Nothing compares to a Thanksgiving gathering of family and friends sharing good food and conversation around the table. But before the turkey is roasted, potatoes mashed, and the perfect pie is served - it’s your place settings and table decor that will be on full display for all of your guests to see.
Decorating your table doesn’t need to be complicated or costly, but it can be a fun way to elevate your Thanksgiving celebration and create a memorable experience for your guests. With just a few special touches, you can create a completely fresh look with your everyday dishes.
To help you get started, we’ve rounded up 15 of our best and most beautiful Thanksgiving table decor ideas. From rustic harvest-themed centerpieces to personalized place cards, there are so many ways you can set the table this holiday season. Whether you're going for an elegant look or something a little more casual and neutral, there's something on our list for you. Replicate one of our ideas to set your table this Thanksgiving or simply use this guide as a starting point to dream up your own table decor that's uniquely you!
This simple but elegant tablescape is perfect for a large gathering with several place settings. Incorporating creams, golds, and rich rust colors, this table delivers rustic sophistication.
Alternating Centerpiece Decor
A cream table runner with caramel trim is the foundation for this alternating centerpiece decor. Brass candlesticks with wheat-colored tapers complement cream ceramic vases filled with autumn berries.
Rustic Place Settings
To keep things clutter-free for a large table, skip both placemats and chargers for this tablescape and begin each place setting with a simple cream-colored plate. Rust-toned linen napkins topped with a sprig of wheat, gorgeous rose gold silverware, and a clear glass tumbler with a decorative gourd complete the place settings.
Pine Cone Place Cards
Finish things off with a fun, personalized pinecone place card at each place setting. They are too cute!
This tablescape is best suited for a cozy, intimate gathering and features autumn in all her glory!
Cozy Pumpkin Place Settings
To up the cozy factor of these place settings, begin with a cotton placemat with frayed edges in a worn pumpkin color. Then layer a cream plate, a terracotta soup bowl, a striped linen napkin, and a real or faux mini pumpkin.
Harvest Dough Bowl Centerpiece
A truly show-stopping fall centerpiece! Inside a rustic cream-colored dough bowl sits artfully arranged fall foliage, berries, wheat, pinecones, and a few textured pumpkins and leaves. Nestled at the core of the centerpiece is a luminaire-style candle within a glass hurricane to add warmth and a little bit of sparkle.
Want even more fall decor ideas? Incorporate any of these simple additions to your table or other areas of your home this fall season.
More Fall Table Decor
Keep your table decor simple with fresh flowers in fall colors, mini pumpkins, and candles. Layer place settings with a fall-colored plaid napkin to tie it all together.
For the DIYers out there, use your napkin and a cinnamon stick to create a cute little cotton pumpkin to sit on top of each place setting. Unique and cost-effective!
Create an easy yet elegant centerpiece with a neutral table runner and faux floral-filled ceramic vases.
Try this simple centerpiece option with faux wheat, a mini pumpkin, and faux fall florals that you can use over and over again.
More Fall Home Decor
Layer your favorite fall items to give your mantel a simple seasonal refresh.
If you have vases throughout your home, simply fill them with something new each season like these gorgeous wheat berries for a unique nod to fall.
Fall foliage, rustic candle holders, and neutral jute beads create a boho fall look in this rustic dough bowl that can be placed on a buffet, mantel, or side table.
Whether real or faux, these mini pumpkins in a large ceramic bowl couldn’t be cuter!
We hope these Thanksgiving table and home decor ideas get you inspired for your upcoming feast. Remember, you don’t need to be an interior decorator to create an Instagram-worthy table. Find a few decor pieces that you love and can use over and over in different ways.
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