Thanksgiving Tablescape Inspiration

Modern Thanksgiving table decor by lifestyle blogger, Lilly Beltran of Daily Craving blog.

I’ve always wanted to set up a pretty tablescape for the holidays but I always ended up feeling overwhelmed. The thought of choosing a theme and it being super expensive made me think twice. Especially during the holidays. This year though I started scouring my favorite home stores a little earlier and was able to find inexpensive thanksgiving table decorations. I was able to create this simple Thanksgiving tablescape for under $150. Everything, except the runner and garland, was $5 and under.

I wanted to create a fall tablescape that would be functional well beyond just one holiday or season. In true Daily Craving fashion, I stuck with blacks and whites. Not only do I think this color scheme is a more modern take on fall decor, but it is also very functional. Once Thanksgiving is over, I can easily add Christmas touches to my already existing base. Also, I haven’t seen a neutral thanksgiving tablescape I love, so I had to create my own 😉

How to create the perfect Thanksgiving tablescape for under $150

You already know how much I love blacks, grays and whites when it comes to fashion. My taste in home doctor is no different. I love a room that feels clean and airy and gives off a serene feel. These three colors together create exactly that and I absolutely love it.

I used a black and white pattern with the chargers (actually plastic plates) to create a little more visual interest. Added faux green foliage as my main centerpiece and simple candle holders for height. Orange pumpkins would have been too distracting and even break the easiness of my monochromatic tablescape, so I went for white and tiger striped mini pumpkins instead. Tiger striped pumpkins tend to have just a tad of orange pigment which is exactly what I wanted for this table.

Modern and minimal holiday tablescape inspiration

Create your Thanksgiving tablescape for under $150

So happy with how it turned out, and even happier that it didn’t break the bank. If there’s anything I hope you to take from this post, besides inspiration, it’s this:

Shop around for best prices – Go to more than one store or browse online.

Go for pieces you truly love – Screw the traditional norm and add your own twist. After all, you’re making this room for yourself and your family.

Go for plastic – I wouldn’t usually recommend you buy plastic, but in this case it’s a great option. There’s so many stores that now sell beautiful plastic dinner plates. Skip the ceramic to save more than a few dollars.

Have fun & enjoy making your home beautiful for the holidays – Don’t stress and enjoy the process.

A modern take on the traditional fall tablescape | Daily Craving Blog

Table Runner | Garland | Candle Holders | Candles | Mini Pumpkis from Whole Foods | Glasses | Utensils | Stone Plates | Big Plates: black + white | Chairs | Table | Pillow

Looking for more Thanksgiving Inspiration?

Check out my sweet friend Alex’s Green Bean Casserole recipe! It is incredibly easy to make and looks delicious! I know I’ll be adding to my feast this thanksgiving.

Alex from Adored By Alex shares green bean casserole recipe.

You might also enjoy: Make This For Thanksgiving: Apple Cranberry Pecan Salad, Orzo Veggie Soup Recipe


  1. November 1, 2019 / 11:02 am

    Your table looks amazing!! I love how chic it is. Lately I’ve been kind of bored with the literal pumpkins and what have you. Happy Friday!

    Alex |

    • November 3, 2019 / 8:41 pm

      Thanks, Alex! I honestly felt the same and thought I’d change it up a bit 😉

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