Oh we are just loving the spring-like days that we’ve had in Kansas City lately but the sad truth is that it’s really fall and Thanksgiving is sneaking up on us very quickly it seems. Of course there is still time to make sure your home looks fabulous in time for any guests you are expecting! If you missed it we had a fun post on Facebook recently where we talked about the two ways you can do color in a room. You still have time to paint a wall to make a dramatic impact or invest in recovering your dining chairs with a beautiful fabric or temporary slipcover. I have a friend with an old dining room table that just couldn’t hold all of her guests, so we are getting her set up with a gorgeous new table and chairs that will look stunning just in time for Thanksgiving! Even if you don’t have time for new furniture this year, keep in mind that I have access to brands and styles of furniture that you won’t find at any of the big retail stores. If you’re looking for furniture that isn’t run of the mill and is unique but comparable in price to what you’ll find in the stores, contact me. I can definitely help before Christmas arrives!

So in thinking of tables, I figured it’s time to dust off the old inspiration and give you some fun and funky ideas for setting a stylish Thanksgiving table that will be memorable for all no matter how the food turns out!

Veggie Centerpieces HGTV at Design Connection Inc Kansas City Interior Design
Veggie centerpiece from Better Homes and Gardens

Almost Good Enough to Eat!
Going organic is a fun trend to draw attention to your table centerpiece. You can get creative and use just about anything -but try to keep the color palette similar like the greens you see here to give the grouping more impact!

Goofy Gourd Gang Thanksgiving Centerpiece at Design Connection Inc Kansas City Interior Design Blog
Goofy Gourd Gang Thanksgiving centerpiece from homesessive

Get the Kiddos Involved!
This is a delightful and whimsical idea to make the table fun for kids and grownups! Click on the picture for instructions on how to take some simple gourds and make them into a conversational centerpiece! Hint: These would be great favors to send home with your guests after dinner!

Edible Thanksgiving Centerpiece Design Connection Inc Kansas City Interior Design Blog
Edible Thanksgiving Centerpiece from My Create Palette

Double Duty Centerpiece
I love the idea of a centerpiece that not only looks spectacular, but it’s functional too. If you are limited on table space, you can’t go wrong with a centerpiece of artfully arranged foods that are perfect for nibbling on like this very fresh vegetable harvest! Don’t forget the dip!

Thanksgiving Candle Centerpice at Design Connection Inc Kansas City Interior Design Blog
Glassware and Candle Centerpiece from Good Housekeeping

Use What You Have
You don’t have to break the bank to have a fabulous looking centerpiece. Look around for some clear glass vases and candle holders then fill them with monochromatic candles and surround them with things you might already have around the house- like the nuts you see here! Have fun with it, layer dried corn, peas and beans to create a rainbow of colors or maybe some candy corns will do the trick. Group them and you’re done! Simple, elegant and easy.

Stacked Cermaic Centerpiece Design Connection Inc Kansas City Interior Design Blog
Stacked Ceramic Centerpiece from Martha Stewart

Delightfully Unexpected
I love the contemporary feel of this idea from Martha Stewart- where she stacked cool ceramic bowls and filled them with fruits etc. for a very unique centerpiece. If you’re concerned about stability, you might check to find some semi-adhesive (but removable) gel products at your local crafts store that retailers often use on displays to keep things in place temporarily.

So gather ’round the table, friends! Hopefully that is enough inspiration to get you started on thinking about how you are going to dress your table this Thanksgiving. I know I have plenty to think about for mine. If you come up with something that you’d like to share, please feel free to post a picture of your Thanksgiving table centerpiece on our Facebook page! We would love to see what inspires you.