Thanksgiving Centerpieces & Focal Points

Thanksgiving is upon us! Let the festivities begin. I thought I would share some cute centerpiece ideas and focal points that you can easily achieve in your home. I’ve said it before and I will say it again…us what you have and then embellish.

Below I did 3 different themes: A modern Boho, A Vibrant season orange, and traditional Fall look. These pieces I either found on clearance (HomeGoods & Michael’s), Ross, Dollar Tree, Walmart and 99 Cent Store.

The first piece I created below is the modern Boho.

Pampas Grass and Woven place mats made this the perfect Boho look. The copper tray added a bit of modernism to this centerpiece. Faux candles are always a bonus for dinner parties because no one has to worry about starting a fire. Keep the candles off the table of do tea lights in deeper vases in order to prevent mishaps. See example below.

Deeper candle holders allow for less mishap or fires.

This boho look is really 2 pieces. The copper tray filled with faux candles, pumpkins, and pine cones. Easily removable from table when placing dinner. Second component is the pampas grass I snipped for free in the park. I simply placed the stem beneath the tray and all done.

The next setting I want to show all of you is this vibrant orange setting. It looks equally gorgeous in the day as it does night, but who doesn’t love a little night time twinkle. I do so that’s the version you’re getting 🙂

The pumpkins come prelit with fairy lights and take AA batteries to operate. I purchased them last year at Lowe’s on clearance. The orange flowers you see were all one stem that I got at Hobby Lobby on sale and I simply separated them. You can see how I reused the candles, pumpkins and place mats. All these warms tones just go so perfectly together. Place mats are from Ross.

The last look I created here was a traditional look for a Fall and Thanksgiving table scape. One thing that I do like most about all of the centerpieces is that they are not tall and allow for conversation to flow without having to look around some tall yet beautiful object. I call these “dinner functional” center pieces. I used the copper tray again as a catch all for my traditional pieces. There’s no order to this and just piled on the pumpkins, candles and faux leaves. The beads I got from Hobby Lobby and couldn’t tell you where these leaves came from as I’ve had them for several years.

Now below I wanted to share how I used some of the exact same pieces in other ways around my home. Typically creating a little focal point on my bar area. You can easily create a focal point like this on credenzas, side tables, or kitchen areas. I have a small home so my bar top always serves for this purpose. I’m also strategic in not covering the entire area so I may still use it for seating or a buffet line.

You can see below how I played with color switch up. So if you want to go with something more neutral in or your home or a pop of color.

Below is a place setting I created with the pumpkin plate being from the Dollar Tree along with the silver charger. White plates I already had 🙂

Not your style then check out this neutral setting I created below.

I hope this inspired all of you for a little holiday decor around your table this Thanksgiving. Whether you are hosting for your family or having a Friendsgiving with those you love most, a little decor always brings warmth and conversation. I will be back with some more tips when it comes to hosting dinner, and some tips along with some quick easy sides and drinks. If you have any favorites drop them below in the comments!

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