Sharing my 3 easy ways to decorate your Thanksgiving table this season! From adding cozy elements to seasonal decor, you’ll find it all here. These 3 easy steps will have everyone complimenting your tablescape this fall!
Decorating Your Thanksgiving Table
When decorating your table for the holidays it is important to keep in mind you want it to be not only beautiful but also functional! At our house we do not have the food spread out around the table. Our family sets up a buffet station on the kitchen countertop and everyone goes up to help themselves! This leaves us more room on the table itself for drinks and decor. Here you will find 3 easy ways to make your Thanksgiving table pop this season.
1. Practical Table Decor
While everyone wants their thanksgiving table to look just like those you see on social media; it is important to keep in mind you also want your tablescape to be practical. You’ll need to incorporate a few elements that serve a dual purpose – they hold food and drinks but also serve as a decor piece. A great example of this is the enameled mango wood trays from Third & Main. These trays not only hold food on the table but they also act as a beautiful piece of decor. These mango wood trays would be perfect for displaying desserts like pumpkin sheet cake or chocolate chip banana bread.
Another example of practical decor is wine glasses and wine bottles. These elements add to the overall tablescape while still serving a practical purpose – you are actually using them! Something else that can be both practical and beautiful are napkins. You can choose to go with a simple white fringed napkin or try something a little more bold like the autumn floral decorative napkins from Third & Main. These practical items will be used during the evening – it is important to make sure they are adding to the beauty of your tablescape.
2. Textiles – Pillows & Throws
Textiles are possibly one of the most overlooked items when decorating your thanksgiving table. Have a chair nobody is sitting in? Add a pillow! Have a bench that looks a little empty? Add a cozy throw! These soft and cozy elements will help to tie the tablescape together and will add an element of cozy comfort. Textiles can also be a great way to add color to your table. You can choose a plaid throw that matches the colors of the season, or a plaid pillow with a pop of blue to tie in your table decor. Textile elements are key when creating a cozy table that is not only inviting but beautiful!
3. Seasonal Table Decor
The final thing I like to add to create the perfect Thanksgiving Table is seasonal decor. I like to pull these elements in with a table runner, centerpiece, and decor items scattered around the table. Seasonal decor can include anything from pumpkins and gourds to florals and candles!
I used black cast iron candlesticks to set the mood, they can be romantic and add to the overall theme of the tablescape. I also added some jack-be-little pumpkins for a pop of color, and a Long Island Cheese pumpkin that I grew in my own garden this year!
For the centerpiece I opted for a classic white modern farmhouse pitcher filled with fall florals like red hydrangeas and orange fall stems. To tie everything together I added the squirrel and turkey decorative resin outlines from Third & Main. These seasonal elements tie everything together and make the tablescape feel cohesive and festive.
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- Modern Farmhouse Thanksgiving Table Bundle
- Modern Farmhouse Seasonal Decor Subscription
- White Fringe Napkins
- White Pitcher
- Red Hydrangeas
- Orange Fall Stems
- Dinner Plates
- Salad Plates
- Black Cast Iron Candle Sticks
- Plaid Fall Pillow
- Plaid Fall Throw/Scarf
- Wall Sconces
- Lantern Chandelier
Looking for even more Fall inspiration? Be sure to check out not only my Fall Essentials but my Instagram and Pinterest page for more inspiration!
Disclaimer: The “Modern Farmhouse Thanksgiving Table Bundle” was gifted to me by Third & Main. I have been a paying subscriber to the Modern Farmhouse Seasonal Decor Box since May, 2021. All Opinions are my own and not the views of Third & Main.