15+ Modern Thanksgiving Table Decor Ideas

When it comes to decorating for fall, I'm drawn more toward non-traditional colors and cozy, modern table decor without a lot of fuss.

This year I'm wanting my modern Thanksgiving table decor to be fun and fresh, and budget-friendly too, with an easy DIY pumpkin centerpiece. That way I can focus on what matters: gathering with loved ones and creating lasting memories with minimum hassle.

If you're eager to spruce up your fall table with a modern touch that keeps it simple and adds a twist of non traditional color, I've got you covered with these easy Thanksgiving table ideas.

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Modern Thanksgiving Table Decor

Playful pink and orange tablescape

If you're feeling adventurous and want to inject a playful vibe into your modern fall table decor, consider going bold and bright like this colorful Thanksgiving table from The House That Lars Built. Featuring color block napkins, a geometric tablecloth, and a vivid fruit smorgasbord of color, this tablescape is a standout.

More subtle but still festive and cheery, Oh Happy Day creates a mini ombre pumpkin center piece in hues of neon pink, coral and gold. The candles add sparkle and a touch of simple elegance. Now how's that for modern Thanksgiving table decor?

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Rich jewel tones table setting

For a touch of sophistication why not opt for the rich colors of royalty. Velvety pumpkins and gold silverware warm up the white tablecloth in this modern Thanksgiving table setting by Bird's Party.

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Kenyatta at My Design Rules says the key to beautiful modern Thanksgiving table decor is layering. Start with the tablecloth, then add the placemat, tableware and charger. A white plate sets off the the vivid cobalt blue napkin.

The stunning rich burgundy and gold combination by Horton Lane is far from traditional and can double for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. Long black candle tapers complement the burgundy colors.


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Black and white modern Thanksgiving tablescape

Black may not be the first color that comes to mind when you think of Thanksgiving, but it can create a stunning and dramatic look.

Like Party Perfect, you can step outside the traditional fall-inspired color palette and create a statement with black plates, black and white napkins and a black tile place card.

Or go moody with this dark and stylish fall table setting by Taryn Whiteaker that mixes black plates with deep purple, magnolia leaves, and pops of clementine.

Both tables below incorporate a classic combination of black and white Thanksgiving table decor for a perfect blend of fun and sophistication.

Minimalist Thanksgiving table

Enjoy simple Thanksgiving table decorations by bringing the outside in with a single statement piece of natural flora and colorful candle holders. The clean lines and uncluttered design create an effortlessly stylish look.

Embrace simplicity by opting for a neutral fall color palette like whites, grays and earth tones. This neutral Thanksgiving tablescape by The Sweetest Digs enhances the minimalist vibe with clear glassware and wooden chargers.

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Patterns and Prosecco incorporates natural textures and grain accents to achieve a neutral earthy feel. The dried wheat adds a simple organic touch.

Modern glam table settings

The point of decor is to do what makes you happy even if it means breaking away from tradition.

Pastel colors for Thanksgiving? Yes, please.

Classic and romantic, this blush pink Thanksgiving table setting by The Pink Dream is chic and eye-catching, simple yet luxurious. And not a hint of orange in sight 🙂

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Modern coastal Thanksgiving table decorations

Bring the ocean vibes to your table by incorporating a color palette inspired by the sea. Think shades of blue, sandy neutrals and mix and match patterns as shown below in my fall table decor.

Or add in coastal charm like these oyster garland and napkin rings with scalloped chargers by Grit & Grace Studios.

Modern crafty Thanksgiving table

You can go simple and minimalist with white plates, cool and solid colors and natural elements, but still nod to the traditional, like Carrie at Dream Green DIY. Her DIY floral favors for each guest along with the paper pilgrim roll bring coziness and cheer to the table.

30s Magazine also brought a little craftiness to their modern Thanksgiving table decor by creating pilgrim hat name card place holders.

From using natural elements like greenery to unexpected color and playful accents, there are endless possibilities to make your table decor uniquely yours. So get creative, have fun and enjoy creating your own stylish and modern Thanksgiving table setting.

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