Thanksgiving is less than a week away and we know how preparing for it can be exhausting. Let’s face it, you have to prepare the menu, shop for the food, clean the house, set the table and oh, don’t forget cook the food! To help you through at least one step of this process, we have gathered a few forward-thinking and creative Thanksgiving tablescape ideas that will leave your guests wanting more!


Creative Centerpiece

A centerpiece is meant to be looked at again and again, from many angles, by many people. It has to be low enough not be obtrusive – but also needs to be visually stimulating. Using an accent piece from around your home, such as an antler, can be very impactful.


Intimate Lighting

Lighting can set the mood and tone for your space, especially for holiday displays. Even at a large gathering, low lighting and minimal décor accents can create a lovely, intimate space.


Touch of Greenery

Remember that decorating isn’t just limited to the physical table. To add a little “pop” of excitement to your space, you may consider hanging garlands or tassels. A touch of greenery on your walls can also be a nice backdrop to your feast.


Bold Florals

A neutral table can be brought to life by pops of color with flowers. Floral arrangements can add a whole new dynamic to your table design. For low-fuss tablescapes, keep the floral arrangements low-key. Just clip a bunch of grocery store blooms to the same height as your vase, then pop the whole bunch in water.


Warm Copper

Metallics are a trendy addition to a holiday table, especially copper. It is a warm metal and has an almost red to orange hue, and with the right look can look almost pink. It’s versatile and is an excellent metallic tone for your Thanksgiving spread.


Giving Thanks

Place a party favor at every seat as a symbol of thanks to your guests. From thoughtful trinkets to delicious delights, Thanksgiving party favors are the perfect way to show family and friends just how much you appreciate them. Another great idea is to send guests home with a yummy care package of leftovers.


Pretty Planter

Ground your central foliage within a planter or wood trencher, which makes a great low centerpiece when filled with seasonal pumpkins, gourds, pinecones and flowering branches. It keeps the fall spirit alive and always makes clean up a bit easier.


Chic & Simple Meal

We all get used to traditional Thanksgiving décor but what about something more modern? Minimalistic can be chic and just what your Thanksgiving table needs to balance out the decadence of everything else. An all-white dining set with greenery accents is simple and gorgeous.


Do something different this year and try some of these creative designs for your Thanksgiving table. Erdmann Exterior Designs wishes you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!