18 Totally Unexpected Ways To Do Thanksgiving
Because orange is so overplayed.
Published Nov 22, 2016 6:00 AM
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The best part of hosting Thanksgiving is spending time with friends and family. The second best part is decorating your tablescape. If you’re looking to rethink the traditional orange-hued table this year, we have plenty of proof that fall comes in a variety of colors and patterns. Here are 18 Thanksgiving tables that will inspire your fete and ease your hosting anxiety.
Using soft hues of greens and blues are a refreshing view on the Thanksgiving table. Pairing these colors with natural elements makes for a winning combination.
Stop into the grocery store and you can have a colorful and vibrant centerpiece using seasonal fruits and vegetables. We are also loving the black and white contrast to the pops of color.
For a coastal vibe, opt for a lighter look that keeps things calm—because calm is always a plus when family is in town.
Take inspiration from the changing leaves outside, and let it be the guide for your fall table décor. Warm reds, blushes, and pinks are beautiful and often overlooked fall colors.
China Blue There’s no better excuse to bring out the fine china than during Thanksgiving—even if it’s blue. This table is proof that blue fits right in with a dazzling array of other rustic hues.
Go for a sweet country look with black and white buffalo check. You can even up the ante with personalized monogram napkins to really give your table a tailored look.
If the weather permits, dining al fresco for Thanksgiving is a brilliant idea. Pairing the crisp autumn air with a festive table like this is even better.
Succulents make great table décor all year round. This green and burgundy combination is a breath of fresh air compared to the traditional orange we usually see for Thanksgiving.
It’s a traditional holiday, so why not go modern? Clean straight lines and symmetrical décor make this space cool and contemporary.
White and Wild
Using a white template for your table gives way to a bevy of colorful centerpiece ideas. Vibrant wildflowers give this table a warm, romantic feel.
A beautiful trifecta of copper, black, and green give way to a natural, earthy Thanksgiving table.
TonesImpress your guests with a welcoming placemat full of jewel-toned goodies. And you can write what you’re thankful for on the tablecloth.
All in the Details
Giving attention to detail pays off in this space. From the adorable gilded pomegranate name plates to the chalkboard sign, this is the perfect table for a memorable Friendsgiving.
Going for an elegant look can be intimidating, but the key is to pick a color palette and stick to it. Incorporating functional items with various heights and textures allow this table to be interesting without being overwhelming.
This setup is evidence that you don’t need a lot of frills to make for an inviting table. The low centerpiece offers the opportunity for discussion while the colorful table runner adds a unique punch of color.
A metal element might be just what your table needs. Here, copper plays off green and plaid for a combination that oozes fall chic.
A thin plaid throw makes an excellent table topper—it adds soft texture and pattern to your Thansgiving look.
Achieving a subtle boho look has never been easier. Fresh greenery, a pretty print table runner, and plenty of friends is all you need for a picture-perfect Thanksgiving.