Inspiration for a Chic and Elegant Thanksgiving Table

On Thanksgiving, the hub of the holiday is the table. It’s where everyone gathers to share a special meal and give thanks for each other and all of their blessings. While there are many places in your home you can add a festive flair to for Thanksgiving, the table is the most important spot to adorn.

By creating a beautiful Thanksgiving tablescape, you can enhance the experience for everyone. It doesn’t take a lot to make it special. Even just a simple, beautiful centerpiece can delight your guests and help get everyone into a festive mood.

Whether you want to go all out and make a glamorous setting or prefer something casual and subtle, here are some inspiring ideas for a Thanksgiving table that will delight your guests.

Thanksgiving Table Ideas

Inspiration for a Chic and Elegant Thanksgiving Table | MeganMorrisBlog.comThis Thanksgiving tablescape is the perfect balance between rustic and glamour.
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Inspiration for a Chic and Elegant Thanksgiving Table | MeganMorrisBlog.comColorful pumpkins, gourds, and branches make up a simple yet chic centerpiece.
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Inspiration for a Chic and Elegant Thanksgiving Table | MeganMorrisBlog.comDon’t be afraid to think outside the box with your tablescape and get artsy with it.
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Inspiration for a Chic and Elegant Thanksgiving Table | MeganMorrisBlog.comWildflowers, candles, and a wood table make this tablescape look like it came straight from the forest.
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Inspiration for a Chic and Elegant Thanksgiving Table | MeganMorrisBlog.comFor an elegant look, muted green and neutrals are a beautiful option for the holiday.
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Inspiration for a Chic and Elegant Thanksgiving Table | MeganMorrisBlog.comTouches of gold are a great way to add a bit of glamour to your Thanksgiving table.
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Inspiration for a Chic and Elegant Thanksgiving Table | MeganMorrisBlog.comKeeping everything neutral and muted except for a few orange pumpkins made them stand out and look extra chic.
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Inspiration for a Chic and Elegant Thanksgiving Table | MeganMorrisBlog.comDenim is an unexpected but fitting textile to use for a casual, stylish look.
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Inspiration for a Chic and Elegant Thanksgiving Table | MeganMorrisBlog.comBy keeping the place settings white, the centerpiece instantly draws your attention.
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Inspiration for a Chic and Elegant Thanksgiving Table | MeganMorrisBlog.comThis tablescape fully embraces the sparkle and glamour of gold.
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Which one is your favorite?

Warm regards,
Megan

10 Beautiful & Inspiring Christmas Centerpiece Ideas

One of my favorite spots to decorate for Christmas is the table. Since all of our family and friends up gathering around it, sometimes more than once throughout the season, it’s very rewarding to put together a table setting that will be enjoyed by everyone. It really helps set the mood for the holiday and get everyone into the festive spirit.

The centerpiece is what brings the whole table setting together. In fact, if you aren’t sure what you want to do with your table setting, a good idea is to start with the centerpiece and then let it inspire the rest of the table. For a Christmas centerpiece, there are so many great elements to work with that you can easily suit it to your own personal style and make it your own.

Here are 10 Christmas centerpiece ideas that range from simple to extravagant, rustic to glamorous. They offer some great inspiration for concepts, elements, and color schemes that can help you find a direction for your own.

Christmas Centerpiece Ideas

10 Beautiful & Inspiring Christmas Centerpiece Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comTwo white reindeer serve as a festive and contemporary centerpiece. Ground them with some swag and candles to set the scene.
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10 Beautiful & Inspiring Christmas Centerpiece Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comA faux fur runner adds a touch of luxury to this rustic Christmas centerpiece, which consists of a distressed tray and some white Christmas trees and ornaments. Simple, yet full of charm.
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10 Beautiful & Inspiring Christmas Centerpiece Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comA few white feathers add an unexpected touch to the green swag and give it some depth, while the gold ornaments and silver vases bring the glamour.
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10 Beautiful & Inspiring Christmas Centerpiece Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comChristmas tree-shaped decor in a bed of swag are a lovely minimalist approach. For a rustic vibe like this particular centerpiece, choose trees with rough textures like wood and twine. For a more glamorous vibe, go with a smooth, glossy texture.
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10 Beautiful & Inspiring Christmas Centerpiece Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comThis adorable sleigh is so charming and perfect to hold ornaments and seashells for a coastal Christmas centerpiece.
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10 Beautiful & Inspiring Christmas Centerpiece Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comThis centerpiece is so simple and elegant with some sparse swag, candles for glamour, and fruit to bring in pops of color.
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10 Beautiful & Inspiring Christmas Centerpiece Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comFelt garland, tissue balls and ornaments are an alternative to the traditional greenery for a lovely centerpiece.
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10 Beautiful & Inspiring Christmas Centerpiece Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comGather some rustic elements like pinecones, a wood stump, some greenery and a reindeer for a simple yet charming centerpiece.
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10 Beautiful & Inspiring Christmas Centerpiece Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comHow adorable are these little gingerbread houses in apothecary jars? Some “snow” along the bottom sets the scene with tiny lighted trees and metallic ornaments.
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10 Beautiful & Inspiring Christmas Centerpiece Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comMix rustic accents and glamour together to create a centerpiece that captures some of the best of Christmas.
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Merry Christmas!

Warm regards,
Megan

Last-Minute 4th of July Table Ideas

I love the 4th of July because it’s one of the most laid back, celebratory holidays of the year. It feels like it marks the true beginning of summer. Fireworks, barbecues and good company are a perfect combination. If you’re like me, though, it’s one of those holidays that seems to sneak up on you.

That’s why I’ve put together this list of 10 creative and fun last-minute 4th of July table ideas. Even if you don’t do a lot of decorating for the holiday, one easy place to infuse some festive style into is the table. These ideas are super easy to implement, low-cost and really amp up the atmosphere.

If you don’t have anything planned yet, no fear ─ these ideas have got you covered.

Last-Minute 4th of July Table Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comAlternating red and blue vases with white flowers make for the perfect quick and simple centerpiece.

Last-Minute 4th of July Table Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comBlueberries and strawberries wrapped in white paper are adorably themed, edible decor.

Last-Minute 4th of July Table Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comThis amazing parfait doubles as both a beautiful centerpiece and dessert for the whole family.

Last-Minute 4th of July Table Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comStuff red and blue handkerchiefs in mason jars to serve up the silverware in style.

Last-Minute 4th of July Table Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comThis three-tiered basket centerpiece looks beautiful with fresh flowers in patriotic colors.

Last-Minute 4th of July Table Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comFill glass vases with red, white and blue gumballs for easy decor the kids can eat later. For extra fun, stuff some miniature American flags in them.

Last-Minute 4th of July Table Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comYou can also use the miniature American flags in small buckets for a fast and festive centerpiece.

Last-Minute 4th of July Table Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comCreate your own patriotic candles with this amazing sand tutorial from Martha Stewart. Tutorial: Martha Stewart

Last-Minute 4th of July Table Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comNo outdoor table? No problem. Have a picnic!

Last-Minute 4th of July Table Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comTheme your snacks around the holiday, like these different colored chips in cute metal pails.

To all my fellow American readers: have a wonderful 4th of July weekend!

Warm regards,
Megan

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Special Touches for Your Valentine’s Day Table

Valentine’s Day is full of imagery, themes and colors that are wonderfully inspiring for a love-centered tablescape. The holiday is full of so many great ideas that it is easy to personalize it and get creative using the basics of the theme. In fact, the more creative you get, the more special the table will be.

I’ve gathered 10 Valentine’s Day tables that I was inspired by, and the beauty in all of them is that they could be used year-round for different occasions. (If you think about it, you don’t even need a special occasion to celebrate love.) Anniversaries, weddings, engagement parties, or even just a brunch with good friends could incorporate many of these ideas. All you need is love…

Special Touches for Your Valentine's Day Table | HomeandEventStyling.comA DIY table cloth covered in XOXO is chic and fun on this festive table. Tutorial: Walk In Love

Special Touches for Your Valentine's Day Table | HomeandEventStyling.comFolding your napkins in a heart shape is a sweet, easy way to add a touch of whimsy to your table setting.

Special Touches for Your Valentine's Day Table | HomeandEventStyling.comBig letters spelling out ‘LOVE’ featuring a DIY marquee ‘O’ draw your eye to the adorable buffet table.

Special Touches for Your Valentine's Day Table | HomeandEventStyling.comFor a simple centerpiece, arrange a group of tealight candles on a pretty tray for ambiance.

Special Touches for Your Valentine's Day Table | HomeandEventStyling.comA vase filled with red candies and fresh flowers is another easy-to-make centerpiece. Letters spelling out LOVE around it extends it and adds some extra charm.

Special Touches for Your Valentine's Day Table | HomeandEventStyling.comFor a more shabby chic table, homemade hearts look charming hanging from branches for a centerpiece. Larger ones are repeated on the walls as festive wall art.

Special Touches for Your Valentine's Day Table | HomeandEventStyling.comHeart-shaped apple pies, fresh flowers and personal tealights make each setting feel special.

Special Touches for Your Valentine's Day Table | HomeandEventStyling.comThis table was set for a group of best girl friends to celebrate their friendship on the holiday, complete with fashion-inspired place cards.

Special Touches for Your Valentine's Day Table | HomeandEventStyling.comThe sweets table gets a Valentine’s Day touch with gold-painted letters and a striped runner.

Special Touches for Your Valentine's Day Table | HomeandEventStyling.comSome strips of pages from a book create an adorable DIY heart that looks great on a literary lover’s table.

These ideas are great inspiration for adding that special touch to your Valentine’s Day table, but adding your personal touch to it will always produce the best results.

Warm regards,
Megan

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10 DIY Fall Centerpiece Ideas

One of my favorite things to change up throughout the year is my dining table’s centerpiece. This is the perfect spot to change according to seasons and holidays. It’s easy and inexpensive to swap out and give your home some seasonal flair. For the fall, it’s all about incorporating warm colors, seasonal flowers, and other elements from nature such as pumpkins and gourds. The pieces that can make up a stylish fall centerpiece can often be found right outside in your background or at your local market. Here are 10 DIY fall centerpiece ideas to inspire you.

10 DIY Fall Centerpiece Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comClean out a pumpkin to create a festive vase for flowers with a fall palette. Other smaller pumpkins extend the centerpiece, while candles set a warm glow.

10 DIY Fall Centerpiece Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comLarge decorative gourds suit the contemporary look in this space while still applying a seasonal vibe to the space.

10 DIY Fall Centerpiece Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comSmall pumpkins look great sitting atop candle holders. Some leaves and small candles can complete the look around the base of them.

10 DIY Fall Centerpiece Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comCandles in fall colors surrounded by large pieces of potpourri not only bring a beautiful scent to the space, but look great as a free-flowing centerpiece.

10 DIY Fall Centerpiece Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comWheat stalks make an eye-catching, but very simple DIY centerpiece. Just tie some ribbon around them and add some accents along the table.

10 DIY Fall Centerpiece Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comSome pears, acorns, and leaves fill a rustic basket for a simple but beautiful centerpiece that pops on the green table runner.

10 DIY Fall Centerpiece Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comPumpkins painted white with black silhouettes of fall leaves look great on white cake stands. Pops of orange flowers over smaller white pumpkins pull the look together on the place settings.

10 DIY Fall Centerpiece Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comA wood slab holds a rustic setting of candles, gourds, grapes on a bed of wheat stalks.

10 DIY Fall Centerpiece Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comSucculents over moss and a pumpkin or water melon creates a beautifully natural centerpiece full of color and life. Tutorial: Better Homes & Gardens

10 DIY Fall Centerpiece Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comCandles shaped like pears are interspersed with real pears over fall leaves and a wood slab for a long centerpiece.

Dress up your table with any one of these fall centerpiece ideas for a setting that will surely impress your guests.

Warm regards,
Megan

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