How to Create a Fall Tablescape Worth Celebrating

OCT 23, 2020 updated Jun 5, 2021

Whether you’re celebrating the season with close family or maybe by yourself this year, it’s still possible to bring a festive feel to your home. As Tracey Hairston, the self-proclaimed home decor loving, crazy plant lady behind Mocha Girl Place puts it, “Making your home feel like a welcome and inviting space can make all the difference in the world for you and your family’s mood.” Follow along as Tracey shares her tips for creating a fun tablescape worth celebrating (and a bonus DIY project)!

Tracey: I love the holidays! I love the smell of apple pies baking in the oven and the sounds of family and friend’s laughter throughout the home. This year, however, may prove to be a bit different. This year due to a worldwide pandemic, we are limiting our holiday gatherings to a minimum and some may feel as if it’s not worth doing any decorating at all. Well, I’m here to tell you that you most definitely should!

Making your home feel like a welcome and inviting space can make all the difference in the world for you and your family’s mood. With the help of a few Spoonflower home decor products, I was able to create a colorful and warm tablescape for the season!

Making a tablescape can be fun. It’s about adding texture, mixing patterns and cool vintage place settings and glasses to create an inviting place to eat. I really enjoyed mixing patterns using the Longleaf Sateen Grand dinner napkins and cocktail napkins. For an added touch, I layered the Double Dash cocktail napkins over my existing placemats to create a place setting that is eye catching and festive.

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And of course I’m all about bringing nature to a space! I love to add a touch of greenery to every space and these faux fern leaves definitely compliment the Longleaf Sateen Grand table napkins.

If you know Tracey, you know she has a love for plants so it’s no surprise a little greenery would end up on tablescape!

As an added DIY bonus I created fabric-covered napkin rings featuring the design Terracotta Floral. I recently recovered my chairs with Spoonflower’s Belgian Linen™ featuring Daria’s design and used the leftover scraps to cover some vintage brass napkin rings.

To create your own set of napkin rings, cut strips of fabric and wrap it around the napkin rings. Secure the fabric with a hot glue gun. It was so easy! The Belgian Linen is so durable and the perfect type of material to withstand the test of time.

This year may look a little different than the year’s past, but you can never go wrong with creating a space where your small group of family or friends can come together safely and be able to enjoy each other’s company. Making your tablescape inviting and festive just might put a smile on someone’s face and will make the troubles of the moment fade, even if it’s for a little while.

Looking for even more tablescape inspiration?
Don’t miss these six ways to style your table this season.


About the Guest Author

Tracey Hairston is an interior stylist and home decor influencer who has a love for all things plants and unique thrifted finds. Based out of Chesapeake Virginia, her passion for interior design and home decor has led her to her own business of curating vintage and handmade home decor. Her eclectic, bohemian and earthy style is shown throughout her home along the rich textures of her culture and her love for her family. You can see more of her global bohemian chic home @mochagirlplace on Instagram and over at her blog Mocha Girl Place.


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