8 Table Top Ideas for a Stylish Thanksgiving

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Photo: Alt Summit
Serve up turkey and stuffing in style with these eight chic table top ideas.

Any holiday (heck, even a Saturday night dinner party) is the perfect excuse to go all out when it comes to decor. But Thanksgiving is a particular favorite. Rich fall colors, festive gourds and, of course, flickering candlelight — what's not to love? Instead of simply setting out your best china, step up your style game this year with these eight table top ideas.


1. Kale isn't just for your morning smoothie — it makes for a mean centerpiece too. Skip the flowers and style the vitamin-packed plant alongside gourds and mini pumpkins in a vintage wood crate for a standout table top look. (Photo via A Cozy Kitchen)


2. Pinecones and feathers are accents that will instantly inject a little woodland flair to any tablescape — and the best part? They're totally free. Use the pinecones as place card holders, then dress up your dishes with a single feather displayed at the center of each setting. (Photo via Griffanie)


3. Between the lush garland, wood grain plates and playful pear place cards, this is one table top that will earn you major style props this season. Brass candlesticks and gilded silverware deliver an added layer of warmth and plenty of ambiance. (Photo via Waiting on Martha)


4. To really nail those harvest vibes, opt for colored glasses and floral arrangements with fall foliage and warm, rich shades of red, orange and yellow. (Photo via @designlovefest)


5. Use fresh fruits and herbs to add texture and intrigue to your place settings. Display them against a black or navy backdrop for some serious moody, still life vibes. (Photo vis Sarah Sherman Samuel)


6. Go bold and bright with a palette of fuchsia, orange, green and burgundy hues for a funky alternative to classic fall colors. Mix in silvery eucalyptus for a note of sophistication and scatter painted white and gold pumpkins throughout for a festive feel. (Photo via Homey Oh My!)


7. For a rustic aesthetic, stick with a simple white table runner and top it off with wispy, understated arrangements of vines and small seasonal blooms. If you're feeling extra adventurous, gift each guest a jar of homemade pickles or preserves, placing them at each setting. (Photo via Alt Summit)


8. Paring down doesn't have to mean compromising on style. Hand-drawn place settings with the names of each guest in calligraphy are totally unexpected and fun. A centerpiece of white pillar candles, pumpkins and textured vines will balance out the casual feel of the paper, elevating your table into chic territory. (Photo via Lemon Thistle)


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