Wedgwood's Guide to Fall Table Settings

Dinner parties are the perfect opportunity to express your own style and embrace the Art of Entertaining. With the fall season finally upon us, it’s a welcome time to show off your personality through inspiring thanksgiving table décor and fall inspired decorations.

Let us help inspire your autumnal tablescapes with our guide to fall table setting.

Colourful autumn table setting with pumpkins

Let autumnal colors inspire your fall table decorations

Autumn decorated table setting with white tableware

Using seasonal decorations and elegant dinnerware, invite your friends and family to experience a table setting filled with effortless sophistication. To begin, think about building your table around the centerpieces and other decorations.

  • The warm colours of fall provide an ideal colour palette, with pumpkins, plants or dried flowers all providing wonderful centerpiece inspiration as fall table decorations.
  • With the orange and yellow colours providing the autumnal pop of colour, try using a simple and sleek dinner set. Our Gio collection provides a wonderful element of natural tactility, while being a blank canvas of white to complement the rich colours.
  • Compliment the rich colours of fall with a blank canvas of white – explore our selection of white dinnerware.

Traditional vs contemporary for Thanksgiving table setting

Of course, while autumnal colours are an easy suggestion when decorating a Thanksgiving table, you can also take a different approach. Decide whether your Thanksgiving table setting is inspired by traditional color, or whether you would like to embrace a more contemporary style by mixing patterns, shapes and colors for a maximalist look.
A classic red and white festive table setting

For Traditional table décor:

  • Opt for a rich color that acts as the hero. Red and gold is a timeless combination that maintains a feeling of luxury – feel inspired by our Renaissance Red collection.
  • Pair the striking pattern and color from the accent plates with flawless, crystalline drinkware for an elegant contrast.
  • Keep all place settings the same to maintain an effortless consistency for Thanksgiving table décor.

If your style personality is more cool and contemporary:

  • For a maximalist Thanksgiving table setting, use a mix of patterns and motifs on your dinner plates.
  • Bold patterned serving platters can add charming contrast to the center of a table, really helping the delicious foods come to life. 
  • Don’t be afraid to explore cooler colors and shades that fall outside of the seasonal norm. Colors from the food can add the element of warmth.
A colourful festive table setting with mixed patterns and shapes

Elevate with fall inspired décor

A festive red and white table setting with a white vase as a centrepiece

Once the dinnerware, drinkware and cutlery is decided, take inspiration from the season to elevate and dress your table.

  • If your style is simplistic and chic, add a couple of vases of fresh flowers with neutral tones. 
  • To add a little warmth, use mini pots as tealight holders and scatter them throughout the table setting for a warm fall glow.
  • To fully embrace the season, whether it’s Thanksgiving or Halloween, add pumpkins. A local market or pumpkin patch will have a range of sizes, shapes and colors, to convey an authentic and organic feel to your table.
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