How to Decorate Stylish Thanksgiving Place Settings with Ease

Planning on a festive Thanksgiving dinner is challenging enough so why should your place settings drive you nuts! They should be easy and straightforward to decorate in a style that suits your taste and budget. From whimsical to rustic place settings, these 10 doable place settings for a casual Thanksgiving gathering make use of décor elements that you can find in your backyard, pantry, or nearby grocery.

Creative and Casual Thanksgiving Place Settings that are Stylish!

You’ll be surprised at how everyday objects at home can be re-purposed into wonderful decorations for your Thanksgiving place settings. Find natural elements like twigs, acorns, pine cones, and leaves right in your backyard or park. Turn plain white table napkins into interesting pieces when accented with berries. Plate chargers become utterly useful when you need to upgrade your china. Metallic hues like copper and gold instantly add glistening touches without much effort. Transform plain white dinner plates into amazing pieces by the use of layering!

Thanksgiving place settings and table decorations with touches of gold accents.

#1 Style: Elegant + modern florals
Décor elements: miniature gold-painted ceramic pumpkins serving as place card holders, gold polka dot plates, woven plate chargers, patterned table runner, white table napkins, gold silverware, and ombre gold glasses. Source: Birds Party

#2 Style: Modern harvest with gold accents
Décor elements: “thankful” table napkins topped with an acorn and leaf place card (DIY), autumn themed dinner plates, gold plate chargers, and gold foliage drinking glasses on wooden disc coasters. Source: Across the Blvd.

#3 Style: Modern fall with natural elements
Décor elements: flannel place mat with a DIY “gather” message, pinecones, leaves, wishbone table napkins with metallic napkin rings, copper table charger, and marble plates. Make use of layering to create a heightened visual interest. Source: Jen by Design

Natural and simple Thanksgiving place settings with apples and leaves.

#4 Style: Whimsical with easy natural elements
Décor elements: apple place card holder with kraft paper tag, floral plate, white charger, corrugated box place mat with additional brown paper place mat. Each place mat has a place on the right-hand side reserved for “I am thankful for.” Source: It’s Kriativ

#5 Style: Rustic with touches of gold
Décor elements: miniature pumpkin with golden glitter, bamboo place mat, woven charger, gold dipped feathers, gold polka dot place cards, and linens. Source: Fox Hollow Cottage

Modern rustic Thanksgiving place settings with turkey cutouts, faux twigs, and berries.

#6 Style: Fresh fall look with bright accents
Décor elements: orange table napkins, green-tinted jars filled with fuax pears, green place mats, mini pumpkins set atop plates filled with faux acorns and leaves, and glass ands set atop dinner plates and chargers. Source: Nell Hill’s

#7 Style: Autumn harvest with pumpkins and berries
Décor elements: gold plate chargers, gold napkins with berry picks and wooden rings, tea lights in orange glass votives, faux leaves in gold and copper, and burgundy placemats with a leaf pattern. Source: Southern Scraps

#8 Style: Contemporary fun with paper crafts
Décor elements: gold plate chargers, ivory candles, brown table napkins with tie embellishments, and turkey place card with a paper fan design. Source: Pat Catan’s

Fall country Thanksgiving place settings

#9 Style: Casual fall place setting with candles
Décor elements: wooden plate chargers, maple leaf cutout place cards connected with raffia to table napkins, tea lights in glass votives, mini pumpkins, pillar candles in cylinders, and wine bottles. Source: Bellenza

Gold accents for fall place settings

#10 Style: Organic textures with elegant homemade accents
Décor elements: corn husk chargers, gold photo frames with pressed leaves, autumn leaves, cork coasters, red roses, and white candles. Source: Bellenza

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