The holidays don’t have to be stressful. Let me show you 4 different ways you can create a cozy Thanksgiving tablescape that even your Mother in law will love!
Are you having a huge party or just a few close friends over for a quiet dinner? I have some ideas for you that they will love and won’t break the bank.
Fall and Thanksgiving are all about the warm jewel tones that give your home a cozy inviting feel.
Adding texture and layers makes it look expensive, but it doesn’t have to be.
This tablescape uses layers with the velvet runner as the base. The runner was thrifted, but you could use fabric or a scarf that you already have.
Adding layers of mismatched plates, napkins and glasses fills the space with more texture but keeps the colors similar so as not to be overwhelming visually. All of these things are easy to find at local thrift stores.
Buffet-style dining is an option for many during the holidays.
If you want to offer a buffet for your guests, don’t forget to make that space interesting also.
The large cluster of thrifted candle sticks looks impressive but was a fraction of the cost at the thrift stores. All of them cost me around $10
Here you can see how all of the decor is grouped to one end of the table. This creates a statement and draws your guests into the area and hopefully out of your kitchen. Well, let’s hope it does.
Have you considered eating outdoors?
Many people live in areas where dining outside at Thanksgiving is an option. Here in Virginia, we can have an extremely cold day or a mild one. Honestly, we never know what we are going to get.
Any opportunity to be outside is a dream come true for me.
Even when eating outside you can have so much fun decorating. I added layers to this table just like I did with the one inside. The texture of the placemats is just perfect mixed with the soft napkins, lace, and burlap.
Large centerpieces are eye-catching and give you the creativity to add more texture and colors.
I like to keep my fall tablescapes more on the neutral side, but get crazy with what you like.
Looking for a small table idea? Maybe something a little more intimate?
Thanksgiving isn’t always a huge family affair. Set a table for two with just as much style as you would a larger table.
Here you can see how I used a thrifted scarf as my table runner. The colors and texture grabbed my attention. I found this in the summer, but I picked it up knowing I would use it somehow in the fall for decor. And you know what? You can even wear it when you are done.
When I have fewer people dining, I feel like I can add more attention to each place setting. I love these mini charcuterie boards I picked up from Hobby Lobby. I don’t always buy new items, but these were just too cute to pass up. You can use them year-round in so many ways.
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. I hope I have given you some ideas and maybe a little inspiration to try some new things this year.
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