When it comes to Thanksgiving, the food and the company matters most, of course, but that doesn't mean your table setting can't also be a priority. And setting a pretty holiday table doesn't have to be difficult, either. Little details, from thoughtful place cards to fun, unexpected colors and motifs, can help make for a memorable meal during the holidays and just about any other occasion, too.
Whether you're going fully festive with turkey imagery and autumnal themes, plan to keep things simple and modern like your decor, or prefer going full-on glam to celebrate, these beautiful items are sure to transform your Thanksgiving table into your most amazing tablescape yet (and one that's totally Instagrammable) this year. And the best part? Many of these pieces you'll want to use and keep up year-round, too.
Even if you hate tablecloths, you can still give your tablescape a good foundation with a table runner, like this handwoven macrame option.
A table runner is also a great way to add bold pops of color to an otherwise neutral table setting.
These linen napkins come in four shades and add a little bit of texture to a calm color scheme.
Add some modern whimsy with these hand-painted napkins that fit just about any Thanksgiving table color scheme.
Mismatched but still coordinated napkins give a little more personality to the table.
Leather napkin rings can add a rustic touch or a modern one, depending on how you style them.
Gold napkin rings are glam, of course, but the unique shape of these "molten" rings adds some visual interest.
Add a farmhouse touch with these round wood charger placemats.
Give your table texture with these woven jute placemats, which come in four colors—including a gorgeous sage green.
If you'd rather have a disposable option for easy clean-up (say, for the kids' table?), these paper placemats are totally chic.
Salads and side dishes just got a whole lot sleeker.
These leaf-shaped serving platters are made from banana leaves, using a papier-mâché like method—and they're perfectly autumnal, too.
Step up your usual dinnerware by serving soups and other dishes in these acorn tureens.
Swap out your basic silverware for some statement-making flatware for the holidays.
Because wine glasses with a colorful (hello, iridescence!) and textural flair add more interest than plain, clear glasses.
Or, serve up drinks in these bird-themed glasses for a perfectly festive cocktail hour.
Add in some traditional bird motifs with these woodland plates, that also come in dinner plate sizes.
Hand-lettered magnolia leaf place cards add some life and color to your table.
These clear acrylic place cards add a modern, geometric touch with their hexagonal shape.
Make your place settings interactive by giving guests a space to write what they're thankful for.
These cookies can be customized, and all I'm saying is place cards are way sweeter when they're in cookie form.
And now for a little ambiance—these geometric glass terrariums + fairy lights = 😍.
Make a quiet statement with this fun loopy taper candle holder.
A pretty tray is the perfect base for decorative objects, candles, a centerpiece, or even serving food.
If you're keeping things buffet style this year, a fun letter board (with this cornucopia ornament!) makes a great decorative addition.