ALL table surfaces are contenders for seasonal decor, but there is a fine line between boo-tiful and fright-ful. Don’t over do it, nothing looks worse than overkill.
When brainstorming your look is to consider the overall COLOR palette. I am a huge fan of monochromatic and natural. And, with the faux, I enjoy being able to repurpose various pieces and relocate them within the home while keeping in tandem with the energy of the color scheme.
So, my next piece of advice would be to try to decide on a color family so you can thread it throughout each room of the home from the entry forward. Remember not to not go overboard here, it is amazing how quickly colors you once loved can suddenly drive you to the brink of insanity once you throw some pumpkins in the mix, trust me, and too many pumpkins looks absurd, see photo.
I love all things five million shades of whites and creams with a touch of select natural elements to add some oomph. My personal fav’s? For the natural elements my go-to’s are twine, burlap, branches, and acorns. There are so many different things you can do with each of these that it really opens the fields to get those creative juices flowing as you alternate which element will be used for what in each area of your home.
For the smaller tabletops throughout the house I tend to use the smaller gourds and pumpkins, duh. But I also tie in some home decor pieces that otherwise stand alone and utilize the gentle nature of greenery and branches to soften the sometimes harsh appearance of the gourds on their own.
As you can see, natural elements are everywhere, furniture wise, which assists greatly with the need for a rustic hue throughout to complete the over all look I was going for.