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Fall Decorating in the The Dining Room

Today, we’re sharing The Busy Girl’s Guide to Fall Decorating in the Dining Room! 

Just off the entry is the dining room. It’s wide open, column flanked and provides plenty of room for friends and family.

I’m realizing more and more I just don’t have time to completely change items around from one room to the next in order to create a completely different look each holiday season. If you’re reading our series The Busy Girl’s Guide to Fall Decorating, I’m thinking, you probably don’t either.

Here are a few things to keep in mind when you’re creating a festive look for fall decorating in the dining room….


Play Up Your Dining Room Table or China Hutch 

It feels like such a blessing to have a table that comfortable seats 10-12 at once. But you don’t have to have a table this size to make a dining room statement.

The china hutch in this room is almost 9 foot tall and could be considered a statement piece in itself. Because we keep it styled with neutrals, the china hutch doesn’t compete with the dining room table.

Fall decorating in the dining room can be as simple as allowing each statement piece of furniture to shine by complementing each other with a few seasonal flowers and pumpkins.



Layer Your Table with Texture 

My parents picked up these old feed sacks for me at our hometown feed store for a few dollars each. They’re great to wrap around potted plants and the burlap adds texture.

The “table runner” is a thrifted blanket I’ve been using for years because it contains our home’s signature colors in one piece of fabric.

Make sure to check antique stores, charity events and thrift shops for a similar style at a reasonable price (think under $10 depending on your area).



Add Your Favorite China 

You’ll need a charger, dinner plate and salad plate or bowl at each place setting. Add drinking glasses, silverware, napkins and you’re good to go.

These place settings are all mismatched pieces of Windsor Ware and ironstone that have been either thrifted or gifted over the years.



Use Nature to Accent Your Favorite Fall Color Palette 

I look forward to using mums in fall decorating all year. While I don’t “go all out” with a lot of fall colors I do like to add pops of fall color like orange mixed in with shades of greens, whites and grays.

Whatever colors you chose to use in your home this season, find a way to add bits of nature to the mix. There are some beautiful plants at local nurseries right now that are only available during this season.



Be Consistent 

Once I decided to use white pumpkins, layers of neutrals, oak tree branches and pops of orange in one space, it made it easier to carry out those same elements in every space.

Find something that makes you excited about this season and use it from one room to the next. That way, all the spaces in your home are consistent.

This will help create a warm, cozy feeling as opposed to adding lots of visual seasonal clutter to your existing spaces.



I hope these simple tips for fall decorating in the dining room have helped!

Sometimes I look at fall inspired spaces on social media and think, “wow, that is gorgeous but I don’t have that kind of time.”

Rest assured if you’re pressed for time you can still have a beautiful home and celebrate the season.


If you’ve missed any part of this series you can find, The Busy Girl’s Guide to Fall Decorating: The Living Room and Mantel, the Breakfast Nook, the Entry, the Front Porch and of course, our entire Fall Home Tour here

Until next time, I’ll see you InstagramFacebook and Pinterest.

Many blessings,


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  1. Hey CoCo – As always – your tips are spot on. You know we covet your heavenly vintage china 🙂 and it looks beautiful on the table and on the shelves. Looks great!

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