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Fall Decorating: The Simple Chic Approach

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As someone whose personal taste leans much more contemporary than country, finding great autumn/harvest-themed decorating ideas with a modern vibe can seem like a difficult task sometimes… which is why I’m feeling especially grateful for all these gorgeous ideas from BHG and Sunset.

These looks are still warm & inviting, but they also have a fresh, chic feel that the modernists can appreciate too! I’m really feeling this Yellow & Gold color palette for a contemporary twist on the Thanksgiving table this year…

modern fall decorations

And this primarily Red and Orange palette is lovely too…

modern fall decorations

Pictured at top: various favorites from the Pretty Pumpkins for Fall slideshow on How darling are the pumpkin place cards?! You can easily recreate that look at home using short pieces of extra-wide fabric ribbon (or card stock) and bamboo skewers for the “flag”.

What are some of YOUR favorite contemporary fall decorating ideas?

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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

16 responses to “Fall Decorating: The Simple Chic Approach”

  1. Nikki Marfori says:

    I love all of these centerpiece ideas! They all have a stylish yet charming vibe. One of my fall favorites to decorate with is simply branches – squiggly branches, regular branches, any kind of branches, and I love to paint them to fit a contemporary party theme. Thanks for the fall inspiration!

  2. Stef says:

    I’ve been searching out some great fall finds for our blog this week as well. I love the pumpkin placeholder – I may have to steal that idea for my Thanksgiving brunch!

  3. lana says:

    I love this site! has some good party planning products!

  4. LisaT says:

    sort of off-topic-does anyone know what typeface that is in the “yellows & golds”, “reds & oranges” photos?


  5. jenn s. says:

    Hi Lisa –
    The font is called “Fling”. It’s one of my favorites :)

  6. Kara M. says:

    Here are some fall decorations I made recently!

    1. Candle centerpiece

    2. Leafy bouquet

    3. Another candle centerpiece

    4. Fall potpourri

  7. Suzanne says:

    I love these centerpiece ideas! very creative!

  8. jenn s. says:

    Very pretty, Kara! Love the colors! Thanks for sharing :)

  9. Down Pillow says:

    Some really great ideas – love the glasses with the floating flowers & mini pumpkins. Thanks for sharing :)

  10. Gawwwgeous! Your blog just keeps on delivering eye candy! Thanks for the Thanksgiving ideas. :-)

  11. Very, very nice. I discovered this blog and it makes me want to come back more often…
    Bravo !

  12. Renee says:

    I love the colors and thank you for giving people a creative way to do their placecards!

  13. bamboo says:

    i am from the bamboo home decor , such chic application brings more fun than the decor ;)

  14. Lorena Bösso says:

    This colors is so vibrant, beautiful!!

    Very nice! This decoration ideas is TOp!

  15. Neelam says:

    Great centerpiece ideas! Thanks for sharing!