Sweater weather is officially here, as are fall foliage, football Sundays and all the pumpkin spice lattes we can handle, which means that Thanksgiving is also on the horizon. And we don’t know about you, but after having endured socially distanced holidays last year, we’re more than ready to entertain all of our family and friends at home this year.
To get you on your way, we’ve rounded up the most beautiful Thanksgiving décor — from lavish mantle garlands to festive table runners — that is sure to zhuzh up your holiday entertaining arsenal.
West Elm Pumpkin Decor (starting at $7.99, originally starting at $16.50; westelm.com)
If you’re looking for a few fall accent pieces, West Elm’s got ’em for you in the form of these lovely pumpkins. Available in sage and ivory hues and small and large sizes, the pumpkins can be coupled on mantles, bookshelves or even covered stoops.
Grandin Road Colorful Acorns, 5-Pack ($29.50; grandinroad.com)
Rich hues and a shiny, lacquered façade are the selling points of these fun acorns. They make for a great bowl-filler, but we love the idea of scattering them around your Thanksgiving table.
Threshold Woven Corn Husk Pumpkin Figurines (starting at $5; target.com)
One can never have too many faux pumpkins in their home and we’re obsessed with these woven corn husk versions from Target. Available in small ($5) and large ($15) sizes, the pumpkins add a natural, textured fall touch wherever they land.
GBD Store Maple Leaves Garland String Lights, 5-Pack ($21.99; amazon.com)
Add a dose of warm lighting to any space with this maple leaf garland that spans a whopping 50 feet and is — wait for it — battery-operated! Perfect for draping on mantles, along stair railings or atop your table centerpiece, this gorgeous garland is the perfect fall decoration.
CitrusFindings Fall Tassel Garland (starting at $37; etsy.com)
Want some décor that says Thanksgiving, without actually saying Thanksgiving? This fall garland from Etsy vendor CitrusFindings will do the trick. Chock full of warm colors, the garland combines circular wooden beads with fringe tassels that will add a bohemian vibe to your mantle or any wall that needs some zhuzhing up.
Grandin Road Farmhouse Pumpkin Mantel Swag ($149; grandinroad.com)
Bursting with a few of our favorite fall things — Pumpkins! Chrysanthemums! Big ol’ bows! — this Grandin Road garland is built on a flexible wire base that allows it to be shaped and sculpted to your preference. Whether you place it over a doorway, along a mantle or right in the middle of your Thanksgiving table, it’s gonna look gorgeous. Want a wreath to match? Fear not, it exists.
Hearth & Hand With Magnolia Fall Tartan Plaid Table Runner (starting at $17.99; target.com)
We’ve never met a tartan plaid we didn’t love, and that includes this autumnal fall runner from Target’s Hearth & Hand with Magnolia. Clocking in at 14 by 72 inches, the classic runner would be a subdued backdrop to your Thanksgiving feast this year.
Designs Direct Fall Herringbone 90-Inch Table Runner ($39.99; bedbathandbeyond.com)
Add a pop of pumpkin-hued orange to your dining table this Thanksgiving with this pretty herringbone-patterned runner. Available in 72- and 90-inch lengths, the runner will blend beautifully with pretty much any style of servingware.
Williams Sonoma Plymouth Turkey Dinnerware Collection (starting at $14.95; williams-sonoma.com)
If you’re looking to go big this Thanksgiving, look no further than Williams Sonoma’s ultra-traditional Plymouth Turkey tableware. Crafted from high-fired porcelain, the collection was inspired by 18th-century English patterns and includes salad plates, dinner plates, serving bowls and platters, all of which can be mixed and matched seamlessly.
Hearth & Hand With Magnolia Stoneware Reactive Glaze Kitchenware Collection (starting at $3.99; target.com)
Tableware that is equally Thanksgiving-friendly, albeit a bit more neutral — and cheaper! — is Hearth & Hand with Magnolia’s stoneware reactive glaze collection. Including everything from appetizer and salad plates to mugs, pitchers and serving trays, the collection has a glossy glazed finish that gussies up the piece’s casual vibes. We love that you can use them year-round, too.
Threshold Designed With Studio McGee Stainless Steel Flatware Set ($20; target.com)
If ever there were a year to get fancy for a holiday, it’s this year! Which is why we highly recommend splurging on new flatware from Threshold designed with Studio McGee. The pieces have an antiqued gold finish and simple teardrop handles, which will immediately elevate your entire table’s ambiance.
Williams Sonoma Autumn Vine Serving Collection (starting at $9.95; williams-sonoma.com)
Speaking of splurges, let us count the ways we are obsessed with the Autumn Vine collection from Williams Sonoma. Mixing pristine white earthenware with glimmering stainless steel accents and vine-shaped cast brass details, the collection comprises everything you’d need this Thanksgiving — from a giant rectangular serving platter for the turkey to a gravy boat, a condiment bowl, stunning charger plates and more. Handcrafted by artisans, each piece is a showstopper on its own, but we’re especially smitten with the glass dome with base, which is perfect for showcasing cheeses, cakes and more.
West Elm Esme Glassware (starting at $10; westelm.com)
Colored stemware is a major entertaining trend right now, and we’re loving the rose- and smoke-tinted options in this soda-lime glass set. Available in red wine, white wine and Champagne styles, the glasses can be bought individually or in sets of four or eight. Bonus: They’re dishwasher-safe, too!
Bed Bath & Beyond Pumpkin Border Napkins, Set of 4 ($11.24, originally $14.99; bedbathandbeyond.com)
Every detail counts on Thanksgiving, and that includes the napkins. This set of four pumpkin-adorned damask napkins will round out your festive table, and we really love that they don’t break the bank.
Patelai Thanksgiving Napkin Ring Set ($25.99; amazon.com)
If you want to skip investing in autumnal napkins (why not opt for the same white ones you use year-round?), stay on theme with these metal napkin rings that can be bought in the shape of pumpkins, maple leaves or a combination of both!
Williams Sonoma Fall Colored Tiny Taper Candles, Set of 12 ($16.95; williams-sonoma.com)
There’s no better way to set the mood this Thanksgiving than with some good old-fashioned candles. We love this set of 12 autumn-hued tapers that are made from paraffin wax, are odorless and — our favorite selling point — don’t drip! Consider pairing the candles with the brand’s orange or white pumpkin holders, which fit the tiny tapers perfectly.
West Elm Modern Brass Metal Candleholders (starting at $30.40; westelm.com)
For a slightly more modern vibe, this set from West Elm is perfect for Thanksgiving — or any other day of the year when you feel like entertaining. Designed by Aaron Probyn, the brass holders come in small, medium and large sizes and can be purchased individually or as a set of two, four or six. To make your life easier, add these unscented white tapers, which fit the holders perfectly, to your cart, too.
Threshold Black Metal Candleholders, Set of 3 ($25; target.com)
If you’re looking to spend quite a bit less — and are willing to swap in black metal — then consider this similar set from Threshold that costs just $25 for three candleholders.
PurpleJenDesigns Thanksgiving Place Card Setting ($5.95; etsy.com)
Have you ever set a gorgeous Thanksgiving table only to feel something is missing? Enter: These gorgeous wooden place card settings from Etsy star seller PurpleJenDesigns! Like the fancy ribbon on a gift, the wooden words — choose from thankful, grateful, gather and blessed — are not only a beautiful detail to add to each setting, but they also highlight the meaning of the occasion.
Paper Source Gold Foil I Am Thankful Card Set ($9.95; papersource.com)
It’s easy to lose sight of Thanksgiving’s purpose amidst the chaos of the holiday. Remind your guests (and yourself) of all the reasons why they’re thankful with these conversation-inducing cards that will have everyone reflecting on all the things that make them thankful this year.
World Market Harvest Vintage Turkey Crackers, 8-Pack ($19.99; worldmarket.com)
Modeled after the Victorian party favors of yore, these Thanksgiving-themed crackers not only make a loud “crack!” when pulled apart, but they also open to reveal jokes, a party hat and a special gift.