Thanksgiving is a time to gather with family and friends to give thanks for the year that has passed. It’s an important holiday in North America. For many, Thanksgiving signifies the end of fall and the beginning of winter, which is why it’s customary to decorate your table with autumnal colors, like oranges, reds, browns, and yellows, and foods from the fall harvest, such as pumpkins. Even if you don’t have a farm-to-table lifestyle, this special occasion is perfect for getting outside the box when it comes to table design. Here are some tips on how to set up your Thanksgiving table just right.
You can create a festive farmhouse dining room for your Thanksgiving and enjoy a traditional harvest celebration with a modern and festive touch.
Amplify the rustic charm with the fruit of the harvest, a pumpkin, as the centerpiece of the table. For a touch of fall colors, pair the pumpkins with maple leaves, orange candles, and forgo the tablecloth in favor of the dark wood table. Then set the atmosphere by using the Carro home app to dim the lights, creating the illusion of flickering candlelight. This is a great way to set the tone for your holiday celebrations.
Or, to reflect the last pieces of fall before the winter, decorate your table with white pumpkins, Lamb's Ears leaves, antlers, and the last of the wildflowers. This, when off set with a white tablecloth, mimics the last spots of color peaking out from the late autumn snow. For this, the stronger white light creates the illusion of a cold pre-winter day. And, if you truly want to capture the late-autumn chill, use the Carro-home app to turn on the fans and get a cool breeze going!
This Thanksgiving, bring contemporary design elements into your space to create a warm, cozy, and inviting space to enjoy with family and friends. Bring in holiday cheer with gold-rimmed dinnerware, pumpkins, and an oversized wreath to greet your guests. To keep the spirit of the season, try a wreath made of maize which will add yellow and brown to the orange of the pumpkins. Then add another pop of color by incorporating greenery into your tablespace. Color, it’s the easiest way to make your dining room feel like Thanksgiving has arrived!
For a minimalist modern feel, try reducing the types of decorations to just pumpkins. But don’t just one or two, use piles and piles of pumpkins! With a simple unfinished wooden table and white chairs, the main draw of the room will be the array of colors and shapes nature has provided this fall. To further display nature’s beauty, have all the curtains open to reveal the fall colors and natural lighting. But when the short autumn days give way to night, turning the lights to a warm yellow with the Carro-home app, will allow for visibility without detracting from the atmosphere.
To contrast the bright orange of the pumpkins, without detracting from them, try incorporating a hint of green. The muted golden-green of a pumpkin stem or a cool blue green of winter's evergreens blend well with the vibrant orange of pumpkins. White flowers provide beauty without clashing colors and placing the bold green leaves among them softens their contrast with the pumpkins. Lighting is especially important when dealing with colors, and the Carro-home app provides the freedom to adjust the lights to bring out the most in your Thanksgiving table display.
Whether out in the countryside reaping the bounty of the harvest, in the cities buying fabricated leaves for display, watching the snow fall upon a seeping town, or the sun beat down on a palm tree outside, in need of a cool breeze or a warm light, Thanksgiving can be enjoyed by everyone. A table of food with pumpkins and leaves to display the season, regardless of what you see outside, can help set the tone for celebrating the end of fall with your loved ones this year.