Moody Fall Tablescape

This moody fall tablescape is inspired by an oil still life painting and features different harvest fruits and a bounty of flowers.

Welcome to our Fall table! I’ve been wanting to create a moody Fall tablescape like this for a couple of years and it’s exciting to finally bring it to life. If you love this darker vibe, you can also see how I evolved this tablescape for Halloween here!

Dining Room decorated with a moody fall tablescape.

Still Life Inspired Moody Fall Tablescape

My theme this fall was inspired by a still life oil painting done by my grandfather. The moody shadows and contrasting colors inspired me.

Bar cart with oil still life

For the base, I found a charcoal colored runner that was a bit different than anything I’ve ever used. It’s a bit on the purple side which worked out quite well with the other colors.

Moody Fall Tablescape with brass candlesticks, apples, and pears.

I also pulled from my collection of brass candlesticks to add some warmth to offset some of the darker colors. I carried the brass through the chargers. It coordinates so well with the other brass accents that are always in the dining room, including the frame around the still life.

Fall floral arrangement with roses, carnations, and seeded eucalyptus.

When I pictured the flowers for this tablescape, I knew I wanted them to be low but abundant. I won’t lie, I’m pretty proud of this floral arrangement. It took a very long time, but it was worth it! The best part? It’s nice and low so you can actually see who else is sitting at the table.

Moody Fall Tablescape with candlelight

I took photos with both the candles lit and unlit to show you the various moods that could be created with this one table.

Roses, red carnations, queen anne's lace floral arrangement
Moody fall tablescape with large abundant floral arrangement
Fall in the candlelight
Large floral arrangement in a wooden bowl with fall colors
still life inspired centerpiece
Still life inspired tablescape

Up close you can really see how the fruit and eucalyptus centerpiece mimics the still life.

Rose floral arrangement with dark plates
flowers on dining room table
Fall Place setting with moody tablescape

I simply wrote names on some watercolor paper for the place cards. The other two read Will and Kate… yup, like the Royal couple. I’m a huge royal family nerd and was trying to figure out who to “invite”… and that’s where I landed, haha.

Still Life Inspired Moody Fall Tablescape with Candlelight
Apples and eucalyptus centerpiece

Overall, this table felt very artistic to create and I had a ton of fun with it. I’m planning to show you how a few easy swaps can turn it into an elegant Halloween table!

Contrasting autumn tablescape
grapes next to floral arrangement

Make sure to check out the other tables linked below!

Moody Fall Tablescape

More Fall Tablescapes & Inspiration

Rooms for Rent | Modern Glam | Nina Hendrick (You’re Here!) | Craftberry Bush

Crazy Wonderful | Almafied | Willowstreet Interiors | The Happy Housie

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  1. Wow! May I join you, Will and Kate?! ;) What an inspiring setting! I would love to know what your dark wall color is, so I can create the same cosy setting in my dining room. Thank you so much for sharing beauty and inspiration with us!

    1. Hi Darlene! Of course you can join us ;) The color is Benjamin Moore’s Kendall Charcoal. Thanks for the kind words!

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