How to Set a Thanksgiving Tablescape

November 11, 2021

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It’s almost that time to give thanks and feast on a delicious meal! Hosting a festive fall soiree such as a Thanksgiving dinner is no easy task, and since the meal is the center point of the entire celebration, curating a festive table display is a must-do! Whether you plan on using items within your home, or are looking for product recommendations, we’re walking you guys through our tips on how to set a Thanksgiving tablescape. These simple tips serve as inspiration for you to dream up a Thanksgiving tablescape that’s unique to your family.

Winlyn 6' Long Faux Eucalyptus Leaves Greenery Garland Artificial Silver Dollar Eucalyptus Garland

BRING THE OUTDOORS IN

One of the telltale signs that Fall is here is when the leaves begin to change, and a variety of orange-hued, seasonal plants find their way to the garden. Setting your table with these natural elements evokes the crisp air and cozy feelings that Fall offers! Consider using foliage from your yard or opt for faux garland and stems to set the stage for your Thanksgiving soiree. Shop our favorite faux garlands and stems below:

Southern With Grace Thick Wooden Bread Bowl

CREATE A FOCAL POINT

Whether decorating your front porch, table, or even coffee table, we always encourage incorporating varying heights to create a focal point in your space. Consider adding a centerpiece to your Thanksgiving tablescape that tells the story of the season. We love to use large vases, candles, or even a bowl filled with seasonal produce as centerpieces. Check out some of our favorite centerpiece ideas below:

LAYER LINENS AND TEXTILES

The napkins, table runners, and placemats are the key ingredient to creating your Thanksgiving tablescape. These elements ground the table, create your color palette and add an element of texture. Play with different linens and patterns to establish the “theme” of the table and build from there. Shop our favorite linens and textiles below:

NAPKINS

NAPKIN RINGS

TABLE RUNNERS

PLACEMATS

ADD YOUR SERVEWARE

Festive Thanksgiving Tablescape Idea

With the decor and linens all set in place, it’s time to add the glassware! This presents another opportunity to play with textures and color, but of course, sticking to your everyday dishware works well too. Try to incorporate pretty and functional serving pieces like breadboards, pitchers, or serving trays to display your favorite dishes. We love reaching for traditional feeling pieces like stone, pottery, and family heirlooms for this special holiday. Shop the dinnerware pieces that are inspiring our table:

There you have it! Our guide to setting your Thanksgiving tablescape promises a cozy, intimate, and fall festive dinner for your soiree. With the holiday nearing, we wanted let you all know just how thankful we are for YOU. We’re wishing you a warm and relaxing holiday!


To see how we styled our Thanksgiving Table, click here! To shop our Amazon storefront, click here!

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