Thanksgiving Decorating

Thanksgiving is fast-approaching and I’ve been brainstorming on how to decorate my Thanksgiving table in a way that’s simple, chic, yet still festive. Here are a few tablescape ideas I think will take your holiday decor to the next level and bring in the spirit of the holidays.


Reflecting the warm colors of the season like reds, oranges, and yellows always get me in the Thanksgiving spirit! You can use these colors in the linens on the table and don’t be afraid to mix and match! Rustic tables are my favorite. For example, really simple glassware, a wooden table without a tablecloth and using herbs as a garland runner is just stunning. Not only does it look gorgeous, it brings in the smell of fall with the rosemary, sage, lavender and thyme bunches.


Another great way to incorporate the season into your table decor is to take advantage of the fall foliage and its harvest. Placing fallen autumn leaves of all colors up and down the table, as well as a scattering of cranberries for a pop of color gives your table a nice warming and traditional feel.


Replacing traditional candle votive holders with hollowed out pumpkins is another creative and festive way to incorporate the season into your tablescape. Highlight those squash and pumpkins!


Also, I always think making a photo collage with pictures of dinner guests is a nice conversation starters as well as great way to show your appreciation of them. Placecards made with a rosemary sprig is a cute idea I found. Placing bread on the center of each guest’s plate with the menu written atop is another great idea to reward your guests and very Italian if I may say so myself!


For more decor ideas that I love, check out Bocca Di Bacco’s Decor Inspirations board on Pinterest!


Happy Thanksgiving!

-Chef K