I say it every year, but it’s hard to believe that the holidays are almost here! While I won’t be hosting this year, I do love designing a beautiful table setting for my family to enjoy (and let’s be honest, myself!) and have been getting so much inspiration from these Thanksgiving tablescape ideas below. I’m not quite sure which direction I will take it in this year, but a few elements I always love including are lots of candles, fresh greenery, and a charger design that really makes the place setting pop. I’m always drawn to neutral colors and anything with a vintage-modern twist, so I’ve curated a collection of Thanksgiving tablescapes photos that resonated with my design aesthetic – and a few that are a bit different than what I normally gravitate toward, but that I still am drawing #majorinspo from. Use these photos as inspiration for your Thanksgiving tablescape and enjoy a festive celebration with your guests!
Heather Blue, Grey, and Copper
I love the soft tones here and how balanced it all feels. Every element complements the next seamlessly! I also love the thoughtful details, like the mini jars of apple butter at each setting, and more communal-feeling serving dishes for salt and pepper.
Rustic and Organic
The jute runner and the use of organic elements like those wood slabs, pinecones, and foliage make this textured table setting perfect for a more laid-back celebration.
Cream and Gold Thanksgiving Tablescape
Tablescape designs are so personal, and there’s no need to think you have to go all out – unless you want to! Try something simple and elegant like this table setting that features white pumpkins, dried hydrangea, and candles. Love!
Cotton and Buffalo Plaid
This modern farmhouse tablescape has lots of fun elements and the buffalo check makes a bold statement, but I am really enjoying the cotton stems and sprigs of fresh herbs at each place setting.
If only it were warm (and dry!) enough to host Thanksgiving outside where I live! I love this design – especially all of that gorgeous greenery. Buying bunches of greens is a great way to feature a statement-making centerpiece on your table, without dropping the big bucks on elaborate floral arrangements. Count me in!
Black and Gold Thanksgiving Tablescape
The contrast of the matte black plates and gold flatware is stunning – much like anything Sarah Sherman Samuel gets her hands on! I also love the simple place card accentuated with fresh fig and rosemary.
Copper Accents + Layers
I’m not shy about my strong dislike of orange pumpkins, so these heirloom ones are giving me life! They look amazing with the copper chargers and votives. There are so many fun textures and layers going on in this Thanksgiving tablescape.
Pops of Color
I love the pops of color here in the florals (from good ol’ Trader Joe’s!) and paired with everything else being so neutral, it’s elegant and not overwhelming.
Ah, this is just SO pretty! I am now totally convinced that I need a eucalyptus runner, can you blame me? This is such a perfect, seamless mix of modern, rustic, and timeless.
Light and Moody Thanksgiving Tablescape
While at first glance it might look like there is a lot going on here, it really is a simple set-up: dark foliage and white pumpkins scattered thoughtfully down the center of the table, simple dishes and linens, and modern touches like the matte black flatware and granite serving board. Looks amazing!
Dramatic Black and Wheat
I am all about decorating for the fall season with wheat, so naturally, I can not get enough of this tablescape design. The black runner, candles, and dishware are so cool and moody – this is a lot different than what I usually come up with for a Thanksgiving tablescape, but I love it none the less!
Fresh Greenery and Candlelight
Cheers to that lush greenery! I love this idea so much, and keeping the rest of the elements pared down with simple votives, a few white blooms, and non-fussy place settings. The gold chargers tie it all together, gorgeous!
A dreamy silk runner, rust-colored stemware, and the most beautiful outdoor setting. While this is a set-up for a wedding, there are still so many ideas you can pull from here and bring into your home for Thanksgiving.
The fall-inspired name card is so perfect for Thanksgiving, and I love how cost-effective it is too! If you gravitate toward the natural tones of this season, this tablescape is for you.
Simple Fall Elegance
Does anything bring more ambiance to a table than candlelight and some patio lights? I think not! While you most likely won’t be dining outdoors, you’ll have to rely solely on candles – the varied heights here keep it interesting and the longer length always looks so classic and elegant.
Which Thanksgiving tablescape is your favorite?