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25+ Undeniably Chic Thanksgiving Decor Ideas

When it comes to revamping your home with holiday decor, Thanksgiving isn’t always top of mind. Many will go all out to deck the halls in time for Christmas or add a few cobwebs for Halloween, but a Turkey Day aesthetic can be a bit more nebulous. Well, for those that celebrate it, it’s time to get chic with these incredible Thanksgiving decor ideas!


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01. LAYER OLD FAVORITES

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Photography by Tim Lenz

When it comes to Thanksgiving decor, interior designer Michael Cox of Foley & Cox relies on some old favorites, including a vintage brown-and-orange bedcover from Jodhpur, India, and classic Vista Alegre cabbageware.

25+ Undeniably Chic Thanksgiving Decor Ideas

02. RAISE THE BAR

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Photography by Fernanda Varela

Thanksgiving decor isn’t just limited to tablescapes—curating a seasonal bar can also make a statement, especially when the drinks are flowing. “I like to do one large floral statement and then layer in seasonal items,” says interior designer Devon Liedtke. 

03. ADD A FRUIT BOWL

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Photography by Jack Thompson

Interior designer Jennifer Hunter let a mouthwatering pie and bowls of strawberries and blackberries shine at her home in Houston. Not only does it add a pop of color to the table, but it’s less obvious (and more tasty) than flowers and other blooms.

04. PORCELAIN PAIRINGS

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Courtesy of Graci Interiors

Thanksgiving is the time to set the table with your best plates and bowls to impress guests. “I love to break out fine porcelain pieces handed down to me from my grandmother and mother,” says interior designer Chad Graci. “I cherish each one and love how they feel with my more modern pieces.”

05. PICK UP SOME PRODUCE

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Photography by Tim Lenz

You’ll be spending a lot of time in the kitchen prepping Thanksgiving dinner, so don’t neglect the space when it comes to decor. Interior designer Maureen Ursino recommends adding a few small elements to really capture the autumnal feel. 

06. OPT FOR SUBTLE ACCENTS

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Courtesy of Anne Hepfer

Not every Thanksgiving merits a total home makeover. Some, like interior designer Anne Hepfer, might prefer a more understated look. “I like to make small yet impactful updates with color,” she says. “There’s such luxury in harvest-inspired hues like cranberry and pumpkin, hunter greens, and earthy browns.”

07. ADD A POP OF POMEGRANATE

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Courtesy of Fete Home

Autumnal colors run the gamut from orange to brown, often incorporating deep purples and reds as well. Audrey Margarite and Jennifer Potter of Fete Home recommend mixing a pomegranate hue with more neutral accessories and accents.

08. BRING THE OUTDOORS IN

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Courtesy of Beth Webb

At interior designer Beth Webb’s home on Bray Island in South Carolina, the decor includes twigs, feathers, and other odds and ends found in the surrounding woods.

25+ Undeniably Chic Thanksgiving Decor Ideas

09. SET WITH BAMBOO

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Courtesy of Paloma Contreras

Flowers are a go-to centerpiece, and are a real showstopper in this Thanksgiving tablescape styled by interior designer Paloma Contreras. Pair these blossoms with more organic accents, like an artichoke, or bamboo cutlery and plates from Juliska.

10. GO AL FRESCO

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Courtesy of Kim Seybert

Thanksgiving dinners are typically held indoors, but if weather allows, the holiday is a great excuse for an out-of-doors gathering. Designer Kim Seybert styled this table with a classically autumnal color palette, incorporating oranges, browns, and plenty of pumpkins to set the scene.

11. ADD A STATEMENT LINEN

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Courtesy of Leontine Linens

Gorgeous tableware is important, but a colorful napkin or placemat can just as easily set a scene. Jane Scott Hodges of Leontine Linens layers her Thanksgiving table with a mix of personal talismans and textiles from her brand.

12. GO BIG WITH FLORALS

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Courtesy of Kristen Rivoli

Blooms are a timeless centerpiece, and there’s no better way to reflect the changing of the seasons than adding a few flowers. For Thanksgiving, interior designer Kristen Rivoli adds some pumpkins to the mix as well, capturing the autumnal feel as soon as one takes a seat at the table.

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13. INCORPORATE PURPLE TONES

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Photography by Michal Venera

Autumn is a great time to play with neutrals, and a saturated purple can make a soft statement among these brown and beige hues. “I find the mix of jewel tone colors, multiple textures, and light-reflecting materials create a visual and sensual delight,” says interior designer Suzanne Tucker. “Perfect for the holiday season.”

14. GO FOR AN AVIAN THEME

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Courtesy of Gary McBournie

The turkey is the star of the show at many a Thanksgiving, so why not incorporate some aesthetic nods to birds elsewhere in the decor? Gary McBournie channeled that theme in his table, which has a ’60s hunting lodge vibe reflected in the feathery placemats and plates with pheasant illustrations. 

15. ACCESSORIZE YOUR ENTRANCE

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Alison Giese

A well-appointed front door will give your guests plenty of holiday cheer before they even step inside. Interior designer Alison Giese decked out her stoop with pumpkins of varying shapes, sizes, and colors.

16. MAKE USE OF YOUR MANTEL

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Brittany Ambridge

Once the temperature drops, your fireplace will be the most-frequented spot in the entire house. If you want to make your time by the fire extra special, dress up your mantel. Designer Charlotte Moss added a lush garland made with various greens, pine cones, and vibrant oranges. 

25+ Undeniably Chic Thanksgiving Decor Ideas

17. PUMPKIN PLACE SETTING

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Charlotte Moss

To impress your guests the moment they sit down for dinner, add a decadent treat to each place setting. Here, Charlotte Moss topped each plate with a confectionary pumpkin.

18. PLAY UP THE PILLOWS

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Andrew Kung Photography

Want to take the style beyond your dining room table? Pepper a few festive throw pillows throughout your home. “The cut-velvet stripe in off-white and maize yellow mixed with a tape trim adorned with pumpkin-toned feathers screams Thanksgiving to me,” says designer Isabel Ladd.

19. COMBINE CONTRASTING COLORS

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Rachel Robshaw

While red, orange, and yellow tones are synonymous with fall, they can easily veer into ubiquitous territory. If you want to add an unexpected twist to your Thanksgiving setup, juxtapose the warm color palette with cool undertones

20. KEEP IT COOL

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If you want to give the warm tones a rest, take a cue from Lucy Cuneo. The lifestyle blogger used Amanda Lindroth’s collection to offer a breath of fresh air into the traditional Thanksgiving setup. Blooming orange buds round out the look, giving this table a seasonal touch.

21. HOMEY HAPPY HOUR

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Society Social

For a happy hour that appeals to all the senses, take a cue from Society Social. The design company dressed up a gilded bar cart with a batch of fresh fall leaves, a cozy candle, and a copper colander filled with apples.

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22. UNDERSTATED ELEGANCE

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Molly Batch

As this setup from Molly Hatch proves, you can create a beautiful Thanksgiving feast without a tablecloth. Here, a wooden dining table is offset by a variety of warm-hued plates, napkins, flatware, and accessories.

23. SYMMETRICAL STYLE

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DANIELLE DEL VALLE

When in doubt, style with symmetry. Deborah Shearer of Table +Dine creates an immaculate tablescape with mirror bouquets, place settings, pumpkin-shaped cocottes, and scattered pears.

24. RUSTIC ROOTS

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Michelle Johnson

Designer Neelam Gurm traded in the typical bouquet of flowers for batches of wheat. With textured glasses, moody place settings, and pitchers as vases, this setup masters the modern farmhouse look.

25. MIX CANDLESTICKS

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Robert Granoff

Looking for an easy way to incorporate a dose of style into your holiday table? Pair white candles with striking, sculptural holders, as designer Cara Woodhouse has done in this dining room. “The best way to add drama to a traditional holiday table is to layer in candles at different heights and sizes that create depth and interest in an otherwise mundane design.”

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26. WARM LIGHTING

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Danielle Rollins

For Danielle Rollins, a combination of fresh flowers and warm lighting are key for a perfect Thanksgiving dinner table. “Entertaining should start the moment your guests walk through the door,” Rollins says. “Small details such as fresh flowers and warm lighting are always inviting.”

27. FRESH GREENERY

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©Alyssa Rosenheck

For Thanksgiving, interior stylist and photographer Alyssa Rosenheck surrounds candles with lush greenery, including fern leaves, seeded eucalyptus, Asian bayberry, jade palm, and Silver Dollar eucalyptus.


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