27 Easy Ideas for a Cozy Thanksgiving Table

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Setting the stage for a cozy Thanksgiving atmosphere starts with your decorations, and we’ve found 27 timeless Thanksgiving table decor ideas that are easy, beautiful, and inexpensive. From farmhouse decor to place settings to centerpieces, these simple stunners will make your Thanksgiving table beautiful from start to finish!

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Simple Farmhouse Thanksgiving Table Decor Ideas

When it comes to Thanksgiving decor, some trends come and go but creating a welcoming and cozy table will always be in style. With that in mind, I spend a bit more money on timeless pieces that will still look great 20 years from now– such as white dishware and classic serving pieces. Then, I use inexpensive decor pieces to jazz it up and it’s the perfect recipe for an easy, simple, and cozy Thanksgiving table every time.

One trick I love is to invest in white dishes. They’ll never go out of style, and work for every holiday. Simply switch up the charger underneath to change the vibe.

Simple Farmhouse Thanksgiving Table Decor Ideas

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Another version of this is to use holiday themed salad plates over large dinner plates, as seen a Thanksgiving tablescape I created many years ago!

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Another trick is to place a wreath flat on your table and add a flameless candle or pumpkin in the middle, and it turns into an instant centerpiece.

Draping a blanket over one of the chairs or adding a throw pillow makes the dining room extra cozy. And gold candlesticks transition beautifully into Christmas and New Years as well. I have a pair on my sideboard and they work with every season.

Thanksgiving table decor ideas

One timesaving tip I’ve learned is to set your Thanksgiving table a few days before the holiday, if possible. It eliminates the stress of trying to get everything prepared and you can cross that to-do off your list early in the week!

Here’s a few hand-picked pieces that can mix-and-match and will create a cozy and welcoming Thanksgiving table. Just add your people and your delicious food, and you’ll have a Thanksgiving table filled with love and gratitude!

Thanksgiving Table Decor Ideas

  1. Bronze Dishes
  2. Hammered Serving Platter
  3. Textured White Dishes
  4. Magnolia Wreath
  5. Thankful Napkin Rings
  6. Gold Candelabra
  7. Thankful Trivet
  8. Baker’s Twine
  9. Wheat Wreath
  10. Turkey Gravy Boat
  11. Cloth Napkins
  12. The Perfect Turkey Cookbook
  13. Rectangle Serving Platter
  14. Faux Maple Stem
  15. Pumpkin Pie Dish
  16. Marble Rolling Pin
  17. Turkey Place Card Holder
  18. Buffalo Pillow
  19. Magnolia Berry Wreath
  20. Covered Pumpkin Dutch Oven
  21. Marble Serving Tray
  22. Pumpkin Oval Serving Tray
  23. Velvet Pumpkins
  24. Gather Welcome Mat
  25. Buffalo Throw
  26. Gather Sign
  27. Gather Place Setting

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As you can see, mixing and matching what you have with a few timeless pieces equals beautiful Thanksgiving table decor! These pieces also make great hostess gifts– bring your famous pie in that pumpkin pie plate and let them keep it, or arrive with that gorgeous harvest platter wrapped in a bow with a serving piece attached.

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When it comes to setting a Thanksgiving table, simple is often the best way to go. And for that, I’m thankful!

Do you prefer simple Thanksgiving table settings, something glam and elegant, farmhouse and rustic, or use handed down heirlooms? Maybe you mix all of those together? I’d love to hear how you create your Thanksgiving tablescape!

Simple Farmhouse Thanksgiving Table Decor Ideas

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  1. We are a relaxed family and go with a farmhouse style table. I like to bring in sprigs of magnolia and decorate more rustic. I use white plates but this year will be adding wood chargers underneath. Happy Thanksgiving.

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