One thing we love about the holidays around this time of year is all of the fun ways to decorate. If you haven’t figured out that we like to dabble in a little bit of everything yet, we’ll be sharing about our love for styling our home today with a centerpiece. Since our move to Utah almost exactly 2 years ago now, we have had so much fun being home owners and styling our home to suit our personalities and lifestyles. We hope to share photos one day soon of a tour of our little home (which we might have to do one room at a time so that we can clean each room individually before snapping photos). While it feels like just last year that we moved into our home, time has flown by and has actually been double that amount now. Why does it seem that as you grow older, time goes by faster?
With all of the changes in our lives recently, including adding a new family member this year, we’ve started to find a ‘new normal.’ With our new normal, newish house, and new baby girl, we are finally putting some of the finishing touches on the decor in our home. For this month, we’re excited to share how we style fall centerpieces with these trays from Wayfair for their centerpiece challenge. We’re avid fans of always having a lovely centerpiece on the table, especially when we have guests over. Entertaining is one of our biggest passions as a couple as we truly believe in serving others by having them over for dinners, throwing parties, or having community in our home. While this has definitely had its challenges at times, we can’t deny the overall overflowing fulfillment we receive ourselves from entertaining. That’s why we loved styling these trays this month.
Here are a few tips to note when styling a fall centerpiece that could really include any day in the months from September to the end of November:
- Pumpkins are always a win! Everyone loves them – including your guests. We like to buy them in all shapes, sizes, and colors. However when styling on the table, sticking to apple size and below is best so that food can also fit on the table and more importantly – so you can see your guests. In our case, we’ve added one large pumpkin which we monogrammed in a previous post and reuse every year. It makes a great focal point and can be moved off the table when a meal is served.
- Long-stemmed greenery is so forgiving. We would say this is a general statement since you can use it in bouquets and pretty much anywhere else to help add balance to odd spaces. On the table, we’ve spaced long-stemmed greenery strategically in between our trays and the larger pumpkin to break up the space, but also give some balance to the empty space that would normally be there.
- Color is great on a blank space. We both love white, but we both love to splash things up with colorful accents. When you are passionate about having certain colors in your life, you’ll start to notice that you only buy items in those colors as well. This is great when things in your home and wardrobe magically match because you’ve stuck to your imaginary life color-scheme. Case in point with this spread: we’ve stuck to using oranges, yellow, red, white, and some green. It really helps that we happened to have a lot of neutral colors in our home, but also the yellow barstools in the background to match the colors on the table.
- Trays or something similar to contain your centerpiece objects. Trays are not absolutely necessary, but it might look odd to have pumpkins scattered on the table without something on the table to bring them together or unify the look. Try to create a pattern on the table using your chosen objects for a unified look.
We hope you’ll be inspired to put together some fun centerpieces the next few months and also that it will inspire you to entertain more. If you need a place to go for dinner or to hang out any night of the week, come on over! To check out a few other fun posts we’ve collaborated with Wayfair on or for ideas on what to put on the table with your centerpiece, feel free to check out our Coconut Macaroon recipe or Stuffed Apple Cups recipe.
Check out how other bloggers are styling the same trays: Postcards from the Ridge, Lucky Scarf, Heathered Nest, Hawthorne and Main, Simple Simon and Co, Casa Watkins Living, 100 Directions, and Snazzy Little Things.
Photography by Marilyn Nimz
**Trays are c/o Wayfair
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