It’s more important than ever to enjoy moments of beauty and celebration with family and friends. Here are 5 tips for styling your Thanksgiving table.
When it seems like everyone else is already geared toward Christmas; I’m still embracing the fall decor one more time. Thanksgiving often gets overlooked yet it’s a holiday with great meaning and rich in American history. I love to find any opportunity to Create a Lovely Tablescape and Thanksgiving is the perfect season for a well designed tablescape.
This year, Thanksgiving will be enjoyed at my parents home in Tennessee, but I’m still hosting a Friendsgiving with 7 ladies and I want our time together to be surrounded by comfort and beauty. So…in the middle of putting up the tree and hanging the stockings here are a few tips for styling your Thanksgiving table.
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Look to Nature
With Mother Nature putting on a colorful show, let’s start there for inspiration. I love bringing the outside in by foraging the back yard for branches and other finds. This year is no different, in fact my Thanksgiving Centerpiece is created with a mixture of foraging and $13 grocery store blooms.
Determine overall color palette
Consider the elements of How to Create a Lovely Tablescape when also creating your Thankskgving table setting. Bright but moody at the same time was the direction this year! I opted for neutral decor and moody table ware. I found these black plates at the Dollar Tree and the price…well, perfect.
Layer in textiles and linens
Normally I keep the wood table exposed, but this year I opted for a patterned linen. You could also use placemats to ground the look, layer your favorite dish ware on top, and add a pretty napkin for a fool-proof table setting look.
Add a simple centerpiece
This centerpiece was created from $13 grocery store florals and foraged branches and I show you how to make this simple arrangement here. Keep your floral centerpiece low so not to inhibit conversation across the table. Again, this does not have to be perfect; just create something and the best advice…don’t overthink it. Have fun!
Finish with simple decor touches
Use what you have; no need to run to the store to buy everything new. Brass candlesticks add warmth. You can purchase them new or find them at thrift stores. Even with decor still look to nature to keep everything cohesive. I added small pears and a Rosemary sprig to each place setting. These elements embrace simplicity.
I am loving this Table Cloth and couldn’t pass it up. Love all the life it adds to the table. Sometimes just a touch of pattern adds so much.
Can’t wait to hear about what you create for your table. Let me know – tag me @amelialawrence_design for a chance to be featured in our stories!
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