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Fall Decorating: The Simple Chic Approach

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modern fall decorations

As someone whose personal taste leans much more contemporary than country, finding great autumn/harvest-themed decorating ideas with a modern vibe can seem like a difficult task sometimes… which is why I’m feeling especially grateful for all these gorgeous ideas from BHG and Sunset.

These looks are still warm & inviting, but they also have a fresh, chic feel that the modernists can appreciate too! I’m really feeling this Yellow & Gold color palette for a contemporary twist on the Thanksgiving table this year…

modern fall decorations

And this primarily Red and Orange palette is lovely too…

modern fall decorations

Pictured at top: various favorites from the Pretty Pumpkins for Fall slideshow on BHG.com. How darling are the pumpkin place cards?! You can easily recreate that look at home using short pieces of extra-wide fabric ribbon (or card stock) and bamboo skewers for the “flag”.

What are some of YOUR favorite contemporary fall decorating ideas?

By |2018-03-16T14:10:44+00:00October 9th, 2009|Party Decor Projects, Thanksgiving|

About the Author:

Jennifer Sbranti is the founder of Hostess with the Mostess®, a creative living and party planning resource established in 2006. She lives in Northern California with her husband, Sonny, and daughters Macy (8) and Rylie (6). Sbranti’s work has been featured in media outlets such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, Real Simple, People, InStyle Weddings, and Extra! TV. She has designed creative content and unique live events for several well-respected brands, including Mattel, Coca-Cola, The Hershey Company, Toys”R”Us, Pottery Barn Kids, and Starbucks.


  1. Nikki Marfori October 9, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    I love all of these centerpiece ideas! They all have a stylish yet charming vibe. One of my fall favorites to decorate with is simply branches – squiggly branches, regular branches, any kind of branches, and I love to paint them to fit a contemporary party theme. Thanks for the fall inspiration!

  2. Stef October 9, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    I’ve been searching out some great fall finds for our blog this week as well. I love the pumpkin placeholder – I may have to steal that idea for my Thanksgiving brunch!

  3. Sarahbeth October 9, 2009 at 12:46 pm
  4. lana October 9, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    I love this site! Hollywoodmegastore.com has some good party planning products!

  5. LisaT October 10, 2009 at 4:58 am

    sort of off-topic-does anyone know what typeface that is in the “yellows & golds”, “reds & oranges” photos?


  6. jenn s. October 10, 2009 at 8:21 am

    Hi Lisa –
    The font is called “Fling”. It’s one of my favorites :)

  7. Kara M. October 10, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    Here are some fall decorations I made recently!

    1. Candle centerpiece

    2. Leafy bouquet

    3. Another candle centerpiece

    4. Fall potpourri

  8. Suzanne October 10, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    I love these centerpiece ideas! very creative!

  9. jenn s. October 11, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    Very pretty, Kara! Love the colors! Thanks for sharing :)

  10. Down Pillow October 11, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    Some really great ideas – love the glasses with the floating flowers & mini pumpkins. Thanks for sharing :)

  11. Marian (sweetopia) October 12, 2009 at 4:20 am

    Gawwwgeous! Your blog just keeps on delivering eye candy! Thanks for the Thanksgiving ideas. :-)

  12. Mr Habitation October 14, 2009 at 3:43 am

    Very, very nice. I discovered this blog and it makes me want to come back more often…
    Bravo !

  13. Renee October 14, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    I love the colors and thank you for giving people a creative way to do their placecards!

  14. bamboo October 19, 2009 at 1:48 am

    i am from the bamboo home decor , such chic application brings more fun than the decor ;)

  15. Lorena Bösso October 26, 2009 at 6:24 am

    This colors is so vibrant, beautiful!!

    Very nice! This decoration ideas is TOp!

  16. Neelam October 29, 2009 at 5:52 am

    Great centerpiece ideas! Thanks for sharing!

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