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Faux Eucalyptus Greenery Garland (same brand, but mine is last season) (similar) I Champagne Glasses I Tea Light Holders (mine are the hexagon shape) I Flameless Wax Dipped Tea Lights I Candle Sticks I Glass Candle Stick Holders (I have 4 of each height) (love this similar affordable gold one, affordable black) I Silverware I Vietri Chargers c/o I Napkins (color Belgian Flax) I Dining Dishes (affordable)
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Dining Room Table (full review here) I Globe Pendant Chandelier (full review here) I Dining Chairs I Cane Sideboard I Large Dough Bowl I Pinecones (from Whole Foods, similar) I Curtains
The area of our home I enjoy decorating most is certainly our formal dining room. Ever since meeting my husband at 16, I’ve dreamed up what our family dinners would look like especially around the holidays! Today I’m sharing a neutral fall tablescape that would be perfect for Thanksgiving dinning. We have our annual Friendsgiving coming up and I know that this is the tablescape I’ll be leveraging.
To start crafting your fall Thanksgiving tablescape, walk through the steps below.
Start with a base.
First, decide whether you’ll lay your decor on a tablecloth or on your bare table, like I did. For tablecloth options, I just saw a huge selection at my local HomeGoods, but if you’re in a pinch, I’ve linked some beautiful options in the widget below. This tablecloth is a beautiful, timeless grey option which would make any white dishes really pop.
If you’re using a tablecloth, make sure to steam or iron the pieces smooth so that wrinkles don’t distract from your pretty decor.
The second part of crafting your base involves deciding on what will run down the middle of your table. This is important as it creates a foundation for your decor. From faux greenery, chiffon material or a table runner, select the item you’ll run down the center of your dining room table.
For today’s look, I selected $23 faux eucalyptus greenery from Target. Super adorable and great quality! Mine is from two years ago, but this one is the same affordable brand and looks identical.
I also frequently use this $18 runner from Target or this chiffon runner from Etsy that we used for our wedding.
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Gather your supplies.
Now that you have a fresh base, gather the items you’ll consider leveraging for your fall Thanksgiving tablescape. Items include –
Basics: dishes, silverware, water glasses, napkins, runner, tablecloth
Up-level: chargers, napkin rings, champagne or wine glasses, individual menus, name cards, placemats
Decor: candlesticks, tealight candles, serveware, florals, greenery, pumpkins
There are so many options!
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Layer textures for an organic feel.
While pairing your supplies on your table to see what you like, make sure to layer textures. You’ll see that I layered fringed napkins onto a reclaimed wood table with soft greenery and metallic tea lights.
Mixing textures on your fall Thanksgiving tablescape, just like when decorating a room, allows for a polished, organic-feeling final look.
Mix height for dimension.
When decorating your dining table, remember to mix heights of different decorations for dimension. Candlesticks are such an easy way to do this, but you could also do this with fresh floral arrangements, wine glasses, dried plants, pedestals and more.
No matter what supplies and decorations you decide on, mix the heights to achieve some dimension.
I hope this provided inspiration for your fall Thanksgiving tablescape. Let me know if you have any other tips in the comment section below. Xo Mindy