My mom is just so cute and not because she is actually a cutie, but because she always has the table set and styled anytime you come to her house. She changes the theme of it every month to fit the holiday that month. The year she even added mini hay bales to the table to make sure the table was perfectly festive! So since Thanksgiving is this month we have a Thanksgiving table.
Today I am going to share some of the things we have learned over the past few years of having her constantly style her table. Now, these tips don’t just work for your Thanksgiving table but for any time of year.
Tips, Tricks, & Ideas for Setting the Perfect Thanksgiving Table
- Layer up your plates and napkins – Layer your plates up. It will give you more room to work with but also look like styled and a more modern look.
- Forget the table cloth, go for a table runner instead – I love a wood table, so don’t cover it up with a full table cloth. Instead let the table grain be a part of the styling. Also the less space your table is covered in a table cloth the less likely you are going to have someone spill on it. However, instead of completely forgetting a table cloth, choose a table runner. It will add some pattern to your table.
- Choose some fun decorations for you center piece – We have chosen these fun pumpkins because what is more Thanksgiving than pumpkins. They are also pretty low to the table so we won’t have to worry about people not seeing each other at the table.
- Don’t overcrowd your table – Pick a couple pieces but don’t try to cram too much onto the table. You want to have enough room for people to put drinks and not feel cramped. You never want your guests to feel like they are going to bump something over or that they can’t actually eat their dinner.
- Bring in natural elements – I find that a natural element such as flowers, leaves, or hay bales like we have helps really keeps the table grounded. It also helps keep the table looking effortless and chic instead of too rigged and styled.
Check out some of these Thanksgiving recipes from last year –