Flamboyant and energetic, the color orange makes its way into our homes during the fall season as we find ourselves decorating with pumpkins, flowers in colors of peach and tangerine, and adding seasonal touches here and there to create a festive atmosphere. We present an array of inspirational design ideas using this dynamic color!
For a unique country-style centerpiece, place tea lights inside different size mason jars and set on top of slate, wood, or tile. Add dimension by elevating your flat surface in two or three sections. Surround your display with silk leaves, pinecones, berries, and green garland. When setting your table, use earth-colored napkins and white or cream octagon plates. Finish by placing a small pumpkin on each plate attached with the name of your guest.
Here’s a creative display that is sure to impress the guests at your next dinner party. Instead of using candlesticks as part of your centerpiece, fill two large glass containers or vases with rice and dried orange lentils, alternating each one for a layered effect. Leaving the same amount of space at the top as one of the layers, insert pasta into the lentils to secure; then, fan for a bold and dramatic statement.
A beautiful flower enhances any table setting. For a simple, easy, and elegant place setting that becomes a gift for your guest, place a single orchid or any exotic flower on a bright orange napkin on top of a white embellished plate.
For a simple and glowing centerpiece that anyone
can make, spray-paint five or six pinecones of similar
size with gold or silver metallic paint and arrange around a tall pillar candle. For extra embellishment, lightly sprinkle glitter immediately after painting. Make sure the pinecones are completely dry before putting them near an open flame.
My Darling Clementine
Even though most of us do not have an orange kitchen, we can still bring the elements of harvest inside by decorating our space with an array seasonal colors. Start by covering your table with white and yellow linens and place two or three small Clementine trees on top as the focal point. Use a mix of orange, red, yellow, and green plates, bowls, and glasses. Then, in keeping with the season’s theme, serve Clementine fruit appetizers topped with candied fruit.
Make this delicious edible bouquet by placing a firm head of iceberg lettuce inside a round yellow glass bowl or ceramic flowerpot and cover with kale. Insert skewers in the tops of strawberries, the ends of sliced apples, oranges, and the centers
of pineapple flowers. Be careful not to poke completely through the fruit except when using blueberries or grapes. Use a cookie cutter to make flowers out of sliced pineapple and a melon baller to form
cantaloupe balls for the center of the flower (you will want to poke the skewer completely through the pineapple but not the cantaloupe ball). For that extra wow factor, dip a portion of the apple and orange
slices into melted chocolate and let dry before assembling. To arrange your bouquet, insert the
other end of the skewer into the lettuce. When you are finished, if you have gaps between the
fruit, simply fill in with kale.
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