Make a table setting in minutes using these decorating tips and DIYs for setting an eclectic and elegant halloween table with decor you already have.
Hello! I’m excited to post outside my normal schedule to participate in an All Hallow’s Eve Tablescape Hop hosted by Ariel at PMQ for Two. You can enjoy the other participating bloggers’ gorgeous table settings at the bottom of this post. If you are coming from the beautiful home at House by Hoff, welcome! Up to Date Interiors is a home decor blog focusing on rental friendly decorating ideas. If you didn’t know, we are a military family currently stationed in Iwakuni, Japan and our dining room is actually a traditional Japanese washitu (tatami) room. I put together an elegant and eclectic table setting together in just a few minutes by using items I already had for this fun blog hop!
How to make a Beautiful Table Setting for Halloween
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Here’s the decor and dishes I used. Since we were only allowed to bring just a few of belongings from the states, I count on the same basic pieces for most of our table settings. My basics are white Ikea plates, vintage bamboo serving ware, different sets of salad plates for variety, and woven chargers.
To bring in seasonal colors, I used an ikat table runner with pretty reds and oranges, glass tumblers, and copper accents. I also displayed a few items from my Halloween bin. All of them are from the 100 yen store (the “dollar” store), black and white handkerchiefs, skeleton tea light holders, black jack-o-lanterns.
Putting it together:
Instead of tea lights for the skeleton candle holders, a faux flower sits pretty on top. The centerpieces needed more height so the black jack-o-lanterns were placed on copper beer cups.
I love lots of layers the table settings! From bottom to top is a woven charger, my DIY recycled plate charger, dinner plate, napkin, salad place, utensils, and a DIY marbled pumpkin.
Tips for setting a gorgeous table:
Don’t think too much about tablescapes. Start with textiles (runners, placemats, tablecloths…) and then set each place setting. The more layers the better!
Add your centerpiece items by doing a quick trip through the house and grabbing decor of various heights and interesting shapes that have your seasonal colors.
Take a step back, make adjustments, and add a few more items or take something away depending if you lean towards minimal or more maximal (like me!).
I like to add a couple of bowls of pretty snacks and greenery for every table.
Doesn’t the bamboo utensils look like skeleton hands? Perfect.
Just a few minutes and easy steps and you can have a gorgeous seasonal tablescape to share with your family and friends!