These farmhouse Thanksgiving table decor ideas will wow and amaze your guests at your Thanksgiving festivities. Check out some quick tips below for creating a farmhouse table or keep scrolling for the inspo!
Before you go thought, if you're here, I'm guessing you're a fan of the farmhouse style. Christmas isn't too far away, so once you've checked out these Thanksgiving table decor ideas, head over to my farmhouse Christmas table settings for some more inspiration.
There are different variations of the farmhouse style that you may lean toward. From traditional to modern, beachy farmhouse to boho and more. Here are some quick tips for basic styling of your farmhouse table:
Whilst some tables have a more rustic feel than others, there's no reason you can't use any table you have to decorate it in a farmhouse style. All you really need to do is keep it in mind as the backdrop to everything else. Often we can forget this important step and get all wrapped up in the decorating! If you don't particularly like your tabletop then there's always the option of a tablecloth.
Chairs can be simply what you have. But, if you have an assortment then this style is the perfect way to mix and match, creating more of an eclectic feel.
This is an important aspect to farmhouse decorating. Using natural textures like linen, burlap and cotton work best. You can incorporate this into your napkins, table cloth, table runners, decorator items and even your seating.
This overlaps with texture. Farmhouse tables almost always have plants, leaves or flowers incorporated. Even if it's just within a pattern, although I do love the real thing myself.
You can take this as far (or not so much) as you like. Think of mixing different shapes of stacked plates/chargers; different colours or patterned napery; or even folding (or scrunching) your napkins differently. There are so many ways you could incorporate this.
Traditionally farmhouse table decorating would be neutral and/or soft palettes. With all of the alternate sub-styles from farmhouse, the colour palette can often be the first thing that changes from the typical styling elements. So go with what you feel suits you. Although Thanksgiving table decorating is typically in an earthy colour palette, there are plenty of ways to deviate from soft muted tones if you wish.
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It's hard not to fall in love with this beautiful tablescape from Bre at Rooms for Rent Blog. The fullness of the bay leaves got me first. Running a garland through the centre of a table is a quick and easy way for instant wow. I love the mix of metals that are grounded by the textured tablecloth. The elegant gold beaded chargers help with that lovely luxe feel.
The use of eucalyptus and minimal colours helps provide a more modern farmhouse feel to this Thanksgiving table decor from Deb at Seeking Lavender Lane. To be honest, it's not just the table I'm drooling over, Deb's home decor has a beautiful farmhouse feel. But back to the table. It is simplistic in it's beauty. The stand-out things for me are definitely those amazing mustard gold napkins! Followed by the artichokes, their shape and size add plenty of interest to the simple setting. Also, anything with eucalyptus is without a doubt, a winner in my book.
This beautiful warm gold thanksgiving table is so welcoming. Let's face it, it's the entire room also. Liz from Liz Marie Blog created this beautiful farmhouse thanksgiving table and it's round! There are so many oblong tables, I love having a round one in the mix. But that's definitely not the feature of this cosy decor. It's quite simple with vintage white crockery, gold patterned napkins and simply elegant gold candles. The table itself brings in a lot of earthy colour so the gold in the decor is really only minimal. But those metallic gold turkeys are delightful!
I might be late in getting on this train but lately, every time I see gingham or plaid fabric I get super excited. Patterns are something I've always loved, I think I'm really into its simplicity at the moment. Lauren from Bless'er House has creatively come up with this beautiful table decor idea. Don't have the colour you need? Just spray-paint it, which is exactly what she did with the copper elements. She has laid plain scarves down and her eucalyptus and pumpkin centrepiece is layered on some whitewashed shutters.
If you've been around here for a while, you'll know that there's always a free printable to go with your reading. This one is a beauty – watercolour Thanksgiving printables. These include napkin wrappers in 2 designs – “Grateful” and “Blessed”. Within the pdf you can also download and customise the food tents/place cards and gift tags. Click on the image below to be directed to the Free Printables Library.
Is boho farmhouse a style? I'm sure it probably is and this would definitely be the fall-themed version! The simplicity and sophistication in this table from Four Oaks Manor Blog are undeniable. In the centre of the table is a runner of eucalyptus leaves and hero husk pumpkins. The natural texture in these really add to the farmhouse feel. Scattered through the leaves are berries and white flowers with the ambience of several candles. Tying the napkins together has a more relaxed feel. Also, don't you love the gold flatware?!
The first thing that struck me about this table from Sarabeth from The February Fox was the use of the beautiful navy. It's a colour I don't intentionally set out to decorate with yet I often find myself just naturally incorporating it. The contrast with the rich amber and oranges is stunning. Aside from the colour palette, I would say my favourite element would be the pumpkin centrepieces placed on the rustic stands. The bucket that the floral arrangement is in compliments them perfectly too.
This simple table doesn't require too much decorating, some of which you may already have around the house. Brittany from Our Home Made Easy has layered her table with a simple cloth and runners with a timber tray of Thanksgiving goodies. You could also use one or a collection of plates, trays or those beautiful timber serving boards. Place some leaves, pumpkin decor and any other embellishments. Brittany also added wood beads and ribbon. Her yellow napkins are so sweet with simple leaf decor and tags. This centrepiece only takes up as much room as you choose, particularly if you use multiple trays or boards. Even better, they're quick and easy to remove if you need to make more room for your feast.
There is an element of fun to this table. It starts with the white dinnerware laid on a grass mat with gold flatware. The fun part? Absolutely the plaid napkins, the twinkling lights through the centrepiece and the bright pops of colour. I love how the place setting decor is set playfully on the plate. The wooden words placed on the large leaf are a cute touch. If you like them, you can actually purchase the place cards from Etsy here.
Bountiful is the word that came to mind when I came across this beautiful autumn tablescape from Ann at Ann's Entitled Life. The rich earthy colours of browns, oranges and reds are gorgeous. Using different pumpkins that are the same style helps to keep this table anything from boring. The different textures and various sizes in her fall elements keep your eyes interested. I love the pinecones and the beautiful leaves. There is a lot on this table, Ann has taken her time to layer it to keep you intrigued.
Whimsical? Okay, I'm there. This may be detouring a little from our farmhouse theme today but I like to think of it as farmhouse fun or boho farmhouse. Honestly what got me first with this was the slight pinky-peach tones in that beautiful big pumpkin. This table comes from Cynthia of Darling Down South and it is a sweet one! The different size pumpkins are adorable. Colours and different shapes are introduced with flowers and eucalyptus leaves. The unique part that I really like about this… those cute pears with thankful banners. They would even work well with your guests names.
Coastal and farmhouse just don't seem to be two words that should go together, do they? At least, nobody has farms on any of the beaches in my part of the world! But often the most beautiful styles come about from mixing opposites. The palm leaves are the obvious coastal nod. Although there's no glaringly obvious miss match in the farmhouse style you can still see it in the different colour dinnerware and napkins. I also love the gold and copper accents.
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You could almost reuse this place setting idea for Christmas also. Cinnamon is great to use for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. An earthy and warm table with browns, timber and pinecones. Candles and twinkling lights create a soft ambience.
I've included these place cards as I thought they were such a sweet little idea. Made from real magnolia leaves, if you're a whiz with the brush pen you could easily make your own. Or have them custom-made by Hot Aunt Tori.
The glass amber bottles in this table setting are gorgeous! Martina from The Lived in Look created this take on a casual fall table (also… it's another round table!). The centrepiece includes acorns bundled with grasses and leaf branches on a wood slice. The candle is a sweet touch. As for the place settings, these are simple white dinnerware on a grass mat and those amazing plaid napkins. Decorative white pumpkins inside the bowls add that undoubtedly fall touch.
Okay, so this isn't a DIY article but I had to include this one. I instantly felt cheerful and happy upon seeing this fall centrepiece from The Hybrid Chic. I love the idea of using a pumpkin as the base of a good tablescape feature. The contrasting colours and shapes of the flowers help bring this flower arrangement together. It just wouldn't be the same without those cranberries either!
How adorable are those turkeys?! This little gem is from Liz at Liz Marie Blog. She suggests starting with the turkey placement first. It makes sense as they're large and quite the feature. She even spray-painted some of the turkeys. I think this prevents the decor from becoming too distracting and your eye being confused by where to look. Layering up (I love the log slices) and adding height adds to the interest.
Some simple leaf and pumpkin decor runs through the centre of this table, this is more of a minimal tablescape. I like the miss match plates and the texture from the different glasses adds dimension. I will say it again, I love the gold flatware.
The bright green captured my attention in this Thanksgiving table decor idea. Or does it look yellow to you? Not many people decorate with this colour. It's not typically a farmhouse colour palette but it goes beautifully with all of the traditional fall colours. And then I saw the sweet little personalised pumpkin. If you like these too, you can buy them here from Engrave Celebration. They come in different colours and would also look great in gold. The best thing? If you're buying for the family then you can keep reusing them every year.
The food does all the work in the last fall table in today's article. I love the use of vegetables, the richness in colours is just making me hungry. Teamed with seemingly haphazard napkins, it gives a very relaxed and comfortable vibe that will make your guests instantly feel right at home.
I hope you've found some inspiration here today. Perhaps you're hosting Thanksgiving dinner, looking for fall table decorating ideas or enjoying good company over for Friendsgiving? Wherever you land when it comes to farmhouse decorating, I find all of the variations to be the cosiest and most welcoming. I love all of the different ways people add their own personalities to this style.
If you've taken some inspiration from this article for your own Thanksgiving table, I'd love to see it! You can tag me, @avisualmerriment on Instagram or Facebook.
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