Here at Pickled Barrel, we think rustic and Thanksgiving just go together. After all, the very first Thanksgiving was nothing if not rustic! That means your Thanksgiving dinner is a perfect time to feature rustic Thanksgiving table decor. Here are some ideas to inspire you.
Rustic Thanksgiving Table Decor Ideas
Let’s start with the table you use for your Thanksgiving dinner. Since we’re going rustic, our table options open up–and a table cover isn’t even needed if your table already has a rustic patina. Consider using that vintage table stuck in storage, or even bring in your worn picnic table for the occasion–or take the festivities outside! It all just adds to the charm of rustic Thanksgiving table decor!
A rustic Thanksgiving table is the best time to use wood chargers, or even a wood slice, underneath your plates. Got a log to slice up? This will cost you nothing! If not, you can find some gorgeous wood chargers just by clicking over to Amazon.
In lieu of place mats, try setting your Thanksgiving dinnerware on top of a collection of fall leaves and berries. This is such a unique and beautiful idea, and rustic too. Anytime you bring in a little of the outdoors, you add rustic flair to your Thanksgiving table decor.
There’s so much to love about this rustic Thanksgiving table decor. The table itself isn’t covered up with a tablecloth, so it’s naturally worn finish gets a chance to shine. Wood cutting boards, wood slices, and a place mat made with twigs are used to showcase the delicious looking feast. Small pumpkins and sprigs of rosemary and other herbs help decorate this simple but beautiful Thanksgiving tablescape.
Here’s a Thanksgiving table that is both rustic and elegant. Textured placemats and natural linens work with the white pumpkins to add rustic charm, while crystal glassware adds the elegance. See how well the two go together?
Rustic Thanksgiving Table Elements
As you plan your rustic Thanksgiving table, think about the naturally rustic elements you want to include. Don’t forget fall leaves, pine cones, and gourds, as well as burlap and other textures.