7 creative fall table settings

Put an added seasonal touch into your holiday table with these inspired ideas for place settings.

Create your own eco-table, starting with what you already have. Chairs and utensils don't have to match ― in fact, an eclectic mix adds a personal touch. Stock up on sturdy ceramic dishware and quality table linens in muted colors that can be dressed up for any occasion. Then sprinkle in a little of nature's bounty.

Here are some great ways to set each place:

1. Timeless place settings
Rather than purchase season-specific tableware and decorations, simply accent what you already have.Pair natural-toned ceramics with assorted silverware and everyday glassware.Adorn napkins with name cards, herbs, and a ribbon for a dash of holiday color.

2. Pomegranate placecard
Print a name on a pomegranate in gold.The rich red color and hard texture of the pomegranate make it the perfect fruit to write on. Use permanent or liquid ink in gold, silver, or black.

Related: Fall decorating with pumpkins

3. Harvest candle
"Illuminating natural elements gives such nice texture and warmth," Margi says. Here, she placed a small glass hurricane inside a larger one with about a ¼-inch space between and slipped in wheat. Place a candle in the center (be sure your candle is shorter than the height of the inner glass).

Related: Make mini-forests for your table

4. Children's crafts

At the kids' table, recycled paper makes great restaurant-style placemats. Personalized sets of crayons invite the kids to have fun.

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