When you think of Thanksgiving decorations the first things that typically come to mind are gourds, turkeys, and an orange and brown color palette. But your tablescape doesn't have to look like it came straight out of the Thanksgiving scene in your favorite holiday movie.
You can do Thanksgiving in a way that feels elevated and design a tablescape that still feels festive, but with pieces you'll reuse long after the last bite of turkey is gone.
And what better year than 2021 to take a risk with your holiday decorating? Most of us are celebrating in much smaller groups and not participating in our typical traditions. So, it's the perfect time to switch things up and ditch the Thanksgiving clichés in favor of something a little more on-trend.
Case in point: this delightful tablescape designed by Adele Beiny, that she describes as "simple and meaningful."
The whole look is stunning, but there are a few key ideas that turn this tablescape into a true standout. And even though it's set for a more intimate group, the impact of each design element is huge.
First and foremost is the color palette: dusty rose, terracotta, muted oranges, and a variety of cream shades are accented by glamorous gold flatware. The acrylic chairs are clear, which keeps the focus on the beautiful array of earthy tones featured on the table, while adding a lightness to the space.
Even the glassware fits the color palette—adding to the overall design of the tablescape, instead of detracting from it.
And the blush pink candles add a sense of softness to the centerpiece, which is the one place you will find more "traditional" Thanksgiving décor in the form of pinecones and a handful of pumpkins and gourds (but all in tasteful, muted shades).
The piéce de resistance, however, is the breathtaking array of dried florals. Beiny created a truly impressive display that spans the length of the table and features seasonal florals of varying heights. To keep the look simple, she placed the blooms in clear glass vases (no water needed).
The best part of these dried florals? Once your meal is over, you can scatter the vases around your home to add a little extra style to your interiors.
With this table Beiny truly proves that you can bring an elevated sense of style to your Thanksgiving tablescape. And if you want to recreate the look for a non-holiday dinner, simply leave out the pumpkins and gourds—the rest is timeless.