14 Ways to Decorate Your Thanksgiving Table
If this is year marks the first time you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner in your new home, then you probably want to make it something special. And, decorating your Thanksgiving table is just one way to set the mood for your family’s feast.
Here are 14 unique ways to decorate your table this holiday from Trinity Custom Homes GA. Each decor will make your dining room warmer and more inviting for your guests, so you can’t go wrong choosing any of them.
#1: Use a Variety of Foliage
Accents like colorful fall leaves, gourds, and pumpkins are commonplace on Thanksgiving tables. But, this year, add even more variety by incorporating cut flowers, succulents, and other types of fall foliage to add a range of colors and textures.
#2: Use Colorful Fabrics and Textiles
Leave the white table linens for weddings and anniversaries. Thanksgiving is all about warmth. Deck out your table with rich colored linens and accent textiles. This will add warmth and a casual, friendly feel to your dining room.
#3: Don’t Be Afraid of Tall Décor
You want your guests to be able to see and talk to each other so you might gravitate away from using tall décor, but tall and thin décor is perfectly fine. In fact, using tall, thin candles will add a nice touch of class to any dinner.
#4: Use a Mix of Styles
Instead of sticking to one style, like using only crystal candlesticks, go with a mix of different styles. This will add a touch of surprise and whimsy to your Thanksgiving table and what’s a better way of celebrating Thanksgiving than by accepting diversity in all things?
#5: Use Handwritten Place Cards
Using place cards is a good way to keep your dinner seating orderly and peaceful. And, by hand-writing the cards, you’ll lend a personal touch to your dinner table.
#6: Avoid Sizable Centerpieces
Your centerpiece should be beautiful, but minimal. Don’t place anything too sizable in the center of your table because Thanksgiving dinner is all about being with your family and you want to be able to see them.
#7: Use Candle Lamps
When you have candle lamps on your dining room table, they impart that this is a special dinner. And, that’s exactly what Thanksgiving is, right?
#8: Layer Textiles
Instead of sticking with just one placemat, use a variety of different textiles. When used properly, this adds interest and elegance to your dining room table.
#9: Use Bud Vases
Sometimes less is more, and that’s just the premise behind using bud vases instead of your large, clunky vases. Take the arrangement you were going to put in your big vase and break it up into several smaller bud vases for greater visual interest.
#10: Use Individual Centerpieces
Instead of using a large table centerpiece, go with small, individual centerpieces on each plate. Place something unique on each person’s plate and then, during the dinner, express the reasons behind each choice.
#11: Use a Nontraditional Color Scheme
This year, instead of going with the usual colors of fall, try something different, like blue and white. You can always employ accents in the lush colors of fall, but by using a blue and white tablecloth, you’ll add a fresh feel to your dining room.
#12: Use Individual Tureens
What’s more elegant than a bowl? A tureen! Providing each guest with their own tureen will add a touch of class and sophistication to your dinner.
#13: Don’t Forget the Kid’s Table
If the family’s little ones will be dining at their own table, then you want to make sure you make their table interesting and fun. Make it formal, but keep it lighthearted.
#14: Plan, Prepare, Then Let It Go
Hosting a Thanksgiving dinner is a marathon of planning and preparation. So, once you get all of that out of the way, let it all go and try to enjoy yourself. Nobody will enjoy themselves if you don’t, so be calm, ask for help when needed, and go with the flow.
Happy Thanksgiving from Trinity Custom Homes GA
Thanksgiving is the time of year for reflection and for being grateful for your family and friends. At Trinity Custom Homes GA, we want to wish you a most wonderful Thanksgiving and we certainly hope you’re in a place where you can enjoy the day to its fullest.
Of course, if you want to host your next Thanksgiving dinner in a brand new home, call Trinity Custom Homes today at 888-818-0278 to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced custom home builders in Georgia. Let us help you fulfill your dream of owning the perfect home.