Roasted chicken on a wooden table with sprigs of holly.

6 Tablescapes for Thanksgiving

It’s time for the dinner of the year, and while the turkey and stuffing may take center stage, your tablescape can impress even the pickiest of eaters. We’re sharing six gorgeous tablescapes you can recreate this year, no matter what your personal style. Read along for tips on how to make your table stand out this Thanksgiving!

minimalist modern glam

If you’re a minimalist through and through, a simplistic tablescape with a touch of glam will fit the bill. Pretty votive candles and tall candlesticks give height variance throughout the table. Matching gold silverware adds shine to a modern, black-and-white slate. We recommend adding something fresh to each seat, like a sprig of rosemary.

A black and gold christmas table setting in front of a christmas tree.
A table setting with plates and silverware on a pink tablecloth.

Antique Accents

Hello, pattern play! These antique-look floral plates combined with a luxe linen table cloth and wicker chargers are a boho dream. We especially love the wood-accented cutlery and muted floral arrangement. Recreate the look by mixing patterns, colors and textures in your dinnerware. Don’t be afraid to use something old, new, borrowed or blue!

Traditional Holiday Flair

If you consider yourself a Thanksgiving purist, this might be the tablescape for you! A cascade of pine branches is adorned with pinecones and a mix of pillar candles and tall tapered candles sets the scene for an elegant holiday dinner. We love the varying heights and contrasting black gloss plates with the warm wood table. A stunning tablescape doesn’t have to be complicated—and most of this can be found outside your door.

A christmas table setting with candles and place settings.
A table is set for a thanksgiving dinner.


In this tablescape, classic fall icons like pumpkins, gourds, burlap and leaves provide texture and color while a pop of robin egg blue adds a playful touch. Our pro tip? Use a large sheet of brown paper as your table cloth for the perfect layering and easy clean up!

moody dried florals

For those who thrive during daylight savings, a moody, dark scheme might be your M.O. A black table cloth is paired with deep emerald green textured plates. Dried floral arrangements fill the center of the table using white vases for a little contrast. We are loving the grasses and autumnal leaves that make this a uniquely spooky tablescape!

A table setting with a black tablecloth and candles.
A table set with plates and glasses in a field.

whimsical mixed and matched

Anything goes on a whimsical tablescape. Plates, glasses, and silverware are mixed and matched to create a colorful and exciting canvas for your meal. A white crochet table runner layered with gold candlesticks and vases make a cohesive look, then finish it off with a smattering of fresh tulips and lavender. We recommend swinging by your neighborhood thrift or antique store for truly unique pieces!