Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away and it’s one of my favorite holidays. The most comforting thing about any holiday we celebrate is the element of tradition. We always eat certain foods or decorate with certain seasonal items. But it can start to feel a little staid and boring if you’re not careful. Sometimes you’ve gotta shake it up! I’m always on the lookout for fresh ways to decorate, especially when it comes to the Thanksgiving table. Let’s check out these unconventional but equally beautiful ways to pamper your guests this fall.
Sarah Sherman Samuel‘s luxe dining room display looks so cozy and inviting with all the warm metallics and fur throws. I also love the touches of woodgrain and gold flatware.
Instead of a traditional centerpiece, why not do a cheese and charcuterie spread down the center of the table like Apartment 34? Get guests chatting over a selection of cheese, fruits, nuts, crackers, and more. It’s a simple display but absolutely beautiful.
On the opposite side of the spectrum is this lavish fuchsia tablescape by Chinoiserie Collective with fearlessly mismatched patterns and a crazy bold color scheme. I love the little pumpkins sprinkled throughout — and tiny bowls of candy corn!
At my house this year, I’m having a full-blown love affair with black dishes and flatware. But I can’t go without color, so I’ve arranged a few dozen plush pumpkins as a centerpiece down the center of the table.
This Style Me Pretty tablescape has a simple backdrop with a farmhouse table and all kinds of mix-and-match candelabras in differing metallic finishes. It’s filled in with metallic-rimmed goblets, simple white pumpkins, and delicate gold pumpkins.
Sugar & Cloth features an entirely edible centerpiece with this beautifully abundant mix of squash, citrus (LOVE!), pomegranates and rustic bread. Bonus: everything gets eaten and there’s less to clean up afterwards.
Another vote for simple-with-a-twist thanks to these pink pumpkins via SMP. If you love to DIY, look for old candlesticks at garage sales or thrift shops and spray-paint them to create a uniform color scheme.
Designlovefest‘s Thanksgiving table is California-chic and happy. Pops of mustard yellow and sage green blend perfectly with darker chocolate wood and warm metallics.
Ballard Designs’ blog How to Decorate features this lush Thanksgiving tabletop display. The blue accents feel unexpected against wood chargers and suede chairs. I feel like Robert Redford should be sitting at this table. (Now wouldn’t that be something to be thankful for?)
This would be an easy and fun DIY to make with older kiddos. Find a sturdy branch from one of your backyard trees, and paint a few acorns in different colors to create a happy centerpiece.
I hope you feel inspired by this little roundup! What are you planning for your Thanksgiving table this year? Share in the comments!