6 Things You Need for a Modern Country Thanksgiving Table
The modern country style is one of our best Thanksgiving table decor ideas. It’s perfect for those of us who love to mix and match new pieces with treasured family heirlooms. Get our full country-style holiday guide.
Get the Look
Set up a comforting spread this year with a country-inspired Thanksgiving table. This look is polished without being fussy, and calls for relaxed, homespun design. Here’s a look at the products you need to re-create this style.
You can never go wrong with the simplicity of farmhouse white. Crate & Barrel’s dinner plates ($8) and salad plates ($7) are a sturdy and practical option. You can introduce bold prints and pops of color with accent pieces, leaving the dishes to display a feast you’ve lovingly prepared for family and friends.
West Elm has a set of four napkin rings ($24) made from slices of real wood. With a contrast of dark and blond wood on each, this rustic design works beautifully with napkins patterned or plain. We love that they also have a slim design, taking up little room while we dive into all the best of this season’s side dishes—like our new fave Maple-Glazed Green Beans.
Complete the look with a low-profile centerpiece like this chicken feeder planter ($47). Without obstructing anyone’s view, a slim container like this can hold something as simple as pinecones from the yard, rustic potpourri like we used here or even a small floral arrangement.
Save the fancy tablecloths for another day. Your laid-back Thanksgiving table calls for simple things like these fiber placemats ($24 for 4). Sturdy and wide enough to hold your entire place setting and stemware, these placemats are low maintenance and loveliness combined. Load them up with platefuls of November goodness, like Herb-Glazed Turkey and one of our all-time favorites—Easy Batter Rolls.
In a subtle nod to the autumn season, these buffalo plaid napkins ($25 for 4) add a down-home feel that invites guests to sit and stay awhile. And YAY for napkins that aren’t overly delicate or in a shade that will show every stain! Modern country is nothing if it isn’t practical.
It doesn’t get more farmhouse than this ticking striped set of four napkins ($30). The pattern is subtle enough not to steal the show and is a clever pot holder for a steaming pan of Sweet Potatoes au Gratin. It complements a sprig of seasonal greenery perfectly, too. Add an aromatic statement to your Thanksgiving table with fresh rosemary.