Centerpieces can be as simple as a glass bowl filled with seasonal fruit, or a series of pillar candles in rich fall hues, surrounded with small pumpkins and gourds. A few low cost options, colorful pumpkins and gourds, against a backdrop of twigs and candles or fall bouquets of fresh sunflowers available at Trader Joe's from $3.99.
For a more elegant look, neutral place settings of fine china paired with tradition crystal glasses work best. A more rustic look is achieved by using a simple stone wear place setting in rich orange tones, and stemware in muted fall colors. For either look, a neutral tablecloth in beige, tan , or white will work.
It's all about the details. Seasonal napkin rings or place cards,displayed on small pumpkins, add a personal touch.
Be creative and use your own style.