09 Oct

Fall Decorating: The Simple Chic Approach

modern fall decorations

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 BHG.com. 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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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!

October 9, 2009 at 12:07 pm

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!

October 9, 2009 at 12:08 pm

lana SAYS:

I love this site! Hollywoodmegastore.com has some good party planning products!

October 9, 2009 at 2:25 pm


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


October 10, 2009 at 4:58 am

jenn s. SAYS:

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

October 10, 2009 at 8:21 am

Suzanne SAYS:

I love these centerpiece ideas! very creative!

October 10, 2009 at 9:39 pm

jenn s. SAYS:

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

October 11, 2009 at 3:13 pm

Down Pillow SAYS:

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

October 11, 2009 at 7:55 pm

Marian (sweetopia) SAYS:

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

October 12, 2009 at 4:20 am

Mr Habitation SAYS:

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

October 14, 2009 at 3:43 am

Renee SAYS:

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

October 14, 2009 at 9:50 pm

bamboo SAYS:

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

October 19, 2009 at 1:48 am

Lorena Bösso SAYS:

This colors is so vibrant, beautiful!!

Very nice! This decoration ideas is TOp!

October 26, 2009 at 6:24 am

Neelam SAYS:

Great centerpiece ideas! Thanks for sharing!

October 29, 2009 at 5:52 am
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