I told you last month how I do not like to stick to the norm for decorating by season, whether it’s the whole house or just the dining room table. This month is no different! While October is probably the most “fall-like” month, and there are a number of ways you could decorate (pumpkins, gourds, Halloween, fall leaves, etc.) for me, cozy just seems like the perfect way to go. As the temps start to drop a little, we pull out our sweaters, our boots and our long pants, and give ourselves some warmth and comfort. For me, translating this to my table decor is the ideal way to decorate for the month.
This particular table was styled for a property that is for sale in Chicago, which I teamed up with realtor Cindi Sodolski to stage. I wanted to match the tones of the condo, but didn’t want to be too obvious with decor only used for fall. All of the orange hues in the other decorations could have made a table filled with pumpkins and gourds very easy to put together. But, like I said, I wanted to make the space feel cozy. Since I can’t wrap a table in a sweater like I would myself, what’s the next best thing? A blanket of course! I used two super soft plaid throws from Pottery Barn as my tablecloths. And thanks to West Elm Chicago, the rest took off from there. They let me go crazy putting together this look and loaned me all of the fabulous tableware.
Not only do the tablecloths make this very open space feel a little more snug and cozy, the accents on the table, which are cool hued fall blues, add to it. The wooden chargers add extra warmth, and the subtle use of pine cones tie in the fall theme, while not overdoing it. Gold accents mixed throughout the table give everything a soft glow, and the vases, with coordinating floral arrangements, make a statement on a large table, but don’t overwhelm the space. Most of these pieces could be used very easily throughout the year, changing out accessories to make an entirely fresh tablescape. Best of all, they compliment the space, and all of the other tones and colors very well.
So, as you start to plan out your next gathering, and think about how you will decorate, remember, it’s pretty easy to change up tradition and stray from the norm. You can use colors that maybe aren’t so obvious for the season, decor that can easily be used again, and materials that make you want to sit at the table enjoying a meal with family or friends for hours and hours!
Signed with Style,