If you’re looking for a creative way to decorate your table this autumn, look no further than these fall centerpiece ideas. Whether you want simple and easy decor with colorful leaves, acorns, and pine cones, or an elegant rustic display with a bountiful harvest, candles, and ribbons, there are many fall centerpieces you can make at home. To inspire you with beautiful homemade designs, we’ve compiled the best fall centerpiece ideas to spice up your table decor this season.
DIY Fall Centerpiece Decor Ideas
When you start thinking about seasonal decor, centerpieces are always a great place to begin. The kitchen table is the heart of many homes. Bringing seasonal styles into that area is a great way to capture the feeling of fall. Natural elements like leaves, floral arrangements, wood, and gourds add a grounding influence.
Meanwhile, elements like fabric, candles, vases, and containers elevate your tablescape. When you combine rustic pieces with homemade decorations, the result is elegant yet accessible and functional. With a little effort, you can make a tablescape that is worthy of a magazine.
While finding the right fall table design can be a challenge, there are a variety of centerpiece styles and decorations that can spruce up your home. To give your table a beautiful and creative autumn-themed makeover, check out these 57 amazing fall centerpiece decor ideas that will define your room.
Birch and Pumpkin Centerpiece
Birch trees are exceptionally beautiful in the fall. Their pale silvery-white trunks make the changing of the leaves look even more vibrant in comparison. Get four to six chunks of birch in varying heights, leaving the bark intact. Place them at staggered intervals down the length of the table. Make a leaf garland out of dried or artificial leaves and weave it around the birch. Finish it off by adding small velvet pumpkins for a pop of color.
Etched Pumpkin Centerpiece with Candles and Flowers
Carving pumpkins is one of the best parts of the fall. But you don’t have to stick to spooky faces for Halloween. Go upscale with your pumpkin carving by etching a decorative design into a large gourd. You can even incorporate the letter that your last name starts with. To round out the display, augment your carved pumpkin with decorative candle holders and garland. You can also include some fake pumpkins with interesting designs that complement your carving.
Rustic Lantern Centerpiece with Leaves and Gourds
The warm light that lanterns cast off invites people to come in and stay. Get a large basket and place two lanterns in it, one close to each end. Then add a large pumpkin in the middle. Fill the rest of the basket with brightly-colored-fall leaves. Place votive candles inside the lanterns. They will send out a nice flickering light, but won’t catch the foliage on fire.
Simple Fall Apple Centerpiece
Many centerpieces are elaborate constructions and this one is elegant thanks to its understated simplicity. Place white taper candles of varying heights along a long table. Surround them with bright red apples and greenery of different textures. It is decidedly unfussy.
Natural Rustic Centerpiece with Faux Pumpkins
The color scheme of this centerpiece is all browns, tans, and whites. But what it lacks in color, it makes up for in texture. Woodgrain, rough pumpkins, braided wheat, and wood beads add visual excitement to neutral tones.
Simple Pumpkin Display with Candles
Some people like using colorful orange pumpkins in centerpieces, while others prefer an elegant white look. This style has the best of both worlds. One features brightly-colored gourds and greenery. The other features large white pumpkins. White taper candles with orange flames mark the line between them.
Easy Multicolored Pumpkin Centerpiece
Craft and decor stores carry pumpkins in an ever-increasing array of colors each year. Blue and orange are perfectly complementary colors, being opposite each other on the color wheel. Place pumpkins in varying sizes and multiple shades of blue and orange along the length of the table for a visually enticing display.
Elegant Wooden Planter Box Display
A simple wooden planter is a perfect backdrop for a DIY centerpiece. Fill it with moss, pumpkins, berries, and leaves. Then stick tall white taper candles in among them. This piece looks complex but is surprisingly easy to pull together.
Quick DIY Copper and Cotton Display
This centerpiece brings together cotton blossoms in a white vase with white pumpkins in every size. Copper letters and cups add some shine to this neutral design.
White Pumpkin Vase Centerpiece
Pumpkins can easily be hollowed out and turned into vessels to hold impressive fall centerpieces, This white pumpkin is packed with berries, pinecones, and dried flowers. Even though the colors used are neutral, the various textures make this a visually impressive look.
Cute Green and White Autumn Centerpiece
This dreamy centerpiece is simple and lovely. Small glass vases hold soft white hydrangeas, while small glass candle holders hold white votives. Both are placed on a wooden tray with acorns and eucalyptus leaves for a clean and crisp look.
Blue Pumpkins With Fall Flowers in White Vase
Red and orange flowers contrast nicely against cool blues. Paint a pumpkin with chalk paint and carve it into a vase for an unusual centerpiece idea.
Modern Homemade Pumpkin Centerpiece
Pumpkins are a traditional part of fall centerpieces. You can make them a little more unexpected by wrapping them in fabric. This black and white fabric feels rustic but still contemporary.
Gourds Under Cloches
If you want to elevate a standard gourd-filled centerpiece, consider placing different types of squash and pumpkins on glass cake stands. Keep them under glass cloche covers for a more upscale, curated feel.
Long Rustic Table Runner Centerpiece
Burlap fabric makes a great, rustic table runner for the fall. Adding an earthy garland of dried leaves and flowers brings in a beautiful natural element. Augment the garland with ribbons in deep, rich brown tones to further ground the display.
Luxurious Gold Centerpiece
Everything looks a little more glamorous in gold. Painting pumpkins, pinecones, and branches in gold paint give them a luxurious vibe. Pair them with golden votive candle holders and lay them along a burlap table runner for contrast.
Free-Form Antler Display
This antler centerpiece is abundant in whimsy as bleached antlers are paired with white pumpkins, hydrangea blossoms, and votive candles in glass holders. It’s a monochromatic style that is still stunningly elegant.
Elegant White and Metallic Centerpiece
Shiny silver candle holders in various heights add a lot of elevation to this pumpkin display. Mostly white pumpkins are used, but a glittery pumpkin adds contrast.
Beautiful DIY Fall Centerpiece with Apples and Vase
Apples are a classic fall fruit. Many people have warm memories of picking apples to turn into pies or mulled cider, but apples aren’t just tasty; they also make for great decor. You can pick up a topiary (we like boxwood) and place it in a stylish container. Place several apples on skewers for stability. Then place the skewers in among the foliage. The result will look like an apple tree cheerfully bursting with fruit.
Thankful Long Pumpkin Design
This simple and understated display is perfect for Thanksgiving. White pumpkins are laid along a simple wooden plank. Each pumpkin is adorned with a word of something you can be thankful for, like harvest and family. Twigs with bright berries add a hint of color.
Wooden Vase with Fall Succulents
Some climates aren’t suitable for what we usually imagine fall foliage to be. This whimsical take incorporates succulents and pale peach roses. The wooden vase still makes it feel undeniably autumnal.
Homemade Corncob Flower Pot Decor
Colorful cobs of corn are frequently incorporated in fall centerpieces. This neat spin on this concept binds those corn cobs together into a flower pot. It’s filled with bright fall flowers and berries. Add small pumpkins around the base for more fall flair.
Urn with Pumpkin and Foliage
Holidays often bring the family together, so it’s a lovely touch to include a family heirloom in a fall centerpiece. A decorative vessel like a silver urn has a dignified feel. You can add foliage and decorative gourds to make it more seasonally appropriate. If the vessel is an antique, using more neutral natural materials will make the display more elegant. A white pumpkin, cattails, and pale sage-colored greenery give this vignette an upscale feel. Add smaller pumpkins around the base of the urn to give your design more visual impact.
Painted Mason Jar Vases
Name a more iconic duo than mason jars and chalk paint. You can take it up a notch by stenciling letters on each jar. These jars spell out the word “fall” and are filled with appropriately brightly colored flowers.
Burlap-Wrapped Glass Containers
Anything can be a candle holder if you have enough imagination. Several different vessels are wrapped with coordinating burlap ribbon and decor. Candles are placed inside, and everything makes its home on a slice of wood. Pumpkins and acorns round out the vignette.
Pumpkin Vase on Wood Slices
This centerpiece is notable for incorporating several textures, shapes, and colors. A vase carved from a pumpkin sits on a tiered stack of wood slices. Large, bright zinnias and dahlias overflow from it. Acorns and pumpkins scattered around the base complete the look.
Mason Jar Vases with Dried Grain Bouquets
Mason jars always add a sweetly rustic feel to DIY decor. Add to their character by painting them white and lightly distressing them. Treat each mason jar like a vase, and fill it with a tightly-bound bouquet of dried grain. Make rosettes out of brightly-colored burlap and add them to each vase to add a pop of color. Line a few vases up in a decorative box for a simple fall centerpiece.
Wheat Bouquets Under Glass Cloches
Some centerpieces incorporate grain into vases. This quite literally inverts the concept. Wheat stalks are tied together with twine and stand up on wooden platforms under glass cloches. It’s an unexpected reversal.
Burlap and Grain Bouquet
Fall is a time when we celebrate the harvest after a long growing season. Stalks of wheat, with their naturally braided texture, make for beautiful additions to a centerpiece. Bundle a large number of wheat stalks together and bind them tightly in the middle. Use a bow made out of burlap to secure the bouquet. The stalks will provide enough structure that the bouquet can stand on its own. Place it atop a wood slice or platter to more clearly delineate its status as decor.
Pumpkins and Pinecones in Boxed Centerpiece
Pumpkins are always a popular addition to any fall centerpiece. They come in a wide array of colors and always provide visual interest. You can also get pumpkins in many different sizes to break up the eye. This piece is super simple, even for people who aren’t usually crafty. Take a large wooden box or tray. Fill it with foliage, like ferns. Then layer in white pumpkins in different sizes along with some large pinecones. This combines several autumnal elements in a way that’s easy and effortless to pull off.
Glass Cloche Centerpiece
This centerpiece is an unusual one because the items contained aren’t necessarily what people think of when they think about fall decor. Sunflowers are mostly a summer flower, but they also bloom in the early fall. They can be a really fun element to introduce into a design as the season is still changing. Using the glass cloche adds an interesting visual quality. It protects the elements contained within it, so you can even incorporate treasured heirlooms without worry.
Wooden Tray with Pillar Candles and Colorful Fall Berries
Many people like to keep plants that grow berries in the fall. They add brightness and color to the yard. These berries can also add a colorful note to autumn centerpieces. Get a wooden tray, some white pillar candles, and glass jars to keep the candles in. Place the candles in the tray, and then bring in branches and berries from a fruit tree. Hawthorn, pyracantha, and cotoneaster berries are all especially colorful and festive.
Simple Fall Flowers in a Striking Centerpiece
Even a simple flower arrangement in a vase can get an autumnal twist. Fill a large jar with pinecones. Then place large flowers in shades of orange and red in it, like these dahlias. You can use silk flowers to get the look without worrying about wilting.
Even if you’re not the craftiest person, you can make these stylish fall candles. Get strips of burlap in fall colors. Wrap them around white pillar candles, and then glue sprigs of faux berries to them. Get candles in different sizes to add interesting height differentials.
A cornucopia (which translates to “horn of plenty”) is a classic symbol of the fall table. This variation includes a wicker vase shaped like a horn filled with colorful dried flowers. This vase rests on a metal tray which is heaped up with other fall harvest bounty, including gourds and acorns.
Unconventional Produce Centerpiece
Many people use colorful produce like pumpkins and apples in fall decor. This design looks to the greener side of the produce aisle. White pillar candles are wrapped with asparagus, green beans and artichoke leaves, and bound with green satin ribbon. A few large blossoms complete the display. The use of just two colors makes this simple and elegant.
Tree Limb Votive Holder
Many trees drop branches in the fall. If you’re handy with tools, you can turn a simple tree branch into an elegant candle holder. Use a drill bit to dig small equidistant holes in the branch, and then place tealights inside. Lay the branch on a table runner and surround it with colorful pumpkins and squash.
Subtle Fall Floral Centerpiece
One of the best parts of fall is the moment when the leaves begin to change. The slow shift of color hints at the fireworks display to come. This bouquet juxtaposes greenery with peach roses, chocolate cosmos, and garnet-colored figs to hint at the richness of color fall will bring.
Three-Tiered Pumpkin Design
This centerpiece almost evokes a whimsical wedding cake. Three pumpkins are stacked on top of one another in descending size. Then flowers are tucked around the base of each pumpkin. This sweet display is easy to put together and makes a strong visual statement.
Fall Florals in a Pumpkin Vase
Pumpkins make great freestanding decorations on their own. But hollow them out, and they can also become a creative vessel. Get some brightly colored blossoms in shades of red and orange and place them in the pumpkin for a vibrant fall display.
Votive Branch with a Bucket of Gourds
Earlier, we talked about how to put together a tree branch centerpiece with holes drilled for votive candles. You can repurpose that branch in other decorations. Stack mini pumpkins in many colors in a rustic metal bucket and pair it with your votive branch.
Pinecones and Candle Centerpiece
Sometimes, containers can really make or break your centerpiece. This one features two containers in one. Place a hurricane vase inside of a wooden bowl, and put a brightly-colored pillar candle inside. Then fill the bowl with pinecones and mini pumpkins. You get that warm candlelight vibe, without any danger of the pinecones going up in flames.
Rolling Decor Display Table
Sometimes there isn’t enough room on the dining room table for food and decorations, so why not set up a side table exclusively for your trinkets. A rolling cart can hold an assortment of bundled grains, pumpkins, bright fall blooms, and decorative pillows.
Gold Glitter Gourd Candle Holders
Craft stores carry Styrofoam pumpkins around the holidays that can get dressed up nicely for dinner. Cut a hole in the Styrofoam large enough to place a pillar candle. Coat the pumpkin with spray adhesive and sprinkle glitter on it. Gold looks elegant, but you can also customize this look to match your existing decor.
Velvet Pumpkin Centerpiece
Many craft stores and home decor stores carry little velvet pumpkins around this time of year. They add a charming, whimsical element to a centerpiece. Pile some on a vintage metal cake stand, and scatter a few more at the bottom for a simple, romantic style.
Neutral Gourd Vase For Grains
Many fall centerpieces rely on color to set the tone. While this design is neutral in color, it undeniably represents autumn. Hollow out a tan pumpkin and fill it with an assortment of wheat and cattails. Add silk flowers in neutral tones to shore up the tall stalks and add visual interest.
Simple Easy DIY Pumpkin Candle Holder
This charmingly rustic centerpiece includes two fall decor staples: a pumpkin and a white taper candle. Add a wreath of leaves, branches, and berries for more texture and color.
Metal Farm Trough Centerpiece
Fall is all about celebrating a bountiful harvest. It’s fun to add vintage farm elements into a centerpiece. If you have a long table, a lengthy metal trough is a great piece to incorporate. Fill it with bright flowers, and surround it with multicolored pumpkins.
Branch Vase with Fall Flowers
Take a simple flower display to the next level by making a vase out of wooden twigs. Glue them together and reinforce the sticks with a decorative burlap bow. Place riotous orange and red flowers to complete this rustic look.
Simple Pumpkin and Hydrangea Display
Even when they’ve been dried, hydrangea blossoms have a lush, round shape. Pile them in a wooden trough with pumpkins for a bountiful centerpiece.
Dressed-Up Candle Holder Display
If you have pillar candles and glass holders, you can make them a little more festive by wrapping them in burlap or ribbon. You can also surround them in twigs or cinnamon sticks wrapped with twine. This adds color and texture to basic candles.
Simple Burlap-Wrapped Candles
Burlap is a rough woven fabric that’s often used for storing grain. It also makes a great decorative element. Wrap candle holders in burlap before lighting the candles. It will mute the flames and make them flicker more warmly. Place the wrapped candle holders in a wooden box, and fill it with bright flowers and pumpkins for colors.
Festive Wooden Blocks
With a little orange paint, some wooden blocks can become quirky centerpieces. Paint stripes, polka dots, or zig-zags on blocks of various sizes. Surround them with pumpkins and pinecones for extra texture.
Red Textured Bouquet
Sometimes a simple bouquet can make a big statement. The contrasting texture of the flower petals juxtaposes nicely against the smooth berries. Placing the vase in a rustic wooden log with tealights gives it extra interest.
Painted Mason Jar Centerpiece
Mason jars are a staple in DIY decor. Paint some in bright fall colors like orange and yellow, and fill them with an eclectic array of cattails, berries, and bright flowers. Scatter pinecones and acorns to complete the look.
Lanterns with Leaf Garland
Lanterns with pillar candles cast a warm and inviting light over a table. Weave a garland made with colorful dried leaves around it for some fall flair.