30 Amazing DIY Decor Ideas For Your Thanksgiving Dining Table

thanksgiving dining table decorating ideas

Bring harvest vibes to your Thanksgiving dining table this year by decorating with seasonally inspired decor to the delight of your dinner guests. Thanksgiving will be here soon, and with it, comes the wonderful season of gathering around the table. No matter how big or small, you can create an inviting and memorable table with just a few embellishments.

To create the perfect Thanksgiving centerpiece, there are a variety of ideas depending on your style preferences — from a simple bouquet to a rich, autumnal color scheme. For a festive centerpiece, try mixing fresh olive branches with pumpkins and faux ginkgo fall garlands. This will give you a simple yet vibrant Thanksgiving tablescape. Be sure to add candles into the mix for a wonderful ambiance.

Have a look below for some fabulous ideas that we have gathered together for you to decorate your own dining table to wow your guests. Underneath each of the images are further details on how to re-create the looks with links to each of the Instagrammer accounts. While you are there, be sure to give us a follow, @onekindesign.

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1. Beautiful Tablescape. This beautifully styled table features chippy acorns, and layers of plates at each place setting with napkins set on top. The faux cake by @everythingdawn provides a nice finishing touch and can be switched out with a real one on Thanksgiving Day. TIP: When decorating your dining room for Thanksgiving, try adding a touch of festive decor to your chandelier such as garlands and faux branches. (via @amywilsondesigns)


2. Pumpkin Patch. This gorgeous table features faux maple leaves for the centerpiece, which can be found at your local art supply store, ie., Michaels, or JoAnn’s. Taper candles bring in some holiday magic to this simple tablescape. A pumpkin pie dish adds the perfect touch to elevate your dining table. A similar dish is made by Le Creuset, or try sourcing from Marshalls, Kohls, or TJMaxx. A similar “Pumpkin Patch” sign can be found at Kirkland’s or Etsy. Wood slices help to elevate a trio of pumpkins on the console table, while also providing a rustic touch. (via @miennes.home)



3. Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice. If you live somewhere with warmer weather, try taking your Thanksgiving tablescape outdoors this season. Use a real or faux white pumpkin as your centerpiece fill with seasonal flowers. TIP: To keep the flowers fresh, be sure to add a glass of water to the base of the pumpkin. At each of the place settings, a faux white candle is adorned with an autumn-hued fabric tied in a bow for an extra special touch. The wine glasses are from @lenox. (via @onassisandclaire)


4. Easy Thanksgiving Tablescape. This beautiful dining table features a soothing color palette. A garland centerpiece of fall greenery including faux Lambs Ear is accented with stacks of green and white pumpkins in varying shapes and sizes. Glass hurricane candle holders bring in some evening-time ambiance. (via @willowbloomhome)


5. Festive Thanksgiving Table. This gorgeous table features a centerpiece of stems, gourds, and candlesticks. A burlap runner helps to highlight the decorations while providing an autumnal touch. The glassware, plates, napkins, and cutlery are all from Lenox. (via @lenox)



6. Farmhouse Thanksgiving Table. This beautiful tablescape features a palette of blacks, neutrals, golds, and plenty of texture. The decorations on this table include gold flatware, ceramic plates, a mix of “thankful” and “grateful” plates, deer antler picks, berries, lanterns, pumpkins, taper candles, and mason jars for water glasses. (via @sbkliving)


7. Farmhouse-Inspiring Dining Table. Adorn your table with rustic touches, including pears, burlap, and faux hydrangea picks. TIP: Instead of the hydrangeas, try magnolia leaves for a beautiful rustic touch to your centerpiece decor. (via @julie.thedesigntwins)


8. Wintery Tablescape. If you are wanting to transition your dining table into Christmas right after Thanksgiving, try a more wintery theme. This table is pre-set before Thanksgiving, this way you are not stressing at the last minute to decorate your table. When your dinner guests arrive, simply remove the salad plate that holds the decor and the table is ready to use. If your centerpiece decor is blocking conversation, simply remove any bulky decor. For this winter tablescape theme, the blogger removes here two tall evergreen trees before sitting down for dinner. (via @julie.thedesigntwins)

thanksgiving table decorated with a mix of pumpkins and flowers

9. Harvest Table Setting. This beautiful yet simple tablescape features a mix of pumpkins and flowers. The checked tablecloth adds the perfect backdrop for the pretty dishes and the gorgeous floral centerpiece. (via @hymnsandhome)


10. Happy Harvest. White plates are stacked on top of wood chargers and complimented by small pumpkins and black and white checked napkins. A beautiful garland adorns the centerpiece of this tablescape, layered with candles and a vase of faux flowers (fresh is also a nice idea to bring in some color and scent). The wood pumpkin on the table is from @loris.place. The “Happy Harvest” sign is from @adamsandcompany. The faux stems decorating the chandelier were sourced from Utah-based home decor store @cominghomestores. (via @amywilsondesigns)


11. Fabulous Thanksgiving Tablescape. A trio of pumpkins is the main centerpiece of this elegant tablescape. They are called Black Futsu Squash — an heirloom Japanese pumpkin with an amazing texture and color. Tall taper candles provide a wonderful ambiance. Pinecones are the perfect (and free if gathered outdoors) accent to compliment any holiday table decor. Each bowl is decorated with a pinecone. TIP: Use budget-friendly pinecones for place tags at each table setting. To do this, simply add names to card stock, punch a hole in the corner and tie it with ribbon, yarn, or twine and secure it to the pinecones. (via @houseonheatherfield)


12. Fruit And Pumpkin Tablescape. This tablescape and place settings feel so warm and welcoming. A mix of fruits such as apples, pomegranates, grapes, pears, and oranges is mixed with greenery, white pillar candles, and a large pumpkin in the center. Wood slices underneath the centerpiece help elevate decorative items. (via @sagelantern)




13. Tasteful Holiday Tablescape. This inspiring table is decorated with a Japanese style of floral arrangement called “ikebana”. The most distinctive feature of this design is the use of a wide array of materials including beautiful blooming flowers, branches, stems, leaves, and mosses that are often arranged to be juxtaposed in scale, color and texture. Thankful cards are used at each place setting (find printable online), along with individualized charcuterie boards. (via @jesspirrophoto for @gardenstudiodesign)


14. Dreamy Thanksgiving Tablescape. This stunning dining table features Hot Skwash silk velvet pumpkins with feathers and crystals mixed with faux hydrangeas and a few vintage finds such as the French statue. Similar statues can be found scouring your local antique shops, eBay, or Etsy. Tall candle stick holders bring elegance and ambiance to this fabulous tablescape. (via @kimk.styledwithlace)

floral pumpkin centerpiece on a Thanksgiving decorated table

15. Pumpkin Floral Arrangement. Use a fresh pumpkin and carve out the center for a beautiful table centerpiece filled with fresh flowers. (via @asimplystylednest)


16. Fruit Centerpiece. This natural centerpiece features an array of fruits — red and green apples, green grapes, pears, and pomegranates. Green eucalyptus leaves are layered into the centerpiece to add texture and color. Brass candlesticks bring a hint of elegance to this beautiful tablescape. (via @toni_marianna)


17. Blue And White Tablescape. This table setting is absolutely beautiful with the blue and white color scheme carried over to the fall pumpkins. The chinoiserie pumpkins are by @toddevents / @avantgardenbytodd. They are a perfect match with the Blue Garden Collection Vintage China, Blue Fleur de Lis Chargers, Goa Flatware in Brushed 24k Gold/Blue, Early American Pressed Glass Goblets, and Antique Crystal Salt Cellars — all sourced from Casa de Perrin. (via @casadeperrin)


18. Autumnal Tablescape. This enchanting table setting features muted hues and a serene ambiance. The centerpiece is illuminated by candlelight. At each place setting, antique books are held open by soft pink pumpkins. (via Photo: @stephanie.w.steele / Stylist: @melissa.s.smith)


19. Festive Dining Table. This beautifully styled tablescape features a pumpkin centerpiece filled with a bouquet of autumnal flowers. White pumpkins, wood slices (to elevate the pumpkins), candles, and sprigs of lambs ear add decorative accents atop a burlap table runner. (via @rainbootsandrenovations)


20. Rustic-Refined Thanksgiving Table. This rustic yet refined table features the @spodeus Woodland dinnerware framed by feather placemats to bring a unique personality to the table. The centerpiece features fragrant bay leaves mixed with freshly cut flowers and berries and flameless tealights. (via @j.cathell)




21. Cornucopia Centerpiece. This Thanksgiving tablescape brings a neutral shimmer to the dining room. The Cornucopia centerpiece can easily be switched out for a few Wintry trees for a Christmas-themed table for the holidays. The wood candlesticks were sourced from @krumpetshomedecor, while the wreath is from @dudneydesigns. The chandelier is from @potterybarn. (via @simple.joy.at.home)


22. Floral Pumpkin Centerpiece. Fresh fall-inspired florals fill a real pumpkin, making a statement-making centerpiece. To re-create, you will need to gut your pumpkin (or use a faux pumpkin). Be sure to trim the stems of your flowers to size to fit nicely into the pumpkin. To keep the flowers fresh, place a bowl with Oasis in it at the bottom of the pumpkin. Oasis is a water reservoir that keeps floral foam securely in place. (via @melissa.s.smith for @victoriamagazine)


23. Harvest Tablescape. A large wood charcuterie board provides the base of the centerpiece, topped with a faux white pumpkin filled with faux florals. A wreath surrounds the pumpkin for texture and autumnal color. Large candleholders accent either side of the centerpiece for ambiance. Most of the decor on this holiday table was sourced from @jcpenny. (via @hipandhumblestyle)


24. Thanksgiving Table Inspiration. This beautiful dining table features a mix of greens, browns, and creams. Thrifted transferware is mixed with newer pieces for a rustic theme. ⁣⁣The placemats are from Pier 1. Layered plates are topped with napkins that are accented with cinnamon sticks. Hammered copper mugs from Pier 1 add a beautiful finishing touch.  (via @home.on.a.hilltop)



25. Inviting Thanksgiving Table. To create a warm and welcoming table, this Instagrammer used vintage candlesticks with caramel-colored candles for ambiance. This table features layers of texture, including leaves, pumpkins, handwoven placemats, stacked plates, and vintage books. Add some throws onto your chairs to lend a feeling of coziness to your space. (via @littlehouseonchestnut)


26. Simple Yet Elegant Tablescape. The centerpiece of this dining table is simple yet beautiful, featuring varying sizes of white faux pumpkins, small orange pumpkins, fall leaves, sprigs of faux greens, and tall candlesticks. Each place setting is topped with a small orange pumpkin. TIP: Use twine to affix a name place card to each of the pumpkins. Fold in half to leave a special message inside for what you are grateful for to each of your guests. (via @homeonnativetrail)


27. Beautifully Styled Table. This elegant tablescape mixes Thanksgiving with Christmas. The centerpiece features multi-hued pumpkins layered on pine branches. Brass candlesticks with white pillar candles provide a magical ambiance, especially with the twinkles from a Christmas tree in the background. (via @simple_and_lovely)


28. White Pumpkin Tablescape. This beautiful centerpiece is simple to put together and very budget-friendly. A mix of stems and gold berries was sourced from @michaelsstores. Layer in some greenery and copper mugs from @coppercure to tie it all together. The placements are from Walmart and the runner is from Michaels. (via @country_dog_homes)



29. A Farmhouse Thanksgiving. This beautiful rustic table is adorned with a variety of autumnal hues, including faux orange pumpkins mixed with fresh eucalyptus. Copper tea kettles provide a unique accent and warmth to the table. Each place setting features a vintage book as the placemat, layered with a white plate, a plaid napkin, and a small pumpkin on top. (via @cottonwoodacres)



30. Clean & Chic Tablescape. This table features a beautiful display of greenery and natural textures. It’s elegant yet cozy with all of the various candles, lanterns, and stylish place settings.  (via @maisondecinq)

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