Embrace Autumn with These Cozy & Rustic Fall Centerpiece Ideas

This article is all about fall centerpiece ideas.

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If you’re anything like us, you spend the entire first half of the year eagerly awaiting the first day of fall. 

There’s just something so cozy and comforting about the crispness in the air, the changing colors of the leaves, and the dropping temperatures. 

If you want the interior of your dorm room or apartment to reflect all of the things you love about the autumn season, there’s no better place to start than with an easy fall centerpiece!

We’ve rounded up 17 of our favorite fall centerpiece ideas, so no matter whether you’re in charge of hosting your friend group’s upcoming Halloween party, Friendsgiving, or you’re just interested in making your room look more festive and seasonally appropriate, you’re sure to find the perfect centerpiece idea for you. 

Cozy & Rustic Fall Centerpiece Ideas

1. Easy Fall Centerpiece

This easy fall centerpiece is super simple and the perfect decor item for that in-between transition period between the summer and fall months. 

All you need is a pumpkin-shaped vase, like this fun, smiling jack-o-lantern vase. 

Then, fill the vase with a bouquet of vibrant flowers. 

We especially love the bright pink color scheme of this bouquet, which adds an unexpected pop of summer to an otherwise very autumnal tablescape

2. Fall Pumpkin Centerpiece

Of course, there’s nothing that screams “fall!” quite like a bunch of pumpkins. 

If you prefer a more muted, neutral color scheme to your decor, you can still incorporate pumpkins into your tablescape with this fall pumpkin centerpiece. 

Instead of bright orange pumpkins, this centerpiece features gourds in more muted tones, which are complemented beautifully by decorative sprigs of greenery and pinecones. 

3. Rustic Fall Centerpiece

If you want your home to look like a cozy cottage all year round, you can’t go wrong with this simple, minimalist rustic fall centerpiece. 

The star of the show is a giant vase woven out of wicker, which is a stunning and eye-catching centerpiece that still has super rustic, homey vibes. 

Fill the wicker vase with a sprig of pampas grass or wheat, and surround it with smaller, neutral toned vases and rustic candlesticks, all on top of a classy beige linen table runner. 

4. Simple Fall Centerpiece

You only need a few elements to recreate this fun, yet simple fall centerpiece. 

Of course, the star of the show is a smattering of whitewashed ceramic pumpkins—for a more colorful variation, you can replace the ceramic pumpkins with real mini gourds and pumpkins!

Place the pumpkins on a dainty lace table runner and surround them with small tea candles and larger candlesticks for a simple, cozy, and effective fall centerpiece!

5. Autumnal Bouquet Centerpiece

If floral arrangements are more your style, try taking inspiration from this autumnal bouquet centerpiece. 

Erupting out of a simple, minimalist vase, these autumnal-toned flowers, leaves, and berries are inspired by the vibrant tones of autumn in New England. 

To recreate the look, look for red, orange, and yellow flowers at your local flower shop or grocery store!

6. Pumpkin Succulents Centerpiece

If you have a green thumb, this pumpkin succulents centerpiece is the perfect way to marry the fall theme with your love of greenery!

To recreate this centerpiece, be on the lookout for pots or vases shaped like pumpkins. 

Then, transfer some of your favorite succulents into the pumpkin-shaped pots to make it look like the succulents are growing out of the pumpkins!

7. Scented Candle Centerpiece

In addition to making your table look like fall, consider making your table SMELL like fall!

The most prominent element of this centerpiece is the pumpkin apple butter-scented candle, which comes in an adorable pumpkin-shaped jar!

To offset the pumpkin apple scent, pair it with autumnal elements like a small decorative pumpkin and a vase full of faux autumn leaves. 

8. Orange Floral Centerpiece

This orange floral centerpiece is a burst of undeniable fall color that will surely add life and vibrancy to any room. 

A rustic, antique vase is filled with bold flowers in a gradient of fiery orange hues. 

Added touches include lace doilies and a mini broom, all arranged beautifully on a rustic silver tray. 

9. Autumn Harvest Centerpiece

Of course, if you’re really trying to get into the autumn spirit, you can’t go wrong with a huge arrangement of pumpkins and other fall harvest vegetables!

This autumn harvest centerpiece is made from a variety of carefully arranged pumpkins in various shapes, sizes, and colors, accented with cobs of dried corn to tie the harvest theme together. 

To make the centerpiece look more intentional and less like just a pile of veggies, the whole centerpiece is arranged on top of a rustic lace tablecloth.

10. Dried Hydrangea Centerpiece

This unique dried hydrangea centerpiece is another great decorating idea for the in-between phase between summer and fall. 

A warm, shiny copper vase is filled to the brim with dried hydrangeas, which add a floral touch without seeming too spring-y or summer-y. 

Then, the vase is surrounded with decorative white pumpkins and candlesticks to really drive the autumnal theme home.

11. Cornucopia Centerpiece

Cornucopias are a super classic decorating idea for the fall season, symbolizing abundance and nourishment. 

To recreate this fun and festive cornucopia centerpiece, fill a wicker cornucopia with pumpkins, sprigs of berries, and dried cobs of corn, all of which are classic fall harvest crops.

To balance out the fall tones, this cornucopia centerpiece also features some decorative hydrangeas!

12. Rustic Ghost Centerpiece

If Halloween is your favorite holiday, but you prefer a cozy vibe over a scary vibe, you can’t go wrong with this adorable, yet rustic ghost centerpiece. 

These cute little ghost figurines are made from a gauzy material and feature twine for neckties and buttons for eyes. 

Perched atop a lace doily and juxtaposed against pumpkins and candles, they’re the perfect way to add a touch of spookiness to your fall centerpiece.

13. Woodland Creature Centerpiece

Our favorite aspect of this lush fall centerpiece is the adorable squirrel figurine—we especially love the way he’s holding a mini pumpkin in his hands!

This adorable little woodland creature adds the perfect pop of whimsy to an otherwise pretty classic fall centerpiece, with pumpkins and a bouquet of autumnal orange tiger lilies.

14. Sunflower Centerpiece

Nothing says “late summer, early fall” like a gorgeous, vibrant bouquet of sunflowers. 

We love the way this sunflower centerpiece also features contrasting sprigs of red and orange berries to really emphasize the fall theme. 

As a finishing touch, arrange the floral vase alongside a decorative pumpkin and some rustic candlesticks.

15. Rustic Wheat Centerpiece

This rustic wheat centerpiece is the perfect fall centerpiece for people who prefer simplicity and minimalism. 

All you need is a long, rustic wooden bowl and a sheaf of wheat!

As an added bonus, the wooden bowl is super easy to repurpose—you can also fill it with fruit, mini pumpkins, or any other decorative item your heart desires!

16. Green Pumpkin Centerpiece

We love the way that this green pumpkin centerpiece offers an unexpected take on the pumpkin theme using green tones instead of the customary orange. 

Green and white pumpkins in a variety of sizes and shapes form the basis of this centerpiece. 

To add to the green theme, they’re arranged amongst sprigs of leaves, twigs, and decorative moss and twig balls!

17. Velvet Pumpkin Centerpiece

If natural greenery isn’t really your style, but you still want to incorporate pumpkins into your fall decor, try this velvet pumpkin centerpiece. 

These lush velvet pumpkins are great because you can reuse them year after year, unlike real pumpkins. 

Plus, they come in some fun and unexpected colors, like gold, forest green, and even indigo blue!

If you’re like us and spend the whole year itching to celebrate the fall season, why not go all out with a fall centerpiece? 

No matter whether your personal style aesthetic is minimalist or maximalist, neutral or colorful, rustic or modern, these fall centerpiece ideas are sure to get your creative juices flowing and help you express your obsession with autumn!

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