Truth be told… I was late to the Fixer Upper party. I’d seen the memes that encouraged “Be a Chip and Joanna in a Kim and Kanye world”, but that was as far as I had gotten with the HGTV design show. It wasn’t until I was home by myself last summer and stumbled upon the first three seasons that all the pieces fell into place.
The farmhouse chic.
The trend toward lighter spaces over dark bold color.
And of course I was hooked! How could I not be?! Chip and Joanna Gaines are adorable and make for a fabulous DIY duo.
Although I don’t always agree with every design choice they make, I’m completely engaged with each episode.
For every home reveal, I’ve noticed that Joanna sets the table for her clients with stunning and unique table settings. They are perfectly suited for the new homeowners and flawlessly reflect the style of the rest of the home.
How to Set a Beautiful Farmhouse Table for Fall
With the holidays just around the corner, let’s breakdown exactly what you’ll need for your own Fixer Upper inspired table setting:
Set a Beautiful Farmhouse Table for Fall
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When Joanna sets the table, it’s all about layers.
Begin with a placemat in a color that compliments your home decor or draw from the palette you’ve selected for the season. My current favorite is this seagrass version (similar).
Next add a rustic charger for a farmhouse layer in your table setting.
Select a napkin in an accent color. I’ve opted for two for some added interest. (Or I may have been indecisive… Tomato, Tom-ato)
Keeping plates and bowls neutral allows you to use them for a variety of occasions. We selected our white Pfaltzgraff dishes when we got married and they have easily blended with every trendy style over the last 24 years.
Joanna almost always adds something completely unique and unexpected to every table setting. Typically it’s an item that is small enough to lay across the plate and for a farmhouse look you might consider vintage books, feathers, or faux natural elements.
Ultimately you’ll want to choose something interesting that speaks to you.
Don’t forget to include a centerpiece that anchors the table. Select pieces that have some height (such as lanterns, bottles, plants, etc.) for added visual interest.
Fill in with fall foliage to complete the look.
Oh fall… I’m so glad you are finally here! This time of year is seriously my favorite and I can’t wait for all that comes along with it.
Are you a fan of Fixer Upper? What do you think of the farmhouse trend? Are you starting to decorate for the fall? Tell me what you are looking forward to this season in the comments below.