For my fall tablescape this year, I wanted to stay away from the typical orange and frilly fall. I’ve been really loving shades of burgundy and mauve, which inspired me to create this chic fall holiday tablescape using minimal flowers.
I love ikebana arrangements because they are minimalist yet still create a statement. I arranged my mauve fall tablescape around these arrangements and gave them the space to shine.
For my fall tablescape this year, I wanted to stay away from the typical orange and frilly fall. I’ve been really loving shades of burgundy and mauve, which inspired me to create this chic fall holiday tablescape using minimal flowers. As I incorporated the rich tones of fall colors into my tablescape, I couldn’t resist adding a touch of elegance with delicate white pumpkins. To create an artistic focal point, I opted for a modern ikebana arrangement using a unique type of flower that added a hint of whimsy to the overall aesthetic.
Holiday Tablescape For Fall + Ikebana Arrangement
The Star of the Show: Ikebana Floral Style
What is Ikebana?
Ikebana (生花) means living flowers. The Japanese art of flower arranging has been described as being subtle, sensitive, sophisticated, and minimalist.
Ikebana arrangement is still new to me, but I think of it as an expression of what you are feeling. The historic way comes with formality and rules but I skipped all that and allowed my own creativity and emotions to come through the arrangements.
I picked up some interesting and flowy florals from my local flower mart to create the Ikebana arrangements. When choosing my florals, I stuck to the mauve tones that I wanted to use for my fall tablescape.
The good thing about Ikebana arrangements is that you don’t need many flowers because the focus is on the form and the shape. However, depending on the flowers that you choose, they can end up being higher priced than your typical flowers found at the grocery store.
I chose pretty and unique flowers and stuck them in the flower frog to create a minimalist look.
Mauve tablescape elements
Even though I wanted to create a mauve color palette, I still wanted to add different colors for dimension. For example, I created a variety of different tones by adding multi-colored wine glasses. I chose to stick to the 4 colors from the pack that matched my theme.
The great thing is that most of the elements that I used for my Mauve Fall Tablescape are from Amazon. You can easily re-create this look for a special event or holiday party.
List of Amazon Items used for the Mauve Fall Tablescape:
- Multi-colored Wine Glass
- DIY Ikebana Flower Vase with Flower Frog
- Gold Test Tube Vase
- Mauve Taper Candle Holder
- Burgundy Cheesecloth Table Runner
- Solid Wood Dinner Plates
This tablescape is special to me because it makes a statement without doing too much. I love the sense of calm and minimalism that it brings to the festive decor. If you’re unfamiliar with ikebana floral arrangements, I highly suggest you give it a try this season.
As we wrap up this exploration of holiday tablescapes for fall and the enchanting art of ikebana, I hope you’ve been inspired to infuse your own gatherings with a touch of Japanese floral magic. Arranging flowers is more than just a decorative task – it’s an art form that invites us to slow down, appreciate the beauty of nature, and create a harmonious atmosphere for our loved ones. The art of ikebana takes this concept to a new level, with its emphasis on balance, simplicity, and mindful placement. Just as each ingredient on a salad plate contributes to a delicious meal, each stem and leaf in an ikebana arrangement plays a vital role in creating an aesthetic masterpiece. So, the next time you’re preparing your holiday table, don’t forget to tap into the art of ikebana and let nature’s beauty shine through your arrangement.