This home is the first one I’ve been in that has a proper “dining room”. My past apartments and rentals have all been small enough that we just had one eating area, which was usually a very casual space. I love that we have a dining set now and can host more than just a couple of people comfortably! While we don’t currently have any plans for extravagant dinner parties or hosting a large group, I wanted to dress up our dining space a bit for the season, since it’s right in the center of our main floor. This year, I’ve been decorating in warm tones, with texture and some natural elements, so I knew I wanted to carry on that theme in our dining room.
Everything that I used can be found at Walmart! Their harvest/seasonal collection this year happens to be directly in line with how I am decorating – lots of natural elements, texture, muted colors and affordable price points. I had a hard time narrowing down which items to pick out to use since there were a lot of good options! My favorite find has to be this $18 table runner. It works well with my seasonal decor, and I’ll be able to use it to create other centerpieces for other seasons.
I wanted to add some warmth and coziness to the setup, so I opted for these pretty metal lanterns with LED candles inside. I love that I can just flip the candles on with a click of the remote and instantly set the mood for a warm, festive meal. To add some texture to the table, I opted for this garland, which comes with little pinecones, pumpkins, and berries attached. It took a lot of the work out of it for me, since it’s a pretty full garland! I finished with a few pumpkins and some small decorative filler to a couple of the “holes” and that was it! Simple, easy, and budget-friendly!
When it comes time to host or just have a sit-down dinner at the table with Mike, I’ll set the pumpkins to the side to make room on the table. I counted pass up this cute and functional serving tray either! I’m picturing it to be used as a cheese board, to hold a loaf of bread (or two!), or to fill with desserts. While not in use, it doubles as decor! I love a decorative element that serves more than on purpose.
Do you plan to decorate for the season or create a fall tablescape? Even if you’re not decorating other rooms in your home, it’s a fun way to add some festivity to your living space! After all, fall is the best season of the year, so you might as well bring it inside, too!
This post was created in collaboration with Walmart. All opinions are my own.