Instagram Inspo: 15 Stylish Thanksgiving Centerpieces

So you have a pretty view while you cram your face with turkey.

If you’re hosting a Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving get-together, it’s time to start planning and prepping — unless you fall into the I’ve-already-been-planning-for-months category, in which case, I give you serious props. But, if you’re anything like me, you’re on the hunt for a stellar centerpiece that makes it look like you’ve been planning for months. Nothing says, “I’ve got this Thanksgiving shindig under control” like a fabulous centerpiece. I’ve rounded up some of the best Instagram inspiration out there. Take a look, and let your creativity flow.

Playful Blooms

Choose playful fall blooms and arrange them in a wooden box to create a fun, lively centerpiece for a long table. Here, kale, safflower, thistle and hypercium combine for a pretty autumn palette.

Layered Whites

Layer white flowers and accents for a soft, dreamy feel. If you want to break up the all-white palette or evoke a sense of rusticity, add brown lotus seedpods and pinecones.

Driftwood Accents

If you live on the coast, embrace your locale by incorporating driftwood into your Thanksgiving arrangement. Natural driftwood pieces look stunning paired with greenery and orange accents.

All-Natural Runner

Create a runner with olive branches, fresh produce, white pumpkins and garden roses. Here, pomegranates and persimmons add gorgeous color to the tablescape.

Succulent-Filled Glassware

Save money by using glassware you already own to form an unexpected centerpiece. Here, stemless wineglasses hold succulents.

Bright + Happy Color

Don’t pin yourself down to the classic autumn color palette. If you love vibrant hues, use them! Saturated corals and oranges work beautifully in the fall.

Simple Sophistication

You have five minutes to come up with a centerpiece? Throw some gourds and air plants in a pretty wooden bowl, and call it a day.

Fall Hydrangeas

The beautiful hue of these fall hydrangeas is an unexpected touch at the Thanksgiving table, making it a fabulous choice. The color looks stunning with muted pumpkins and metallic accents.

Oranges + Antlers

Citrus fruits pop in a mostly green and white centerpiece. Here, white antlers add height and texture to the arrangement.

Paper + Felt Creations

Budget won’t allow for fresh flowers? Make your own out of felt and paper

Kale: The Star of the Show

We all know that a trendy menu calls for kale, but now it’s a must-have in your floral arrangement, too.

Velvet Pumpkins

A hot trend this fall, velvet pumpkins make for a beautiful Thanksgiving centerpiece. Arrange them on a cake stand to create some height.

Oversized Blooms

The bigger the blooms you have, the fewer the flowers you need. Here, a large dahlia makes a major statement.

Gratitude on Display

Let guests know how thankful you are by crafting these adorable pumpkins. Stack them in the center of your table, and accent with flowers or greenery.

Mod + Metallic

Take the succulent-topped pumpkin idea to the next level by painting your pumpkin a metallic hue. The end result is fresh and modern.

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