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15 Gorgeous Tablescapes to Inspire Your Thanksgiving Setting

Are you hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year? From traditional to unique, these tablescapes are next level.

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Rustic Farmhouse Country Table

We appreciate the simplicity of this country-chic Thanksgiving tablescape. White pumpkins are a welcomed diversion from traditional orange and they tie together perfectly with a burlap table runner, tan linen napkins and sweet touches like sage and acorns. We’re “dog-earring” this for our own setting this year! To make sure the day goes smoothly, here are 12 must-haves for a successful Thanksgiving.

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Seating for Four

Thanksgiving tablescapes are generally associated with large groups, but if it’s just the immediate family this year, you can still go ahead and make it extra-special. We love the array of mini pumpkins, intentional scatter of leaves and name-tag pumpkin place settings.

We love these name tags for Thanksgiving too. Buy them now on Amazon.

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An Outdoor Feast

Is there a more appropriate setting for a Thanksgiving feast than a rustic, wooden table among the autumn leaves? We love the bountiful floral arrangements that play up the colors and textures of the season. Decorate for Thanksgiving with this easy pumpkin craft.

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A Feast Among Fairy Lights

There’s something so welcoming about a table adorned with fairy lights. We love that this Thanksgiving table uses the itsy bitsy lights to accent the unexpected and refreshing blue table runner. Also be sure to check out our ultimate guide for holiday lighting.

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Nordic Table Concept

This airy Thanksgiving look is simple, minimal and absolutely gorgeous. We love the spread of muted, mini pumpkins, and the way the pale blue plates pop amid bases of white and tan on the table.

You may fall in love with this built-to-last DIY Viking long table.

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Setting in the Sunshine

Warmer climates can play up the outdoor Thanksgiving tablescape by adorning a long table with a floral “table runner” featuring deep reds that pop amid gorgeous greens. With so much light all around, darker linens will ground the setting nicely. These are the 100 must-do things to get your home ready for fall.

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Whimsical Wintergreen

We love utilizing decor that can last from Thanksgiving through Christmas, and wintergreen is one of those themes. Amid glowing candles and gold place settings, the garland looks fresh, bountiful and warm, just like autumn. These 100 activities will get you in the spirit of fall.

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Driftwood Dreams

Earthy yet airy, a worn piece of wood makes the perfect centerpiece for a Thanksgiving tablescape. Scatter seashells and sea glass for a beachy feel, go with a layer of moss for a woodsy look, opt for a display of succulents, or scatter a bit of it all for a boho vibe. The addition of feathers is another fun idea. These 40 kitchen organizing tips will help save your sanity during the holidays.

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Modern Relaxation

Go for a relaxed-meets-modern look this Thanksgiving with a white linen tablecloth that offers texture all on its own. Grey pottery and rose gold cutlery play up the modern vibes. Fit everyone around the table this Thanksgiving with these 10 tips.

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Macrame Table Runner

Macrame is a cozy textile that’s perfect for dressing up a Thanksgiving table. It adds a lovely texture, while the creamy color goes well with the earthy tones of autumn. Macrame may be the millennial DIY of the moment, but it dates back centuries!

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Gothic Table Setting

How inviting is this moody Thanksgiving table setting? The delicate china plates and crystal glasses are offset with black candles and amethyst geodes. We love these 17 Thanksgiving decorations from the past. How many do you remember?

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Rustic Table for Two

This might be the most beautiful Thanksgiving table for two we’ve ever seen! Everything from the moss-covered furniture to the delicate lace conjures up feelings of a romantic fairyland. Here are 10 non-traditional Thanksgiving traditions you could try this year.

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Desert Dining

Pay homage to your natural landscape if you live in the desert by decorating your Thanksgiving table with a sweet array of cacti in alternating heights. This tablescape is rustic, chic and beautifully unique for Thanksgiving. Check out these 17 vintage Thanksgiving decorations we love.

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Berry, Berry Beautiful

Berries, corn, sunflowers and colorful gourds come together to create a bountiful living table runner. We just love the relaxed look the place settings bring too, with varying items on each plate, from acorns to a single, stunning leaf. Make your home cozy with these 10 instant tricks.

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Delicately Decorated

Thanksgiving tablescapes can be beautifully busy. However, we love the look of this stripped-down setting that’s still superbly festive with colorful pumpkins, rowanberry branches, maple leaves, candles and flowers. And kids can be encouraged to help create the look.

Not hosting this year? Here’s how to be a good guest on Thanksgiving.

Alexa Erickson
Alexa is an experienced lifestyle and news writer, currently working with Reader's Digest, Shape Magazine and various other publications. She loves writing about her travels, health, wellness, home decor, food and drink, fashion, beauty and scientific news. Follow her traveling adventures on Instagram: @living_by_lex, send her a message: [email protected] and check out her website:

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