How to host a small, autumn-inspired dinner party?
While current, ever-changing restrictions ruled out large social gatherings over spring and summer, the cosier weather actually means smaller gatherings are more appealing. Autumn’s made for winding down with your closest friends and family – thanks to the darker days and colder weather. So why not embrace the restrictions, and the new season, by throwing a small, intimate, autumn-inspired dinner party? We’ve gathered our favourite autumn-inspired pieces below, as well as a few tips for hosting a cosy dinner party that’s full of ambience and atmosphere. Here’s how.
Autumn-inspired dinner party accessories
The best place to start when styling a small, autumn-inspired dinner party is the dining table. Create an autumnal dinner party arrangement with patterned, nature-inspired dinner party accessories in autumn’s trending tones – like mustard, forest green and burnt orange. This primrose printed floral tablecloth and floral printed linen tablecloth are the epitome of autumn style. And this woven palm placemat and hand-woven straw placemat are a great way to keep the natural look going.
Fall coloured kitchen and dining room accessories
Because trending shades and colours change seasonally, the easiest way to introduce autumn colours into your dining room palette – helping add to your dinner party ambience – is through fall coloured kitchen and dining room accessories. While the rest of your decor style can stay neutral, switching out accessories with every season is an affordable way to switch up your look. This terracotta and navy wine holder is a dinner party essential, and these autumnal coloured ceramic bowls add fun pops of colour to your table. We love this green and white patterned Moroccan plate for a modern autumnal look, and this block patterned coloured rug is a colourful, autumn statement piece.
Natural wood dining room furniture and accessories
Natural wood dining room furniture and accessories are a clever way to bring an autumnal feel to your dinner party, without worrying that your choices will need replacing when autumn ends. Natural wood brings a nature-inspired feel – what autumn’s all about – while also standing the test of time throughout the other seasons. This light wood bar stool and modern wooden chair are evergreen choices that still have an autumnal aesthetic, as are these wooden chopping boards and natural wood serving plates.