A Feast for the Eyes: Tips for Thanksgiving Tablescapes

Written by Kaitlyn Rigling


Posted on November 07 2023

Your Thanksgiving celebration is the perfect opportunity to showcase your design skills with an eye-catching tablescape. A great tablescape will set the mood for your feast without interfering with conversation or dining. We love to keep things seasonally simple with a few well-chosen pieces.

Start with a simple yet classy table runner to define a space for food and décor. White is a great choice to set the foundation for a colorful meal and additional decorations because it goes with everything.

Next, define a special place for each guest with a placemat (we love neutrals for the entire fall season), and add a touch of elegance with charger plates. Especially if you have plain or neutral dinnerware, chargers will help elevate your table and add the perfect bit of glam to your setting without going overboard. This combo also provides extra protection to your table from spills and hot plates.

Finally, no tablescape is complete without a bit of mood lighting! Low candles are the ideal way to bring some extra ambiance to your Thanksgiving meal without blocking the view across the table. We particularly enjoy the rustic elegance of a tree branch candle holder because it ties in perfectly with a cozy fall scene. Plus, you don’t have to worry about dripping wax onto your table runner or side dishes.

Wooden Center Piece with Lantern

Especially if you’ve chosen neutral colors for your tablescape, feel free to serve your festive fare in colorful dishware that reflects the season. We love juicy pops of red, orange, and yellow to complement classic dishes.

Now that you have the base set for your Thanksgiving tablescape, you can move on to perfecting your feast!Pumpkin and Fall Decor