Modern Thanksgiving Centerpieces To Match Your Home Decor
We are all used to seeing the same things every Thanksgiving. Pumpkins, leaves, gourds, turkeys, and “give thanks” décor all in variations of orange, red, yellow, and brown. There is nothing wrong with traditional Thanksgiving décor at all. In fact, it can be just as beautiful as anything, but what if you have a very modern home and want your festivities to match? Thanksgiving décor can be modern just as it can be traditional. Here are some ways that you can freshen up your Thanksgiving décor into something more modern and appealing to match your home.
Move Away from Traditional Colors
Instead of using the usual brown, orange, red, and yellow color scheme, give your Thanksgiving décor a modern feel by incorporating more rich, muted colors. Purple is a luxurious color and can replace the traditional red or orange that you use. Teal and rust would make a wonderful color combination that contrasts nicely against each other. Instead of yellow or brown, try gold. If you are a true minimalist, choose a very simple color palette like black and white to decorate your Thanksgiving table. Painting pumpkins of various sizes in white and displaying them on a sparsely decorated table allows the beautiful colors of the food to stand out and shine. It’s a very modern and elegant look that is becoming more and more popular.
Traditional Thanksgiving décor is usually elaborate. The more details and decorations, the better. Since you want a modern take, keep your décor simple. Decorate vases or gourds by painting them a single color or with a single pattern. Instead of buying elaborate pieces at the store to decorate your Thanksgiving table, use natural elements such as berries, pine cones, and twigs. Can’t picture how you’d use twigs on your tablescape? Find a small branch and place it, standing up, in a solid colored vase. Place white pumpkins, gourds, or artichokes around the branch display.
A neatly arranged table looks both modern and elegant. Evenly space your plates, silverware, and glasses on each side of the table and make sure that each setting lines up with the one across from it. Use a solid color with or without patterns for your plates and placemats to keep the design simple and clean. Down the middle of the table, place a runner, line up candles, or display fall flowers like chrysanthemums to add to the décor.
An easy way to decorate your Thanksgiving table is by using a mixture of flowers, plants, vegetables, or herbs. Use a variety of vases or create pumpkin vases to hold the flowers so they are at varying heights. Then choose a mix of flowers, vegetables, and herbs in bright colors to arrange on the table. Or you can use one color such as purple in your arrangement. You want to be sure to have a nice amount of each element so that the vases are full and not sparse. Some good choices are fresh oregano, perennials, baby artichokes, gourds, silver brunia berries, safflowers, and eucalyptus seed pods.
These are just some of the ways that you can get away from traditional Thanksgiving décor in favor of more modern centerpieces that will match your home decor. I’d love to see how you’ve decorated your dining table for Thanksgiving – don’t forget to share your pictures!
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