Fall Dining Refresh with Studio McGee for Target
Time to trade dining al fresco for a cozy fall ambiance.
Don’t get us wrong, we love opting for a meal outside on a cooler summer night. But it’s autumn that ushers in a sense of settling in and keeping company — particularly around the table. Preparing this focal point of the home for a new season, you can look to elements as foundational as the rug, or as ornamental as a centerpiece. There are countless ways to refresh your dining space, and we’ll take you through a few go-to’s for transitioning ours into fall.
Each piece you’ll see below is from our Fall Collection with Threshold for Target, making it all the more simple to recreate your favorite parts of the scene in your own home.
Tip No. 1: A Grounding Rug
If you’re starting from scratch or taking a more transformative approach to the look of your dining room, first consider the rug. This piece sets the scene from the ground up, giving the entire area definition and strong footing.
Natural tones, like in this hand-knotted selection, bring in seasonally appropriate warmth, while giving you a versatile neutrality to build upon from there.
Tip No. 2: Beautiful Storage
We get it — different occasions call for different sets of tableware. If you’re prone to collecting stacks of plates and rows of glasses (eh hem, like us), we recommend getting the most out of them by doubling your storage as display. A glass-front cabinet or credenza can do just that. With fall and winter come plenty of occasions for hosting, and you’ll be happy to have all the trappings within arm’s reach and eye’s sight.
Tip No. 3: Statement Seating
Since bigger ticket items are tricky to store, furniture should be able to span across seasons. These chunky, woven dining chairs add statement-making texture to the room and look beautiful from all angles. Bring them in for fall, and keep them around all year long.
Tip No. 4: The Tablecloth
Setting the tablescape foundation is the tablecloth, shown here in a neutral floral pattern and subtle striped edge adding visual interest. Not only will this simple layer provide some surface-level protection, but it’s an essential element of tying the whole spread together.
Tip No. 5: The Finishing Touches
Topping it all off are plates, utensils, napkins, and centerpieces. Don’t shy away from adding a bit of color here, now that the stage has been set with more natural tones. We opted for green plates, gold flatware, and richer mauve and lavender florals, styled with gray napkins to balance the whole palette.