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GET THE LOOK: 7 TABLESCAPE INSPIRATIONS FOR YOUR THANKSGIVING PARTY

Thanksgiving is one of the most-awaited holidays of the year. It's all about celebrating milestones, blessings, and all the good things that made the year worth being grateful for. Do not pass on the opportunity to gather your loved ones over hearty, scrumptious meals (turkey included, of course). 

And since you're already going out of your way to prepare the food, make sure you get to present them well, too. Exert an effort on your tablescape; complement it with the finest, most exquisite entertaining essentials. Today, when it matters if something is Instagrammable and Pinterest-worthy or not, it makes such a huge difference to not just give your loved ones a feast for their tummies but also a visual feast. 

One way to gauge if your party is a success is if the guests can't get enough of taking photos of your setup一it's like they're already full even before they take a bite of something! 

Foil Print Design Set of 4 Elegant Table Napkin

Foil Print Design Set of 4 Elegant Table Napkin

The options are aplenty when it comes to themes to pursue. Thanksgiving is a holiday that is pretty flexible and versatile. While there are tried-and-tested looks and color schemes for it, it's not bound by strict rules in terms of decorating. 

Let your creativity flow freely. Consider the personality of your guests and match your tablescape concept accordingly. Check if the theme complements the dishes you're going to serve as well, so that the overall experience is complete and cohesive.

Here are some tablescape inspirations for Thanksgiving Day, as well as accents and accessories to elevate your spread from ordinary to extraordinary and nice to well-thought-out. 

1. Summer in November

Forest Harvest Mustard & Blue Table Cloth

Forest Harvest Mustard & Blue Table Cloth

Summer is a state of mind. It inspires a look that exudes positivity and dynamism. Take your guests to your favorite summer destination by putting together a tablescape that's like a ray of sunshine. This theme will look fabulous whether you're holding your intimate gathering indoor or outdoor. Choose a vibrant tablecloth, whether solid-colored or printed, to instantly set the mood. Once you have pinned down the tablecloth, it'll be easier to build on it with the table accents, dinnerware, glassware, utensils, etc. 

What to check out:

  • It's so easy to fall in love with prints that call to mind a one-of-a-kind summer getaway in a destination like Tuscany. Our Springfield Multi French Table Cloth looks so vibrant it seems to transport guests to the countryside. It features prints of poppies, wildflowers, and blue dandelions that make for an elegant yet playful backdrop for the rest of the tablescape essentials.
  • Balance out the vibrant tablecloth with plain or muted dinner plates, like our Pier 1 Luminous 4 Piece Porcelain White Dinner Plates Set which is fashioned in a classic white and round shape.
  • Match your white dinner plates with a gold flatware set for a touch of luxe that offers a beautiful contrast to the cool casual feel of a summery tablescape.   
  • Elements of nature are staples in summer-inspired tablescapes. Your elegant dinner plates will stand out against these natural placemats, which are sold in a set of four. You'll never go wrong with this handmade, tightly woven straw placemats.
  • To lend some contrast to your stark white dinner plates, go for our Pier 1 Clear Crackle Set of 4 Stemless Wine Glasses or the versions for red wine and white wine

2. Flower power

Amazonas Table Cloth

Amazonas Table Cloth

Floral prints are among the most timeless prints ever. While the aura and vibe they exude are typically associated with summer, they are actually seasonless. You don't need to wait for spring or summer to take them out of your storage and put them to good use. You can go about styling around a main floral piece in two ways: either you keep everything else to a minimum and let this one element make a statement, or you mix and match similar prints and spread them out in a spread. LIke, in the example above, the look is cohesive because there are pillow cases that follow the tablecloth's print, and to top that off,  there's even a vase of flowers that took cues from the colors on the tablecloth. 


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3. A touch of green

Luana Collection Metallic Trimmed Dinner Set of 4 Napkin

Luana Collection Metallic Trimmed Dinner Set of 4 Napkin

Greenery has long been a favorite of tastemakers, because of their elegance and the way they bring any setup or vignette to life. A touch of green can go a long way, especially in a table setting. The lively color can work well with white, cream, sand, khaki, dove gray, and the like. Green symbolizes life, energy, and growth, exuding freshness that can spruce up your Thanksgiving table spread in no time. It can tie all tablescape elements together harmoniously, as you bring a slice of the outdoors in or blend beautifully in a lush garden setup.  

What to check out:

  • Build your tablescape on a solid, neutral tablecloth to serve as the perfect canvas for the touches of green you plan to integrate. Our Ivory Everyday Design Solid Color Tablecloth is a timeless, sophisticated choice that's clean and chic.
  • Layer a runner over the tablecloth for visual depth. The sea green version of this textured cotton runner is perfect for your "green is in" concept.
  • Introduce a print in your tablescape through plates that are inspired by the beauty and tranquility of the environment. This set of yellow floral salad plates will delight the green thumb and a guest's discerning palate for entertaining.
  • Add a touch of green through glassware. These hand painted wine glasses will surely earn nods of approval and compliments from your dear guests. 
  • What better way to incorporate green in your table setting than by adding plants or flowers?! This Lilac Silk Flower Arrangement looks sweet and delicate, a perfect finishing touch to an overall elegant composition. Our Glass With Greenery LED table decor also makes a beautiful centerpiece.  

4. Gilded glam

Hemstitched Borders Set of 12 Cloth Table Napkin

Hemstitched Borders Set of 12 Cloth Table Napkin

Invite your guests to dress up a little for a Thanksgiving dinner party. Consider the occasion a great excuse to recreate a fine dining ambiance right in the comfort of your own home. Tablescapes punctuated with gold accents are timeless favorites, and are the go-to for when the mood calls for an elevated dining experience to match a perfectly curated menu. The juxtaposition of the neutral pieces and gilded elements results in a cohesive display that's an absolute feast for the eyes.

What to check out:

  • Pick a tablecloth in a natural shade to offset the boldness of the gold elements. This Toscana tablecloth is perfect for the luxurious design direction you intended to take. At the same time, its textured feel makes it less intimidating and more inviting for your guests.
  • Choose a table runner that lends a bit of contrast to the tablecloth. Go for something geometric and dramatic like this Summer Sun Home Art Waves Cream Chocolate Table Runner, or artsy and abstract like our Sewzinski Coffee And Cream Waves Table Runner. But if you find these too bold and playful for your taste, there are always classic options like the Pier 1 Tassel Gold Dot Table Runner.
  • The gold element in your tablescape can come in the form of your placemats. Your guests will surely be impressed with our set of gold laser cut-out placemats. It's exquisite, but you'll appreciate that it was made in an eco-friendly manner, too.
  • A classic Christmas design of dinner plates could also work for your Thanksgiving spread. The Pier 1 Berries & Balsam Set of 4 Dinner Plates look great against gold charger plates or placemats. Set your plates alongside a gold flatware set which is handmade by skilled artisans. 
  • A luxurious dining experience is incomplete without some wine. Treat your guests to the finest wines served in our award-winning fine-dining glassware that was made in Germany: our Vino Grande collection that has a version for white wine and red wine.

5. Silver sliver

White Holiday Tablecloth With Burnout Snowflake Design

White Holiday Tablecloth With Burnout Snowflake Design

Luxurious tablescapes can also come in silver-accentuated setups. They're the more subdued counterparts of decadent gold tablescapes but they also exude opulence. They are best combined with white, to create an output that embodies elegance down to the last details. When using a glamorous color scheme like this, it's important to be mindful of how the prints, patterns, textures, and sheen complement each other; keep in mind that they have to blend harmoniously together while still allowing each element to shine. Touches of metallic amp up the tablescape.

What to check out:

6. Natural flair

Handmade Jute Placemat

Handmade Jute Placemat

Are you among the countless fans of natural elements at home? Then it's easy to imagine your home to be filled with all sorts of natural materials like jute, seagrass, rattan, wicker, etc. Put together your Thanksgiving tablescape by staying consistent with your organic interior design elements. Complement these pieces with greenery for a casual, cozy, yet chic table setting that has an of-the-moment yet seasonless appeal at the same time. Add some wooden elements to complete the look. 

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7. Falling for autumn

Harvest Centerpiece

Harvest Centerpiece

What better theme to maximize for Thanksgiving than one that is autumn-inspired?! Bold orange tones, fall leaves, and pumpkin are the main elements associated with this style; they are typically combined with natural elements for a seamless recreation of a perfect autumn scenery. As Thanksgiving and autumn are also linked with the concept of harvesting, it'd be great to dress up your table with an abundant and bountiful approach; do not scrimp on the table accents to fully imbibe the celebratory vibe. 

What to check out:

Having fun decorating your table is the most important thing regardless of the theme you'll end up pursuing for your Thanksgiving party at home. Be creative. Mix and match. Put together an aesthetic tablescape that'll serve as a background for your photos with your loved ones. But more than the visuals, pay attention to how comfortable and cozy the setting is for your guests.  


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