Setting a Thanksgiving table shouldn't be harder than cooking the meal! While some people go all out on their holiday decor, others prefer a more minimalistic and practical approach. No matter where you fall on that spectrum, having an awe-inspiring Thanksgiving tablescape is within reach and doesn't need to be insanely difficult or expensive to achieve.
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Simple Thanksgiving Table
There’s definitely something to be said for natural beauty. This table layers the simplest of elements and textures for a look that’s, well, simply beautiful. Pillar candles are surrounded by pears, apples, and fall leaves and white place settings are tied with humble string. You can shop for most of this tablescape at the grocery store!
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Coastal Thanksgiving Table
One doesn’t always think of the ocean when it comes to Thanksgiving, but this tablescape perfectly blends fall elements—like pumpkins, burlap, acorns and antlers—with coastal elements such as tiny starfish, shells, and a color palette that evokes the sea.
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Gold Thanksgiving Table
It’s amazing how gold spray paint transforms objects. Here, pumpkins and pine cones are given the Midas touch and displayed on a burlap runner along with gold berry vines and votive candle holders for a Thanksgiving table that really shines.Continue to 5 of 13 below.
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Kid-Friendly Thanksgiving Table
This is a great idea for a Thanksgiving table shared with children. There’s no need to worry about spills with this kraft paper tablecloth, and kids can even draw on it! Sweet striped napkins and mini pumpkins complete this kid-friendly look.
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Cozy Thanksgiving Table
Plaid is always a fall favorite. Here, two plaid throws are folded and used as table runners under a grouping of natural elements, such as pumpkins, wood slices and leafy boughs. This cozy look is perfect for a mountain retreat or a cabin in the woods.
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Country-Casual Thanksgiving Table
A farmhouse look is achieved on this Thanksgiving table through the use of casual country favorites such as sunflowers, white enamel, and bandanas used as napkins, proving that your table doesn’t have to be formal to be beautiful.
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Bright Thanksgiving Table
Color takes center stage on this table, with bright turquoise linens and blue mason jars complementing the orange pumpkins and berries, making them really pop. Layers of great texture on the chargers and in the runner that’s gathered down the center make the table feel more sumptuous.Continue to 9 of 13 below.
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Preppy Thanksgiving Table
This Thanksgiving table has a preppy look, thanks to the striped table runner and bright yellow napkins folded like bow ties. Blue mason jars filled with grocery store bouquets couple with mini pumpkins for a centerpiece that is effortless yet effective.
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Thanksgiving Table with Grocery Store Flowers
Many of us only have white dishes in the cupboard, but that’s all you need to create this beautiful table that works for any fall occasion. A runner down the center is topped with white pumpkins and candle holders, along with a trio of grocery store bouquets that provide the only color on the table.
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Modern Organic Thanksgiving Table
Who says Thanksgiving tables have to have pumpkins on them? This table is filled with modern, organic elements such as geometric shapes and patterns, trendy air plants, and even typographic place settings that evoke the sentiment of the holiday.Continue to 13 of 13 below.
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Modern Glam Thanksgiving Table
This modern, glam look is a non-traditional, yet memorable way to dress the Thanksgiving table. Deep purple linens feel rich and decadent and just happen to look great with glasses of red wine. The gold chargers and starburst napkin holders lend some bling, while the calla lilies are an unexpected but lovely choice for a centerpiece.