Thanksgiving Ideas

Dining Room Decorating: From Everyday to Holiday

The dining room gets more use during the holidays than it does the whole rest of the year. See how a few updates can make the space feel appropriately dressed for Thanksgiving guests.

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The Perfect Tablecloth

Lisa dresses up her everyday table with a custom-fit linen cloth. "A great tablecloth changes the whole look of the room," says Lisa, who designs her own line of custom bedding and table linens ( "A short cloth makes the table look special, but it's not too formal, the perfect feel for Thanksgiving." Lisa designed this blue-banded linen cloth to conform to the curved edges of her table. It drops to just the tops of the chair seats, so guests can scoot up without getting tangled.


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