Styling Lesson: Holiday Table Top Ideas

November 21, 2015

Decorating and styling the table is definitely my favorite part of the holiday prepping process – I’m not the greatest cook : ) I love creating a look that’s elegant, artful and does not scream Thanksgiving (#orange + #pumpkins). Here are a few excellent holiday table top ideas from some of my favorite resources:

Romantic: Cabbage roses, burlap, berries, driftwood and lamb’s ear. Take notes from the experts at Natalie Bowen Designs and create a tablescape that feel romantic and autumnal.


Glamorous: Artichokes, eucalyptus, pears, feathers and gourds. Sticking with one color palette allows you to go bold elsewhere. This black and gold table looks stunning paired with a green centerpiece. This article from Domino Magazine online has some wonderful holiday table concepts.


Modern: Terrarium, moss, kale, ranunculus, hypercium berry. CB2 knows a bit about modern decor, and they enlisted the help of local florist The Foxglove Studio to create this adorable terrarium centerpiece. They even have a step-by-step guide to show you how to create it!


New Traditional: Fall colored leaves, natural woven placemats + some creativity. If you just don’t feel right without those recognizable thanksgiving colors, I love this centerpiece idea with fake leaves. It’s perfect if you’ve got a chandelier over the dining table and is probably the quickest and most cost effective option on this list! Style Caster has a few other traditional cute/crafty ideas too.


Here’s an older table top decor post with a DIY on how to complete the look with natural greenery.

I hope you have a safe, delicious and beautiful Thanksgiving. Much love to you and yours!



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Claire’s creative energy comes from her unique perspective on the world as both a trained interior designer and a passionate yoga teacher. Her affinity for kitchen design, timeless style and eclectic decorating are shared here, along with lots of interior design education and tips. Thanks for being here, please enjoy!

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