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The Most Instagrammable Thanksgiving Table Settings

The food is cooking, the family are arriving, and everyone is in good spirits. The only thing left to do on Thanksgiving morning is to set up your table and take the perfect shot for the ‘Gram.

Everyone knows that setting up the Thanksgiving table is one of the most important parts of the day. From selecting the cutlery to creating the perfect centerpiece; the table needs to be as perfect as the day itself.

To help you create the perfect Instagrammable table setting, we’ve taken a look at the most popular themes on Instagram, to show you how you can get the look.

So, if you want your table setting to get a whole lot of likes, make sure you read on.

1. Traditional: 4,410 posts

The traditional table style featuring classic centrepieces and fall colors has come out on top as the most Instagrammable, with a huge 4,410 posts.

Pair pretty linen napkins with pewter napkin rings, and garnish the center of your table with some expertly strewn pumpkins.

Pairing light orange with rich brown colors will complete this traditional Thanksgiving table setting look, giving you everything you need to go viral!

2. Country: 4,334 posts

In second place is the country Thanksgiving table theme. Similar in shades to traditional, mix it up by incorporating wooden accents like placemats.

Don’t be afraid to bring the outdoors in with an impressive floral centerpiece – to stay in season, opt for dahlias, orange gerberas, or chrysanthemums.

3. Modern: 3,886 posts

Not a fan of the traditional look? Sway the other way completely with a modern Thanksgiving table setting.

Switch fall colors for dark and dramatic navies and blacks, which let gold accents be the star of the show.

Alternatively, shades of green are perfect for Thanksgiving. From sumptuous jade to sophisticated sage, tie your chosen colors into the finishing touches like cutlery and napkin rings.

4. Rustic: 3,372 posts

With 3,372 posts, rustic Thanksgiving table settings are hugely popular on Instagram. Get creative with clashing colors and textures to create a cozy, homey look. Make sure you don’t go too overboard with the colors though – aim for cohesion with a combination of red, orange, amber, brown and green.

No rustic Thanksgiving table setting is complete without a plaid tablecloth. Take it one step further and dress up a few tree branches with scattered flowers, mini pumpkins and berries, to finish the look.

5. Vintage: 3,349 posts

For true vintage chintz, don’t be afraid to mix and match your plates and dishes – there’s something quite charming about mix-matched dishes. Aim for three or four different styles to keep it looking whimsical.

Switch orange pumpkins for white ones, and finish the look with some vintage-inspired candlesticks, that can take pride of place in the center of your table.

6. Farmhouse: 2,487 posts

Farmhouse Thanksgiving table settings aim to create a cozy, lived-in look. Throw a checkered cloth over your table, light a few candles, and adorn with several vases of fresh flowers.

If you love to craft, then you can make your own napkin rings by weaving flowers into a ring of straw; before carefully placing them around your cutlery.

7. Minimalistic: 1,444 posts

Alternatively, keep your Thanksgiving table pared back and subtle by decorating it with a simple yet elegant white linen tablecloth. Finish it off with a few sprigs of red gooseberry in a tall vase; or scatter some olive branches and light a few tealights. It’ll keep your table looking minimalistic, whilst making it feel warm and inviting.

When creating your perfect Thanksgiving table masterpiece, the most important thing is to have fun doing it! Let your creative flair shine through, and don’t be afraid to inject your personality – then sit back and wait for the likes on Instagram to come through!

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