10 Thanksgiving Tablecloth Ideas For A Beautiful, Elegant Celebration

Saffron Marigold - Updated: October 14, 2023

Your Thanksgiving tablecloth or table runner doesn’t need a Thanksgiving-themed pattern to feel festive. Reach for an elegant Thanksgiving tablecloth with gorgeous patterns and rich colors instead. Bring in a few fall accents and a centerpiece, and you’ll have a stunning tablescape that wows your guests. Here are a few of our favorite ways to use our block printed linens and unique tablecloths on the Thanksgiving table.

orange tablecloth and white pumpkins with banner that reads Our Favorite Thanksgiving Tablecloths

1. An elegant white & gold Thanksgiving tablecloth

A white and gold tablecloth feels special for a holiday, and it’s a nice departure from a traditional white tablecloth. Our Vanilla Glace collection takes things to another level with its stylish white-on-white pattern and delicate gold piping. Because it’s both beautiful and versatile, you can use this hand printed tablecloth for so many other occasions–it’s a great piece to have on hand for Thanksgiving and beyond.

elegant white and gold table setting for Thanksgiving or any occasion
photo: Rachel Red Photography

Complete the tablescape

For a beautifully coordinated tablescape, don’t forget to choose matching napkins and placemats. Finish the look with a set of elegant, festive taper candles

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2. A classic Thanksgiving table runner

Shades of orange, yellow, moss, and plum come together in our best-selling Orange Blossom Collection. If your taste leans towards the traditional–but with a twist–then these orange tablecloths and table runners are for you! The seven-color palette opens up so many possibilities for mixing and matching your fall table decor. In many ways, this is the quintessential fall table runner.

orange table runner and cloth napkins, white pumpkins
photo: Ciao Newport Beach Blog

Complete the tablescape

Tease out the plum accents in Orange Blossom with lilac and lavender flowers such as lilies, roses, and tulips. Complete the scene with purple taper candles.

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3. A fun floral tablecloth for Thanksgiving

With its classic blue and white palette and sweet rendering of florals, English Gardens remains a customer favorite. While blue and white linens feel fresh in spring and summer, you don’t have to pack them away come fall. After all, if this is the color combination you love, use it year-round! We love how one customer used it to anchor her Thanksgiving tablescape. Blue’s foil is orange, which shows up here as an accent color in the china and pumpkins.

blue and white floral tablecloth and orange pumpkins
photo: Bracey Stewart

Complete the tablescape

Mix and match patterns by pairing English Gardens with orange floral placemats. White filigree candles complement your sweet and inviting tablescape.

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4. Festive Thanksgiving tablecloths

When you want to set a festive table, simply break out the polka dots (and the bubbly!). Our Fete Royale black and red tablecloth is one you can use all year, but it’s especially fun at the holidays. With a patchwork of squares filled in with polka dots and squiggles, Fete Royale carries a sense of charm that’s just right for the holidays. In fact, it can set your tables from Thanksgiving through Christmas all the way into Valentine’s Day.

photo: EPC Food Styling

Complete the tablescape

Red, white, and gold accents amplify Fete Royale’s lively personality—choose candles, place settings, and dishware in this palette.

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5. Elegant Thanksgiving tablecloths fit for royalty

Our Royal Mansour collection features white on white medallions that represent the beautiful latticework found in palatial structures of Marrakesh. Use it to upgrade the traditional white party tablecloth one often finds at special family gatherings. It’s truly a stunner, and it’s gorgeous for the holidays. Pair it with red and gold accents for an eye-catching Thanksgiving table that feels seasonal and looks refined.

Royal Mansour Rectangle Tablecloth

Complete the tablescape

Light up tea lights down your Thanksgiving table and pair with coordinating placemats and napkins to create a sophisticated ambiance.

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6. Black and red tablecloth for a rustic table setting

If you love a homespun feel at Thanksgiving and if you also happen to love handmade, artisanal items, then you’ll love draping Ruby Kilim over your Thanksgiving table. Rendered in cream, black, and ruby red, this traditional Persian kilim pattern evokes nostalgia in an unexpected way–a slightly bohemian and welcome change from the ubiquitous buffalo check.

red Thanksgiving tablecloth with white pumpkin and namecard
Ruby Kilim Tablecloth

Complete the tablescape

Accents in gold and white are perfect for Ruby Kilim’s ‘rustic elegance’ aesthetic: gold water cups, white plates, and white pillar candles, for example.

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7. A boho tablecloth for a memorable meal

Artistic, warm, colorful, and relaxed–this is what a boho Thanksgiving should be. Set the table with Spice Route to create a gorgeous tablescape for your Thanksgiving meal. Add a fall centerpiece that emulates Mother Nature’s seasonal show, and include a few pieces of handmade pottery (e.g. dishes, serveware, or candlestick holder).

red Thanksgiving tablecloth at a bohemian table setting
Spice Route Rectangle Tablecloth

Complete the tablescape

Your guests will love the thoughtful, seasonal touches and feel relaxed at your Thanksgiving table.

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8. French-inspired elegant tablecloths

The landscape fills with vivid reds and oranges come autumn, but the mossy greens and harvest golds of fall are just as pretty. For a Thanksgiving table setting that feels seasonal and graceful, look to our Gardens of Versailles botanical pattern. Swirling yellow vines with grey leaves anchor a Thanksgiving table beautifully. We love this customer’s Thanksgiving table dressed in Versailles. She added gourds, yellow roses, candles, and charger plates to create this gorgeous fall tablescape.

yellow Thanksgiving tablecloth, candles and gourds
Versailles Round Tablecloth

Complete the tablescape

White candles, matching napkins and placemats, and fresh bouquets add a harmonious touch to your French-inspired setting.

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9. Blue fall table runners

Blue Thanksgiving table runners? Yes, there is such a thing! Here, a deep indigo blue table runner from our Pacific Blue collection finds itself transformed into a Thanksgiving table runner at an al fresco dining setting. Once again, orange proves to be a great accent to blue. A bowl of orange dipped roses, a few oranges and pumpkins, and orange ribbons around the cutlery bring a touch of November to our coastal blue linen. It’s such a naturally pretty Thanksgiving table!

blue Thanksgiving table runner with orange accents
Pacific Blue Table Runner

Complete the tablescape

Follow the blue-orange color story by introducing taper candles in warm tones.

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10. A lovely, woodland-inspired tablecloth for Thanksgiving

The fresh, soothing color combination of blue, sage green, and white makes a great choice for your Thanksgiving tablecloth or table runner this year. The lacy pattern on our Woodland Ferns collection is a versatile choice you can flaunt for an elegant Thanksgiving dinner party or a cheerful Friendsgiving lunch. Add touches of brown and pale shades of orange for a rich autumn tablescape.

Complete the tablescape

Blue and green is a wonderful canvas for your Thanksgiving table decor—foraged branches, dried flowers, white candles.

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Our table linens are available in rectangle or round tablecloths, three sizes of table runners, placemat sets, and cloth napkins in coordinating prints.

Make sure to see our Thanksgiving Guide for more ideas on Thanksgiving table settings, decorating with fall colors, and tablescape ideas!

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Peruse these ideas and find inspiration for your Thanksgiving celebration. From Thanksgiving table runners and tablecloths to table decor and table setting ideas, you'll set a Thanksgiving table that reflects your unique, authentic self. Your guests will feel extra special, and you'll feel relaxed and at ease.  Get ready to celebrate!