Create a Modern Neutral Fall Tablescape for Thanksgiving Entertaining

Fall is my favorite season! The chilly weather, the festive mood in the air, and the many, many reasons to be grateful, fills my heart with a need to connect and celebrate. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I put together three easy decorating tips to create a modern, neutral fall tablescape. Hopefully these beautiful pieces from The Company Store® will be a joyful centerpiece for your family gatherings for years to come.

My inspiration for this neutral modern palette came from a desire to simplify. I wanted to tie in classic, staple, worthy-of-investment pieces that work all year round.  A neutral palette lets you easily transition from season to season by simply changing your accent pieces. The keys to a modern neutral fall tablescape are layering, textures, and incorporating colors into the rest of the room. 

Tip 1: Modern Neutral Fall Layers 

When working with a neutral palette, layering is everything! I used to think whites, ecru, and tans clashed, but that’s not the case.  A neutral palette gets its richness and fullness from layering these colors and textures. Don’t be afraid to mix stone, marble, and other textured dishes to add to the robust layers. Mixing two sets of dishes? Perfect! Just make sure the same style carries throughout (example, use all salad plates from one collection and dinner plates from another). To tie in the fall look, I used florals and accent pieces. I chose pampas grass and autumn-colored tree pods for a modern fall flavor.

Items used to create this look:
Linen With Satin Tablecloth
Melamine White Marble Dinner Plate Set
Melamine White Marble Salad Plate Set
Melamine Natural Marble Platter
Melamine Natural Marble Serving Bowl
Melamine Natural Marble Salad Bowl Set
Leaf Napkin Rings

Tip 2. Texture & Mixed Metals

Just like we mixed neutrals for the tablescape, mixed metal accent pieces add another layer of interest to the table. I used gold utensils and silver napkin rings for a mixed metal look. The candle in gold and brass carries the theme throughout. I also styled the bar cart with a few of the mixed metal accent pieces to continue the theme.

Mixed Metal Accents:
Illume Mini Luxe Sanded Mercury Glass Candle Set – Winter White
Illume® Medium Radiant Metal Candle – Winter White
Bay Leaf Votive Holders, Set of 3

Tip 3: Incorporate Your Color Scheme Throughout the Room

To finish the look I recommend carrying your color scheme carefully throughout the room. In our case, adding curtains to the space made a huge difference.  I couldn’t believe how our dining room popped by simply hanging floor to ceiling curtains. Even if you also have plantation shutters like we do, neutral curtains frame the room to perfection. Hanging curtains taller and wider than your window makes the room appear bigger.

Window Treatments:
Belgium Linen Window Panel
Ball End Rod Window Hardware Set

I hope you enjoyed learning more about this space as much I enjoyed creating it. I cannot wait to see what you style for your Thanksgiving gathering! Hop over to my Instagram to check out more behind the scenes footage about our neutral dining space!


Joy Green @joyfullygreen


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