Simple Tips for a Beautifully Designed Thanksgiving Table

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Thanksgiving is around the corner, and home decor maven Martha Stewart has unveiled a list of simple steps for designing a chic yet unique table. Make your Thanksgiving decor memorable with these tips.

Corkboard Leaf Trivets: Rather than relying upon overly commercial table top designs that every one of your  neighborhoods will also have, make your own designs out of corkboard. Customize your table by incorporating seasonal motifs like leaves by using one of Martha Stewart’s online templates), or get creative and make your own design.

Doily Runner: While store-bought table runners can be overly intricate or border on gaudy, Martha’s runner of doilies looks both timeless and chic. Using doilies of varying sizes and patterns stiffened with spray starch and the simple press of an iron, you can make a truly gorgeous table.

Turnip Votive HolderAlthough we love nothing more than a set of dramatic candle holders, having flames flickering between yourself and your guests can seriously impede conversation. Incorporate a rustic feel into your Thanksgiving meal by turning a beautifully bright turnip into a tealight holder. We can’t imagine a more beautiful counterpart to the bright orange leaves falling outside. 

For more information, and to see the whole list of simple Thanksgiving table tips, check out the full post on Martha Stewart’s website.

Source and photos courtesy Martha Stewart

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