Festive Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas Your Guests Will Absolutely Love

Pull out the Thanksgiving table decor — it’s time for dinner! Gathering with family and friends has finally become a reality for Thanksgiving this year, and while the year was difficult, you can still celebrate this time with your loved ones around a gorgeous, themed tablescape.

Whether you place faux pumpkins along table runners, use flannel tablecloths, or choose a turkey as a centerpiece, there’s no wrong way to decorate for the bittersweet end of the season. These are our themed recommendations for your Thanksgiving tablescapes!


Gourd Evening

Pumpkins aren’t out of season simply because Halloween is over — gourds are must-have table decor, especially for Thanksgiving tablescapes. You can go big and bold, using pumpkins as the main statement piece for the table, or choose smaller pumpkins to line a floral garland.

Turkey Table

Is it Thanksgiving if there aren’t any turkeys around? Even if you don’t eat turkey, you can decorate the center of the table with a cute figure of the iconic bird. If you don’t want to simply throw a turkey on the table and call it a day, choose a multi-purpose turkey, like this jar.

Gone Apple Picking

Add some fruit to the table. And think about it: it wouldn’t be a complete holiday without apple pie post-feast. Whether you show marble apples off with fall-inspired wicker balls, or invite nature in with a gold garland, they’re a fantastic focal point for table decor.

Have A Berry Good Thanksgiving

Bring life to the table! Bright berries and wine-red flowers pair nicely with the Thanksgiving sides. Cranberries, beets, and — of course — red wine all benefit from berry accents. Balance out brightness with neutral dinnerware, including white plates and polished silver.

Wheat & White

Fall definitely has gorgeous florals, but it’s not exactly known for its blooming bouquets. Wheat is subtle, dried table decor for a simplistic Thanksgiving tablescape. Add white to pair with wheat’s beige tones, a gold table runner, and speckled dinnerware, and you have a picture-perfect rustic tablescape.

Into the Woods

Nothing smells quite like Thanksgiving as crisp air post-rain. If you can’t get enough of the feelings the scent evokes, you can bring nature inside with nature decor. Choose a bark charger and gold, leaf-shaped napkin rings for a woodsy touch; go elegant with a stained-wood centerpiece bowl.

The Final Flannels

Flannel season is coming to an end as we stock up on staple jackets and rainwear to prep for the winter. Incorporate the texture and pattern into your Thanksgiving decor; table throws and runners are easy ways to celebrate the season’s staple. Add extras, like plates with fall birds, to finish the job.

Is It December Yet?

If you’re like me, you love Thanksgiving…but you’re also excited because it means December is right around the corner (hello, Christmas and 2022!). But I understand that it’s Thanksgiving, and we’re still grasping onto fall. Add white garlands and winter-inspired dinnerware, like this pine-tree salad plate, or add a pop of red with your napkins. We’re celebrating the soon-to-be snow!


What Thanksgiving tablescapes do you love? Any Thanksgiving table decor you’re incorporating for the holiday? Share with us in the comments!

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