Thanksgiving is on its way. That’s why I inviting you into my dining room to share my cozy and inviting Thanksgiving table decor. I hope my space gives you inspiration and ideas to style your own holiday table.
And be sure to stay tuned to the end of this post. I’m giving away a $300 credit to Balsam Hill to help one of you add a little seasonal style to your home.
Cozy and Inviting Thanksgiving Table Decor
While I typically don’t host Thanksgiving, I do know a thing or two about styling a table. I’m excited to show you my setup and share a few tips and tricks along the way. I’ve also included a full source list for everything in this room at the end of the post. Looking for a source? Check there first.
Now let’s get going!
Thanksgiving Table Décor: Select a Centerpiece
Whenever I’m styling a table (or anything for that matter) I like to start with a color scheme in mind. For this particular table, I started with the colors in the Briarwood Cottage Garland (currently out of stock) as my jumping off point. I love the mix of greens, neutrals, and browns with that pop of bright, rusty orange.
While I’m typically not a big fan of faux florals, I could easily make an exception for this beauty. It’s beautifully made and the colors are just so yummy!
Speaking of decorating with garlands, adding one down the center of your table is one of the quickest and easiest ways to make a big statement with minimal effort. I love how this looks. There’s no need to spend big bucks on fresh flowers to line your table. This works great for Christmas as well; you can use an evergreen or pine garland for a more festive look.
Thanksgiving Table Décor: Place Settings
With the garland in place, I added in my place settings. Here I’m using this beautiful vintage set I found at a local antique store. I found this set back in February and I’ve been in love with it ever since. (Remember when I used the same set for my Garden-Inspired Spring Tablescape?) I think the gold accent is perfect for Thanksgiving. It adds warmth with a little sparkle.
In keeping with the gold theme, I added in some gold flatware and some vintage gold-rimmed glasses. My flatware is from West Elm though I don’t believe they sell the same style these days. This set is similar.
To tie the colors from my garland into my place setting, I found a beautiful plaid napkin from my personal collection. Then, as a finishing touch for my place setting, I added one of the mini pumpkins from the Tabletop Heirloom Pumpkin Collection.
And I would be remiss not to give a little shout-out to my Salted Caramel Apple Pie. I styled it on this table and it fit in beautifully. I have to say this is THE BEST apple pie I’ve ever eaten. I typically don’t make grand statements like that, but for this pie I’m making an exception.
Thanksgiving Table Décor: Beyond the Table
With my table set, I wanted to add a little coordinating decor to the sideboard that sits just behind my table. You’ll notice more of the Tabletop Heirloom Pumpkins along with some of the Rustic Heirloom Pumpkins. I love how realistic these look and that I can use them year after year.
Once again, I wanted to make that rusty orange color in the garland stand out, so I cut a few branches from a tree in my yard that had some similar tones. I just added them to a pitcher of water for a quick, easy, and free, fall arrangement.
If you’re not lucky enough to have the perfect color leaves in your backyard, I highly recommend these preserved fall leaf branches. I used them in my fall dining room décor. They still look as fresh and vibrant as the day I put them up.
With all of that in place, my table needed one final, but very important, finishing touch: candles.
Thanksgiving Table Décor: Add Candles
The glow of a flame is a must for any gathering. It adds warmth, light, and movement. For this table, I decided to use the Miracle Flame Wax Pillar Candles. This is my first experience using a faux flame candle and I must say, I really love the look and ease of using them.
Yes, nothing beats the glow and warmth of a real candle, but it’s so nice not having to worry about hot wax or the chance of setting something on fire. And to be honest, from a distance you wouldn’t even know these weren’t real. It’s even hard to tell in some of these photos.
As you can see, scattered down the table and across my sideboard these candles add the perfect amount of magic and welcoming glow.
And with that, I would say my table is ready! Cozy and Inviting Thanksgiving table complete. What do you think?
Now let’s talk about the giveaway.
Balsam Hill Giveaway!
This holiday season Balsam Hill asked me to be one of their brand ambassadors. I was so honored as I’m such a big fan of their products – especially their Christmas trees and décor. I always like to pass along my good fortune to you whenever I can so I asked if I could host a giveaway for my amazing audience and they said, “Yes!”
Let’s get into the details:
I’m giving away a $300 Balsam Hill credit to one lucky IBC reader!
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I hope you’re feeling inspired and a bit more equipped to tackle any holiday decorating project. I hope you found my space, along with the tips and tricks that I shared, to be helpful as you create your own intimate and cozy Thanksgiving celebration.
Fall Decorating Dining Room Sources:
Dining Table: Vintage
Chairs: At Home (no longer sold)
Tall Cabinet: Vintage
Dining Room Chandelier: Radcliffe 30″ Round Bare Bulb Chandelier (Oil-Rubbed Bronze)
Tall Lamps: HomeGoods
Fall Leaves: Preserved Oak Leaf Bunch (1/2 lbs)
Tabletop Pumpkins (Large and Mini): Tabletop Heirloom Pumpkin Collection
Heirloom Pumpkins: Rustic Heirloom Pumpkins
Miracle Flame Wax Piller Candles: Miracle Flame Wax Pillar Candles
Gold Rimmed Glassware: Vintage
Champagne Flutes: French Champagne Glasses
Rug: Medallion Border Area Rug in Rust