Thanksgiving Table Decor Ideas + Styling Tips

Thanksgiving Table Decor Ideas + Styling Tips for hosting a holiday dinner party, Friendsgiving celebration. Fall tablescape ideas, holiday tablescape ideas

I’ve styled many tablescapes here on the blog… and for many holidays and types of gatherings. But since Turkey Day is my jam, decorating a Thanksgiving table is truly my favorite. There are so many possibilities! So today, I wanted to share a few quick and easy table decor ideas and styling tips to help you put together the perfect table. Whether you’re hosting Friendsgiving, a huge Thanksgiving meal, or a simple fall-inspired dinner party, I hope these Thanksgiving table decor ideas help you out!

My Best Thanksgiving Table Decor Ideas and Styling Tips

Try a non-traditional color palette

One of my favorite Thanksgiving tables that I’ve styled is this pink one! I love how totally unexpected it is, which is always a fun surprise for guests.

Layer patterns, colors, and textures

If I have one Thanksgiving table decor idea for you, it’s to mix and match your table linens. There are so many ways to do that, too! For example, layering patterns is a fun way to style an eclectic tablescape. You can also play with fun, unexpected color palettes. Or simply layer different textures together if you want more of a minimalist aesthetic.

Don’t forget the centerpiece, even a simple one

As far as I’m concerned, a tablescape (even a simple one), is a necessary when setting a table. Not only does it make your table decor look more finished and professional, but it also beings a bit of life into the space. Plus, a centerpiece or flower arrangement is always a great conversation starter if things get awkward.

You can also forage for fall decor for your table in a pinch, too! This is a great way to save money while entertaining and use what you already have.

Mix metals

I know it is easy to stick to one metallic finish, but I urge you to try to mix it up instead! Using different finishes, helps to create a more interesting, complex aesthetic for your holiday table decor.

Include candlelight

And last but certainly not least in my Thanksgiving table decor ideas is to always include candlelight for ambiance! Taper candles are my absolute favorite for their drama, gorgeous drippiness, and the sheer array of beautiful candle holders currently on the market. But you can also use faux candles that flicker or even a string of tiny fairy lights.

Thanksgiving Table Decor Ideas + Styling Tips for hosting a holiday dinner party, Friendsgiving celebration. Fall tablescape ideas, holiday tablescape ideas

So what do you think of these Thanksgiving table decor ideas and styling tips?? If you have any to add, be sure to leave a comment! You’re always so helpful in inspiring me to try new things.

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Joanna Hawley-McBride is a Pacific Northwest digital influencer and former textile designer with an eye for beautiful things. Jojotastic is a lifestyle blog focused on Joanna’s work-in-progress home, interior styling, finding the best pair of underwear through #UnderwearThesis, and empowering women to explore nature — all in her signature unfiltered style.

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