10 Modern Tablescapes to Try This Thanksgiving

By the time Thanksgiving rolls around, it’s understandable if you're feeling tired of autumnal accents. If you can’t stand the thought of another pumpkin, these modern tablescapes are just what you need. Skip the standard dining setups, and opt for something a bit more unexpected to avoid decor fatigue this year.

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November 15, 2017
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Seasonal Chic

The chic settings and serveware you already own will look swoon-worthy when showcased in a seasonally-appropriate — but still minimalist — manner. A simple glass bowl filled with miniature apples captures those autumnal vibes without being overwhelming or too kitschy.

Gilded Accents

For those who really hate classic fall accents, look no further than this glam home that proves you can design a holiday-ready tablescape without traditional colors or stylings. Lush flowers, candles and linens come together to make a monochromatic table that is as gorgeous as they come. Store away everyday flatware and use a more festive option, like these gold beauties, to achieve a must-have holiday look that dazzles.

Modern Makeover

Modern decor doesn’t have to take away from the festive flair that’s associated with holiday get togethers — it can actually add to the seasonal style. Pairing matte white essentials with shiny gold accents creates a whimsical space that feels magazine-worthy. Want to take it one step further? Trade in generic shapes for bold, geometric ones for a centerpiece that stands out.

Harvest-Inspired Style

Now this is how you set a table that's strong on Thanksgiving style, without following the standard decorating rules. Save the mums for curb appeal — mix and match different florals instead for the ultimate table upgrade. Succulents and ferns pair perfectly with moody maroon flowers for a modern arrangement that brings modern qualities to any dining room.

Understated Elegance

Mixing and matching different colors, prints and textures is a popular approach that can be applied to the dining room, too. Add just a small touch of Thanksgiving-esque style by working in a seasonal napkin at each individual setting. The simple gray charger and white dinnerware are perfectly complemented by a neutral print that instantly brings some warmth.

On-Trend Table

On-trend patterns, fabrics and materials can easily be incorporated to make a dining table appear fresh and totally of-the-moment. Floral linens, boho chargers and rose gold candle holders come together flawlessly to enhance the neutral backdrop. Top it off with carefully curated bouquets (and a little rosé) for a charming extra that will tie the whole thing together.

Stylish Settings

A complete tablescape overhaul can be a lot of work — and pricey. Instead, opt for budget-friendly updates to get a makeover that won’t cut your style short. Simple additions have the power to completely transform your interior into a Thanksgiving-ready space in a few easy steps. Just introduce a thematic placemat or charger underneath each place setting.

Unexpected Palettes

Festive hues of red, orange and yellow may be the norm when it comes to Thanksgiving, but this dining room proves that those shades aren’t the only ones that work. Switch things up by ditching those classic colors and incorporating some unexpected options. Glassware, serveware, linens and flowers in blue and green create a space that brings modern appeal, while maintaining those homey, charming qualities.

Minimalist Centerpiece

Thanksgiving may be synonymous with cornucopias and other bountiful additions, but we’re swooning over the less is more approach this time around. Let understated centerpieces steal the show by choosing trendy plants rather than traditional florals. Keep the linens and settings minimalist and have those leafy focal points be the major statements.

Wooden Upgrades

Just becausee you have a wooden table, doesn't mean you have to go the rustic route. Consider introducing moody gray hues to make for a more dramatic ambiance. With a geometric pattern and slight sheen, these new textiles will have an undeniably impact. Add an ample amount of candles for the perfect glow to keep the modern touches coming.

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