It's Not Too Early to Plan Your Thanksgiving Tablescape

Your home is already filled with fall décor. Now, it’s time to think about your Thanksgiving table.

Whether you're gathering this year will be large or small, your tablescape should convey a message of gratitude, peace, and community – and you can do that beautifully with the right home décor pieces, florals and greenery.

At Prairie in Bloom, we’ve curated a wide range of fall products in our Omaha, Nebraska store, with many of those items available in our online store. Below, we offer a few of our favorite ideas that can help you create your perfect Thanksgiving table.

Celebrate the Harvest

Thanksgiving began as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest, so why not include the staples of the season, including pumpkins and gourds (even if they are faux versions!), on the dining room table? Display them in a dough bowl, like below, and add sprigs of greenery.

Create a Seasonal Centerpiece

A centerpiece is the focal point of your Thanksgiving tablescape. You have so many options – from gorgeous fall florals, greens, and berries to a pumpkin-themed centerpiece to a wheat bundle arrangement.

If you’re dining at a long table, consider creating multiple centerpieces so all guests will have a great view of the arrangements. Be careful not to make the centerpieces too high – you want your guests to be able to see each other and talk easily.

You could use several of these metal horseshoe pumpkins with fall leaves down the table or place one on each side of a larger centerpiece for a rustic, seasonal vibe.

Incorporate Natural Elements

In addition to items from the harvest, incorporate other natural elements such as wood, leaves, berries, acorns, and pine cones. The harvest leaf stems and dark orange resin pumpkin in the baguette dough bowl is a nice, traditional arrangement.

Go Simple with Everyday Greens

If you want to keep it simple, use a neutral table runner and layer some of our everyday greens on top. It could be a wisteria garland, olive branches, grass flowers, or a eucalyptus spray (shown below). For texture, add berries, acorns, or other seasonal accents, perhaps small white or grey pumpkins for a classic, sophisticated look.

Use Layers of Texture

When different textures are layered together, it’s sure to catch the eye and add a cozy, warm feeling to the dining experience. Wood, glass, fabric, metal, and other materials can be layered for a rich décor piece. One example is this wood tee cookie topped with a candle ring wreath and glass lantern.

Add Warmth with Color

Your Thanksgiving table doesn’t have to feature the traditional fall oranges, reds, and browns. To brighten a table with mostly neutral tones, consider adding a pop of color with florals like these violet mix arrangements in copper colored vases.

Consider Candles

Speaking of warmth, candles are always a great addition to any table. Pair white or cream candles with eucalyptus or forsythia candle rings. Or choose candlesticks like this jewel-toned trio for a casual, yet elegant style.

Visit Your Thanksgiving Headquarters

The designers at Prairie in Bloom can help you find unique pieces to create a lovely Thanksgiving tablescape, as well as other home décor items to celebrate fall and the upcoming holiday season. Stop into the store today or send us a message on our website or Facebook page. We’re here to make your holiday decorating a breeze.