17 Thanksgiving Table Settings to Drool Over (and Copy Immediately)

Make this year's holiday the chicest chow-down you've ever hosted.

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As a turkey baby, I have very strong feelings about Thanksgiving (and not just because I get to eat pumpkin pie and birthday cake in the same sitting). The main stars of the day: Gravy and stuffing (don’t even act like you disagree), and the ambiance.

This year, take your table to Martha-level greatness with inspiration from these stunning settings culled from the interwebs. We have a hunch that those gilded pumpkins and rustic name cards will impress everyone so much that they’ll all forget the family drama and forgive the culinary mishaps. But a warning: They’ll probably also ask you to host again next year.

Up your average fall centerpiece pumpkin with this one simple trick: Paint it white.

White Pumpkins

Images from Wayfair and Ella Claire Inspired.

Try incorporating raw, natural materials like stones and unfinished wood into your decor.

Raw Materials

Images from Country Living and My Domaine.

Use feathers in lieu of flowers.


Images from Free People and Domino.

Ravens’ feathers a bit much for you? Opt for some backyard elements instead, like buds of cotton or extra herbs.

Natural Elements

Images from The Zoe Report and My Domaine.

For a real crowd-pleaser, try an edible centerpiece for everyone to enjoy.

Edible Centerpiece

Image from Refinery29.

Incorporate the unexpected, like bright, crunchy leaves from your front yard, or an Instagram-worthy flower wall.


Images from A Beautiful Mess. [1] [2]

Surprise your guests by using a nontraditional color palette for dinner this year.


Images from West Elm and Wayfair.

For an extra-thoughtful touch, incorporate handwritten elements into the evening — even if it’s just your menu scribbled on a chalkboard.


Images from Country Living and Liz Marie.

And if all else fails, add more pumpkins (displayed in some innovative ways). After all, ‘tis the season!


Images from The Zoe Report.