2021 Trendy Thanksgiving Decorations

After a year of social distancing the urge to entertain guests is stronger than ever before. What better time than Thanksgiving to pull out all the stops? If you are ready to throw open your doors and host a Thanksgiving feast to remember we have all of the inspiration you need below. We have put together a gathering of the year’s most exciting holiday decorating trends so grab your favorite pumpkin spiced beverage and savor the trendiest interior design ideas for Thanksgiving 2021.

Fresh & Modern Colors

Thanksgiving generally conjures up visions of russet colored leaves, orange pumpkins, yellow squash and the deep burgundy reds of root vegetables and Cabernet. Classic fall hues are getting a fresh and modern makeover this year with coastal shades of turquoise, sea foam green, and sand colored wheat.

You can achieve this fresh and airy Thanksgiving by the sea look with birchwood chargers, turquoise glass, and gourds and squash in shades of green and white. Add a few wheat stalk accents for a Scandinavian touch.

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Inspired By Nature

We are all feeling a little bit of cabin fever this year and that is driving a strong trend in nature-inspired interior design. Thanksgiving is all about coming together to share the bounty of nature so why not go all out this Thanksgiving? Bring the outside in by repurposing stone, wood, fruits, and vegetables as serving pieces, utensils, and tablescape decorations.

Slate slabs can make unique serving platters for fruits and hard cheeses.  Eucalyptus leaves, sage, apples, oranges, and red grapes can all be woven together to create a natural table runner bursting with color.

Take It Outside

Those who genuinely want to be one with nature can take it one step further and take the whole Thanksgiving table outside. There is no rule that says interior design must stay indoors. Transform your backyard BBQ area into a warm, cozy gathering area with a farmhouse table and chairs and an oversized rustic chandelier. Complete the mood with woolen blankets in autumn shades to keep guests warm into the night.

Complete the tablescape with a burlap table runner and woven baskets filled with golden flowers and fall greenery.

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A Gothic Harvest Feast

For those looking to really push the envelope this gothic Thanksgiving theme has a decidedly edgy vibe that your guests won’t be likely to forget. You can recreate this gothic harvest tablescape by using chunky black and burgundy ceramic dishes and serving pieces with rustic hardwood serving utensils.

Use fall-colored flowers, fruits, and vegetables with woven baskets, natural fabrics, and wooden accents to create a table runner and centerpieces that scream a gothic Thanksgiving celebration.

Metallic Elegance

Make a traditional, formal Thanksgiving dinner stand out from the crowd with elegant metallic accents and decorations. Warm-toned metals like gold, brass, copper, and antique silver work best for an autumn tablescape.

Use the warm patina of antique silver or copper serving pieces to elevate the beauty and splendor of lush fall blooms and harvest greenery for an elegant and timeless Thanksgiving table.

Or, you can really lay on the glitz with gold-leafed pumpkins and gold lace table runners embellished with flashy gold sequins for extra opulence and sparkle.

We hope that we have inspired you to try out one or more of these spectacular 2021 Thanksgiving decorating trends. If you are in the New Jersey area and looking for a little (or a lot) of extra help to get started, professional and talented interior designers in New Jersey are ready to help you create a Thanksgiving to remember.


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