7 (Sorta) Anti-Foliage Fall Table Tips You’ll Be Thankful for

Okay, okay we get it, Nat King Cole (and just about everyone else). Autumn is all about “the falling leaves.” However, though a decoration favorite September through Black Friday, the classic foliage-covered, cornucopia-adorned tablescape can be a bit overbearing and is, let’s face it, rather overdone. At best, it turns out tired. At worst, it looks like you left your dining room window wide-open on a gusty November day.

But don’t worry. We’ve got your back just in time for Thanksgiving with 7 perfect pointers (with stunning snaps to match) for a spread that’ll drop jaws before dinner is even served. Click through the gallery and read up on the captions for helpful how-tos.


Pumpkin Bouquet: Athena Calderone, Photo: EyeSwoon

Outdoor Tablescape: Athena Calderone, Photo: EyeSwoon

Leaf Bouquet: Sarah Winward, Photo: Jessica Peterson

Bright Tablescape: Enjoy Events Co. & Shotgun Floral Studio, Photo: Josh Goleman & Gary Ashley

Thanksgiving Tablescape: Ginny Branch, Photo: Ginny Branch Blog

Eclectic Tablescape: Casa de Perrin, Photo: KT Merry

Harvest Arrangements: Sofia Crokos & Frank Alexander, Photo: Abby Ross


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