a vintage brass vase as the focal point for the centerpiece, but you could also substitute a crystal vase for a more formal look or a copper pitcher for some farmhouse flair.
23. Fall Centerpiece with Candles
Sometimes when it comes to table centerpieces, less is more. These simple fall centerpieces from Jenna Kate at Home incorporate decorative wooden trays, white candles, and a few pine cones for a minimalist centerpiece that will still help make your home look lovely and put-together. This is also an inexpensive fall centerpiece since many of these items or some reasonable variation of them can probably already be found somewhere around your house or in your backyard. You can leave the pine cones their natural wood color for a rustic look or paint them metallic and place them on a darker tray for a more dramatic feel.
24. Apple and Pear Fall Centerpiece
Apples and pumpkins aren’t the only fruits and vegetables that can remind houseguests of the fall harvest. See this apple and pear fall centerpiece from Julie Blanner. This centerpiece displays apples and pears with a few faux branches for a cozy orchard feel. An advantage of this centerpiece is that it is affordable to make and also offers you a way to allow houseguests to take a snack easily when they’re passing through the kitchen. Trade in your tired old fruit basket for this centerpiece to see your kitchen in a whole new light.
25. Indian Corn Centerpiece
Along with wheat stalks, Indian corn is another popular fall harvest staple that is fun to decorate with in the fall. These colorful species of corn aren’t primarily grown for eating raw and cooked like yellow corn, but rather for grinding into flour or creating colorful beads. Combine a few ears of Indian corn in a hurricane vase with some mixed dry nuts for a quick and easy farmhouse look that still manages to add some texture and visual interest. See an example at Thistle Key Lane. Indian corn can often be found in craft stores in the fall decor or at the farmer’s market. You could even choose an extra colorful variety such as glass gem corn for a bright and unusual focal point for your table.
26. Simple and Easy Faux Berry Vine Centerpiece
Setting up a centerpiece doesn’t mean you have to make this huge elaborate decoration. Sometimes it can be as easy as putting together just one or two elements to help refine the look of your space. If you want a simple fall centerpiece idea for any table, try this simple and easy faux berry vine centerpiece from Meegan Makes. This centerpiece is as simple as adding some witch balls and pine cones to a small bottle vase with some faux berry branches. Including a small pumpkin gives the centerpiece a pleasing, offset look. You could also add one or two other elements such as a turkey feather
27. Rope Pot Fall Centerpiece
If you have a large table to decorate, you’ll need a larger centerpiece to balance it out. One way to do it is include some big focal point pieces like these rope-entwined fall pots at Azure Farm Life. By including some mums and other fall flowers with white pumpkins and glass-encased votive candles, this centerpiece brings some much-needed drama and romance to your fall design. This centerpiece also looks a lot more expensive than it is since tea candles and mini pumpkins can be found cheaply, especially in October.
28. DIY Dough Bowl Fall Centerpiece
An important part of setting up an effective fall centerpiece is to keep it contained to a certain area of the table. This keeps your design from looking cluttered and can also help you define the space between the centerpiece and the place settings. This fall centerpiece at The DIY Mommy keeps things squared away by placing all of the fall centerpiece elements in a long dough bowl to keep them from rolling around all over the table. Add mini pine cones and small faux pumpkins along with a few sprigs of fall foliage to create a sophisticated look that is perfect for long tables.
29. Halloween Candy Centerpiece
If you’re putting together a fall centerpiece closer to Halloween, you might want to go a little more spooky with your decor choices. This Halloween candy centerpiece at Chatfield Court combines bright yellow fall sunflowers with jack-o-lantern-shaped marshmallow peeps for a centerpiece that is more cheerful than spooky. You could also try this centerpiece idea using some other type of Halloween candy if you want a different color combination.
30. Rustic Twig Vase
The fall season doesn’t mean you have to stop displaying fresh-cut flowers. But one way to help your flower vase make the transition from summer to fall centerpiece is to add some cut twigs around it to make it look more rustic. Another way to make flower bouquets look more like fall arrangements rather than summer or spring ones is to use neutral foliage, like the green and cream shades used in this rustic twig bouquet at In My Own Style.
Fall centerpieces are a charming way to accentuate the style of your interiors and also incorporate some traditional motifs of the season. Look at all of the unused spots in your home that could use a little sprucing up and choose those spaces to add your fall decor. Adding a fall table centerpiece is a quick and easy way to decorate seasonally without having to invest a lot of time, money, or effort into the process. Just a small handful of materials from the craft store and an afternoon of decorating can have your foyer or kitchen looking magical for fall.