With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I thought I’d share some of my favorite table design tips for the holiday. I absolutely love dressing the table. It gives me an opportunity to add a bit of elegance to our usually, casual family dinners.
1.Determine Your Design Style
Rustic, modern, or as traditional as the image above- I always look through images to see what appeals to me and then I try my best to recreate the decor… on a budget of course! You can find a surprising number of inexpensive candle holders, place settings, and even glassware at your local arts & crafts store.
2 Natural Elements
Thanksgiving is all about celebrating nature’s bounty. Wooden candle holders, winter gourds, fresh flowers, or all of the above should appear somewhere on your table. This holiday is one of the few times in the year that I actually use fresh flowers. I’m absolutely horrible at caring for plants, but since I know it’s a temporary decoration, I don’t feel so bad when I finally manage to kill the unlucky flowers that were placed on my table. If you live in a place that has a produce store, or even at some local grocery stores, you can usually find inexpensive floral arrangements for your table.
3. Putting it All Together
Thanksgiving table decor doesn’t have to be too over the top or gaudy. Some people really are turned off by a table that screams kitschy Thanksgiving. I find myself gravitating more towards neutral palettes with pops of fall colors. I think that aesthetically it’s more appealing to everyone.
***One final note: cloth napkins are a must, and with all the awesome tutorials on napkin folding, it’s a sure fire way to impress your guests.
Happy Thanksgiving!!! I’d love to see some of your favorite table designs!