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How to Decorate a Dining Room Table For Thanksgiving

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Have you ever stopped to wonder why we place so much emphasis on how the table looks for Thanksgiving? If you don’t know where to start with decorating your table for Thanksgiving, let us at Guaranteed A Fine Furniture fill you in. Below are a few strategies you can use to help your table to look its best for the holiday.

Candles, of course!

If there is one mandatory decorative item that must be integrated onto your dining room table, it’s candles! The beauty of candles is that they are so flexible and interchangeable that you can create a unique look just from a few different types. From candlesticks to tiny tea candles and beyond, feel free to get creative and mix-and-match colours, shapes, and candles with various textures. If they give your table a festive vibe, they are fair game!

Traditional cornucopia

Another mandatory item for the dining room table is a cornucopia. While extravagant ideas are always floating around on social media as the big day approaches, there’s no need to reinvent the wheel. The appeal of a traditional cornucopia is its simplicity. Feel free to simply buy a pre-made cornucopia or create your own if you’re feeling crafty. If you want them to last throughout the holiday season, consider using only crepe flowers. They look festive and will absolutely make your dining room table look its best.

A cornucopia full of delicious apples and gourds.

Keep the plating simple

The appeal of Thanksgiving has always been about its simplicity; you don’t have to worry about gifts or costumes, just a good meal with friends and family. To keep the tradition alive in your home’s décor, consider adding simple festive napkins to your dining room table. Don’t settle for just that though: layer it with white dishware like a saucer. Add a second saucer if you wish, or add a festive fruit like a cranberry.

Angle each saucer from the space where each guest will be dining to create an off-centered festive look that’s still simplistic and keeping with the norms of traditional Thanksgiving décor. Simple décor only makes it easier to make a look your own. And that’s truly the trick to good Thanksgiving home décor: make it your own while keeping the décor simplistic and in the spirit of the holidays!

Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere!

Pumpkins make for excellent Thanksgiving – and Halloween – décor. Smaller gourds are also a festive idea. This isn’t to say that you should place pumpkins directly on the table (you probably don’t have enough room for something that extravagant), just place them close by. Windowsills, countertops, and end tables are great places for these. Placing a few candles around them will  make them shine as brightly as the rest of your Thanksgiving décor!