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How to Welcome Fall – Casual Table Setting Ideas

Hello friends!  How is your September going so far?  Have you started any fall decorating yet?  Well, if you’re looking for fall inspiration, I have a treat for you!  Today, I’m joining 19 talented bloggers for a Welcome Fall – Tablescape Blog Hop.  For my contribution, I’m sharing my latest fall table which includes some casual table setting ideas.  Hopefully, I can inspire you to create a fall tablescape of your own!

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Navy blue and gold table accessories - ways to decorate your table for fall

Before I begin with my casual table setting ideas, I want to thank Chloe from Celebrate and Decorate who is hosting us today.  Since she’s also the first stop on the blog hop, be sure to swing by her beautiful blog and say hello.

Buffalo Check Burlap Flower Box Fall Centerpiece

If you are just arriving from Belle Bleu Interiors,…Welcome!  I’ve always enjoyed Shannon’s blog and her love for color!  Also remember to visit the rest of the bloggers listed at the end of this post for tons of fall table decorating ideas!  Let’s welcome fall!…

Casual Table Setting Ideas for Fall:

Since we like to keep things simple at our home, we eat most of our meals in the kitchen.  So, it only made sense to decorate my casual fall table setting in there…

Casual Fall Table Setting Ideas with Blue and Gold

Seasonal Colors for a Casual Fall Table Setting:

To welcome fall to our home, I brought in some traditional autumn colors.  This year, I combined gold and amber…but also threw in some blue!  If you regularly read my blog, you know that I look for any excuse to add blue or navy to my decor!

Gold and Blue Fall Table Setting Ideas

On my table, I included navy napkins and blue buffalo checks to add an extra punch of color to all the golds and neutrals.  For my centerpiece, I layered bunches of artificial golden stems inside my burlap flower box.  Previously, I had a striped ribbon attached to the outside of the box so I simply changed the ribbon to buffalo checks to match my table.

Simple DIY Projects for a Casual Fall Table:

Speaking of the burlap flower box, this was one of the easiest DIY projects, ever!  You can read all the details on my blog post –  How to Make a Simple DIY Flower Box.  I have a feeling I’ll be changing out the ribbon again to reuse the flower box every season.  Hopefully, no one gets tired of seeing it!

Gold and blue casual fall table setting ideas in a white kitchen

For the napkin rings, I just wrapped a buffalo check wired ribbon around a section of paper towel roll.  Using the paper towel roll kept the “napkin rings” uniform and made it easy to slide each napkin through.

Easy DIY Checked Fall Napkin Ring with Wheat

Then to add a decorative fall touch, I tucked a couple pieces of wheat under each napkin ring.  (Yes, another super-easy DIY!)

Decorate with Textures – Casual Table Setting Ideas:

In addition to the wheat on each place setting, I continued with textures across the table.  How cute are these glass hurricanes filled with some adorable raffia pumpkins?  I also layered each setting using my seagrass chargers.

Fall Table Setting Ideas - Casual place settings with blue and gold

Casual Table Setting Ideas – White Plates:

For versatility, you can’t go wrong with white plates.  Whether you want a formal or casual look for your table, you really should invest in a set of white dishes.  Luckily, there are so many styles and price points that there are plenty to choose from these days.

Amber wine glasses on a blue and gold fall table

White or cream place mats are nice to have as well.  They’re great basics that will work with almost any color or style.

Fall Table Setting Ideas - view from above

Coordinate the Kitchen to Match the Table:

Of course, the whole kitchen doesn’t have to match perfectly, but I like to carry some of the colors or accessories over to the rest of the kitchen.  As you can see, I already had some blue and some wheat on my counters….

Casual Fall Table Setting Ideas for the Kitchen

If you look into the family room, you can see that I continued with white and wheat…

Easy DIY Buffalo Check Flower Centerpiece - Casual Fall Decorating Ideas

But…when I decorated my mantel last week, I hadn’t yet decided on the colors for my fall table.  I guess I could have coordinated the colors a little better.

Then again, fall hasn’t even arrived yet!  At the rate I’m going, I’ll be redecorating again before the season ends!  Speaking of redecorating, see how I repurposed items from this table for a new tablescape in the dining room!   And here are some more fall table decorating ideas!

Thanks for visiting today!  Hopefully, I inspired you with my casual table setting ideas for fall.  

Whether you’re entertaining guests or just setting the table for your immediate family, it’s always nice to make every day special.

Once again, thank you to Chloe from Celebrate and Decorate for hosting the Welcome Fall Tablescape Blog Hop!

Please visit the rest of the participants from the list below.  If you are following along in order, Our Crafty Mom is next.  Michelle always creates something beautiful so be sure to swing by…

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  1. Shelley, I love the different textures you used to create a warm and charming table! Your burlap box creates such a lovely centerpiece, too. Pinned & tweeted! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

    1. Thanks so much, Cecilia! I was definitely drawn to warm colors this time…and of course navy! Thanks for the shares!

  2. hi Shelley, I love the textures and colors you used, the navy with the golden wheat and woven chargers and mats…a subtle intro to fall, fading colors and cooler temps. The photo from above is fantastic! I love the view from your table into your kitchen and living room where you continue the fall touches with wheat on the island and on the sofa table with the checks, pumpkins and truck on the mantle.
    I am mad for checks! Beautiful!

    1. Thanks so much, Jenna! Yes, I guess my table does represent a subtle intro to fall…which makes sense since it’s still very warm here! I’m glad you like my different views and fall accessories. Hooray for buffalo checks!

  3. Shelley, I love how you simply switched out the ribbon on your box to match the ribbon around your napkins. You know I love blue too, and the touches of blue are a nice contrast to the neutrals like your placemats and the wheat. It is so nice how close your eating area is to your kitchen. I love how the crisp white chairs pick up on the white in the kitchen! Thanks for joining us once again!

    1. Thank you Chloe! I’m honored to be included in your lovely blog hops! Yes, I have a feeling that burlap flower box will be getting a ton of use each season! Thanks again!

  4. So, aside from your home being beautiful, I love the clever touches of Fall you’ve created! Extremely cozy!

  5. Navy blue always looks so fresh and crisp and is especially inviting paired with your amber goblets, runner, wheat and floral accents! So happy to hop with you again and celebrate fall. ♥

    1. Thank you, Mary! I’m glad you like my addition of blue – I felt it livened up the neutrals! Great hopping with you too!

  6. Shelley, I love your color choices. I am like you I use every opportunity to add blue.
    Wheat looks like fall to me and I love your DIY napkin rings accented with springs of wheat. Wheat in a pitcher and added in the kitchen pulls your entire area together. White dishes are classic and you use them so beautifully with each season.
    It’s fall in your kitchen and breakfast area and it is so inviting.

    1. I’m happy to hear that you like it all – thanks Bonnie! Yes, always great to add blue! Have a wonderful day!

  7. I always look forward to your posts. You put such a classic elegant twist on your designs. I love the simple napkin rings with the wheat and I love the DIY flower box in the middle. I like centerpieces you can see around. Thanks for being part of the hop.

    1. Thank you so much, Andrea! Your comment made me happy because I always strive to achieve a classic elegant vibe! Thanks again!

  8. Hi Shelley! So nice to meet you and see your beautiful table! I love the buffalo checks, and your diy for the napkin rings is inspired! I’m so going to try that! 🙂 Thanks for all the great ideas – I’ve pinned!

  9. Shelley, you and I are on the same page when it comes to keeping things casual! I really enjoy the burlap box with the buffalo check ribbon! I love the monochromatic autumn colors with the pops of blue too. Such a warm and cozy table to enjoy a meal with family!

    1. Thank you, Maureen! Yes, casual is the way to go…especially these days! Glad you liked my table and so nice to hop with you again!

  10. Floral arranging is definitely not my strong suit so I’m anxious to check out your post on making a floral box. Low arrangements always work best for me. I love how you brought the two rooms together by extending the decor into the kitchen. What a great way to enjoy a meal with family.

    1. I’m not very skilled with flowers…and I definitely don’t have a green thumb! That’s why I frequently decorate with artificial like the flowers in the burlap box. Yes, I like table arrangements low also – and this flower box DIY was super-easy! Thanks so much for your lovely comment!

  11. Shelley, casual simplicity at its best! And made even more beautiful with that sunlight streaming through the kitchen window! It makes the perfect golden glow! It goes without saying that as a West Virginia Mountaineer, I am partial to gold and blue! Your styling is so well done, and I love those tiny raffia pumpkins. Yes, I’ve definitely turned the seasonal decor along with the page of the calendar here in our condo, as I can see you have in your home. It looks great! Happy September!

    1. Thanks Rita! You always leave the nicest comments! The weather is cooling off here in NJ so I’m getting more and more motivated to decorate. Happy September to you!

  12. Shelley, your table is so pretty. love the rustic elegant look. Your diy napkin rings look awesome along with the burlap box. The white plates pop against your wood table. The added wheat is a nice fall touch. Lots of texture her to welcome fall. always a pleasure to see your charming tables.

    1. Thank you Linda! With all the natural textures this time of year, it’s really fun to decorate isn’t it? Great to hop with you!

  13. Shelley, I have always admired your casual style, it is classic! I also love your navy dining room. Ok, I digressed a bit. The DIY flower box is perfect as your centerpiece. I am going to remember the DIY napkin rings, so clever. I love your use of wheat as accents. Happy fall and and nice to hop with you again!

    1. Gotta love an easy DIY! Thanks so much, Pam! You are always so supportive and I’m flattered that you love my navy dining room too. Great to hop with you again!

  14. Shelley, your table is exquisite for being casual like you say. I was attracted to your burlap covered flower box with your plaid ribbon. It is perfect for quick changes according to theme and makes for a gorgeous centerpiece. What a lovely combination of fall colors of blue, gold and white. The textures you used in your placemat and touches of wheat and raffia pumpkins really add a bit of nature to this warm and inviting table. So lovely.

    1. What a lovely comment, thank you Marsha! Yes, that flower box should end up being very versatile with all the ribbon options..expect to see more of it! Thanks again!

  15. Shelley, you know I adore blue so I love this table. I think blue looks so pretty with all of the autumnal colors. Your centerpiece is beautiful with the blue box and gold flowers. I think you have one of the most gorgeous kitchens. It looks like perfect place to bake fall treats. Take care!

    1. Thanks so much, Shannon…what a sweet comment! Yes, we love our blue, don’t we?!! Great to hop with you!

    1. Thanks Carol! Originally, I was going to fill the box with mini pumpkins but ended up liking the flowers better. Thanks again!

  16. Shelly, your table looks so warm and welcoming, it just has such a casual elegance about it. I love all the wonderful textures you have used. Your burlap box is great, especially with the ability to change out the ribbon for different seasons. I enjoyed visiting your table today, even if it’s just virtually!! Enjoy your fall🍁🍂

    1. Thanks so much, Ann! I’m glad you like it…I love experimenting with textures this time of year. Thanks so much for stopping by – Happy September!

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  18. Shelley – your fall update in your kitchen, table and family room are a welcome breath of fresh air! The fall decor pieces are just enough – not too much and not too little. And the consistency that flows from your kitchen sink (love the sunlight on the floor) all the way to the fire place is just so warm, inviting and genuine. I love the white pitchers, sheafs of wheat and the blue highlight color. I am just going to pin this WHOLE post (AND the dining room) post if that’s okay with you. (Plus I love the floor plan of your house!)

    1. Kristine, you just made my day! What an incredibly sweet comment and I’m so flattered that you like my decor. Thank you so much! And yes, please pin all you want!

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