On this thanksgiving, Home and Decoration suggest you some of the best decoration ideas for this holiday.
Personalize your table with DIY place cards that feature guests’ silhouettes instead of their names. To create them, find photos that feature a strong head-and-shoulder outline of your guests. Print the photos onto regular printer paper, cut around their outline then use a black permanent marker to completely color over the photo. Glue the silhouette onto white card stock and place in a small gold mat. Design by Camille Styles; photography by She-n-He
Setting an impressive table for guests is easier than you may think. Start with the dinner plate, top it with a folded napkin and the salad plate. The knife and spoon go to the right of the plate, the fork on the left. Above the plate, wine and water glasses go on the right, a bread plate on the left with the dessert fork and spoon directly above the plate. Design by Manvi Drona-Hidalgo, Mochatini, photo by Lawrence Luk
Gilt chargers and an exotic Kazakh tablecloth lend this table setting a sophisticated, globetrotting vibe. Design by Manvi Drona-Hidalgo, Mochatini, photo by Lawrence Luk
Designer Sarah Richardson pairs high and low elements — the brass candlesticks are thrifty finds and the china is vintage Royal Doulton — to create a table setting that is beautiful, balanced and not-too-fussy.
There are no hard-and-fast rules that mandate the use of traditional fall colors on your Thanksgiving table — mix it up and use whatever colors or patterns you like best. Design by Manvi Drona-Hidalgo, Mochatini, photo by Lawrence Luk
Setting up a separate kids’ table is as much a Thanksgiving tradition as the turkey itself. It gives younger family members a chance to bond and make memories while the adults enjoy conversation and a peaceful meal nearby. To keep kids occupied, cover the table with brown kraft paper and provide small containers filled with art supplies like crayons, feathers, wood beads and leather cording. Native American headdresses, used here as wearable place markers, can be made ahead of time by the hostess or children who are old enough to use a glue gun.
Designers have long relied on the rule of three when creating a balanced interior but this rule works just as well when setting the table — and best of all, it’s easy to follow. Pick one element and repeat it three times. Here, the same amber color is used in the placemats, napkin and centerpiece, creating a sophisticated, pulled-together look.
Embellish a thrift store or hand-me-down tablecloth with strips of burlap or linen for a chic, budget-friendly update.
Designer Erinn Valencich relies on the shimmer of metallics for her Thanksgiving table. Bronze glass plates, golden glasses and beaded placemats bring on the glamour. Photo courtesy of Bobbi Fabian.
HGTV fan Patrick gave the traditional yellow, orange and red Thanksgiving palette a contemporary twist by pairing it with icy blue placemats. Using contrasting cool and warm colors like this is a sure bet for an eye-catching table setting.