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Easy Fall Centerpiece for the Dining Table

Looking for fall dining table centerpiece ideas? Whether you are decorating for fall or hosting a gathering, here is a simple fall centerpiece idea for the dining table that you can make in minutes. And wait until you see what I used as a table runner!


Since I’ve been sharing my toolbox centerpiece in several ways lately, I am changing things up with this fall centerpiece idea to try something different and give you more ways to decorate your table for Thanksgiving.

In case you are new here, I am an avid gardener who has a major obsession with plants and flowers.

Because I love all things green with flowers, I love to bring the outdoors in.

And I am a HUGE fan of making faux centerpieces.

They always look good, add seasonal color, require minimal care and can transform a room within minutes.

Some are more elaborate than others, but overall they are all super easy to make.

I enjoy having a centerpiece on my dining table because it’s one of the first rooms you see when you walk into my home.

They look really pretty and are really fun to design.

Easy Fall Centerpiece Idea for the Dining Table with vintage jug, small jute area rug and artificial foliage

Centerpiece Ideas for the Dining Table

Lately, I’ve been really into this vintage toolbox that I found at an antique store in Vermont.

And it’s gone through a few different looks since finding it over a year ago.

Last Thanksgiving, I decorated my centerpiece with winter greens and gold pumpkins.

For the holidays, I swapped out the pumpkins and used these adorable Christmas present ornaments.

To change the toolbox up for winter, I swapped out the gift ornaments for these gorgeous white textured ornaments.

This spring, I decorated my dining table centerpiece with these gorgeous faux magnolias.

A few weeks ago, I shared some easy fall table decor ideas and the response to my rustic fall centerpiece was been incredible.

But not everyone has a toolbox or wants to use a toolbox as a vessel.

Am I right?

So here’s a really easy idea using things you may already have.

And the beauty of it is that it’s so simple to create and easy to move around as you add things to your Thanksgiving table.

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Easy Fall Centerpiece for the Dining Table with black lab in front of a farmhouse table.

What are the Rules for a Table Centerpiece

In general, keep your tall pieces 24″ or more and shorter pieces 12″ or smaller.

If I want to go outside those rules, I make sure my table centerpiece can be easily removed from the table.

So in short, while there are general guidelines to follow, you can still do what you want.

easy fall dining table centerpiece with jute area rug, vintage vase, faux foliage on farmhouse table with brass candlesticks in front of black china cabinet and hutch

How to Create a Simple Fall Centerpiece

Whenever I’m designing a centerpiece or a tablescape, I love to layer home decor items.

It just feels cozier.

Because I love my wood farmhouse dining table, I keep the wood exposed and love to use a table runner like this one.

It’s neutral, it has lots of organic texture, and adds a lot of dimension to the dining table.

But I’m changing things up for this fall centerpiece idea.

Instead of using a table runner, I am using a small round jute rug to soften the look of the wood farmhouse table.

Jute area rug, vintage vase with artificial foliage on farmhouse table in front of black china cabinet and hutch

Doesn’t it look SO cool?

Since I love to make indoor faux arrangements, I’ve been collecting various faux greens and florals for years.

If you want to start making your own centerpieces too, I suggest buying a few key items each season to slowly build up your stock so you have more versatility as time moves on.

Close up of Easy Fall Centerpiece Idea for the Dining Table with jute area rug, vintage vase and artificial foliage

And I shared some tips about how to buy faux plants and florals here.

So the first step when designing a centerpiece is choosing the container.

I love this gorgeous vintage-inspired jug and think it looks really cool with some faux foliage branches.

To keep the arrangement super simple, I went with one type of faux fall foliage branches. And stuffed the jug with about 9 stems.

If you don’t have faux foliage branches like these, go outside and pick some from your yard.

close up of faux foliage in Easy Fall Centerpiece Idea for the Dining Table

But here’s a little tip about grabbing fresh foliage branches.

They need to be kept in water so they can last a few days.

close up of Easy Fall dining table  Centerpiece Idea with jute area rug, vintage vase with artificial flowers and brass candlesticks

If you plan to just pick them and drop them in a container, do that at the last minute before guests arrive because they can dry out quick!

To add some ambiance, I added some vintage-looking candlesticks like these with white tapered candles.

Close up of blue and orange Easy Fall Centerpiece Idea using beautiful vintage vase with faux branches on a farmhouse table with blue plaid napkins in farmhouse dining room with black china cabinet and hutch

And the best part?

This easy fall centerpiece idea doesn’t take up much room, so it’s easy to set the table around it.

Close up of blue and orange table decorations with Easy Fall dining table Centerpiece idea

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