Bringing The Outdoors In for a Fall Tablescape


 Bringing The Outdoors In for a Fall Tablescape

Fall Tablescape

The outdoors provides me a place of beauty and calmness that is not always easy to capture in an indoor space. Glass doors and large windows might look out onto a yard or porch lush with leafy plants and colorful flowers. But there is nothing like bringing all this nature into the home. Fall is the perfect time to get inspired to do this.

Ever year I do a pretty fall tablescape. This year I gathered some fun fall fabric which I will be making some no-sew napkins. By bringing natural fibers, textures and patterns indoors can help accomplish the same goal of bring nature inside the home.


For Fabric use colors inspired by the outdoors. Greens are calming and relaxing. They remind us of grass and plants. Blues add a refreshing touch and are reminiscent of the sky and water. Yellows are fun and fresh. They evoke thoughts of sunshine and wildflowers. If you want a natural and clean feel, incorporate some neutral whites, beiges, and tans. An online quilting fabric store may offer a wide variety of prints and textures to add depth and style. You can make your own table linens like I did that are full of scenes of nature or more natural colors

How To make No-Sew Napkins


  • Cutting board
  • Fabric
  • Seam ripper

Place the fabric on the cutting board. Start pulling the thread from all four sides. I work on one side at a time until the fraying is about 1/2 inch long on each side. This is actually calming doing it in your porch listening to music or watching your favorite TV show. This can get messy if you are doing it all different places, because the threads can get every where. You can make the fray as long as you like. The longer the prettier. You can fray almost any fabric. I prefer linen, but cotton was my choice because of the pretty colors.

Nature Elements on the Table

For my fall table a great way to bring the outdoors in is use pine cones, large seeds, leaves and plants to decorate. Use beautiful pieces of driftwood to accent here and there on your table too. Place a green potted plant in the corner. Place some stones or shells in a decorative glass container on a table. I am always collecting natural pieces on my walk. You can discover unique ways to incorporate them into your design. Here on my tablescape I used pine-cones, seeds and leaves.

Use natural fibers and colors to bring the peace and freshness of the outdoors to these inner spaces that lack access to the outside world. Even choice of flooring can make a room feel more natural and less sterile. These projects are easy to do on your own and give you the pride of creating a room that you love. Let me know if you are planning on making the napkins or add nature to your tablescape. Love to see it.

Thanks to Simple/Cottages & Gardens

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