The One-Stop-Shop Approach to Decorating for Thanksgiving
It’s that time of year again: Family and friends gathered around a beautiful table to give thanks and share a beautiful meal. I love decorating and entertaining for the holidays, but am always looking for ways to cut down on the preparation stress that accompanies the holiday season, while still throwing an incredible holiday extravaganza!
This year for Thanksgiving, I’ve turned to Amazon to be my one-stop-shop for crafting a beautiful modern, rustic holiday tablescape. From turkey-prep necessities and eclectic dishware to silk Fall floral arrangements, candles, extra seating and other holiday decor: Here’s everything that’s going on my Thanksgiving table this year:
Quick Tips for an Elevated Thanksgiving Table
Keep these 5 tips in mind to help you tailor your elegant Thanksgiving table.
Cozy Linen Layers: One thing that will instantly elevate your Thanksgiving table are layers of textured table linens: Look for linen napkins, tablecloths, and table runners, coasters, and placemats in your desired color palette. Which brings us to our next tip:
Get Creative with Color: Don’t feel confined to having to use orange, yellow, and red because they are “Fall Colors.” Consider experimenting with a softer color palette of blues and purples which can seamlessly transition your table from Fall to Winter.
Involving all the Senses: Combining candles, flowers, and food creates a truly ambient experience. Thinking like a designer means thinking not just about how thing looks, but how they function and appeal to all the senses.
Avoid Turkey Fatigue: Don’t go overboard with the pumpkin or turkey motifs: Choose a select area or two in which to include a pumpkin, turkey, or two. Maybe just the coasters, or napkins?
Polish It Off: Give your table a polished look with candle sticks, elegant flowers, and classic dishware (like the classic Spode Thanksgiving collection)