I had a lot of fun pulling this post together, thinking about all the different combinations for creating a beautiful Thanksgiving tabletop. I ended up with 3 moodboards—a vibrant option, a Scandinavian-inspired option, and a luxe option. Check them out below.
Vibrant Thanksgiving Tabletop
What better way to celebrate a holiday about a bountiful harvest than with a vibrant tabletop full of beautiful florals and copper painted gourds?! I love the deep rich tones of this setup, and I think it would be pretty simple to pull together. I also like that it isn’t overly fancy or assuming and yet is still beautiful and special. The garlands are a fun addition for above a buffet area or a wall behind your table.
To recreate this look you would need gourds spray painted with copper paint, dyed fabric napkins, white dinnerware, lush florals in maroon, deep purple, and some fuchsia, and the diy ‘Give Thanks’ garland.
Scandinavian-inspired Thanksgiving Tabletop
Scandinavian design is all about the minimal approach with lots of black and white. I like the addition of a greenery garland to run down the center of the table, and the printable turkeys for the place cards are the perfect quirky touch. I am personally loving buffalo check right now, and I think it would make a great backdrop as a tablecloth for this particular set up.
To recreate this look you would need a buffalo check tablecloth, or a piece of fabric cut to size, a greenery garland, white plates, and the diy black turkey place cards. Pretty simple, really.
Luxe Thanksgiving Tabletop
Luxe, to me, means glamorous, upscale, a bit on the fancy side. I don’t think this particular set up is too fancy, but I do think it will make your guests feel important. The navy and gold really elevate the table, while the kraft paper placemat adds a bit of a playful touch for guests to think about, or even write down, what they are thankful for this year. The candles make the table feel a bit more intimate, especially since it gets dark so early these days.
To recreate this look you would need kraft paper cut into placemats, a sharpie marker to write on the placemats, navy blue napkins (cloth or paper), pumpkins spray painted gold for the place cards and the centerpiece, and white pillar candles.