Don’t worry, Fall! We haven’t forgotten about you! We’re in full-on holiday mode at CFL but we still have some Fall fun up our sleeves. It is still November 😉 This week we put together a simple, neutral Thanksgiving tablescape that you can easily recreate at home! This tablescape was super affordable and simple to do. Some of the items we even found in the Target dollar section! Whether you’re hosting the whole family for Thanksgiving, hosting “Friendsgiving”, or just having dinner for two around a turkey, you can add a few festive touches to make your table look beautiful and feel extra inviting!
As you can see, we really didn’t use a ton of stuff, but rather used a few key elements that, together, make a big impact! The key elements in this particular tablescape design are:
- Focal point – pumpkin
- Height – candlesticks
- Dimension – greenery, pampas grass, faux stems
The focal point is what catches your eye right away, and because it’s Fall/Thanksgiving, a pumpkin is the perfect fit! If you have any leftover pumpkins from Halloween, just stick them on your table and boom – you’ve got a centerpiece. You could use one large one, a few different sized ones grouped together, or a large decorative bowl full of mini pumpkins!
The height in a tablescape is what adds interest and elegance. These candlestick holders were only $3 each in the Target dollar section, believe it or not. The candlesticks were there as well. Run, don’t walk to your local Target and grab some. I have a feeling they’ll sell out fast!
Dimension adds fullness to the design, and natural elements like flowers, greenery, leaves, etc are the perfect addition to any tablescape! Eucalyptus is always a good go-to. We also included some pampas grass, plus a few faux Fall-bud stems to add variety and more neutral tones to the mix. Because we went with a neutral color scheme, we used gray dinner plates, simple white napkins, and metal napkin rings.
Whether or not you’re hosting a big gathering for Thanksgiving, it’s still fun and special to dress up the table! You don’t have to be a designer or decorating guru to put together a simple tablescape. We hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving full of time with loved ones, and of course, good food! Speaking of food…be on the look out for a pie recipe next week! Happy Fall, y’all!