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10 Tabletop Looks to Elevate Your Thanksgiving

10 Tabletop Looks to Elevate Your Thanksgiving

Whether you’re downsizing your dinner plans, giving thanks with friends, or planning a quaint evening outdoors, we see Thanksgiving as the ultimate excuse to gather around a table that’s truly unforgettable. From plating the perfect veggie-filled dishes to making celebratory toasts that bring everyone together, there’s nothing we love more than moments with loved ones around a seasonally decorated scene. Perfect for any party size or style, these ten table décor ideas offer the ultimate upgrade to your Thanksgiving Day.

1. A celebration of the senses

Some of the best Thanksgiving memories are made over a table dressed to the nines—this colorful tablescape delivers on all that and more. With fall-focused fruit like plums, pears, and figs set across the center of the table, we turn to neutral plates and candles to round out the scene with a calming air.

2. Best served fireside

As the unofficial start of the holiday season, Thanksgiving is the ideal time to fuse fall and winter sensibilities into one cohesive—and festive—scene. This setting uses chestnuts and holly to deliver a warm and merry aesthetic, while taper candles and organic details work to elevate the entire space.

3. The season’s all-stars

Who says rattan is only for your summer celebrations? We call upon the tabletop treasure all year long with this warm and comfortable setting. Paired with fall foliage and timeless accents in the form of candles and chrome, this is a table every guest will want to recreate.

4. Rustic & refined

If weather permits, we prefer hosting outdoors (with a coat in hand). After all, what could be better than dining al fresco? For those unsure, this nature-inspired tabletop is sure to convince. Using hay in place of a table, this farm-style scene lets nature do the work, opting for simple linens and dishes to complement the textured interplay. Tip: place blankets across each seat for a cozy retreat.

5. Earthy hues under candlelight

Sometimes the centerpiece is everything you need. With an eye-catching blend of green set against a timeless runner and balanced, minimalistic essentials, the energized table arrangement swiftly becomes the much-deserved star of the show.

6. Neutrals with a focus on florals

It’s no secret that we’re fans of florals to enliven a table. Set the stage with a light, bright linen tablecloth and use wild, neutral grasses and branches for a whimsical arrangement that’s as calming and classic as it is wholly unforgettable.  

7. Dine with dusty rose

Ready to rethink your traditional setting? Do away with the tablecloth, runner, and neutral ceramics and focus on vivid dinnerware instead. Gather bespoke florals and unexpected standouts (like cotton) to create a dusty rose dream that’s light and airy.

8. The California cornucopia

Thanksgiving is another excuse to bring in the best of the season. Case in point: this perfectly seasonal and celebratory centerpiece. Mix understated linens and accents with fruit-filled arrangements to create your very own cornucopia display.

9. Gathering with garden notes

Who can resist a farmhouse feel with an elevated edge? With vibrant elements that bring the outdoors in, this table setting is sure to inspire an evening of moments that are merry and bright. Light the candles, spread the seasonal garden finds, and savor in the moments surrounded by family and friends.

10. Dramatic and dynamic

We love a table that can transport you anywhere, and this gothic-inspired scene does just that. With a perfect balance of dark, dramatic tones and energizing neutrals (plus a cheese and fruit assortment that’s guaranteed to make someone smile), the table is the definition of the season’s cozy moments.