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Simple fall coffee table decor styling tips plus thrifty fall home decorating ideas from the fabulous Thrifty Style Team!

Make a statement this fall with beautiful coffee table decor. Learn how to add warmth and charm to your living space using harvest-inspired elements and colors.

fall coffee table decor styling ideas

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Fall Coffee Table Decor

Hello, friends. Like so many of you, I’m super excited for the fall season.

This summer has been HOT and I’m ready for lower temps and all the fun things that brings like spiked apple cider, craft fairs, and haunted houses!

To kick off the fall season I’m thrilled to be teaming up with my Thrifty Style Team friends to share all things fall.

Be sure to visit them with the links shared at the bottom of this post. There are lots of affordable fall decorating ideas to inspire you.

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Fall Coffee Table Decor Styling Tips

Today I’m sharing a few easy tips for styling a coffee table for fall. Whenever I switch out summer decor for fall, I’m all about creating a cozy and inviting atmosphere.

Since the coffee table is typically a focal point in a living room or family room, one way to achieve this is by creating coffee table vignettes.

Start with a blank slate and gather items that you may want to include when styling your coffee table.

Choose one or two focal points, such as a small pumpkin or an autumn-inspired floral arrangement, and build around them.

When styling the round coffee table in our living room, I started by anchoring the table with a large mirrored tray with gold metallic features.

Trays are a great way to decorate coffee tables and dining room tables.

Don’t be afraid to mix and match different textures and materials – rustic wood alongside shiny metallic accents adds depth and visual interest.

styling a fall coffee table

Keep it simple by selecting a few key pieces that embody the spirit of fall.

You can’t decorate for fall without pumpkins. Real pumpkins are not quite in season yet, so I am decorating with faux pumpkins for now.

I’ll definitely mix in real pumpkins when they are available.

A gorgeous glass pumpkin from the fall Decocrated Box filled with fairy lights adds a warm ambient glow, especially at night.

Read more about the Decocrated Subscription Box here.

The fairy lights are on a timer and have 7 different settings. Fairy lights are a great way to bring in that cozy factor, no matter the season.

A floral arrangement is another key piece in this pretty fall vignette. A mix of stems in classic fall colors brings in tons of texture.

Can you believe those adorable pumpkin stems are from Dollar Tree? They have really stepped it up this year!

styling a fall coffee table

Coffee Table Styling Tips

Incorporating seasonal touches into your coffee table decor doesn’t have to be complicated.

Here are some other inexpensive tips for decorating your coffee table for fall.

  • Bring in natural elements like pinecones and acorns placed in a dough bowl or other wooden bowl.
  • Include fall scented candles for instant coziness. Spiced pumpkin candles are a staple in my fall home decor!
  • Make your fall coffee table decor stand out by thinking outside the box. Instead of traditional items, consider incorporating unexpected elements such as vintage books.
  • Stack the books on top of each other with the addition of some decorative gourds or a white pumpkin on top. As soon as mini boos are available, I scoop up several to decorate straight through Thanksgiving.
  • My favorite tip for any season or holiday, when creating vignettes, is to follow the rules of three as detailed in this great article from Apartment Therapy.
close up of fall coffee table

I’m a huge fan of following this home decorating technique.

Decorating with odd numbers like 3, 5 or 7 is something I learned many years ago in a design class.

You want to create a natural path for the eye to follow. The anchor draws you in while the weight and filler items create a triangular flow.

See how I used this process when decorating a Christmas mantel several years ago.

In this vignette, I have 7 items; the large tray, the wood riser, the pumpkin punch, white pumpkin, glass pumpkin, vase and flowers.

Give it a try and let me know what you think.

rules of three coffee table vignette

Don’t forget, the goal is not just to fill up space but also to create a conversation-worthy display that reflects your personal style.

pin image fall coffee table decor

Most of all have fun with it. Put on your favorite music, make yourself an autumn apple moscow mule and enjoy!

fall coffee table with glass pumpkin

I hope you found these simple fall coffee table decor tips helpful and would love to hear how you decorate your coffee table for fall.

lighted pumpkin on coffee table


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Thank you so much for visiting. Now hop on over to see the rest of the fall eye candy. Enjoy!

Thrifty Style Team’s Fall Home Decor 

thrifty style team pin collage for fall home decor

Have a good day and happy fall!  

Enjoy even more fall crafts and home decorating ideas below:

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Saturday 9th of September 2023

I love a gorgeous coffee table tray display, Michelle! I'd love for you to join us over at the Creative Crafts Linky Party every Wednesday through Sunday Followed and Pinned! Creatively, Beth


Saturday 2nd of September 2023

Michelle, your living room looks so cozy and inviting! I love that glass pumpkin. Thanks for bringing us together again for this fun hop. Happy Fall :)

Marianne Songbird

Wednesday 30th of August 2023

I love your fall coffee table decor, simple and sweet just as I like it.

Mary Beth

Wednesday 30th of August 2023

What a lovely display, Michelle! Thank you for the inspiration.


Monday 28th of August 2023

FANTASTIC TIPS! We are on the same page again my friend...both of us chose our coffee table. I absolutely love your I feel like redoing mine, lol

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