When it comes to Thanksgiving, the dining room is always the hub of the house. Whether you eat your feast at the kitchen table or tuck into your turkey in a large dining room, my favorite day of the year (this time on the 24th, I’ve been counting down!) wouldn’t be complete without getting creative with the table decor – but where to start? Do you stick with a traditional autumnal feel, throw caution to the wind and decorate with crisp whites and a simple Scandi style, or go for broke with decor fit for a prince?
natural11 strikes the perfect autumnal chord with this 3D room Thanksgiving 2011. Not only does the room look warm and inviting, but the chestnut brown Antica chairs from Design Within Reach, round terracotta dish, and large gold gilt framed mirror pulls the autumnal colors we can see through the windows right into the room. Bowls of lemons, dishes of olives and nuts and a turkey serving set promise of the feast to come.
With nature’s colorful palette of burnt oranges, umber and golden yellow out in abundance, it makes sense to use these hues as your inspiration. Better still, bring the outside in. It’s amazing how versatile dry leaves can be – use them to create leaf-print place cards, add branches of them to a homemade wreath or cut leaf-shaped placemats out of felt.
For those wanting to break the mold, why not try a minimalistic decor? I love how these ice-white pumpkins and ceramic dishes bring a crispness to the dining table and leave the delicious looking food to do the talking. The touches of bare wood against white give the table a Scandinavian vibe (a key look for autumn/winter 2011-12) and the grey and silver accents bring luxury to an otherwise rustic color scheme.
For another idea, veer towards deep pinks and purples which look fantastic by candlelight, as seen below. Add plenty of hot-house flowers and glass bowls filled with sugared plums to create a truly decadent thanksgiving table.
Want more ideas? I’ve created a moodboard filled with home items that will all add accents of style to your Thanksgiving table, whatever decoration scheme you choose. Happy holidays!
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