October 11, 2019 | Tips & Style

Simple Thanksgiving Table Decor Ideas to Wow Your Guests

Whether you have one every year, or this year is your turn to host, putting on Thanksgiving dinner is a lot of work. So, from choosing appetizers to home decorations, the sooner you start the better. Considering that the food will be the highlight, whether at a sit-down dinner or on a grazing table, your Thanksgiving table decor should be one of the first things you consider. 

Try These Easy Thanksgiving Table Decor Ideas

It helps if you can decide on a theme and/or colour scheme for your table décor. Even if the following ideas don’t fit exactly with your décor, they can help you come up with your own ideas to give the celebration your personal touch.

Simple Thanksgiving Table Decor Ideas to Wow Your Guests

Choose a Tablecloth – This is not necessarily an “idea”, but your tablecloth is the basis for all your other table décor. Whether it’s a solid colour, or has a Thanksgiving theme, it can influence everything else you do on the dinner table. Of course, it must be clean and pressed. If you have a plain table cloth and don’t want to buy a new one, consider using table runners to add colour and dimension to the entire table.

Thanksgiving Centerpieces – With the tablecloth as your foundation, your centrepiece is the next most important consideration. 

  • Create a Tablescape – Your centrepiece doesn’t have to be a single decoration at the centre of the dining table. It can be an entire Thanksgiving “tablescape”.  
  • Get Creative With These Decorations – Depending on your theme or colour scheme, you can have table decorations that include fresh, seasonal flowers, traditional harvest fruits, like pumpkins and gourds; or more edible choices like apples and pears.
  • Have a Focal Point – Whether you have a single centrepiece, or you decorate the entire table, you can build up to a focal point of candles, flower displays or larger pieces of fruit. 
  • Add The Right Extras – Keep the decorations around the focal points seasonal too with items from your yard, like colourful autumn leaves, pine cones and even twigs and branches.

Dinnerware and Place Settings – If you have dinnerware in Thanksgiving colours or patterns, now’s the time to use it. If not, you don’t have to buy a new set. Give your place settings a stylish touch with cloth napkins set in Thanksgiving-themed napkin rings. And you can use your computer printer to create name cards with Thanksgiving graphics for each place setting.

We hope your Thanksgiving celebrations are everything you want them to be. And when everyone’s gone home, and your once spotless tablecloths and napkins are, well, not so spotless, let Parkers Dry Cleaning professionally clean and expertly press them so you’re ready to do it all again during the holiday season!

If you found this article helpful, check out our recent post “The Ultimate Table Setting Guide”. 

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