Inspired by the bold and bright colors of the season, I created this chic and colorful outdoor fall tablescape to enjoy the beautiful autumn days.

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Did you know that the first day of fall is this coming Saturday!? I still don’t know where the summer went. As sad as I am to say goodbye to summer, fall is my favorite time of year so I will welcome it with open arms. (I’m just going to avoid thinking about what follows fall.)

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Once again, I’m thrilled to team up with some blogger friends to share a collection of fall-inspired table settings. At the end of this post, I’ve linked up everyone involved.

If you’re looking for more inspiration, be sure to click through all of the links below. I’m sure you’ll find a few ideas to help you decorate your home and table for the season.

Chic and Colorful Outdoor Fall Tablescape Ideas #fall #tablescape #outdoor #tablesetting #falldecor

Chic and Colorful Outdoor Fall Tablescape

With the transition of the seasons in mind, I thought I’d create this chic and colorful outdoor fall tablescape to celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of fall. That’s why I mixed bright and bold colors with pumpkins and gingham.

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Chic and Colorful Outdoor Fall Tablescape Ideas #fall #tablescape #outdoor #tablesetting #falldecor

Chic and Colorful Outdoor Fall Tablescape Ideas #fall #tablescape #outdoor #tablesetting #falldecor

When I’m putting together a tablescape, I’m usually inspired by something I’ve seen or purchased. (If you remember the table I shared last week, that beautiful tablecloth from HomeGoods provided me with inspiration.) This time around, I was inspired by the orange, pink, and purple colors of these beautiful dahlias.

Chic and Colorful Outdoor Fall Tablescape Ideas #fall #tablescape #outdoor #tablesetting #falldecor

Chic and Colorful Outdoor Fall Tablescape Ideas #fall #tablescape #outdoor #tablesetting #falldecor

The dahlia is among my favorite flowers. I love how it works so well for summer and fall. I found these particular blooms at the grocery store (Whole Foods). After arranging them in a couple white vases, I was able to quickly put the rest of my table together with things I had on hand.

Chic and Colorful Outdoor Fall Tablescape Ideas #fall #tablescape #outdoor #tablesetting #falldecor

Chic and Colorful Outdoor Fall Tablescape Ideas #fall #tablescape #outdoor #tablesetting #falldecor

Earlier in the day, I picked up some of these white pumpkins and white acorn squash. They were just what I needed to add that quintessential touch of fall in the center of the table.

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For placemats, I opted to use these white and orange gingham ones. You might be surprised to know that they are actually paper! They are from a company called Hester & Cook, which has some of the most beautiful paper entertaining products. (I used one of their runners to decorate my Friendsgiving table last year.) I think their paper goods work well for an outdoor table and make clean-up extra easy!

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Chic and Colorful Outdoor Fall Tablescape Ideas #fall #tablescape #outdoor #tablesetting #falldecor

Once again I relied on my dishtowel napkin trick. (The trick is simply using dishtowels as napkins!) These were among my recent finds at HomeGoods. The colors matched so well.

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Chic and Colorful Outdoor Fall Tablescape Ideas #fall #tablescape #outdoor #tablesetting #falldecor

A small leaf-shaped plate (from Target’s Dollar Spot) finishes off the place setting. I topped it with just a small sprig of flowers to tie all the colors together.

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Chic and Colorful Outdoor Fall Tablescape Ideas #fall #tablescape #outdoor #tablesetting #falldecor

The final touch was a pair of lanterns outfitted with candles for the perfect flicker and glow.
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Chic and Colorful Outdoor Fall Tablescape Ideas #fall #tablescape #outdoor #tablesetting #falldecor

Voila! My chic and colorful outdoor fall tablescape is complete. Too cute, right? Now we just need to fill it with fall snacks and drinks.

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Chic and Colorful Outdoor Fall Tablescape Ideas #fall #tablescape #outdoor #tablesetting #falldecor

As always, I hope that this table inspired you and your fall entertaining endeavors. For more creative tablescape ideas, be sure to check out the links below.

Happy Fall, my friends!

More Fall Tablescape Inspiration:

A Burst of Beautiful | The Learner Observer | Home Made Lovely | The DIY Mommy

Finding Silver Pennies | Town and Country Living | Satori Design for Living | My Sweet Savannah

City Farmhouse | Rooms FOR Rent | She Holds Dearly | Anderson + Grant

Inspired by Charm | Summer Adams | Paint Me Pink | The Wicker House

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  • Jennifer @ Town and Country Living at

    So beautiful, Michael. I love your choice of colors – the gingham placemats are adorable. I really need to plant dahlias in my cutting garden next year. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Jamie | anderson + grant at

    So pretty Michael. Dahlias are one of my favorite, too, and I love the color combination that you used inspired by the flowers. It’s a bright and happy fall color palette. You have such a beautiful place to enjoy those fall dinners outdoors now…..if we could just get the rain to stop. (And can I join you in that group of NOT thinking about what comes after fall!?!?)

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Right!? Sooooooo much rain this summer. I’m OVER it.

      Thanks so much!!

      xo Michael

  • Jen at

    This is just beautiful!! You always inspire me.

  • Alicia at

    Michael, this is absolutely beautiful! You had me at the dahlias and gingham….just perfection! xo

  • the wicker house at

    You never cease to inspire me 🙂 You have such a magical touch and I love Everything you create. Those dahlias are to die for!

  • Shannon Acheson at

    Such pretty flowers and I adore white pumpkins and gourds!

  • Danielle at

    Your posts are always such an inspiration. LOVE the dahlias, the lanterns and all the other pretty details. I’m coming over!!!!

  • Angela Foley at

    Hi Michael.. beautiful tablescape, where did you get the lanterns?

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