Bring on the Drama
Bring on the Green
Switch up your typical set of place card holders for this ultra-clever DIY, which comes with a less-than-traditional and very elevated twist. Not only will it lend a colorful detail to the table setting—ideal for those err on the monochromatic or minimalist side—but it can also double as a parting favor for guests.
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Pack on the Pattern
This year, there’s no such thing as too much pattern—in fact, the more you have, the better. Begin with a pre-established color scheme and allow that to give you the creative freedom to bring in an eclectic array of vibrantly printed dishware and linens. The key to making this all work? Not straying from your curated palette and sticking to a grounding hue (best reserved for the tablecloth) to solidify the setup.
Switch Up the Palette
Blush table linens only seem fitting for Thanksgiving this year. Not only is it a much-needed departure from the typical palette of moody burgundies or reds but, when paired with the appropriate florals and dinnerware, it has the ability to complement the traditional hues of the season. In this inspired setting, lustrous metallics and a quintessentially autumn-colored centerpiece are instantly elevated by the hue of the table linens.
See more of this charming fete on The House That Lars Built.
DIY a Centerpiece That Wows
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Make a Statement with the Unexpected
Standout table moments don’t necessarily have to embody the decor on the tabletop, per se. Wall decor, lighting, and even select furnishings can double as high-impact statements, which can completely transform a setting. In this colorfully vibrant dining room, bright blues steal the spotlight, effortlessly complementing the florals integrated in the centerpiece.
See the rest of this charming fete on Camille Styles.
Embrace the Edible
When all else fails (hey, not all of us are well-versed in the realm of floral arranging) opt for an edible one instead. The best part? Everyone will be too concerned with munching on the goodies to pay attention to the actual arrangement itself, so rest easy.
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Bring in Florals with Star Power
We’re all for occasionally eschewing tradition in lieu of a little something outside the box. Tired of the same old Thanksgiving color scheme? Take note from this colorful setup from Designlovefest, where a vibrant and overflowing centerpiece arrangement establishes a lush dynamic against its otherwise minimalist backdrop.
Trick the Eye
Small-space dwellers, this one’s for you. When hosting in a space with limited square footage, distract the eye with a beautifully homogenous palette elevated by leafy greens and a subtle hint of pattern. Case in point: this mini vignette, which boasts a hue so iconic, no one will notice the tight space it lives in.
Think Big…and Then Some
Rethink the Staples
Gourds and pumpkins in such inspired shades were more or less made for a Thanksgiving table. We can’t think of a more seasonally-fitting setup than one that features such a display, conveniently paired with a bare rustic table and delicate tableware. Crystal wine glasses, fine linens, and polished silverware lend an elegant touch that’s simply unparalleled.
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These DIY color-your-own placemats are essentially guaranteed to keep the little ones occupied for at least the first course of the meal. Line the kids’ table with these printables and pair with an abundant array of coloring utensils—stickers and three-dimensional add-ons are also highly encouraged.
Get the how-to on The House That Lars Built.
This story was published on November 2017, it has been updated with new information.
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