Thanksgiving is right around the corner! The menu is probably all set, but have you given any thought to how your table will be set up? One of the things that makes Thanksgiving so memorable is a gorgeous table.
We have provided five simple recommendations that can help you put together a beautiful table that is simple, affordable, and still allows room for all the food.
Tip 1 – Use a Table Runner or Covering
We recommend that you have two standard table runners ready for any situation. Keeping one solid colored table runner and one printed one helps you be prepared in case you need to replace an existing table runner.
In addition to Thanksgiving, you can use the table runners for Christmas, Halloween, and even Valentine’s Day if you choose more neutral colors for your table runners. All you need to do is add a splash of color to make it fit with the holiday you are celebrating.
Tip 2 – Create a Centerpiece by Using Fall-Inspired Items
Make a simple centerpiece after selecting your table runner or covering. Think of fall themes items like apples, oranges, cranberries, leaves, sticks, pinecones, herbs, and pumpkins when coming up with a centerpiece.
When you’re at the grocery store buying the food for Thanksgiving Day, stop by the floral section; flowers are always a winner when it comes to centerpieces. They provide an amazing selection of affordable flowers and foliage to help bring your table to life.
Tip 3 – Increase the Height of Your Centerpiece
Once your centerpiece is ready, adjust the height of it by setting the centerpiece on plates or cutting boards. It’s a fantastic technique to give your tablescape depth and variety. Add just a little bit of height so you can still see the people across the table.
Tip 4 – Choose Napkins That Match Your Tablecloth
We recommend that you keep the napkins plain and pattern-free when using a patterned table runner. Place paper napkins diagonally on the plate or behind the silverware to give a professional, yet simple table setting.
Be careful to not combine too many different designs on the table. The best way to avoid this is to use simple napkins with a patterned tablecloth or runner and fun napkins with a plain tablecloth or runner.
Tip 5 – Make the Setting Special
Placing simple note cards with a remark or phrase on each plate rather than designating seats can be a great way to add something extra to your Thanksgiving table. Decorate each plate with the same materials. Feel free to match the place settings, or if you want a more casual atmosphere, arrange something different on each table.
The most important thing to remember is to have a Thanksgiving table setting that is perfect for you and your loved ones.