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When it comes to Thanksgiving, you don’t always have to have orange pumpkins everywhere. Heck, we even used neon colors for this super fun kids table! And if you prefer more traditional fall colors, check out this simple fall tablescape.
The inspiration for this fall tablescape were these brown and grey plates. We loved the way it meshed these two colors which you don’t often see.
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The trick to this neutral tablescape is to double everything up! We doubled the napkins, napkin rings, table runners, and even the centerpiece tray for height. This is a great way to combine different colors and make it look like it all came together but in fact, you just pulled all the elements from different places. Let’s take a look at the details.
Rustic Thanksgiving Banner
Here’s a unique twist to a banner. We love how the brown leaves and the twine come together for a very rustic look. This would look great on a white fireplace. Here the full DIY tutorial if you’d like to make this!
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Earth Tone Fall Centerpiece
We began this neutral centerpiece by layering in a few table runners. First up, we folded up a white table cloth to create a runner across. The reason we used a regular table cloth was so that we can make it wider than the next layers and you can really see each runner.
Next, we added this beautiful burlap monogram runner. Read more below to see how you can make this yourself.
Finally, we added a white and grey rectangular runner and placed it down like a diamond to add an interesting dimension to the table.
For the centerpiece, we started with a white and brown tray. This is actually a lazy susan serving tray we got at Home Goods. To add additional height, we incorporated two layers of the wooden bark serving tray.
The floral arrangement is a simple glass cylinder with gorgeous brown hydrangeas. We added large faux grass at the base to give it more volume.
Simply tie a rope around the cylinder. We even added mini acorns inside the cylinder that we found at Dollar Tree.
Recreate this floral centerpiece with these trays:
We surrounded the floral arrangement with small white and bronze pumpkins also from the Dollar Tree. Finally, these rustic bark napkin rings topped with mini tea lights.
Complete the centerpiece with simple white flameless candles on each side.
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Grey & Brown Table Setting
The table setting really took shape as we pulled in colors from the plates into the napkins. Large white plates or chargers serve as the base to the multi-colored plates.
We added lots of volume by doubling up on the napkins. Simply open up a grey napkin and then layer on a white napkin on top at a different angle. Pull the center of both napkins through the rustic napkin rings.
We actually had 2 different napkins rings throughout this fall tablescape but you wouldn’t notice because they work so well together. The brown bamboo rings complemented the lines of the plates perfectly.
We incorporated the guests’ names by adding these simple and inexpensive wood pumpkins from Dollar Tree. We used the Cricut to add the names. Tie the pumpkin onto the napkin ring with a bit of twine.
The rustic brown and grey plates were only a set of four but that doesn’t mean we can’t use them. The two ends of the table had a slightly different table setting but it works so well with the rest of the table. Here we layered white, grey, and black plates.
This time, we inverted the colors for the napkins – white first, then grey for the inside. These branch-like napkin rings make it match almost seamlessly to the other table setting.
DIY Burlap Monogram Table Setting
The two ends of the table had a very special monogrammed utensil pocket Danny made herself. All you need is this wide burlap and vinyl paper for the Cricut.
For the utensil holder, cut out a piece of burlap that is 16 inches long by 5 inches wide. Fold up the bottom about 5 inches high to make the pocket. Sew the sides. Place the monogram in the middle.
For the table runner, get a large roll of burlap and measure it to the size of your table.
Thankful Thoughts Scroll
We’ve seen quite a bit of the thankful table runner made out of brown paper on Pinterest. We wanted to put a little spin on this and actually hang it on the wall instead. This created a different space for guests to gather and write down what they were thankful for.
Adorn any tables you may have in your dining room with simple white candles and neutral pumpkins.