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These trending Thanksgiving tablescape ideas are stunning (and easy to copy)

Thanksgiving will be here before you know it. Now is the perfect time to start planning out your decorations, ensuring your space feels warm, cozy, and welcoming for the season. If you plan to host family or friends this holiday, you’re probably already thinking about where everyone will sit, the best places to entertain, and how you want your decor to look for the big day.

There are some stunning Thanksgiving decoration ideas trending now on Instagram that you should take into consideration if you want to make a unique, show-stopping design. There is a little something for everyone depending on whether you prefer a sleek modern contemporary design, a traditional, rustic design, or anything in between. Here are a few of our favorites.

How to create a monochromatic Thanksgiving table

We are in love with this simple but elegant monochromatic farmhouse tablescape. It’s full of soft, inviting ivory and accented with wooden and muted gold accents to add a little visual interest that doesn’t detract from the single-toned theme. The taper candles, antique-looking stemware, and pumpkins of various sizes centered in the middle blend different textures and materials to make for a more complex design. If you love classic elegance, this table idea may be the one for you. If you don’t have ivory placemats, consider covering the table in a neutral tablecloth.

How to pull off a nontraditional Thanksgiving color palette

This French country-inspired table setting proves that the Thanksgiving color palette doesn’t need to be limited to classic earthy, fall colors. Here, the simple colors of navy, white, and sage green make for a more playful setting, and the rattan pumpkins and dried artichokes give a natural element to the table. Pair the place settings with colored glasses and add white napkins and small pumpkins throughout to offset the bold color.

Don’t forget about your pre-dinner game

Thanksgiving isn’t just about the table, although it is the star of the show. If you’re planning to entertain guests all day, you need to serve them food throughout the day so no one gets hangry smelling dinner cooking throughout the day. To keep your guests satiated, try making your own version of this grazing board filled with goodies from the season. It includes the traditional charcuterie elements of cheeses, meats, and crackers, but it also playfully adds marshmallow pumpkins, pumpkin pretzels, and seasonal dried fruits. This plate is a decoration itself.

How to bring together multiple patterns and colors

In this table setting, the jeweled tones all play together nicely from the gold table charger to the patterned pheasant plates to the embroidered napkins and flowers. Complementing these are the muted gold cutlery, green and brown glasses, and then a surprising pop of texture with the featured placemats. The soft textures and delicate details make for a space that feels formal, while the bright colors and playful animal print make it warm and inviting.

Thanksgiving is a time to bring together friends and family to enjoy a meal together, share holiday plans, and look forward to the new year ahead. These fun and thoughtful Thanksgiving designs can create an entertaining area that’s as playful or sophisticated as you’d like. The goal is to create a flow throughout the entire home, ensuring the themes, colors, and textures are cohesive throughout the kitchen, living room, bathrooms, and even guest bedrooms. You want people to feel comfortable and connected no matter where they are seated, and these ideas will go a long way to getting there.

Hosting Thanksgiving isn’t for the faint of heart. There’s so much planning, shopping, cleaning, decorating, and timing that goes into pulling off an effortless-looking event. At least when all the work is done, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy all your Thanksgiving decor for a few more days (until you start all over again for Christmas)!

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