Centerpieces for the fall season are a great way to spruce up your home with seasonal cheer and warmth. Autumn is here, and you are looking forward to having all of your friends over for some comfort food. Make your table even more warm and inviting by putting together a nice centerpiece. A centerpiece can make your dinner party seem a little bit more festive. You don't have to set a formal table, you can just add some flowers and they'll make all the difference.
Go with squashes if you're a traditionalist. Even if you don't love to eat pumpkin or squash, you have to admit they look pretty cool. Every autumn, you are confronted by a myriad of pumpkins and squashes in weird shapes, textures and colors at your local supermarket. Pick up a selection of them for your autumn centerpiece. You don't have to worry about matching them because they all look good together. Put the biggest ones in the middle of your table and spread the rest out from largest to smallest. As an added benefit, as long as you don't cut these squashes, they will probably stay good all autumn.
Spread some colorful autumn leaves down your runner. Nothing says autumn quite like brilliant red, orange and gold leaves. If you have a nice table runner in an autumn color like gold or orange, pick up some vivid leaves from your yard to spread across it. You can dress your table up by adding some tall candles in candle holders. Be careful not to get the leaves too close to any flames though.
Turn a pumpkin into a vase. If you do want to dress your table for a formal dinner, buy a white pumpkin. Empty out the pumpkin as though you are making a Jack O'Lantern, but don't carve a face. Instead, fill the pumpkin with a selection of roses in autumn colors. Try to match the colors of autumn leaves and go with peaches, yellows and gold.