If you ask us, it's never too early to start gathering ideas for Thanksgiving - especially if you are hosting this year. The perfect table setting really ties the entire experience together in a unique and inviting way. Add high glamour centerpieces or subtle yet thoughtful accents to create the perfect holiday dinner ambience. Check out this list for a few key details not to miss when dressing up your dining room this Thanksgiving.
Old World Glamour
Nothing heightens the drama and glamorous side of Thanksgiving quite like a candle filled centerpiece. Play with dimension and height by utilizing small pedestals and various sized candles, i.e votive to candlestick, to keep the eye moving. We love the natural fabric table runner and how the green pumpkins play against the purple cabbage. But, as always, safety first and be sure to blow those candles out after the meal!
If you're in need of a conversation starter, this quick handwritten accent is sure to get people talking about what is most important this time of year. Tucked under a plate or beneath a napkin holder, channel your inner creative and choose a punchy font. Either during, before or after dinner, get to scribbling or just talking. A perfect activity for a Friendsgiving or family get-together, you might just be surprised by what people say.
With how popular country rustic styling has become for home decor why not get your table setting into the game as well? This tablescape is lush and lavish with green ferns and rich column candles and vintage place settings. Mix and match glassware and plates for a more one-of-a-kind feel.
The usual color palette for Thanksgiving generally relies heavily on red, orange and brown, but if you are looking to mix things up this holiday season, why not try ice blue and silver as a way to set your table apart from the rest? An unexpected, classy splash of blue tones works quite well against the rustic hues of comfort food as well.
Fall Harvest Centerpiece
Pumpkins, gourds and dried barley evoke the classic Thanksgiving vibe. Monochromatic centerpieces truly stand out and this beige and gold inflected selection is sure to be a knockout on a neutral heavy table design. We love the white birch wood pieces and envision someone being able to create this centerpiece from a few items laying around their house or worst case scenario a quick trip to the craft store for one last pumpkin before the season is officially over.
If there was ever a time to play with mixed patterns, Thanksgiving is it! Keep the collective hues near the same shade or throw complimentary colors together for a more consistent feel. Either way, be sure to pay attention to the varied pattern sizes, mixing smaller, more delicate shapes with bigger and bolder options to create a whimsical and full tablescape.
'Til next time, cheers!