25 Best Thanksgiving Table Decor Ideas For A Festive Holiday

best thanksgiving table decor ideas

Looking for some fun and festive Thanksgiving table decor and centerpiece ideas to impress your guests this year? We have put together a collection of some fabulous ideas to help get you started. Get your creative juices flowing by thinking outside the box. Your dining table does not necessarily need to be formal and your color scheme can be mixed up from the traditional harvest-inspired palette.

By putting together a thoughtfully set table, not only will you elevate your meal, but you will also make your dinner guests feel extra festive. There are so many elements to putting together an attractive tablescape — beginning with a beautiful DIY Thanksgiving centerpiece. Add some charming fall-themed place cards, layering in a few pumpkin crafts, some fancy napkin rings, and some candlelight for the finishing touch. Adding these elements to your table will make for a magical and unforgettable dining experience.

Your Thanksgiving table setting can be sophisticated or rustic, glam or vintage, or understated and elegant. You may wish to switch up your color scheme to something more unexpected such as pastels, or bright pops of color. Whether you decide to go neutral, colorful, or rustic, it’s amazing how the right decor can transform your table into a warm and cozy setting.

Gathering together to share a delicious meal and celebrate thankfulness — it doesn’t get much better. Whether you’re having the whole family over this year or rounding up some of your besties for a Friendsgiving, we have plenty of table decorating inspiration for you below. Have a Happy Thanksgiving and don’t forget to save your favorite images to Pinterest!

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1. Harvest Centerpiece.

thanksgiving centerpiece idea with pumpkins and fall foliage

Create a beautiful harvest centerpiece that makes your dining space feel warm and cozy. Incorporate pumpkins, gourds, and colorful fall foliage to create an eye-catching display. (via @farmshenanigans)

2. Rustic Elegance.

gorgeous thanksgiving tablescape and centerpiece

This gorgeous tablescape and centerpiece features the rich colors of fall. A centerpiece of raffia (you can also use hay) is layered with fall leaves, colorful pumpkins, and taper candles. The feathers mixed with fall foliage in the vase add an eye-catching touch. You can also add other elements to your table such as wooden chargers, burlap runners, and even mason jar candle holders to create a rustic yet elegant look. (via @farmshenanigans)

3. Gold Accents.

Thanksgiving table setting with gold accents and pumpkins

This warm color palette incorporates gold accents such as tableware, goblets, pumpkins, and decorations to add a touch of sophistication to your table—layer in some complementary colors of browns, yellows, rusts, and greens for a beautiful look. We love how the LED grapevine pumpkins are mixed into the centerpiece, adding a festive glow. (via @hobbylobby)

4. Festive Thanksgiving Tablescape.

festive thanksgiving tablescape with a pumpkin and candle centerpiece

festive thanksgiving tablescape with a pumpkin and candle centerpiece

festive thanksgiving tablescape with a pumpkin and candle centerpiece

This pretty and festive dining room table features Thanksgiving decorations sourced from @hobbylobby. The centerpiece is adorned with an assortment of different shaped and textured pumpkins that have been arranged down the center of the table. Fresh fall flowers and tea light candles are mixed in for the finishing touches. (via @nissalynninteriors)

5. DIY Kraft Paper Table Runner.

DIY kraft paper table runner

Lay out a tablecloth that features Thanksgiving-inspired words such as “Eat. Drink. Be Thankful.” or “Give Thanks” to remind your dinner guests of the true meaning of Thanksgiving. TIP: You can do a similar tablecloth with the words “Eat. Drink. Be Merry.” for Christmas. (via @zoandjordan)

6. Neutral Thanksgiving Tablescape.

neutral thanksgiving tablescape

neutral thanksgiving centerpiece idea

neutral thanksgiving place setting idea

Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with this gorgeous and elegant tablescape. This table features a centerpiece of Indian corn, white taper candles, pine cones, small white pumpkins, and shelled walnuts for a festive celebration. The beautiful place settings feature a mix of white and gold for some holiday sparkle. (via @dining_delight)

7. Cozy Neutral Thanksgiving Table.

cozy neutral thanksgiving table with a scroll on the wall

cozy neutral thanksgiving table with a wreath on the chair back

The “May our hearts be full of Thanks & Giving” scroll on the wall was found at @zoandjordan. The chandelier is the Winton Chandelier in Weathered Pine by Craftsmade Brands. The dining chairs are from Pier 1. For a “winter fresh style”, secure a simple wreath with twine or ribbon to your chair backs. The wreaths can also be used to transition right through Christmas. The chair cushion is from HomeGoods. TIP: Create a DIY flocked wreath for a wintry look using Santa Snow Spray. (via @myseattlefarmhouse)

8. Elegant Outdoor Tablescape.

thanksgiving decorated outdoor dining table

If you are lucky enough to live somewhere where the climate allows you to celebrate the season outdoors, then why not take the festivities outside? Glass vases of fresh flowers are used to inspire the centerpiece of the outdoor dining table. Brass candle holders with gray taper candles add a touch of elegance. (via @college_housewife)

9. Rustic-Glam Tablescape.

rustic glam dining table centerpiece

rustic glam dining table centerpiece

We love the natural elements on this dining table from the wood bark slices (@worldmarket) to the pinecones and eucalyptus branches. Infuse in some holiday magic with white taper candles, mercury glass votives, and birch bark pillar candles. The wine glasses are from Bed Bath & Beyond. (via @ashley.joyfullygrowing)

10. Thanksgiving Al Fresco.

gorgeous thanksgiving table outdoors

Go the extra mile this Thanksgiving by putting together gorgeous table decorations to impress your dinner guests. If the weather cooperates, set your table in the great outdoors. This stunning tablescape features plates from @hobbylobby and napkins from @solinohome. (via @giggleliving)

11. Beautiful Autumnal Tones.

thanksgiving dining table with autumn hues

thanksgiving dining table with autumn hues

thanksgiving dining table place setting with autumn hues

thanksgiving dining table with autumn hues

This gorgeous harvest tablescape features pumpkins, candles, and linens that create the coziest dining space. The table linens were sourced from @linentales, while the plates are from Target. The paint color on the walls is Origami White by Sherwin-Williams. (via @theresachristinehome)

12. Pretty In Pastels.

thanksgiving dining table decorations with a pastel color palette

thanksgiving dining table decorations with a pastel color palette

thanksgiving dining table decorations with a pastel color palette

A pumpkin centerpiece is the inspiration for this tablescape, creating a cozy table for Thanksgiving dinner. This dining table features a non-traditional Thanksgiving color scheme that features a mixture of minty-eucalyptus green and peachy-pumpkin orange. (via @dining_delight)

13. Thanksgiving Table With Hygge Vibes.

farmhouse style thanksgiving table decorations

farmhouse style thanksgiving table decorations

This cozy table setting is loaded with warmth, featuring an array of beautiful pumpkins, acorns, eucalyptus leaves, and white taper candles for a festive glow. The chandelier is adorned with faux fall branches for an extra seasonal touch. (via @houseonlouisemeadow)

14. Farmhouse Thanksgiving Table.

farmhouse thanksgiving table

This cozy farmhouse-style tablescape features faux leaves, pumpkins, and seagrass placemats that make this space feel warm and cozy. To re-create this table setting, begin with a base of mini boo white pumpkins, faux leaves, and florals for the centerpiece. Layer in some gold taper candlesticks at varied heights for visual interest. Add glassware — this table features a smoky grey vintage-inspired glass for a curated look. For the place settings, top each plate with a faux pear. Use could also use other harvest-inspired elements such as apples, leaves, or mini gourds. (via @ourfergusonfarmhouse)

15. Pastel Thanksgiving Tablescape.

thanksgiving dining table decor with a pastel color palette of florals and pumpkins

thanksgiving dining table place setting with a pastel color palette of florals and pumpkins

thanksgiving dining table decor with a pastel color palette of florals and pumpkins

This dining table features dry florals mixed with @walmart finds, including gold beaded chargers, plates, and flatware. Mix in various faux pumpkins, pinecones, and mercury glass votives for the finishing touches. (via @the.pink.dream)

16. Farmhouse-Inspired Table Centerpiece.

farmhouse dining table centerpiece for thanksgiving

This warm and inviting dining table features a kraft paper table runner layers with pumpkins, berries, antler decor (similar can be found at Pottery Barn), lanterns, and gold taper candles. The place settings feature ceramic plates, “Grateful” plates, “Thankful” napkins, gold flatware, and place cards tied with dried wheat bundles. (via @sbkliving)

17. Elegant Thanksgiving Tablescape.

elegant thanksgiving tablescape with a garland centerpiece

elegant thanksgiving tablescape

This rustic yet elegant tablescape was designed to easily transition from Thanksgiving to Christmas with black and gold accents. The table features elements including a centerpiece of garland, layered with mercury glass votives and white taper candles. The table was sourced from from @livingspaces. (via @stephaniecameroninteriors)

18. Copper Accents.

thanksgiving dining table with copper accents

Add copper elements, such as napkin rings and utensils, for a warm and stylish look. (via @farmhouseismystyle)

19. DIY Hand-Painted Place Cards.

beautiful thanksgiving table with a long centerpiece

beautiful thanksgiving table with hand-painted place cards

This beautiful Thanksgiving table features hand-painted place cards that will make the evening personalized and special for each of your dinner guests. The elegant white taper candles help to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. (via @littlesquaresofjoy)

20. Beautiful Chrismagiving Tablescape.

Christmas and Thanksgiving dining table setting

This gorgeous classy, warm, and inviting dining table was decorated to transition from Thanksgiving into Christmas. The oranges and cinnamon theme along with the twinkly tree in the background adds a magical vibe that is perfect for the holiday season. (via @littlehouseonchestnut)

21. A Memorable Thanksgiving Tablescape.

thanksgiving table centerpiece idea

thanksgiving place table setting

Encourage guests to write down what they’re thankful for on small notes placed at each table setting. Place them in a gratitude jar as a meaningful and interactive centerpiece. Before the meal, have everyone pull out a card from the jar and read it. (via @gardenstudiodesign)

22. Simple Table Decor.

simple thanksgiving dining table decor

This Thanksgiving centerpiece features simple decor, including a eucalyptus garland and a trio of vases with pampas. The table setting has white plates, plaid napkins, faux mini-white pumpkins, gold flatware, and squared wine glasses.  (via @jensgatheringnest)

23. Thanksgiving Table With Natural Elements.

thanksgiving table with natural elements

This cozy dining table features a casual atmosphere that is perfect for a low-key Thanksgiving. The bay leaf garland centerpiece was sourced from Pottery Barn. The dining table can be purchased through @dutchcrafters. (via @shiplapandshells)

24. Brown & Cream Color Scheme.

festive thanksgiving table decor with a brown and cream color palette

festive thanksgiving place setting with a brown and cream color palette

This beautiful and inviting table setting features a warm autumnal color palette of brown and cream. The table runner and placemat combo is a lovely touch. (via @lonefoxhome)

25. Rustic Woodland Scene.

rustic woodland themed place setting for thanksgiving

This stunning woodland-inspired table setting will leave your Thanksgiving guests feeling like they’ve stepped into a cozy, enchanted forest of seasonal delight. (via @polohousestyle)

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