Spread a Thanksgiving table runner over the table to bring color, pattern, and personality into your Thanksgiving tablescape. We’re sharing a few table linen deas to inspire your fall table decor and help you create an expressive, gorgeous Thanksgiving setting.
Why use a table runner for Thanksgiving
One of the benefits of using a Thanksgiving table runner is that table runners offer more options for creating different table settings and styles.
If you have a great wooden table, simply spread the table runner over top for a kick of color. Thanksgiving table runners and placemats with texture add a dose of seasonality.
For a colorful table, place a solid cloth in a coordinating color under your runner. Create a formal look easily: just lay a stylish runner over a neutral tablecloth.
Whatever your style, whatever your mood, it’s always great to have options, and a gorgeous, stylish table runner provides plenty! And now onto a few gorgeous fall tablescapes with our Thanksgiving table runners
A blue table runner for the Thanksgiving table
Blue and cream can act as neutrals, or they can infuse your table with color. Using blue decor might seem unusual for a Thanksgiving table runner idea, but we love using a deep dark blue to ground bright accessories in complementary colors. Depending on the formality of your Thanksgiving meal, you could opt for chargers or placemats (or both) at each place setting.
Natural fibers and handcrafted wood pieces add a more rustic Thanksgiving vibe. Votives, pillars, and jar candles in gentle versions of Thanksgiving colors complete the look.
Set the table
It all starts with a dark blue table runner to anchor your sweet fall vignettes. Just imagine how striking your pumpkins, candles, and fall table decor will look against these stylish table runners!
Our blue cloth napkins coordinate perfectly with the blue table runner.
The Bride’s Bouquet
You can use a faux eucalyptus garland from season to season to add greenery to your table.
Fashioned from reclaimed 19th century wood and handcrafted by Hungarian artisans, this wooden cake stand will literally and figuratively elevate your pumpkin pie.
Red Thanksgiving table runners & placemats
Our block printed Moroccan pattern feels just as luxe and glam as it does bohemian. A diverse palette of crimson, ochre, and robin’s egg blue gives you room to play with your table decor.
In this Thanksgiving table setting, we’ve chosen more of a boho approach. Here, lantern light reflects off of teal glass pumpkins. This setup includes pewter chargers, but our block printed placemats would bring in even more color. Either way, this Thanksgiving table is divine indoors, and it’s downright magical for dining al fresco.
Set the table
A red table runner spread down the middle of your Thanksgiving table, sets you up for a stylish affair.
A tribal chevron pattern catches the eye and moves into a wonderfully detailed blue and copper border.
Collin Russell Glass
This handmade blown glass pumpkin teases out the teal notes in Spice Route. It lends an artistic, whimsical addition to your Thanksgiving table decor.
Whether you fill them with twinkling fairy lights or pillar candles, lanterns illuminate your Thanksgiving table setting. You can even use them outdoors, which is a plus if that’s where you choose to dine this year.
A Thanksgiving table runner in Thanksgiving colors
For a vibrant fall table, try our Orange Blossom floral table runner. It creates such an inviting scene for Thanksgiving or “Friendsgiving” as the case may be. Here you’ll see a vivid fall table runner spread over a table covered in brown craft paper. This is a great idea for on Thanksgiving to have a nice blend family-friendly, casual vibes with a healthy heaping of fall color and marking the occasion.
Set out a few cups of crayons for the kids to color pictures and ask everyone to write down what they’re grateful for this year. Skip the placemats and the chargers and go for a colorful but simple place setting of cloth napkins folded over sturdy dinner plates. No need to fuss with florals here: colorful glassware and pretty platters pick up on the colors of the table runner. As you can see, the focus is on seasonal treats and seasonal eats!
Set the table
The floral tablecloth’s plum, sage, orange, and yellow comprise classic Thanksgiving colors that pair easily with your fall table decor.
The orange and green floral pattern on these napkins feels like a sophisticated version of pumpkins on the vine.
Gardener’s Supply Company
Instead of a traditional Thanksgiving floral centerpiece, try grouping colorful vases. They create an artistic display on their own, but you can always use them to hold singular blooms.
Grant-Noren offers this lazy susan, hand painted in the Scandinavian tradition. Artistic, natural, handcrafted–we love it!
Find more chic table runners, fall tablecloths and napkins here.