Elegant Thanksgiving Tablescape Inspiration

These tablescapes will make your Thanksgiving meal unforgettable!

November 20, 2018
By: Katie Morton

Carefully crafted and beautiful table settings and centerpieces can be as simple or as intricate as you want them to be, depending on your budget, timetable, and stylistic preferences. If you need some inspiration to get your creative juices flowing, feast your eyes on the following elegant Thanksgiving tablescape displays.

1. Cream colored pumpkins with metallic accents

If you think pumpkin décor is so October, it’s time to broaden your decorative horizons. This table arrangement, featuring pumpkins of varying sizes in a soft cream color atop a bed of dried plant stems and gold berries, is a perfect representation of the season. The burlap table runner and copper mugs help create a cohesive color palette that doesn’t overwhelm or detract from the delicious, steaming Thanksgiving feast that will eventually fill the plates.

2. Colorful fall leaves with neutral accents

Sometimes a pop of color is the surest way to brighten up a table, and fall leaves are always up to the task. To translate this look to your Thanksgiving table, arrange leaves and greenery, which can be purchased at craft stores. You can also add fruit or pumpkins to create a more prominent, three dimensional tablescape. In order to highlight the colorful centerpiece, use gray, white, or cream colored tableware that won’t take away from the dazzling display you want to showcase.

3. Perfectly posh kids’ table du jour

The kids table is a Thanksgiving feature for many families who gather to celebrate with a passel of small children in tow. Though some may favor decorations that are hand painted or designed by their own kids, this unique and glamorous look merges the elegance you would expect at the table for the older set with the whimsical, child-friendly touches of metallic balloons, a pile of pumpkins, funky hexagon plates, and gold tableware. Even if the children can’t fully appreciate this beauty, you are sure to wow all of the adults in attendance!

4. Gold, flowers, and gorgeous fonts

This eclectic mix of decorative elements on this table is both eye-catching and befitting of the holiday spirit. Burnished gold accents, including the flowing “thanks” die cut, offset the fresh fall blooms in the center of the table. The final flourish: a small sprig of greenery for each place setting.

5. Pure candlelit delight

For those who want to create a majestic mood with a touch of drama and glamour, look no further than this romantic tablescape. This stylized centerpiece features both candlesticks and votive candles for lighting that is soft and delicate. The color palette is rich with shades of dusty rose and burgundy, which are beautifully incorporated in the impressive floral arrangement. The textures of the linen napkins and table runner tie the classic look together.

It’s truly amazing how each family can put a unique stamp on their Thanksgiving celebration through the decorative, festive flair they choose to feature. Whether you want your tablescape to be ornate and other-worldly, simple and classic, or colorful and vibrant with a focus on fall floral arrangements, there is no wrong way to showcase your Thanksgiving spirit.

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