Thanksgiving Table Settings: Set The Table In Your Style

Saffron Marigold - Updated: October 27, 2023

Thanksgiving table settings might have pumpkins and mums, but they don’t have to! Set a table that reflects your sense of style, and you’ll set the stage for a memorable Thanksgiving dinner. From casual table settings to formal tables, we’re serving up a few Thanksgiving table setting ideas to inspire a Thanksgiving table that reflects your signature style.

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Your Thanksgiving table setting might feature a colorful fall tablecloth and simple place settings. Maybe you’ll feel like mixing vintage finds with new pieces of fall table decor, or maybe you want to create the elegant table settings you remember from spending Thanksgiving at your grandmother’s house. However you choose to style it, start your tablescape with a great Thanksgiving table runner or tablecloth. 

Spectacular Thanksgiving table settings start with Thanksgiving tablecloths

Whether you hold an al fresco gathering or serve Thanksgiving dinner for two, set the table in a way that feels special. Start your Thanksgiving tablescape with a fall tablecloth. Filled with lively color and intricate patterns, our block print fabric tablecloths will help you dream up a gorgeous Thanksgiving table setting.

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A relaxed, casual table setting for Thanksgiving

For many, Thanksgiving is a cozy holiday filled with good eats, games, naps–and more good eats! For this kind of celebration, we created a casual table setting. The Moroccan pattern is forgiving and filled with fall colors, so it’s great for a day like this! Use informal natural or wooden chargers to catch gravy drips. To finish setting the table, just light a few candles for a warm, inviting atmosphere.

Create the look

Choose boho table linens to set the stage for your casual chic Thanksgiving table.

Moroccan Tile Print Blue Round Tablecloth
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Mosaique Bleue Floral Round Tablecloth

Dotted with orange sunbursts, this blue floral tablecloth feels bright and happy. It’s the perfect fall tablecloth for a festive and casual celebration!

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Mosaique Bleue Moroccan Print Napkins

Cloth napkins treated to a colorful Moroccan mosaic print feel fun and vibrant–not fussy.

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Birch Votive Candles

For a casual Thanksgiving, skip the metallic candle holders and choose these rustic votive holders instead.

warm sunflower bouquet for Thanksgiving centerpiece

Hello Autumn Bouquet

A low Thanksgiving centerpiece of big, blazing blooms helps the table setting feel special without being formal.

A simply elegant Thanksgiving table

If you love the idea of a beautifully set table but dislike filling the table with too much decor, then try this elegant table setting. We start with a block printed fabric that’s rich with Thanksgiving colors. Chic taper candles flank a floral centerpiece with a similar color scheme, and classic metallic chargers complete the look.

Create the look

Sometimes a fresh floral centerpiece and statement candles are all you need for an elegant Thanksgiving table.

Thanksgiving table setting with an orange thanksgiving tablecloth
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Indian Summer Orange Tablecloth

The warm saffron glow of this orange tablecloth lends itself well to a Thanksgiving table.

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Indian Summer Orange Cloth Napkins

Our cloth napkins depict the same floral motif found on the border, which makes setting a coordinated table easy and beautiful.

peach and burgundy floral bouquet for Thanksgiving centerpiece
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Acorn Lane Bouquet

Shades of bronze, burgundy, and sage green echo the palette of your Thanksgiving tablecloth in this floral Thanksgiving centerpiece.

brass colored charger plate
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Bleecker Metal Chargers in Gold

A charger not only catches spills, but it also brings a sense of refinement to your holiday table setting.


A festive, bohemian table setting for Thanksgiving

When you love to mix—not match—set a bohemian table. Here, we’ve put a Moroccan spin on the traditional Thanksgiving table setting. Velvet pumpkins add even more color and texture while antique brass chargers offer a sense of the past. Depending on your room decor, this could read as casual or formal, so you have room to play. Of course, no bohemian look is complete without candles, so pull out your favorite votive holders for the occasion.

Create the look

Rich colors that evoke the Thanksgiving season will help spice up your bohemian Thanksgiving tablescape.

red tablecloth with Moroccan pattern


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Spice Route Red Tablecloth

With Spice Route on the Thanksgiving table, you can enjoy ginger, clove, and cinnamon well before the dessert course!

red cloth napkins with chevron design


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Spice Route Red Cloth Napkins

For boho style, set the table with a cloth napkin that shares the same colors as your tablecloth but in a different pattern.

Hot Skwash velvet pumpkins in Jewel


Hot Skwash


Why not go all out and over the top with your centerpiece? This set of handmade velvet pumpkins will do the trick.

antiqued brass charger plate


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Antique Brass Chargers, Set of 6

Handcrafted brass chargers make wonderful anchors for your Thanksgiving place settings. They look like heirloom pieces!

A rustic Japandi Thanksgiving table setting 

To create a Japandi style Thanksgiving table setting, we recommend a nature-inspired tablecloth like Pacific Blue. Its repeating motif is inspired by Japanese pottery and the famous seigaha pattern, which translates to “blue sea and waves” in Japanese. Organic accents like a green garland and a woven charger is best for this theme, and a napkin like Vanilla Glace keeps your table setting elegant yet warm, thanks to its golden touches.


Create the look

Blue, brown, green, and white call nature and freshness to mind—like a wholesome Thanksgiving feast starting with a roasted veggie salad with green sauce.

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Pacific Blue Ocean Inspired Asian Navy Blue Tablecloth

Pacific Blue is key to a Japandi-inspired Thanksgiving table setting–simple, functional, and elegant.

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Vanilla Glace Cloth Napkins

For Japandi style, Vanilla Glace holds the perfect pattern–a delicate ogee pattern adorned with drifting snowflakes.


Eucalyptus Garland

A touch of green like a eucalyptus or willow garland keeps the focus on your beautiful tablecloth and dishware.

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Willow Charger Plate – Gray

Made with rattan and a wicker weave, this grey-brown charger is a natural pairing to your blue and green Japandi table setting. The natural look enhances your rustic Thanksgiving theme.

A floral maximalist Thanksgiving setting

Prefer an explosion of color and patterns instead of the minimalist approach? Start with a lively print like Tropical Garden for your tablecloth, then move onto extravagant table decor like floral wreaths, colorful pumpkins, and matching floral napkins. Round out your maximalist table with a patterned charger plate boasting floral motifs to keep it cohesive—remember, maximalist doesn’t equal messy or cluttered. It means playful, multi-layered, and bold—just like your table linens!


Create the look

Use red, amber, or green glasses to complete your maximalist floral Thanksgiving spread.

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Tropical Garden ~ Colorful Floral Tablecloth

Floral is always a classic, and Tropical Garden is a versatile print that takes you from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve festivities.

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Tropical Garden Cloth Napkins

Petite red, yellow, and green blooms on a tan ground completes your lush Thanksgiving scene.


Fall Peony and Pumpkin Wreath – Year Round Wreath

Don’t hold back with florals in autumn colors—together with Tropical Garden, they create a joyful story.

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Ginori x Cabana Floral Charger Plate, Green x White

Choose a chameleonic green that’s fitting for both the holidays and springtime, and you can reuse the same dishware year-round. More floral motifs enhance that maximalist look.


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