Looking for the best ideas for Thanksgiving table settings? Here are 35 Thanksgiving decorations, tablescapes, and DIY ideas to inspire your creativity.
Confession: I don’t like hosting formal sit-down dinners.
All the coordination that goes along with timing the meal while simultaneously entertaining guests…it’s exhausting just thinking about it.
But decorating for sit-down dinners, that’s a totally different story. I love pulling together tablescapes and creating DIY decorations to add to the table.
And when it comes to the holidays, I could look at ideas for Thanksgiving table settings all day long.
So, I went ahead and did just that the other day! And I pulled together the best Thanksgiving tablescapes, Thanksgiving decorations for the table, and Thanksgiving table settings all in one place.
I hope it leaves you as inspired as it has me.
35 Gorgeous Ideas for Thanksgiving Table Settings to Get You Inspired
Inexpensive Thanksgiving Table Decor Using Fresh Greenery
If your neck of the woods still has plenty of greenery available, you'll definitely want to take a look at these ideas for Thanksgiving table settings using inexpensive items you can find around your home or easily reuse any other time of the year.
Gold Thanksgiving Decor Ideas...on a Budget!
Bring out all the glitz and glamour with gold Thanksgiving decorations sourced straight from your own yard.
Learn what to look for when hunting your back yard for decor, and how to assemble it all into one gorgeous Thanksgiving table setting.
A Casual Thanksgiving Table Setting in Blue and Orange
This casual table setting is perfect for busy families with kids. The lush centerpieces are easy enough to DIY for your Thanksgiving table, and the blue and white Thanksgiving accents make the whole setup cozy and comfortable.
Once you see how these Thanksgiving table settings came together you’ll definitely be inspired to go make your own.
Vintage Inspired Thanksgiving Decorations
If you have a few vintage Thanksgiving decorations lying around, you’ll want to check out this tablescape that was inspired by a vintage lace runner.
It’s all about mixing vintage pieces, modern style, and seasonal decor in unexpected ways to create a truly unique table setting
Wood Chargers with Twinkling White Plates
So the setup shown here is definitely more Christmasy/wintery, but it could definitely work for Thanksgiving too.
And I’m totally loving the idea of putting twinkle lights between wood chargers and white plates. All you need is a small set of battery operated LED lights for each charger and you're set!
Rustic Simplicity: Custom Cut Thankful Place Cards
This is simplicity at it’s finest! While I love the ruffled burlap charger, it’s the place cards that really stole my heart.
The black is beautiful against a set of white plates, but you can also get them in white, gold, and rose gold too!
Minimal Place Settings with DIY Thanksgiving Place Cards
Don't be fooled by the simplicity of this place setting. It's full of goodness!
From the stacked paper punches to the embossed (yes, embossed) clothes pins, this is just enough detail to make each place setting perfect.
A Casual Table full of Texture
If you're a more is more kind of gal, then you're going to love this casual Thanksgiving table setting from Toni at Design Dazzle.
Just imagine a table full of so much fun and texture at each spot.
Gold and Green Glass Thanksgiving Table Setting
Shirley shares how to achieve this gorgeous high-end Thanksgiving table setting on a tiny budget.
I know I can't wait to go looking for those red leaf pumpkins!
DIY Placemats with Burlap and Permanent Marker
Carrie shows you how to make easy DIY placemats with burlap, stencils, and permanent markers, to create a simple, but eye-catching placemat for your Thanksgiving table setting.
Woodland Inspired Thanksgiving Table Decor
Brown, green, and white is one of my favorite Thanksgiving color combinations. It's just so crisp and natural.
Here, Amy uses the color combo to highlight woodland animals for Thanksgiving. What a fun spin on holiday decorating!
Simple Gold Thanksgiving Table
This beautiful gold Thanksgiving table is so quick to throw together, with the simplicity of gold linens and gold wishbone napkin rings taking center stage.
Following this setup, you'll have an elegant table along time to focus on the people you are spending dinner with instead of fussing with the decorations.
Printable Thanksgiving Utensil Holders
These printable Thanksgiving utensil holders add charming decorative detail while also serving a purpose.
Add just a few coordinating touches, like dried fall leaves and your Thanksgiving table will be set in no time.
Plaid and Gold with Fresh Herbs
This colorful modern tablescape is inspired by nature, with bundles of fresh herbs at each place setting and a simple wood tray of white pumpkins as a centerpiece.
DIY Thanksgiving Leaf Table Runner
The soft green hues of this table runner are perfect for Thanksgiving table settings, but you could just as easily adapt Amy's tutorial to fit your color scheme as well.
And the addition of a simple sage bundle on a black napkin at each place setting completes the look beautifully.
Farmhouse Mason Jars
Now, there are dozens of mason jar Thanksgiving centerpieces out there, but the cool tones and simple styling of this particular design makes the idea fresh again.
Blue Thanksgiving Table Settings - 3 Ways
The contrast of royal blue and sparkling gold really pop on this beautiful Thanksgiving table.
And to make it even more fun, Kenyatta shares three different place setting options that are all gorgeous and budget-friendly. Thank you Kenyatta!
Don't forget to also check out the gorgeous fabric wrapped DIY center piece that really sets the whole table off.
Simple Place Card Holders With Fresh Herbs & Flowers
Thanks Wine Bottle Centerpiece
This one’s for my fellow wine lovers.
I've made twine wrapped bottles before, and they take some patience. So if someone else is willing to do all the work of wrapping twine around the bottles neatly, I say let them go for it!
But whether you want to buy or DIY this Thanksgiving table centerpiece, don’t you just love the look of it?
Wood + Stone + Greenery
Again, we're bringing the outside in with ideas for Thanksgiving table settings that include leaves, wood and branches, and hand lettered stone place markers.
Is anybody else swooning?
How to Make a Stunning Thanksgiving Centerpiece
Lisa shares how to assemble your own Thanksgiving centerpiece using dried florals, dried colorful Indian corn and items you can find around your house.
To make it even easier, she shares essential design tips for creating centerpieces, so you can create something just a beautiful and unique.
Super Easy Dollar Store Thanksgiving Centerpiece
This quick and easy Thanksgiving centerpiece is made from dollar store flowers, pinecones, and acorns for a cute and seasonal decoration.
The Perfect Farmhouse Centerpiece
Mary's farmhouse centerpiece is filled with leaves, pine cones, pumpkins, and berries.
It's so stunning, you may want to make yours early in the fall and leave it out until Thanksgiving.
"Gather" Wreath Thanksgiving Table Napkins
I simply adore these cotton table napkins with their handmade wreath designs and the word 'gather' in the center.
They would blend in beautifully with any farmhouse inspired Thanksgiving table setting, and are neutral enough to be used other times during the year as well.
A Softer Thanksgiving Color Palette
Looking for something with a softer color than your typical fall jewel tones?
Add these little pumpkins down the center of your table for a lighter, brighter Thanksgiving table setting.
DIY Gourd Candles
This would seriously be the perfect addition to a simple, rustic Thanksgiving served outside. (Can you tell I'm jealous of those of you who have that option?)
Thanksgiving Paper Lanterns Centerpiece
Looking for something that is completely different than the typical Thanksgiving centerpiece of gourds and fall leaves?
I love the detailed designs on these paper lanterns. Can you just imagine how they would glow lined up down the center of your table?
Give Thanks Thanksgiving Centerpiece
Ashley shares how to take a simple white wood box and turn it into a beautiful Thanksgiving centerpiece.
Bonus: Adding the "Give Thanks" to the box is so much easier than it looks!
DIY Pumpkin Vases with Fresh Flowers
Using pumpkins as vases is classic. And I love how Stacey updates this traditional fall decor idea with white pumpkins and bright flowers. Definitely a fantastic idea for your Thanksgiving table settings.
Thanksgiving Centerpiece: Simple Fall Decor
Looking for a budget centerpiece to add to your Thanksgiving table setting?
Carrie shares how to use inexpensive grocery store finds to create a layered centerpiece that is full of color and texture.
Simple fall Pumpkins with a Color Twist
I never thought of this shade of teal as a fall color, but I love it paired with the rust and gold tones of this embroidered table runner.
It's a fantastic combination of traditional and casual.
Crafty Thanksgiving Place Cards
If you like to add a personal touch to your Thanksgiving Table Settings, then these crafty Thanksgiving place cards are perfect.
You could even customize the embellishments to match each of your guests personalities.
Simple & Stunning Place Card Template
Do you like easy?
It doesn't get much easier than this napkin wrap and place card combo...and the result is still beautiful!
Jessica has a printable template that you can use to add your guests names right from your computer. So simple. So perfectly perfect.
Wood Pumpkin Plate Chargers Placemat
For a more casual Thanksgiving table setting, this wood pumpkin plate charger is just too cute. I love the way that it's layered with plaid and burlap to create a modern country place setting.
Hand-Painted Thanksgiving Table Runner
How pretty is that Give Thanks hand lettering on this table runner? I'm so super jealous of those lettering skills!
If your talented like Jessica, then you should definitely check out how she stenciled the turkey onto the table runner before adding the words.
(In the meantime, I'm going to look into using some heat-transfer vinyl for my Cricut)
Faux Leather Thanksgiving Place Card
Adding leather to your table will make it instantly more lush, especially when decorated with gold pen like this pumpkin place card and napkin ring.
And if you're looking for something a bit different, Amy tried this and debossing techniques on other materials as well. Which one do you think flopped?
More Thanksgiving Inspiration
- 10 Tips to Make Thanksgiving so Much Easier
- Pine Cone Cheese Ball Recipe
- Huminta (Bolivian Corn Cake)
- White Wine Holiday Sangria with Cranberries
- How to Make Grilled Turkey for Thanksgiving
- Gorgeous Gold Thanksgiving decorations…straight from your backyard
Click here to see all the Thanksgiving parties, recipes, and crafts.
Now It’s Your Turn
Are you excited to get decorating for Thanksgiving yet? Which of these ideas for Thanksgiving table settings is your favorite?
I’d love to hear what you have to say in the comments!
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