5 Ways To Bring Fall Colors Into Your Dining Room

Realtor.com | Sep 22, 2023

We love all the festivities the fall season brings as much as everyone else—but there’s also something to be said for not changing up your decor for every holiday milestone.

That’s why this week, we rounded up five looks from Instagram that set a beautiful base look to take your dining room from the beginning of fall through Thanksgiving.

By focusing on autumnal colors and textures (rather than a slew of decorative pumpkins and tiny turkeys), this list is a definitive solution to having a decorated dining room that’s entertainment-ready all season long.

1. Pumpkin orange vase

You can bring in some gourdlike cheer without the actual pumpkins—and the proof is in this perfectly tawny terra-cotta vase from @homebohodecor.

“Not quite orange and not quite peach, terra cotta has a vibe and richness all its own, and it’s trending like crazy now,” says Robin DeCapua of Madison Modern Home. “This matte-finish vase is ideal for autumnal decorating—but still relevant long after the last leaf has fallen.”

2. Hunter green chairs

Another color scheme we love this time of year? Hunter green. Especially when the shade comes in a rich, velvety finish like these chairs from @jamal_zein_.

“The pure elegance of a subtle mossy green dining chair elevates a room like nothing else,” says DeCapua. “Sage, hunter, and moss green tones dominate fall color palettes. These hues work particularly well in velvet; the rich feel of the cloth amplifies the drama.”

Get the look: Add oomph to your dining room this season with these Azalea Green chairs.

3. Golden honey throw blanket

No proper fall color palette would be complete without some gleaming honey hues that mimic the fall light. And this plush throw blanket from @scandi_up_north is just the thing for adding that festive warm glow.

“A rich, golden hue is like autumn itself wrapped up in a cozy blanket,” says designer Madison Popper, of Chill Casa. “A throw instantly adds a touch of autumnal charm and is so versatile that it can be tossed over the back of any chair or sofa for care-free, chic comfort.”

Get the look: Embrace a cozy and casual fall feel with this Hayes faux mohair blanket in your dining room.

4. Rich earth-tone carpet

The best part about this transitional time of year might be the expansive color palette it evokes. Fall brings not just green, yellow, and orange but also vibrant reds, rich purples, and deep browns. In other words, an earth tone wonderland, which this Turkish carpet from @kathykuohome captures perfectly.

“Homeowners are currently leaning toward darker-colored hardwoods, and choosing an area rug rich in earth tones ensures everything looks tied together,” says designer Courtney Wollersheim, of Floor360. “A new rug doesn’t have to be expensive. Try checking your local consignment shop or flooring store for deals.”

Get the look: Shop locally for your perfect rug, or snag this washable Kaden Amber Red rug.

5. Rust-orange dishware

For a table setting that feels festive without being overkill—we love using handmade dishware in a fall hue like this collection from @coloresdecor.

“If you invest in a burnt-orange stoneware dinner set, you don’t need to buy any other fall decor,” says Wollersheim. “Display a serving platter or place the settings on the dining room table for the season. Stoneware also has that handmade organic feel that’s so desirable right now.”

Get the look: Shop the exact look with this 20-piece handmade Puebla dinnerware set.


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