Fall decorating is in full flow right now – Halloween is this week and Thanksgiving is not far behind (I hesitate to mention Christmas – but in the window treatment industry, workrooms are typically swamped with orders to be finished before that particular holiday!). Inspiration comes from the fall colors and universal symbols that we associate with autumn days.

And fabric plays a key part in setting the stage or unifying multiple elements. This gorgeous tablecloth creates a wonderful background for this fall table scape.

lavish tablescape

If this is too much for your taste and you prefer a cleaner, neater, look this could be a great option, with its box pleats and tailored lines. The cream band detail adds some extra interest, and flat band trim is a popular item right now.

tailored orange skirt

Layering elements can create yet another look that can easily be switched up. This picture shows a Halloween theme – the simple addition of black placemats, black skulls (these could easily be cut out of paper, plastic or fabric) and a ghost, can really re- focus a generic fall table setting.

halloween table

And if your preference is for the simple things – consider the use of table runners, place mats or napkins in combinations or alone.

fall tablescape with burlap

simple mats and napkins table

suzani table runner

I love the pattern placement on this table runner! And if you are craving a specific custom look, all of these items can be made by a window treatment workroom.