We have reached that time in the year when the nights are drawing in and the cooler weather begins to add a chill in the air. Here at Laguna Leaf Interiors, Autumn is one of our favourite seasons as we can light the the fire, play with lighting and create beautiful tablescapes for those special dining experiences.
Whether you prefer an autumnal spread or all out Halloween, here are our tips on how to curate a beautiful seasonal tablescape.
Consider your colour scheme: Whilst you don’t have to stick with a classic autumnal colour scheme (oranges, reds and chocolate browns), a distinctive, seasonal colour scheme will make your tablescape all the more effective. We like more muted tonal combinations such as harvest gold, sage greens and cream.
Incorporate natural textures: Rustic textures are perfect on a table throughout the autumn months. We love woven seagrass placemats, their warm, natural colour will tone in with your autumn colour schemes. Also try using soft, washed linen napkins, tablecloths or runners - the natural material will drape beautifully and add an extra texture to your table.
Be inspired by nature: Seasonal flowers are an easy way to inject an autumnal update to your décor and table however, we like to take inspiration from the season and the abundance of beautiful produce available during this season. Using whole fruits and vegetables are a great way to inject colour and texture as well as being eco-friendly, try using squashes, pumpkins and gourds to get that real autumn feel.
Add accessories: Fun Halloween accessories are always a winner throughout autumn. Add clusters of lush velvet or shimmering satin pumpkins, fluffy feather owls and toadstools to a cotton or linen runner placed down the centre your dining table. Be generous with your décor – accessories look best when busy and filled to the brim with autumnal features in seasonal colours.
Add candlelight: The darker evenings and candlelight go hand in hand. Candles automatically create a cosy, warming atmosphere - we like to use a combination of low tealight holders and tall, tapered candle holders which add height and drama. A combination of heights created by using candlesticks, vases and accessories will make your tablescape look full and enticing. Just remember not to block sight lines - easy conversation is still the most important element of any meal!