Fall Tablescape Step-by-Step

blogger hoang-kim cung puts together a fall tablescape with ralph lauren, crate & barrel, west elm, mcgee & co, afloral, and more

We really love to host friends and family! Though I absolutely believe good company is far more important than a pretty table, decor is something that brings me joy. I have a lot of fun putting together a space that makes others feel welcome and inspired. With Thanksgiving coming up and the other holidays not too far behind, I wanted to put together a fall tablescape and share my thought process with you so you can create your own at home.

1. Start with One Element

I typically opt for a white dinner plate (like this year) because it’s the most versatile and allows me to build from there. However, these floral plates are absolutely beautiful and make such a bold statement! I knew I wanted to make them the main attraction for this fall tablescape.

2. Layer in the Basics

My goal is to always be thoughtful about the pieces we bring into our home, and part of that means not cluttering our house with too many niche items. This is where our essentials come in that match with any fall tablescape, like our modern and minimal wine glasses, sculptural black flatware, and favorite dipped vase, and beautiful brass candle holders. What I love most about them is although we consider these “essentials,” they’re all quite unique and have a lot of personality that speaks to our aesthetic. Our dining table (this one is similar and less expensive) and chairs (not exact) are other examples of how basic doesn’t have to be boring!

3. Add Some Color & Texture

You all know how much I love neutrals, and I also appreciate well-placed pops of color! In this fall tablescape, I alternated between these red napkins and these orange ones (not exact) for additional interest. While the specific runner is sold out, I think this and this bring some nice texture as well, and also complement the fringe of the napkins. These pewter chargers add such a striking industrial touch I just can’t get enough of! Finally, I believe in the power of a fantastic floral arrangement to elevate any space, and this one brings amazingly dynamic texture despite being fairly tonal. These stems are a must because they would pair well with many different blooms!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 Preview Picks