35 Gorgeous Thanksgiving Table Decorations & Easy Centerpiece Ideas

35 best Thanksgiving table decorations & easy DIY centerpiece ideas to create beautiful settings with colorful fall leaves, pumpkins, flowers, pine cones, linens, dinnerware & candles. 

Thanksgiving is such a special time of year to gather with family and friends, celebrate the abundance of fall harvest, and be inspired by all the beauty of autumn season.

best Thanksgiving table decorations & easy DIY centerpiece ideas to create beautiful settings with colorful fall leaves, pumpkins, flowers, pine cones, linens, dinnerware & candles.

A festive Thanksgiving table can make your gatherings extra special and magical. There is really no need to spend hundreds of dollars on table arrangements. 

When you creatively combine a few things readily available, such as fall leaves and pine cones from nature, fruits and vegetables from the grocery store, colorful napkins and candles you already have, you can create stunning Thanksgiving table settings & centerpieces easily. Let’s explore these 35 inspiring ideas!

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DIY Thanksgiving centerpiece with colorful fall leaves 

DIY Thanksgiving centerpiece with colorful fall leaves 

Gather some beautiful fall foliage and make this centerpiece in 10 minutes for practically free. Tutorial here and video below.

Rustic Modern Thanksgiving table settings with flower arrangements 

rustic Modern Thanksgiving table settings with flower arrangements 

This fall and Thanksgiving table setting with beautiful earth tones, mostly white flowers, and a blue, gray and copper color palette is simple yet stunning. Via Sugar and Charm.

Easy DIY centerpiece with foraged natural elements

easy DIY centerpiece with foraged natural elements

Take a walk in nature and in your garden, and you will find lots of treasures to make Thanksgiving table decorations! Tutorial here.

DIY beautiful "bleached pinecones" in 5 minutes without using bleach

Love those bleached pine cones? They are made in 5 minutes without bleach, and perfect for fall and Christmas decorations! DIY 5-minute ‘bleached’ pine cone tutorial here.

Beautiful farmhouse Thanksgiving table decorations 

Beautiful farmhouse Thanksgiving table decorations with soft blue and white pumpkins

Both of these table settings are created with soft blue and white pumpkins, olive or eucalyptus branches, gold autumn berries or pine cones. Tutorial at House becomes Home and Stone Gable.

table settings with green, blue and white pumpkins, olive & eucalyptus branches, gold autumn berries, pine cones.

Vintage farmhouse Thanksgiving table settings 

Vintage farmhouse Thanksgiving table settings with grain sack table linen and rustic wood tray

The grain sack table linen and rustic wood tray give this table setting an elegant vintage farmhouse style. All you need are a few white pumpkins with words of celebration to complete the Thanksgiving table. Tutorial at Ella Claire.

Edible Thanksgiving table decor ideas

Edible Thanksgiving table decor ideas with citrus garland

Fruits and vegetables from your garden or the grocery store are great decorations for the Thanksgiving table. A great bonus is that you can eat them after the festivities are over, which mean no storage needed! Tutorial at Hey Let’s Make Stuff.

citrus garland with candles and citrus place cards

Citrus are in season by late fall, and their bright colors are lovely for autumn table decor. Here’s another citrus garland with candles and citrus place cards you can make at Anna Bode.

Autumn harvest Thanksgiving table decorations

Some of the most beautiful Thanksgiving table setting ideas are harvest themed decor and centerpieces.

Autumn harvest Thanksgiving table decorations with apples, pears, figs, grapes, nuts, vegetables like artichokes, squash, mixed with flowers!

What better ways to celebrate the seasons abundance than to decorate with apples, pears, figs, grapes, nuts, vegetables like artichokes, squash, mixed with flowers!

Thanksgiving table runner style garland made with fruits and flowers

You can arrange all the edibles and flowers in a tiered stand, or create a table runner style garland. Tutorial here.

stunning mix of fall harvest table decor and vintage plates

Another stunning mix of fall harvest with bright purple cauliflowers and eggplants, root vegetables, French green pumpkins, wheat stalks and mushrooms. 

Thanksgiving table decor with apples and pine cones 

Thanksgiving table decor with apples and pine cones 

Get some Granny Smith apples, mini pumpkins and figs in different shades of green, mix with chartreuse flowers, pine cones in rustic farmhouse dough bowl, and complete your beautiful table setting with green linen napkins.  Via HGTV.

Make a Thanksgiving topiary centerpiece with apples or pine cones

DIY pine cone topiary for farmhouse and modern table decor

This DIY pine cone topiary is practically free and so easy to make, and looks great in any style from farmhouse to modern. 

 red apple topiary for Thanksgiving and Christmas

This playful red apple topiary filled with boxwood sprigs is so festive. Tutorial at HGTV

Thanksgiving table settings with decorated pumpkins 

You can paint or decoupage pumpkins to make them extra special for your thanksgiving table. 

Thanksgiving table settings with decorated blue and white pumpkins 

This table setting with blue and white pumpkins and matching dinnerware is full of traditional elegance. Via Casa De Perrin

Thanksgiving pumpkin decorations painted navy, light blue and gold,

Painted navy, light blue and gold, these pumpkin decorations are simple yet stunning with the white and dark navy dinnerware sets.  Via Casa De Perrin

modern Thanksgiving table is decorated with painted gold pumpkins

This stylish and modern Thanksgiving table is decorated with all gold pumpkins, pine cones, candles holders and table runner.

metallic painted pumpkins table centerpiece

To make your metallic painted pumpkins looks extra magical, add some string lights! Via Living with Landyn

How to decorate a Thanksgiving table with candles and pumpkins 

How to decorate a Thanksgiving table with candles and pumpkins 

Heirloom pumpkins come in such beautiful shades of pink, white, green, and earth colors. Add some candles for an easy and stunning farmhouse table centerpiece. Via Ella Claire.

birch pillar candles are so pretty among pastel green and white pumpkins

These birch pillar candles are so pretty among pastel green and white pumpkins. Via 2 Ladies and a Chair.

unique DIY log candle holder with fall leaves, mini pumpkins and gourds on Thanksgiving table

When you have an unique DIY log candle holder like this one by Jenna Burger, all you need are a few simple things like fall leaves, mini pumpkins and gourds, to create gorgeous Thanksgiving table decorations.

Thanksgiving table centerpiece with string lights 

crate Thanksgiving table centerpiece with string lights 

Fill a crate with string lights, faux colorful leaves and white pumpkins, you will have this simple and festive centerpiece for Thanksgiving. 

Mix patterns and textures 

round table decorated for Thanksgiving with Metallic stripe runner, gold glitter placemats , gold pumpkins, candles and linens

So many great ideas here on a round table decorated with Metallic stripe runner, gold glitter placemats , gold pumpkins, candles and linens. Via Design Improvised.

table setting inspired by autumn colors

For an easy and creative table setting inspired by autumn colors, find some placemats with orange and white checker pattern, and mix them with mini orange and white pumpkins. Via Brighton the Day.

Modern glam Thanksgiving table decor

Modern glam Thanksgiving table decor

The design secret here is to create contrast between the dark wood table, soft green pumpkins mixed and dark green leaf garland, with the gold chargers as accents. Via KelleyNan

Coastal style Thanksgiving table decorations 

White pumpkins and blue plates Coastal style Thanksgiving table decorations 

White pumpkins and blue plates make a refreshing combination in this happy coastal farmhouse table setting by Gloribell.

Cozy country style Thanksgiving table decor 

Cozy country style Thanksgiving table decor 

The oak leaves and acorns, mixed pumpkins and candles are perfect on a plaid pattern tablecloth. Via Home is Where the Boat is.

Make it gorgeous with napkins

Colorful napkins like these can make a big impact with little effort.

 simple green garland, and orange napkins. 

To create this festive table decor, start with a simple green garland, and spice it up with some lovely orange napkins. 

Thanksgiving table with purple napkins and magnolia centerpiece

The royal purple napkins looks really glamorous with magnolia centerpiece. Don’t have enough matching plates?  This Thanksgiving table by Apartment 34 shows you how to mix and match and play with color. 

Modern farmhouse centerpiece 

Modern farmhouse white pumpkin vase centerpiece, made with mostly white and a few deep rust orange flowers, and silver green Eucalyptus

The simplicity and natural elegance of farmhouse decor is showcased beautifully in this white pumpkin vase centerpiece, made with mostly white and a few deep rust orange flowers, and silver green Eucalyptus. Via Sanctuary Home Decor

Colorful Thanksgiving table decor ideas

Colorful Thanksgiving table decor ideas

If your style is colorful and exuberant, decorate your Thanksgiving table with a happy mix of treasures in your life like how Dimples and Tangles does it!

Thanksgiving table settings with artificial decor 

 artificial fall garland and pumpkins

Even artificial fall garland and pumpkins can look gorgeous when you combine elements that have nice variations of shapes and colors. Via Inspired by Charm.

Creative DIY Thanksgiving place cards

salt dough DIY Thanksgiving place cards

Small creative details such as these salt dough name tags can add so much charm to a Thanksgiving table. Via Driven by Decor.

mini Rosemary wreath place cards

These Rosemary wreath place cards will make your guests feel so welcome. Tutorial at Spoon Fork Bacon.

lush green and white Thanksgiving table setting

Such a lush green and white Thanksgiving table setting with playful details such as mini chalkboard place cards and place mats made of twigs. Tutorial at Home Stories A to Z.

beautiful Thanksgiving table decorations & easy DIY centerpiece ideas with colorful fall leaves, pumpkins, flowers, oranges, & candles.

Hope you are feeling inspired by these ideas! Happy creating! 🙂

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    • hi pat! i think the idea is we would either have a buffet table nearby, or remove the settings right before the food is ready to serve! 🙂

  1. Just discovered your site and I love, love, love it. Such wonderful and creative ideas! Thank you for the effort you put in to make this a great site.

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