Welcome to my home! I’ve styled and set an intimate and cozy Thanksgiving table setting and I’m inviting you to the celebration. I hope my table and décor provide a little inspiration and encouragement for you to amp up your Thanksgiving preparations. 

thanksgiving table-setting with artificial fall foliage and candles
thanksgiving table-setting with artificial fall foliage and candles

While I typically don’t host Thanksgiving, I do know a thing or two about styling a table. I’m excited to show you my setup and share a few tips and tricks along the way. Let’s get going! 

fall foliage, pumpkins, and candles on table

Pick a Color Palette

Whenever I’m styling a table (or anything for that matter) I like to start with a color scheme in mind. For this particular table, I started with the colors in the Briarwood Cottage Garland as my jumping-off point. I love the mix of greens, neutrals, and browns with that pop of bright, rusty orange. 

thanksgiving table decorations with faux fall foliage

Speaking of decorating with garlands, adding one down the center of your table is one of the quickest and easiest ways to make a big statement with minimal effort. I love how this looks. 

balsam hill briarwood cottage garland thanksgiving centerpiece on wood dining table

Add Themed Accents

With the garland in place, I added in my place settings. Here I’m using this beautiful vintage set I found at a local antique store. I think the gold accent is perfect for Thanksgiving. It adds warmth with a little sparkle. In keeping with the gold theme, I added in some gold flatware and some vintage gold-rimmed glasses. 

thanksgiving decor with table-setting

To tie the colors from my garland into my place setting, I found a beautiful plaid napkin from my personal collection. Then, as a finishing touch for my Thanksgiving table décor, I added one of the mini pumpkins from the Tabletop Heirloom Pumpkin Collection

mini pumpkin on vintage bowl and plate

With my table set, I wanted to add a little coordinating décor to the sideboard that sits just behind my table. You’ll notice more of the Tabletop Heirloom Pumpkins along with some of the Rustic Heirloom Pumpkins. I love how realistic these look and that I can use them year after year. 

sideboard with faux pumpkins, candles, and fall foliage

Once again, I wanted to make that rusty orange color in the garland stand out, so I cut a few branches from a tree in my yard that had some similar tones. I just added them to a pitcher of water for a quick, easy, and free-fall arrangement. 

sideboard with decorations for thanksgiving

Place Candles for Warmth

With all of that in place, my table needed one final, but very important, finishing touch: candles. The glow of a flame is a must for any gathering. It adds warmth, light, and movement.

hand placing candle on table

For this table, I decided to use the Miracle Flame Wax Piller Candles and Miracle Flame LED Rechargeable Votives. Scattered down the table and across my sideboard, they add the perfect amount of magic and welcoming glow without the risk of spilling hot wax or the dangers of a rogue flame. I love that. 

fall tablescape for thanksgiving

And with that, I would say my table is ready! Intimate and cozy Thanksgiving table complete. What do you think? 

thanksgiving table decor

Create a Bright Welcome

Oh, and before I go, I did want to share my front porch with you. Remember earlier when I talked about finding color inspiration for any decorating project? Well, I did the same thing here. I used the bold and beautiful colors of the Country Fields Wreath to inspire the rest of my fall porch décor. 

fall wreath, flowers, and pumpkins on front porch

From there I added in mums, pumpkins, and a few other seasonal accessories to create a bright and welcoming entryway. It’s the perfect way to greet my Thanksgiving guests, don’t you think? 

autumn front porch

I hope you’re feeling inspired and a bit more equipped to tackle any holiday decorating project. I hope you found my space, along with the tips and tricks that I presented, to be helpful as you create your own intimate and cozy Thanksgiving celebration. 

Happy entertaining! 

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michael wurm

Michael Wurm Jr. is the founder of the popular lifestyle blog, Inspired by Charm, where he shares his love for a decorated life. Whether it’s ideas for easy decorating, a delicious recipe, entertaining inspiration, or a unique DIY project, his goal is to provide tools and tips for everyone to create their happy place.

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