How to Set Your Best-Ever Thanksgiving Table

holiday table setting and plates
Photo: Anthropologie
Here come the holidays, one beautiful plate at a time.

If you're preparing to host friends and family this year, it's time to perk up your Thanksgiving table with some extra-festive new dinnerware. Whether your taste skews towards a modern look or you prefer more traditional designs, here are our favorite tabletop sets to compliment your holiday feast.

  1. COLOR THEORY

    message plate set
    Photo by Nordstrom

    These charming leaf plates are perfect for starting conversations around the table.

    Nordstrom Leaf plates, $108 for set of 4, Nordstrom.com

  2. BERRY NICE

    noritake square collection
    Photo by Macy's

    This elegantly modern square-shaped set features a rich jewel tone that would enhance the celebratory mood of the holiday.

    Noritake Square collection, $11-$172, Macys.com

  3. ALL TALK

    glass leaf plates
    Photo by T.J.Maxx

    In hammered gold leaf, these delicate small plates make perfect talking points around the table.

    Jay Import Hammered Charger Plates, $13, TJMaxx.com

  4. IN LINE

    black forest dinner plate
    Photo by Barneys

    This minimal, modern style would truly impress your guests.

    Dibbern Black forest dinner plate, $92, Barneys.com

  5. GOING GREEN

    birch dinner plate
    Photo by Gilt

    Serve your farm-to-table fare on these recycled glass dinner plates which feature an organic birch wood design.

    Gilt Birch dinner plate, $39, for set of 4, Gilt.com

  6. BRIGHT IDEA

    pattern plate set
    Photo by Amara

    These colorfully patterned plates would be a lively addition to your holiday table.

    Pols Potten Painted ceramic plates, $51 for set of 4, Amara.com

  7. HOT SPOT

    gold splatter plate
    Photo by One Kings Lane

    Go a bit glam this season with this bright red, asymmetrical stoneware.

    Vietri Lastra Red Salad Plate, $36, OneKingsLane.com