7 Tips for Decorating a Thanksgiving Table

I can’t believe it’s already the beginning of November and Thanksgiving is only 3.5 weeks away. With the holiday approaching fast, it’s time to start planning for visitors and gathering Thanksgiving decor. There is always a lot to do, but it’s fun to create a beautiful, inviting display for friends and family. To help with the process, I’ve put together some tips for creating a beautiful Thanksgiving table.

Thanksgiving Table Decor Becki Owens
/ Before and After of this Dining Room Project Here /


Tips for Decorating a Thanksgiving TAble
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1. Whenever possible I love to add greenery. I love the look of eucalyptus or greens gathered from the yard. It makes the table feel so fresh and adds pretty color. Another great option, for a modern touch, try putting succulents in one large rectangular or several small individual planters.

Tips for Decorating a Thanksgiving TAble
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2. Candlelight is one of my favorite ways to create a festive mood. Try mixing pretty votives with simple pillar candles amongst the greenery on the table.

3. I like to keep the dinnerware simple, clean and white. Minimal dinnerware allows for fun with other decorative elements on the table.

Tips for Decorating a Thanksgiving TAble
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4. For some shine and a pop of color, I love the idea of gold or copper flatware. It will dress up the table in an unexpected way.

5. In some cases you may wish to use a table runner. There are several pretty options for natural looking runners right now. I love this macrame runner for a bit of a bohemian vibe.

6. When serving appetizers, bread and main dishes, try mixing your serving trays to create variety at the table. I love the look of olive wood trays and bowls for an organic look, mixed in with polished marble trays.

7. With all these pretty items, it doesn’t take much to tie the table together, but a couple decorative accents will do the trick. For example, I found some gold, cubed salt and pepper shakers that are the perfect finishing touch.

the Thanksgiving Table, Table Decor Becki Owens

The Thanksgiving Table


I hope these 7 tips will be helpful to you as you are preparing for Thanksgiving. Just in time, William Sonoma is having 20% off all their dinnerware, flatware and tabletop with their Thanksgiving Tabletop Event. Plus, Crate and Barrel is having a dinnerware sale as well! Check them out and get great deals on all your Thanksgiving necessities. Have a wonderful Monday!


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