Is it just me or is October flying by? Well, if you’re looking for some table setting ideas for the autumn holidays, you’ve come to the right place! Today, I’ll be joining a group of bloggers for the “There’s No Place Like Home” Autumn Blog Hop to feature our fall tablescapes! For my contribution, I’ll be sharing my black and white Halloween table setting ideas.
If you read my blog, you know I usually decorate with color. So, this new color scheme is definitely a change of pace for me. As you will see below, I also highlighted some table setting ideas that you might want to try this year. I hope you like it all!
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Once again, I want to thank Rachelle from My Hubbard Home for hosting this series of fall blog hops. Rachelle is so creative and today she’s sharing a lovely fall tablescape with apples and hydrangeas. Please be sure to swing by and say hello!
If you are just arriving from The Painted Apron…Welcome! Didn’t you just love the colors Jenna used on her fall table?
Now, let’s get started with all the fall table inspiration! Please remember to visit the rest of the bloggers listed at the end of this post! Hopefully, they will inspire you to try something new this year!
My Halloween Table Setting Ideas to Try This Year:
A Black and White Color Scheme:
As I mentioned, I usually decorate with a lot of color. This year, I challenged myself to only use black and white for my Halloween table setting ideas. In my opinion, the lack of color adds to the spookiness of Halloween…and the spookiness of 2020 for that matter.
Since my kitchen is already white, it worked well with my black and white color scheme.
A Patterned Table Runner Combined with Simple Placemats:
As a starting piece, I decorated with my black and white patterned table runner. My mom bought it for me last Christmas and I thought it was perfect for my Halloween table. Personally, I think the patterned runner gives the table a more sophisticated feel than something specifically Halloween-themed. If you want to see how I used the runner earlier this year, check out how I transitioned from Christmas to winter decor.
Supposedly, table runners should have an 8-14 inch overhang on the ends but my runner doesn’t even reach the end of the table. Yes, my table is very long. Though with a shorter runner, it’s easier to put placemats at each end of the table.
Since my runner is a bit wide, I ended up laying the rest of the placemats over the sides of the runner. First, I experimented layering the placemats over the runner and then under the runner before I chose which I liked better. In the end, I decided that it made more sense for the placemats to go on top because otherwise they looked chopped off. Seriously, I think I’ve been home too long if I’m worrying about whether to put placemats over or under the runner! Ha!
Anyway, since my table runner is so busy, I chose very simple basketweave placemats to coordinate.
Buffalo Check Napkins Between the Plates:
Having smaller patterns on the runner and the placemats allowed me to go bold for the napkins. After all, I’m always looking for chances to include buffalo checks in my decorating.
A White Jack O’ Lantern Centerpiece:
Since I didn’t want to add any color to my table, I decided to forego the flowers and use a jack o’ lantern for the centerpiece.
To “make” this centerpiece, I placed a ceramic jack o’ lantern on a bed of black sparkly twigs I picked up at Michael’s. Then I simply elevated the centerpiece with a white cake stand. The glow of a white candle inside makes it all come alive.
Mini White Pumpkins Decorated as Jack O’ Lanterns
To continue with the white jack-o-lantern theme, I took a Sharpie and drew faces on mini white pumpkins. If you want a super easy DIY, there you go! Then I topped off each pumpkin with a fuzzy spider and added some of the black sparkly twigs to the plates.
I guess I should mention my other easy DIY…the charger plates. No, I didn’t make them, but I did paint them! Originally, they were red. In the 10 or so years I’ve owned them, I’ve probably used them once. So, I took out some black craft paint and a sponge brush to make them match my table.
Of course, it you don’t have any to paint, this black charger set is an inexpensive option.
How convenient that I took my photos on a dark, dreary day. Sunshine wouldn’t have matched with my table mood!
Glowing Candles – Simple Halloween Table Setting Ideas:
On a cloudy day, you can’t go wrong with candles. Plus, they add to the ambiance of the spooky-ish Halloween table setting ideas.
Obviously, I used real candles for decorative purposes. If you try this look, flameless battery operated candles are a much better option with all these accessories. After all, you don’t need to be starting any fires on your Halloween table….2020 is bad enough already!
On my table, I used black candlesticks and black lanterns but kept the candles all white.
Although most items are black and white, you might have noticed the mini pumpkins and the white on the napkins are actually a cream color. At first, I questioned whether the cream would look okay. As it turned out, not only did it look okay, but the cream added more warmth then using just plain black and white. Sometimes, it takes a little experimenting to get a feel for what works.
And there you have my Halloween table setting ideas!
I hope I inspired you to try some new ideas for Halloween this year!
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Now, let’s continue with the rest of the fall tablescapes…
If you’re following along in order, Celebrate and Decorate is next on the list. Chloe always decorates the most gorgeous tables and I’m sure you’ll love her latest one. Also, please be sure to visit the rest of the blogs listed below!
|Autumn Blog Hop – “There’s No Place Like Home” – Tablescapes Oct 14|
|My Humble Home and Garden||Karins Kottage||The Painted Apron||Calypso in The Country|
|Celebrate And Decorate||Mantel and Table||My Hubbard Home|
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