9 Centerpieces and Dining Rooms for a Stylish Thanksgiving

From an eye-catching wreath donning the front door to fall-inspired touches on the fireplace mantel, there are plenty of ways to bring home the festivity of the season. As a holiday designed for feasting and gathering around the table, the decor most likely to be noticed and enjoyed would be those adorning the dining room. So to help inspire your inner designer and impress guests, we have curated a list of 9 of our favorite autumnal centerpieces. Have fun decorating and best wishes for a happy Thanksgiving!

Candlestick Wreaths

 

 

Moody and dramatic, these gold candlesticks create the perfect ambiance for an elegant Thanksgiving dinner. Soften it up by incorporating greenery like olive branch wreathes and pops of color with the glassware.

Fall Fruit

 

Airy and visually appealing, this white fruit centerpiece is the perfect finishing touch for a simple yet delightful fall gathering. The gold stem and vintage dough bowl bring in warmth while remaining neutral so it will easily complement any color palette.

Basket and Bundt Pan Pumpkins

 

For a natural and whimsical ambiance, bring in the hues of autumn with this copper pumpkin made from scalloped wire bread baskets and a touch of greenery with eucalyptus bundles. For added texture, consider a macabre table runner and smaller pumpkins scattered throughout.

Pastel Florals

 

An unexpected and welcome twist to the traditional Thanksgiving color palette, this centerpiece utilizes pastel hues. Simply effortless, just mix together a handful of your favorite florals, add in some pears and little white pumpkins and you have the perfect backdrop for a meal with loved ones.

 

Ombre Painted Pumpkins

 

Sure to turn heads, this fall centerpiece deviates from the traditional fall hues. Just spread out pumpkins of all sizes in a variety of hues to create a lovely ombre effect. For a touch of greenery, try tucking some eucalyptus alongside each pumpkin.

 

Pumpkin Cornucopia

 

All the colors and textures of the season combine to create a truly striking dining table focal point that embodies the feeling and magic of the holidays. Displaying the beauty of nature, this layered centerpiece features a cornucopia filled with faux pumpkins and gourds, tree clippings and candles for a simple and nature-inspired design.

 

Orange and Pinecones

 

The incorporation of an unexpected pop of color and item that is not typical of the holiday makes this centerpiece really stand out. While the color orange is expected of fall, the fruit itself is not. By throwing in pillar candles, a handful of pine cones, and eucalyptus and floral stems, the piece really comes together and feels appropriate for the season.

 

Feathers and Muted Shades

 

Made from simple components, this centerpiece creates a moody ambiance with muted shades of blues and greens. Accented with feathers, cattails and painted pumpkins, it is a fun take on a Thanksgiving focal point.

 

Lofted Arrangement

 

A fun twist on the traditional fall centerpiece, this arrangement hangs above the holiday table and leaves room for the food below. Simply attach a piece of wood to the light fixture above the table with rope, drape it will fall greenery, candles and pumpkins for a unique and floating focal element that is sure to wow guests.

 

For individuals and families realizing they need more space to accommodate friends and family during the holiday season, we have compiled a list of # luxury homes that feature the perfect space for a Thanksgiving get-together.

 

370 Franklin Street, San Mateo, CA 94402

Listed by Compass at $2,399,932

 

The sweet charm of this storybook cottage is evident upon first glance. Enjoy the well-preserved ambiance of the 1940s that also embraces today’s style and conveniences. The formal dining room would be ideal for hosting family gatherings as it opens to the family room and is located off the kitchen for easy access.

 

20 Warren Road, San Mateo, CA 94401

Listed by Compass at $3,398,000

 

 

Nestled on an expansive lot in prestigious San Mateo Park, this elegant single story offers the perfect place to enjoy a holiday get-together. Framed by an elegant arch, the dining room features vaulted ceilings, a distinguished ambiance and french doors that allow an abundance of natural light.

 

416 El Verano Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306

Listed by Compass at $5,100,000

 

 

Resting in the heart of midtown on a large lot is this stately Mediterranean villa. The open concept floor plan allows easy flow between the living area and dining room and offers plenty of natural light.

 

15 Hollywood Avenue, Los Gatos, CA 95030

Listed by Compass at $2,198,000

 

Perfectly situated in a prime Los Gatos location, this tastefully remodeled home features an open and flowing design that has been beautifully appointed. Ideal for both entertaining and everyday living, the understated dining space features large windows and beautiful hardwood floors.

 

15165 Vía Del Sur, Monte Sereno, CA 95030

Listed by Compass at $5,500,000

 

Located in the tranquil boutique town of Monte Sereno, this exquisite estate features stately curb appeal and charming light-filled spaces throughout. Guests will appreciate the floor-to-ceiling windows and open floor plan that allows for easy transitioning between the kitchen, dining space and family room.

 

1156 Mountain Quail Circle, San Jose, CA 95120

Listed by Compass at $1,750,000

 

One of the largest lots in the Glencrest Patios Community, this appealing property features iron privacy gates and a spacious entry. The inviting double front doors reveal an open floor plan with a cozy family room and bright dining space that flows easily into the kitchen.

 

5651 La Seyne Place, San Jose, CA 95138

Listed by Compass at $7,288,000

 

Perched atop Silver Creek Valley CC, this mansion designed by legendary-architect Bob Flury uses the finest materials throughout. Inside, the entertainer enthusiast will appreciate the large formal dining room with two chandeliers, buffet nook and cozy fireplace.

 

88 East San Fernando Street Unit 2204, San Jose, CA 95113

Listed by Compass at $2,800,000

 

Offering a true penthouse lifestyle, this luxurious condominium is the largest of its kind in San Jose. Perched on the 22nd floor, the grand scale dining area features floor-to-ceiling windows that offer extensive views to the north, west and south.

 

610 Los Trancos Road, Portola Valley, CA 94028

Listed by Compass at $53,888,000

 

Overlooking San Francisco Bay and the coastal mountains, this secluded hilltop estate delivers exceptional home design. Just imagine family and friends gathering in this upscale yet cozy dining space that offers natural light and access to the courtyard.

 

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