How To Decorate Your Table This Thanksgiving Season

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and I cannot believe it! I’ve been busy completing the One Room Challenge that I haven’t had time to really think about Thanksgiving and my plans for the food or decoration. What I do know is that I have so many tips and tricks on how to decorate a table for Thanksgiving that I want to share with you all. Decorating a table for Thanksgiving can be scary. I’m here to tell you not to be scared and that it’s fairly simple once you know how to do it correctly. It can range from a simple candle or adding color to going full out Thanksgiving fall decor.

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Here are my top tips on how to decorate a table for Thanksgiving this season:

1. Add Centerpieces

Lifestyle blogger Nicole Reid at Home on Poplar Creek shares how to decorate a table for Thanksgiving_centerpiece

If there is one thing you do this season, add a centerpiece to your Thanksgiving table! Place your favorite objects down the center of the table. Maybe add items like pinecones or leaves that vary in height. If you are feeling festive, create a pumpkin centerpiece life this one from Michele over at Sweet Threads Co. Create a centerpiece that is filled with fall colored flowers with pumpkins that fits your aesthetic (white, burnt orange, or more).

2. Play with color

Lifestyle blogger Nicole Reid at Home on Poplar Creek shares how to decorate a table for Thanksgiving_play with color

You shouldn’t be afraid to play with color this season. Instead of adding white plates or the Chinaware that you have had for years now, add a pale pink dinnerware to your table. It will bring a POP of color that you have been desiring. If you want a safer option, find dishes and silverware that have a hint of autumn colors to really give your family the festive Thanksgiving experience. 

3. Make Candles the Star of Your Table

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If you are looking for a rustic look, grab some candlesticks and fall-themed candle holder. It will make your entire dining room feel more like Thanksgiving. If you want a more intimate feel, candles create that moment when you are trying to add a fancy feel to your Thanksgiving dining decor (even if you are fancy all the time). Opt for unscented candles if you don’t want the scent to interfere with the food’s aroma. 

4. Add Greenery 

Lifestyle blogger Nicole Reid at Home on Poplar Creek shows how to add greenery to your table this Thanksgiving

Start by collecting your favorite herbs like rosemary, thyme, sage, or branches of ivy or other leaves to create an incredible Thanksgiving table decor! It’s also a cheap alternative to buying any fancy decor at your local store. If you decide to add a centerpiece of pine cones or a centerpiece of candles or other items that go with your color scheme, adding that pop of green will tie the entire table decor together. This great addition can turn an old table runner into something that you can mix and match with decor items that you already have. The greenery will help the other things on your table stand out and be the star of the show. Thank your greenery!

5. Napkin Rings to Decorate Your Thanksgiving Table

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You can add a new design element to your Thanksgiving table decor with festive napkin rings. Choose a design that you want to focus on, like something with autumn leaves or pumpkins. Make the napkin rings the statement piece of the table while buying them in gold. To make your dining table memorable, get cloth napkins instead of paper napkins. Make sure to match the napkin rings and cloth napkins with whatever color scheme you are trying to go with! 

This year, I will be adding a pop of color to my Thanksgiving table with gold napkin rings, some candle holders, and some greenery. It’s simple, yet elegant. What tips and tricks are you going to use to decorate your Thanksgiving table? Let me know in the comments!

Until next time,

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November 13, 2019

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