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Thanksgiving Tablescape Trends for 2020

Even though things are looking a little different this Thanksgiving, that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice decorating a beautiful tablescape for the season. While you might not feel the need to go “all out” it is important to make the most out of the circumstances and create a fun, cozy, and seasonal space whether you’re giving thanks with two people or ten. Below are our favorite decor trends for your Thanksgiving tablescape.

Pampas Grass

Here in California, you can find Pampas Grass on the side of the road, but this fluffy and tall plant has made a huge entrance into the home decor market this year. The neutral colored Pampas Grass is beautiful in a clear tall vase at the entrance of the home or trimmed shorter and put into ceramic vases or a long wooden cate at your dinner table for added texture and flair.

Photo Credit: modern glam | Oriental Trading

Amber Colored Glass

When you think of fall aesthetics, you imagine cozy, warm colors that still sparkle. To obtain this, reach for amber-colored glasses, such as stemware, vases, candles, votives and more. The subtle but comforting colors are perfect to bring some color to the home for Thanksgiving but are also so beautiful you won’t want to put them away in the plastic bin for next year. Our favorite way to decorate this? Scatter various sized amber glass votives along the table and pair with complementary salad plates and/or cocktail glasses.

Photo Credit: One Kin Design | Photo Credit: Pottery Barn

Photo Placecards

If anything good has come out of 2020, it is the fact many of us are reminded about the importance of family. Coming together this Thanksgiving provides a time to reflect on the past, tell stories and share hopes for the future. One unique way to start this conversation is to use photos as place cards to indicate seating. Look through old photos or ask your family members what photographs they have that you can make a copy of and use decorative scissors to create flashbacks with stories the whole family can enjoy. It is an inexpensive and heartwarming way to celebrate family this year.

Photo Credit: Brian Woodcock

Winter Whites & Blues

Usually, Thanksgiving colors that come to mind are more in the deep jewel tones such as burnt orange, dark yellow, brown and forest green. However, who is to say you cannot create a beautiful Thanksgiving tablescape with winter whites and blues? All you need are white pumpkins (real or faux) in various sizes and a couple of handfuls of fresh eucalyptus. Tie in beautiful warm blues with a chiffon table runner and matching cloth napkins with a silver napkin ring. While this tablescape has a “cooler” feel to it, it is a breath of fresh air and brings a bright and cheery feel to the Thanksgiving table. This is also a great project if you have extra pumpkins around from Halloween and are able to paint them white.


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