Are you growing a bit tired of traditional rustic decor on your Thanksgiving table? Why not try a modern approach? Instead of relying on customary autumn colors, try a fresh, new, edgy palette. Include a liberal dose of metallics. Mix natural elements with lustrous decor items. Use monochromatic color schemes for a polished look. Layer with a profusion of unexpected, eclectic table setting pieces. Just about anything goes when you go with Modern Thanksgiving Tablescapes!
Check out this flower-free centerpiece using pheasant feathers from Domino. The deep browns juxtaposed with the white tablescape makes a bold statement.
Here’s a gorgeous white-on-white table setting from Southern Living. The silver accents and linen napkins combine for a classic, yet untraditional, Thanksgiving tablescape.
This holiday table from A Pumpkin And A Princess features pumpkins, pinecones and other autumnal elements painted with gold accents.
Craft And Couture combines modern and organic elements in this elegant tablescape. I never would have thought to use a bleached deer antler in a centerpiece, but it works perfectly with the mood of this modern Thanksgiving table.
Sand And Sisal placed white candles and pumpkins on a simple burlap table runner. The dried hydrangeas complete the look of this modern/traditional centerpiece.
Carrie from Making Lemonade Blog actually mixed silver and gold on this tablescape. Can you believe how great it turned out? There are so many nice touches on this table, I don’t know where to begin.
Real Simple jazzed things up with a touch of color. The white and black table coverings are a perfect canvas for the chartreuse napkins. Unexpected, right?
The Hostess With The Mostess combined dark gray and bright orange in this fabulous modern Thanksgiving tablescape. I need to get some square, white dinner plates like these. They are so versatile no matter what colors you choose.
Caitlin from Desert Domicile said she agonized for days over this incredible centerpiece. It was surely worth it. Once again, the deep orange accents compliment the metallics beautifully.
Camille Styles used deep aubergines with gold metallics for a thoroughly modern, glamorous Thanksgiving table. If the aim was to make the guests feel special, her goal was achieved.
West Elm used paper dahlias and gilded leaves to make a “rustic glam” tablescape. Once again, the deep aubergine accents combined with metallics is gorgeous.
Kim from The TomKat Studio decorated her Thanksgiving table with the help of Shutterfly. The custom-made accents would make any guest feel welcome, especially since they’re so gorgeously displayed on a black, white and silver tablescape.
AKA Design’s subtitle is “making everything prettier.” This autumn table sure is prettier. The whole modern-yet-traditional theme is pulled together using wood grain chargers with bright white dishes. Classy.
So, what have these awesome designers taught us about modern traditional decorating? Well, whether you go light and cheery or dark and moody with your color palette, don’t be afraid to mix in metallics. Also, don’t be shy about mixing organic elements with patterned fabrics and clean-line items. If you need the perfect tablecloth to begin setting your Thanksgiving table, check out Bright Settings’ Linens of the Fall. This collection of tablecloth fabrics includes a wide array of rich colors and textures, any of which would make a perfect canvas for your modern Thanksgiving tablescape.