Let’s face it: The best part about Thanksgiving is spending quality time with your friends and loved ones (although if we’re being honest, the food is definitely a close second). But have you ever considered the fact that the holiday allows you to get creative with your decor? Forego the traditional, orange-hued Thanksgiving table this year by trying something a little different—and might we suggest, a lot more casual.
If your style ranges more boho chic than formal elegance, we have some inspo for you: this amazing, bohemian Thanksgiving tablescape by Kate Goddard of Wild Sky Events. Think rose gold barware, blush napkins, a cozy table runner, and bolsters for chairs, with a rustic wood coffee table at the center of it all. “We wanted to create a warm, inviting, and boho chic tablescape to showcase a fun ‘Friendsgiving’ style,” explains Goddard.
Read on to see how you can incorporate these seasonal textures in your own holiday celebration.
Napkins, La Tavola Fine Linen; table, Loot Finer Goods; table runner, Theoni Collection
To truly make your tablescape stand out, try mixing in some unexpected colors and incorporating modern accents, like the rose gold-toned mugs and linen napkins. The bold flatware prevents the setting from being too casual, while the cozy table runner brings some warmth to the mix.
“I am in love with the color sienna, so the main inspiration was these lovely textured linen napkins,” says Goddard. “From there, I just built out the style of the table, where I focused on mixing textures and metals together to create a feast for the senses. It sounds cheesy, but I wanted everything to not just look well put together, but feel put together. Focusing on texture makes the table seem more inviting.”
Poufs and rug, Loot Finer Goods
Those plays on texture continue with the unexpected seating, which relies on heavily-patterned poufs and a colorful rug—as opposed to traditional chairs. “I tried to focus on comfort and the guest experience,” says Goddard. “Why sit on a hard chair when large Moroccan floor poufs are so comfortable? The main thing is to not be afraid of throwing away traditional ideas. Have fun playing with heights. Layer rugs, poufs, and throw pillows, and allow your guests to have some fun.”
Copper Moscow Mule mugs, Sur La Table; vase, Anthropologie; florals, Petals, Ink Floral Artistry
Flatware, Sur La Table; ceramics, Leslie Freeman Designs
And of course, don’t be afraid to play with different styles. “I wanted a place setting that mixed in handmade ceramics, textured linen, and a masculine stationery style to create an overall tablescape look that would work for all guests,” says Goddard. “It is very easy in styled shoots to go feminine, and I wanted to stay away from pastels and soft colors. Since there were so many colors going on with the centerpiece, poufs, and napkins, I wanted the place setting to be neutral—but still have textures. In the end, I decided on these gorgeous ceramic plates by Leslie Freeman and woven linen napkins by La Tavola Fine Linens.