How To Make A Fabulous Fall Centerpiece

These five easy tips will show you how to make a stunning fall centerpiece for your table.  Enjoy the beautiful colors of fall in your own home!

My Best Tips For How To Make A Fabulous Fall Centerpiece
Trust me – I totally get how intimating it can be to pull off a centerpiece that looks exactly like you want it to!  With that in mind, let me share my best tips with you for how to make a fabulous fall centerpiece.

I love, love, love to create eye catching centerpieces!  My kitchen and dining tables feel bare if I don’t have some sort of centerpiece adorning them year round.  Sometimes, I’m in a hurry or I’m in the mood for something simple, like my 5 Minute Late Summer Centerpiece (click HERE to take a look), but most of the time I prefer a centerpiece that is overflowing with lots of elements of whatever theme or season I’m decorating for.



Over the years, I’ve accumulated quite a collection of fall decor.  I bet you have too. {winkwink}  I have decorations and bits and pieces in every sort of fall color you can think of – bright pumpkin oranges, neutrals, burnished colors, etc.  For the past couple of years though, I’ve been crushing on the more traditional burnished colors of fall.  So, as I’m going through my fall stash, I will pull out anything with those colors.  At this point, I’m not making final decisions on what will actually wind up in the centerpiece.  It helps me to bring all of these items to the location where the centerpiece will actually be.  That way I can easily add or takeaway as I go.


Decide on a color theme first when deciding how to make your fall centerpiece. #fall #falldecor #fallcenterpiece || Worthing Court



By this I mean, do you want to display your centerpiece in a tray or a container of some kind?  Do you want it on a runner?  Or do you just want it to reside directly on the table?  I often like to contain my centerpieces in a tray.  Trays usually have sides, so when it comes to how to make the centerpiece, I know that I’ll need to either use tall items or elevate the smaller ones so that they can be seen.  Knowing how I’m going to display the centerpiece will make a difference in which items I choose to be a part of it.


When determining how to make a centerpiece, remember that if you are going display your centerpiece in a tray with sides, you'll need to use tall items or else elevate the smaller ones. #falldecor #howto #tips || Worthing Court



I like to use one larger or taller element in my centerpieces that will really catch your eye.  Often times, I place the statement piece in an unexpected location within the centerpiece – such as close to one end instead of in the middle.  You should also consider the angle that your centerpiece will be viewed from.  My kitchen table sits longways in my breakfast area, so I usually place my statement piece at the far end of the centerpiece.  That helps to draw a person’s eye down the length of the table.


When figuring out how to make a centerpiece, consider adding a statement piece an unexpected place. #falldecor #tips #centerpiece #howto || Worthing Court



My favorite centerpieces are ones that either have unexpected elements in them or common centerpiece elements that are displayed in a different way.  In other words, don’t just look in your fall boxes.  Look around your house for items that you could include that would still tie in to the centerpiece.


Consider using unexpected pieces when determining how to make your fall centerpiece. #fall #centerpiece #howto



This might just be the most important tip of all!  Don’t think that just because you don’t get it right on the very try that you can’t do it.  Start out with what you think you want.  If that isn’t just right, tweak, rearrange, add/remove items or maybe just start all over.  Walk away for a while if you find yourself becoming frustrated – whether it’s for a few minutes or even for a whole day.


5 tips for how to make a fabulous fall centerpiece. #howto #tips #fall || Worthing Court

The bottom line – some people are a natural at knowing how to make a fabulous centerpieces with little or no effort.  I’m not one of those people!  It usually takes me a few hours to a few days to get a centerpiece to look exactly like I want it to.  So if you’re like me and struggle with the whole centerpiece thing, be kind to yourself and enjoy the process! 



My 5 best tips for how to make a fabulous fall centerpiece. #howto #tips #fallcenterpiece || Worthing Court



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  1. Even though it is still hot in Sunny Florida, I too have been thinking about fall. In fact , I’ve been trying to restrain myself for the last few weeks from lighting my favorite candle, Autumn Leaves! Your post today, Suzy has changed all that. I’m going to light that candle and pull out all my fall decor and get decorating! Thanks, for all the tips on making a centerpiece. This seems to me, the most challenging of all. Hope you will have a fall tour of your gorgeous home! Have a great weekend!

  2. Thank s Suzy for the wonderful inspiration! You did a beautiful job on your centerpiece! Still too hot here in Texas , but come September 22 the fall decor comes out regardless of temperatures

  3. Terrific tips on creating a centerpiece! I love everything about this beautiful fall centerpiece – the colours, the elements and the way you put it all in a tray. And your photography captures it wonderfully! Next weekend, I’ll be putting out the pumpkins…can’t believe it’s that time already!

  4. Beautiful I love the use of traditional fall colors 🙂 Our days are cooler here so I’m looking forward to a little fall decor popping up in my place soon.

    1. beverly springsteen says:

      fall colors are my favorite. thanks for all of your good ideas! happy fall!!

  5. Mary Michelle says:

    Fall is my favorite season because it is so mellow. Your centerpiece has captured the season beautifully. Your tpisd were great.

  6. Love to decorate for fall, but living in Florida it’s a little more difficult. Thank you for the ideas.

  7. Kathleen HEMBERG says:

    Wonderful decor ideas, so tasteful and classic.WC has quickly become an addiction of mine!

  8. Sarah Dunning says:

    Your centerpiece is divine! Even if you do struggle at times the end result certainly doesn’t show that. I’ve never been great at coming up with a creative design but your tips are encouraging me to give it another go this fall!

  9. Gina Kinard says:

    That is gorgeous! It’s so hot here it’s hard for me to think of fall decorating. I’m wishing for cool, crisp fall weather to make an appearance soon!

  10. Lisa Kissner Cooper says:

    Beautiful! I will be pulling out my fall decor soon. Just wanting a break in this heat to inspire me!

  11. Kathy Milkiken says:

    I can’t wait to decorate for fall. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas and instructions!

  12. This is my new favorite blog Cannot wait until fall to make this dough bowl center piece. Beautiful ? Then to see what The Christmas season will bring. ?

  13. Irene Kimball says:

    Love your table centerpiece. I love decorating for fall and some times my husband thinks I go a little overboard. Now that I have seen how you embrace the season, I know I’m just expressing my enthusiasm for all things fall.

  14. I started my fall decorating today and made a centerpiece for my table. I am just waiting for some real pumpkins. Your centerpiece is beautiful.

  15. Love, love, love your decorating style!!! Using several of your posts for inspiration in my home!!

  16. Love the look of your tablescape! I like to incorporate natural elements in all my decorating.

  17. Martha Miller says:

    Thank you so much for the ideas! you have inspired me to create some lovely Fall Decor!

  18. Great post thanks for all the great tips!

  19. Alvena Meyer says:

    I like to chose items to carry me through the entire fall season including Thanksgiving. I love the centerpiece you created on the tray.

  20. Pat Kinon says:

    Beautiful fall centerpieces! One of my favorite times of the year

  21. Love how you added a pop of green with the candles and acorns. Lovely fall centerpiece.

  22. I love decorating for fall, thanks for the beautiful inspiration!

  23. Thanks for showing how you did your fall table centerpiece. Its still warm here so I haven’t pulled out any of my fall decorations.

  24. I’m new to your site and the newsletter! I LOVE everything I have seen so far! You’re wonderfully creative

  25. It’s too hot in Mississippi to even THINK about fall,but SEC football starts this weekend so that will mark the beginning of fall.
    Your centerpiece is gorgeous and inspiring for an easy decorating idea.
    Thank you for sharing your talent with us!

  26. Love the large metal tray. What an inspiration!

  27. Michelle B says:

    Great tips! Can’t wait to start decorating for fall 🙂

  28. Thanks for the tips. I always learn something from your blog!

  29. Love the idea of a statement piece. I always like to use a tray in deisgn like you. However, get from fall colors and heading to neutral with just a blast of one color in a non-obvious location.

  30. Your centerpiece is stunning! I am like you in that it takes me a while to get it “just right”.

  31. Charity Kiser says:

    Beautiful decor!

  32. I enjoy reading your blog posts, and seeing your beautiful home.

  33. Patricia Pilarinos says:

    Can’t help picking up acorns on my morning walks and adding them to my fall displays. My husband is beginning to think I was a squirrel in my previous life.

    1. HaHa! That’s too funny, Patrica!

  34. Thanks for the beautiful family decorating ideas. Your photos are always out standing, beautiful!

  35. A few trees have started changing here in northern Wisconsin so the beautiful fall leaves signal the start of fall decorating for me! Thanks for the inspiration and sharing your talents!

    1. Hi Michelle. My husband was born and raised in the Kenosha/Racine area!

      1. I was raised not far from that area as well!

  36. It’s hard to believe its already here ! I am trying to wait till at least September 1st to decorate for fall. But the mums at the store have been calling my name. We are in transition right now. Gearing up to move to Arizona (where it definitely won’t be feeling much like fall any time soon) so most of my decor has already been packed. So now I need to find some frugal ways to decorate.

  37. Perfect tips for Centerpieces! I too love the more look, yet somewhat contained. Use one of 2 large trays I have for just about every season. One with wooded slats and handles, the other round with more of a galvanized look. They work so well on any type of table, for any season, event, or holiday. Planning my fall centerpiece soon!

  38. Carol Elkins says:

    I love your centerpiece! I like how it can be used all the way to Thanksgiving. Thank you for all of the great ideas! Love your blog!

  39. Barbara Williams says:

    Wonderful, concise, and very practical guide to creating beautiful centerpieces. Thank you.

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  41. Kathy Robers says:

    Your centerpieces are alway amazing! I think you are a pro! I don’t have a stash of seasonal stuff, but I just might begin with a centerpiece and build from there.

  42. This is gorgeous Suzy and I love how you simplified your process. Very inspiring!

  43. Literally, nothing beats fall. And the decor is great too. I love your simple and elegant ideas to dress things up around the house for the best season of the year! Thanks for sharing.

  44. This is a lovely centerpiece. Thanks for all the tips. Thanks for sharing at the #InspirationSpotlight Pinned & sharing

  45. I absolutely love decorating for fall!! I love the oranges, reds and yellows and utilizing gourds, pumpkins and leaves of any color into centerpieces and door decorations! Thanks for the awesome tips!

  46. Love the fabulous centerpiece ideas! Now I’m inspired!

  47. Lisa Koetter says:

    Love your style!

  48. Heather Anne says:

    Very pretty – i like to keep all center pieces low so that we can converse without looking around the decor, but that’s just me! We have one table where we do school, meals and life! It’s not usually set prettily, but when it is I like to look at arrangements like yours for inspiration! Thank you!

  49. Hi Suzi, I really like all of your wonderful decorating ideas and enjoy the pics of your beautiful home. Thank you for sharing pictures with us. You inspired me to get started with my fall decor and I have it done with the exception of a few little tweaks here and there. I need to make a few purchases before I am done. Thanks for the inspiration!! Oleta in Texas

  50. I’m all Fall(ed) out here in Seattle where the leaves are starting to turn. With so many evergreens, we don’t get great color so we have to appreciate the color we do have.
    I tried pinning your five tips but couldn’t pick up the pin. Darn.

  51. I can hardly believe it’s fall! This year has flown! Love the pretty centerpieces!

  52. Fall is my favorite time of the year to decorate. Your centerpiece inspired me to do just one more decorating project. My family gives me such a hard time about how I get so excited to get all my beautiful fall décor out but…..they always end up telling me they like it too!!

  53. Mary Johnston says:

    Hello Suzy,
    Fall is my favorite time of the year and I find myself coming back to the post often these days, looking for inspiration. I usually find it.
    September will be here in a couple days and I will want to begin some light fall decorating. Have already copied your early fall center piece for August. thanks for all the inpsiration.

  54. Terry Pask says:

    I love all your ideas. I have been incorporating them in my Florida home. My home feels so much more cozy now.

  55. Thanks for the great inspiration!

  56. Love this post! So pretty!

  57. Norma Rolader says:

    Love all the the center pieces designs God bless and keep the ideas and decor coming

  58. those feathers look stunning! i am going to borrow your idea for sure!

  59. nancy dempsey says:

    I’m the type to throw in the towel after a try or two also. Thanks for the tips.

  60. Jacki Salinas says:

    That is beautiful! Thank you for more inspiration!

  61. Norma Rolader says:

    Oh my love this tablescape So glad you have your past decor ideas since I have just joined your sight not long ago God bless and please keep the great ideas coming

  62. What a great centerpiece! Awesome, Suzy

  63. Thank you your center piece is Awesome and you Inspired me to create on this weekend. I plan to use the same colors but adding in a few Succulents to the mix!

  64. Linda Leone says:

    I was surprised to learn that centerpieces intiminate you. I consider myself somewhat creative when it comes to decorating my home and yet I am always inspired by what you do. You are the inspiration for many of the things I try. You always produce such lovely vignettes.

  65. It’s in the 80s here in Wisconsin this week, but next week the cool weather is supposed to be coming so I will be more in the mood for decorating for fall. The maples are already turning red and the cranberries are being harvested so I guess it’s time. Love your ideas, and I am just like you with taking a LONG time to get my decor the way I want it. Sometimes when I really like the way I put something together I’ll take a picture of it and put it in my box of seasonal decorations for the next year.

  66. Gorgeous colors Suzy! 😉

  67. Elisabeth says:

    What a gorgeous centerpiece! 🙂

  68. I love your centerpiece! Thanks for the great tips on making centerpieces. I get overwhelmed when trying to decide what to use as a centerpiece, so this will come in handy.

  69. Love your centerpiece, Suzy! It’s still hot here but I’m so looking forward to the beautiful fall colors coming soon throughout Georgia and especially in the north Georgia mountains!

  70. Your centerpiece is gorgeous! I love how big it is and all the fun pieces.

  71. Anne Marie says:

    Great tips – love your centerpiece.

  72. karen hikel says:

    You have given such wonderful ideas for fall decrating. I love to sart early my problem is it it is still so warm in Southern California it is hard to get started with Fall. Thank you for great ideas.

  73. I would be like you ever chance I get I would be stopping and look at the shelf also. I love the plates where did you fine them ? The colors make me want to stop and get a cup of coffe and stare at them , thanks for sharing.

  74. Carol Jones says:

    The tall basket in your fall center piece is what makes it…I’m trying my hand at this.

  75. I love how a centerpiece changes the entire mood of a room! I love all the textures you have included in the Fall centerpiece on your table.

  76. Jacy Cole says:

    Beautiful centerpiece! Great tips too. Thank you.