3 Fresh Ways To Set Your Thanksgiving Table

By Rachel Brandt
In Style

With all of the local places to shop for interiors, one wonders where to start when planning a Thanksgiving table-scape. Glean some inspiration from these three hot trends and start your shopping at the bevy of great local home stores.

MetallicTable

The Classic Metallic Table
Metallic has had a major moment this year. Whether it be fashion or home décor, trend pages were wild with metals. Going all gold, mixing in silver or just adding a splash of sparkle will add dimension to your table and give you a festive setting that will take you through the new year.

Clockwise from top left: Silver candlestick holder, rose gold napkin rings, gold-rimmed wine glasses, gold bird place card holder, white and gold platter and metallic linen napkins.

RusticTable

The Earthy Rustic Table
Rustic and earthy tablescapes are the new traditional. These wood, natural fiber and food elements will breathe new life into your classic Thanksgiving decor. Already have orange holiday pumpkins? Spray paint them white for a modern look. Keep the table simple with a birch branch centerpiece or a simple wood trivet. Light a few candles and voilà, you have a warm intimate setting that looks effortless.

Clockwise from top left: Silver antler candlestick holders, birch votive centerpiece, burlap napkin, artificial pumpkins, acacia wood platter, pine cone salt and pepper shakers, birch branch center piece.

ModernTable

The Contemporary Table
Matte black, sharp modern table elements with splashes of leopard print and quirky details are the epitome of a modern ideal that transcends trends. Impress your guests with your array of kitchen gadgets, serve red wine in black stemless wine glasses, and share place cards on lip and mustache cardholders. The most important thing to remember when setting a contemporary table? When in doubt, go black.

Clockwise from top left: Silverware, mid-century modern mug set, black plate, his and hers place card holders, black stemless wine glasses, black napkin holder, leopard-print ice bucket.

Our tips:
For rustic- and vintage-inspired details, check the overflowing shelves of great local antique stores like The Heirloom Room or Retro 101/Cherry Bomb Vintage. For contemporary and classic details hit West Elm St. Louis, Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams and Crate and Barrel. After the table is set, create the ambiance. Light candles, pop the bubbly and start the playlist.

For a complete list of great home décor and boutique options close to home, consult our shop finder.

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