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Easy Thanksgiving Table Decorations for a Fabulous Feast

The turkey is no doubt important on Thanksgiving Day. However, the table is where loved ones gather around, and the time you spend decorating your holiday table will allow them to feel how thankful you are for each one. So, join us as we show off these easy Thanksgiving table decorations and thanksgiving tablescapes.Thanksgiving Tablescapes ideas for the holiday using pumpkins, candles, sunflowers, pies and more.

At our house, most major holidays are celebrated by preparing lots of food. After spending a day cooking, easy Thanksgiving table decorations are a must. So weeks before the event, I searched for simple festive table decor ideas.

I find that pumpkins are used in almost every Thanksgiving tablescape centerpiece. They might take center stage, but they don't steal the show. Table runners, napkins, and chargers also play a big part in adding color and texture.

Since I was searching for ideas then, you might like to see the Thanksgiving tables I found most inspiring and a few of my designs from years past.

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Thanksgiving Tablescapes

Let's begin by talking about an overall theme for these Thanksgiving decorations. I was looking for a country farmhouse look. A simple fall centerpiece and decorations using dishes and table setting items I already have around my home but gorgeous DIY Thanksgiving centerpieces.

Now beginning with pumpkins as centerpieces and buffalo check is a great place to start.

Easy Thanksgiving Table Decorations

Thanksgiving Tablescapes by Twisted Cotton Farmhouse with buffalo check and pumpkins
Photo courtesy: Twisted Cotton Farmhouse

Tiffany's table scape is simple but sophisticated. The black and white decor is classic. Individual messages on each plate allows loved ones gathered around the Thanksgiving dinner table to feel special in their own way.

White Pumpkins and Wheat Thanksgiving Table Decorations

Thanksgiving Tablescapes by The Girl On Waverley with neutrals and white pumpkins and mini pies
Photo Courtesy: The Girl on Waverly

Placing a stalk of wheat on each napkin is a great farmhouse touch to this neutral Thanksgiving tablescape.

The mini pies on a cake stand remind us of the Hygge Inspired Thanksgiving Table we set up.  Food is a great thing to incorporate into your decor.

Copper and Pumpkins Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving Tablescapes by Taya DiCarlo with shiplap chargers and rose colored metals
Photo Courtesy: Taya DiCarlo

Let's talk about eye-catching centerpieces like this gorgeous and easy Thanksgiving centerpiece. Mixing metals and glass with foliage and gourds makes this table exquisite.

Shiplap chargers topped with copper plates give this Thanksgiving table scape a farmhouse sophistication.

Thanksgiving Pie Centerpiece

Thanksgiving Tablescapes by Jenny Reimold with a farmhouse look
Photo Courtesy: Jenny Reimold

Jenny's Thanksgiving tablescape has beautiful colors! They aren't the traditional colors of fall but are more muted. The browns in the crate and the woven chargers are lighter. The oranges are gorgeous peaches and corals. And white pieces lighten up the whole set.

I particularly love the pumpkin pies in the place settings. Adding one pumpkin pie to each place setting provides the dessert and makes a cute decoration. You will see this idea on one of my tables at the end of this post.

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Pink Pumpkin Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Thanksgiving Tablescapes by Stay at Home Decor with sunflowers and thankful pumpkins
Photo Courtesy: Stay at Home Decor

Sunflowers that are blush and white give this table setting a dreamy look. The napkins are sweet, and the macrame table runner has precious lace detail. I love easy centerpieces where all you do is place pumpkins and flowers.

Also, look at the cute thankful pumpkin! Thankful encompasses what Thanksgiving is all about, and setting a pumpkin stating just that is perfect.

Tiny Pumpkin Place Settings

Thanksgiving Tablescapes by Husker Mamma with white pumpkins and eucalyptus

Gold is a beautiful accent color for a simple Thanksgiving table setting. Eucalyptus is also a farmhouse favorite!

The chargers used here with white mini pumpkins are totally adorable! It reminds us of our Small Pumpkins Decor post, which will give you loads more ideas with small pumpkins. There are many easy Thanksgiving table decorations in this post.

Dollar Store Thanksgiving Tablescape

Dollar store tablescape for Thanksgiving

These budget-friendly Dollar Tree fall decorating ideas are perfect for your Thanksgiving table. The Dollar Tree has lovely white dishes, clear glassware, and small pumpkins you can paint. Grab a gold charger to paint, a small pumpkin or two, and you have a gorgeous tablescape.

I found the dish towel and small wooden market sign at the dollar spot at Target.

Vintage Floral Centerpiece Thanksgiving Tablescape

Thanksgiving table decorations DIY

This Thanksgiving table decorations DIY project was probably the easiest design we created. The flower arrangement is an online company, and the envelopes I made from brown paper.

Add mini lights to your fresh flowers centerpiece, and your Thanksgiving table will sparkle.

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Natural Thanksgiving Table Setting

Thanksgiving Tablescapes by Salandro's Nest with pumpkins and garland
Photo courtesy: Salando's Nest

The rustic look of this table is so inviting. The garland connects each person at the table. I love using natural elements like pine cones that say harvest season.

Such great reminders on each of these plates. Grateful hearts will gather around this table indeed. All your family members will love this table.

Easy Vintage Farmhouse Table Setting

Hygge Thanksgiving table

If you love cozy vintage farmhouse style, you will love this hygge Thanksgiving table.

The place settings are easy as apple pie to create–literally. LOL! Simply purchase mini pies and wrap them in torn pieces of fabric. Add a dish towel under the plate; like magic, you are done. Also, note the place cards. Such an easy idea to add a touch of detail.

Talk about a simple table setting that has a warm and cozy feeling. Now all you need is the Thanksgiving menu.

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Conclusion

These Thanksgiving tablescapes are gorgeous and so inspiring. Bringing out the grateful spirit in your guests is a great goal this time of year. I love how the easy Thanksgiving centerpieces look fancy, but you know it simply places different things in the center of the table, like fall foliage, fresh fruits, heirloom pumpkin, taper candles, faux pumpkins, and more.

We have more for you in this Thanksgiving tablescape post if you're still looking for more table settings. So what are you thinking of creating for your Thanksgiving table this year? Did you find any Thanksgiving centerpiece ideas you like? Your family and friends will love your gorgeous tablescape.

We're thankful our paths have crossed with each one of you, and I hope you have a wonderful holiday.

Happy Decorating!

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Cindy

Tuesday 16th of October 2018

I’m doing Thanksgiving this year so I was already looking for ideas. Love the black-and-white, first one.