Happy Thanksgiving. I am hosting a few people for dinner this year so I want to have an amazing dining table. Have you been looking for beautiful ways to style your dining table for Thanksgiving? I have too! I have been scouring Pinterest for the best tables out there so I could create my own and share my ideas with you.
My first recommendation is to choose colors. Do you want something colorful? Or something neutral? It is OK to change your mind along the way. I went through several different ideas before I decided what I wanted to do. At first, I liked the neutral palette with cream plates, natural linens and greenery. Then, I started to lean towards more orange and yellow colors. Next, I really wanted some touches of blue. Finally, I decided on fall colors with some blue accents. Here is my progression and thought process along with a few of my favorite tables.
Choose a color palette
The picture above was the first one I found that appealed to me. I love the color palette and notice that the colors are very similar to the colors I use on my blog. I also like the texture of the linen combined with the smooth pumpkins. Try to incorporate different textures into your table decoration. You can use leaves, pumpkins, flowers, pine cones, or even fruit to add interest. Can you just smell those roses?
Neutral Palette with Greens
This table has my original vision with a neutral palette and touches of green. I like the idea of tucking a menu in the napkin. The gold chargers and gold rimmed glasses add some class. This table is naturally elegant without being fussy. The height of the center arrangement leaves plenty of room to see your guests across the table.
Neutral Palette with Greens and Rustic Elements
This is the second table I liked. Again it has the neutral palette. I like the rustic elements of the farm table and the lanterns paired with the formal white linen and fresh flowers. I also like the combination of metal accents with brass, bronze and silver candlesticks which gives this table an eclectic warmth. The candles give the arrangement height without being too bulky to see guests on the other side.
Warm Table with Amber Goblets
When I saw this table, I decided I wanted to incorporate more color. Even though I like the neutral palette, I love the cheeriness and warmth of this table. The amber goblets and colorful napkins spice up the solid white plates and flowers. The small floral runner in the center ties everything together perfectly.
Warm Table with a Touch of Blue
Blue and orange are opposites on the color wheel. Like red and green, they make a great combination. After seeing this picture, I know I want to have blue and orange. The flowers are so cheery. I like the touches of gold on the plates and the blue linen table runner grounding the center arrangement.
This table pictured above is my absolute favorite. This beautiful photograph as well as the first picture in this post are by Helen Norman and are used with permission. I love the combination of colors and the different patterns in the blue and white plates. The fruit down the center adds such warmth and the texture of the orange leaves against the blue glass vase is stunning. The grey linen table runner adds a nice contrast with all of the color.
My Thanksgiving Table
This is my final Thanksgiving table. I was able to use items I already owned which is a definite plus. I used some amber glassware and an amber salad bowl my parents received for their wedding present many decades ago. My plate collection is vast, so I mixed my plates until I found a combination I liked. I had made the burlap table runner previously. Fruit was added and I filled my vases with faux acorns. If you want more information on decorating tables or how to make a burlap table runner you can read my Harvest Party post here. Now that we have our table decorated, let’s figure out what we are cooking for dinner.
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