Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Before you’re elbow deep in stuffing and cranberry sauce, it’s important to take a moment and think about how to set a bountiful Thanksgiving table. This will not only set the tone for the evening, but it will also be a wonderful conversation starter for your guests! Today our professional designers are sharing their top five tips when creating the perfect Thanksgiving table.
Balance is Key
Create a sense of balance and keep it interesting by mixing items of various scales and styles. Decorative keepsakes and seasonal decor will will give your table a personal touch. Keep in mind that you will need enough room for your guests to comfortably sit at the table and enjoy their meal.
Adding seasonal elements and holiday favors add interest to the space and can be great takeaways for guests.
Select several different sizes and colors of candles for a soft glow on the table. Remember, don’t purchase scented candles for your dining room – the smells will compete with your delicious feast!
Candles provide light & warmth as well as color and drama.
Combining different textures like birch wrapped vases, burlap table runners and seasonal elements such as gourds, berries and branches add to the feeling of a bountiful harvest.
Color, Color, Color!
Use a bold table runner, napkins or even a mix of colorful glassware for a lively table. A monochromatic scheme in a strong color can be quite elegant and dramatic while a mix of colors and patterns lends itself to a more casual atmosphere.
Colorful linens & napkins, a bit of sparkle and textural touches add life to any table.
The Center of Attention
A beautifully designed centerpiece of fresh cut flowers offers color, texture and variety – uniting all of the design elements. Rich purples, the warmth of orange and bright yellow, fiery reds and rustic Earth tones will all compliment your Thanksgiving feast. Consider small trailing centerpieces versus one large arrangement if you have an extra long table or want to use the flowers throughout the house afterwards. A collection of smaller arrangements make great gifts for the guests too.
Shop our website, give us a call or visit us at one of our retail locations to order your Thanksgiving centerpiece! We hope you find these tips helpful as you plan your holiday dinner this year. Happy Thanksgiving!
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