25 Stunning Fall Centerpieces We Bet You Haven’t Thought Of

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Whether your entertaining style is Martha Stewart or Antoni from Queer Eye, if these gorgeous, fall centerpieces don’t inspire you to host an autumn fete, then heck—nothing will. From ceramic vases and matte pumpkins to artificial florals and creative candle holders, these gorgeous picks are guaranteed to spruce up your harvest dining table.

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1. Ceramic Vases With Pampas And Branches

For an organic modern touch that feels as natural as it looks, place different ceramic vases together in varying heights. Then, you can fill them with pampas, leaf branches or neutral florals to pull the look together.

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2. Oversized Planters

Looking for a similar version of the above display but simplified? Try adding two or three oversized planters filled with branches or florals to make a statement.

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3. Dahlia Flowers

Let your stunning dinnerware speak for itself with an earthy, elegant dahlia flower arrangement that you can place at the center of the table.

4. Blue Pumpkins

Pumpkins? For fall? Groundbreaking. Well actually, yes, take a page out of the design experts over at Casa de Perrin's book and add in some unexpected pops of color. Voila—the standard autumn decor gets a new lease of life and becomes quite the centerpiece.

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5. Hellenistic-inspired Bust

With the help of a few antique finishes and untamed sprigs, an already-striking tablescape can blossom into your very own Hellenistic-inspired garden.

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6. Roses In A Stoneware Vessel

If you’re really looking to make a statement, Venus Et Fleur just introduced a new take on its collection of classic roses with four stunning vessels, including hand-carved travertine (pictured here), lacquered linen, modern cast iron and brass and smoked glass. Oh, and did we mention that these are *real flowers* that last over a year?

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7. Dried Hydrengias

Or you can create a similar look (albeit, at half the price) with an arrangement of faux cream hydrangeas, peonies, astilbe and mimosa spray in all-season glass jug.

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9. Hydrangea And Pumpkin Tray

And of course, there’s always a DIY you can try. We love the idea of mixing dried summer blooms alongside fall staples like pumpkins and loose leaves.

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9. Bud Vase Mini Pumpkins

Hollow out a handful of minis, pop a stem of your favorite bloom in each and cluster them together for a whimsical focal point.

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10. Artificial Branches

Here’s a clever designer hack to make a centerpiece look more curated: Take a group of ceramic vases and fill them with artificial branches, then place on a wicker tray. The color will stay intact for months, and you’ll never have to worry about watering them.

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11. Florals In A Trunk

This creative centerpiece features burgundy eucalyptus and cattail in a French, vintage-inspired wooden trunk.

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12. Vase Of Wheat

Trade fresh flowers for tawny, dried wheat. (Wrap the stalks in colored thread for a little extra pizzazz.)

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13. Decorative Book

Need something to anchor your stoneware vases? A chic, decorative coffee table book will do just the trick.

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14. Bowls With Filler

Add a mix of woven balls and flower-like orbs to a clear or white bowl for a textured look that is sure to perk up any holiday table. (We’re digging the hydrangea stems, too.)

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15. Persimmon Platter

For a super special occasion, fill a large dough bowl (or even a wooden salad bowl) with fall fruits, bittersweet branches and frosty greens.

16. Pitcher Of Branches

Clip a few leafy branches that are starting to turn, leave ‘em long and artful and place in a pretty ceramic pitcher. Totally chic and totally hassle-free.

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17. Pinecone Table Runner

Candles, pinecones, citrus, greens, done. Sometimes simple really is best.

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18. Smoked Glass Vase

If you’re looking for a dark, moody vibe, try incorporating some neutral branches, pampas or wheat grass into a smoked glass vase.

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19. Rustic Wood Pumpkin Runner

Easiest. Centerpiece. Ever. Place a plank of reclaimed wood tabletop, and arrange a line of petite pumpkins down its middle. Garnish with acorns from the yard.

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20. Serving Tray Vignette

Grab a serving tray and corral three of your favorite seasonal decor elements inside it—like a simple glass vase, autumnal branches and handful of cute white pumpkins.

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21. Log Candle Holder

Nothing says autumn quite like the glow of a candle. Bring that cozy charm to your tablescape with a stacked log centerpiece that will make a statement. Available in birch and oak.

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22. Woven Rattan Accents

This designer created a natural yet trendy tablescape with a woven rattan tray, large textured ceramic candle, gold pillar candle holder and ceramic bells for a fun, decorative touch.

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23. Mini Pumpkin Pedestals

Give your gourds a spot of honor by placing them atop your heirloom candlestick holders.

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24. Mums And Pinecones

Add some colorful rustic charm to your fall table with mums, pinecones and pumpkins tucked into an aged-wooden box.

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25. Apple Votive Holders

Core a bushel of green and red apples, place votives inside them, then sprinkle them down the dinner table for major fall fairy-tale vibes.

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