Start Small and Simple
You don’t need a huge table, crystal goblets or sterling flatware. What’s important is that your table is inviting and comfortable.
A small, round oak-finished table with a metal base is ideal for a smaller space. Comfortable chairs feature a rounded, heavy mesh back and grey linen seats.
Fill a basket or any container with seasonal elements from nature. At this time of year, pumpkins and adorable textured burlap acorns are perfect to combine with greenery and fall-colored floral arrangements.
Accent your table with paper placemats, name cards, tablecloths and more in seasonal themes. Walnuts scattered on the table create an informal feeling.
Elegant dishware features a simple sketch of a bird and tattered-looking edges. Hammered steel flatware is distinctive and dishwasher-safe. Bubble-glass tumblers with rust-colored rims add more fall color. Another set of plates features a series of etchings, such as serving utensils.
How does the table support human interaction? It’s attractive and relaxed. There aren’t any tall centerpieces creating walls between people. And sitting close together encourages conversation.