Aqua Fall Dining Room

This aqua fall dining room provides so many beautiful and creative ideas for decorating for autumn using a non-traditional color palette!

Aqua and White Fall Dining Room

Well, the temperatures may still be in the 80s around here, but maybe if I decorate my house for fall, the weather will get the memo and I’ll be able to wear a sweater sometime before December? 😉

Usually for home tours, I focus in on our main living space– the living room, kitchen, and sometimes the sunroom. But since I’ve shown those areas quite a bit over the years, today I decided to give you a little tour of my fall dining room instead!

C’mon in!

Fall Dining Room in Non-Traditional Colors

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The first thing you’ll probably notice about our fall decor is that it is not your usual orange, yellow, and red.

Fall Dining Room Decor in Aqua and White
I talked all about our wood shutters in this post.

I used to come up with a different color scheme for each season, buy all sorts of decor to match it, and completely change the look of our home all the time.

While that was fun for a time, I eventually realized that I really just love our home’s “normal” color scheme, so I began using my favorite colors throughout the year, even though they’re not always traditional.

Dining Room Decorated in Non-Traditional Fall Colors
Paint color is Sherwin Williams Rainwashed.

An extra perk to using this method was that I can keep less decor around, which definitely makes storage and organization easier! (And it saves me money too!)

In Christ Alone Canvases
I made these “In Christ Alone” canvases using the same technique I shared in this post.

Our dining room is kind of my “fun” room when it comes to decor. When it’s just the four of us, we eat most of our meals at the kitchen island, so the dining room stays neat and tidy and relatively untouched, making it the perfect candidate for some cute seasonal vignettes.

How to Create a Beautiful Centerpiece in the Dining Room

Rather than doing a full-on tablescape, I opted to do a fall centerpiece on a simple runner.

Aqua and White Fall Centerpiece in the Dining Room

One trick I use to ensure a pretty centerpiece without too much fuss is to employ symmetry. For this centerpiece, I started with the crock full of faux hydrangeas. Then I simply began adding similar items on both sides of it.

I placed similar Ball jars on either side of the crock. Then I did the same with two smaller blue jars on cupcake stands. I placed white pumpkins on the outside of the arrangement with larger aqua glass demijohns behind them. Then I filled in the gaps with smaller items, making sure to keep them symmetrical.

Symmetrical Dining Room Centerpiece with Aqua Jars and White Pumpkins
I find many of my aqua glass jars at Hobby Lobby, HomeGoods, and even Target’s Dollar Spot!

As long as I vary the height of the items I’m adding to my centerpiece, the symmetry makes the scene look cohesive and appealing to the eye. This isn’t the only way to create a cute centerpiece, of course, but it always helps make it a bit easier on me!

An Aqua and White Fall Hutch

Once I had finished up the centerpiece on the table, I moved on to one of my most favorite pieces to decorate in our home– my grandmother’s hutch.

China Cabinet Hutch Decorated for Fall

I love to layer items on the shelves, with flatter plates and frames in the back and more three-dimensional items in front. Again, I tried to vary the height and depth of the items to create added interest, keeping everything within my color scheme so it all looks cohesive.

Dining Room Hutch Decorated with Aqua and White Fall Decor

Another easy way to add some interest to a space is by displaying a collection– a bunch of the same item all together. I grabbed several of my inexpensive mini pumpkins (a few real, but mostly fake!) and piled them on top of the hutch, and it brought in an instant fall feel!

Collection of Small Pumpkins on Top of a White Hutch

Related: How to Style a Dining Room Hutch

Decorating a Dining Room Sideboard for Fall

The last little vignette I created in the dining room was on our sideboard. Using my symmetry trick again, I started with a terrarium in the center and added interest with greenery and more mini pumpkins.

Sideboard with Fall Vignette

I added more aqua glass vessels to carry through that theme from the rest of the room and snipped some hydrangeas from the bush in front of our house. Gotta love free flowers! 🙂

Dining Room Buffet Decorated for Fall

It’s not super complicated, but these little fall touches definitely help our house feel more festive for the season!

Aqua Fall Dining Room from Above

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Thank you so much for taking the tour! Have a wonderful day!

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  1. SARAH LEMP says:

    I am always a fan of how you style your cabinet and dining room area!! You’re so talented, Abby! Love the white and aqua!

    1. Abby Lawson says:

      Thank you so much for your sweet words, Sarah! Loved your beautiful home tour today!

  2. cassie bustamante says:

    your dining room looks beautiful! i love the hutch and really love your fun gathered centerpiece!

    1. Abby Lawson says:

      Thank you so much, Cassie! You are the sweetest! Have a great week! <3

  3. I always love your untraditional use of colour Abby! And those vignettes are so pretty and so much fun. I can see why the dining room is a favourite spot. Thank you for sharing your home on the fall tour.

    1. Abby Lawson says:

      Thank you so much for your sweet words, friend! And thank you for organizing this fun tour!!

  4. at home with Ashley says:

    I love the trick of mixing in real items with faux ones! This is such a pretty room!

    1. Abby Lawson says:

      Thank you so much, Ashley! Have a great week!

  5. Rhonda Hallstrom says:

    Your style is so elegant!

    1. Abby Lawson says:

      Thank you so much, Rhonda! Hope you have a wonderful week!

  6. Summer Adams says:

    This is breathtaking and you have the most beautiful collection of jars, Abby! Love this! Happy Fall, friend! xoxo

    1. Abby Lawson says:

      You are the sweetest, Summer! Thank you so much! Hope you have a great week!

  7. Here is a great example of the ‘Uniform’ that you talked about in your other post. Such a neat concept. I need to consider doing this!

    1. Abby Lawson says:

      Aw thank you so much, Michelle! Hope you have a wonderful week!

  8. Thanks for sharing your beautiful dining room, Abby! May I ask what you do with the table decorations when you have people over and need to use the table? Do you just eat around them? Move them to a different room? I never know what to do with mine!

    1. Abby Lawson says:

      Thank you so much for your sweet words, Jen! I usually move the table decorations off when we have guests over so we have more room! Hope you have a great week!

  9. Bernice Sullivan says:

    I love the colors and the way you have things in your home. My house is much smaller and I need a lot less objects everywhere. It would look too cluttered here.

    1. Abby Lawson says:

      Thank you so much for your sweet words, Bernice! And I agree– I think every home and every family has a different comfort threshold when it comes to how much “stuff” to include! 🙂 Hope you have a great week!

  10. I love the aqua, it’s such a pretty colour. I really like how you’ve laid out each of the displays but the one top of the hutch is my favourite – it’s so simple and classy!

    1. Abby Lawson says:

      Thank you so much, Sam! That is so sweet of you to say! Hope you have a wonderful week!

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