The leaves are falling, it’s a tad chilly outside and PSL is everywhere in sight. It’s that time of year, y’all! I’m setting a simple, yet colorful and layered Thanksgiving table and am spilling all the details…

How to set a colorful, modern and warm Thanksgiving table setting

I’m so in love with this holiday. Christmas is undoubtedly my favorite but Thanksgiving gives all the same warm and fuzzy feels, the family time and the food without the added pressure of gifts. Hallelujah! Every year I say I’m not going to eat myself into a coma but I have no doubt it’ll be repeated this year as well. How can you not?

How to set a colorful, modern and warm Thanksgiving table setting

I’ll be honest though, while I’ve lived in Canada for quite some time now, the American in me still only gets those true warm and fuzzies the last Thursday of November when I travel back to see my family in the States. I can’t help it! However, I fully embrace this gorgeous, incredible and hands-down AMAZING country I live in and will celebrate the heck out of anything Canadian. So here we are, eh!

How to set a colorful, modern and warm Thanksgiving table setting

This year I wanted to stay close to the Thanksgiving color palette to a degree but turn up the color to give it a punch. I love using contrasting colors and fabrics on a table and this year is no different. You gotta throw a little “extra” in there, no?

How to set a colorful, modern and warm Thanksgiving table setting

I established that this green table-cloth would be my base color and built everything else off of it. I wanted some element of traditional Thanksgiving colors and the tablecloth really set the tone. This “Dusty Green” linen cloth is available at H&M Home.I wanted all other colors to be deep and dramatic so I knew I had to incorporate dark purple. YASSSS to dark purple y’all. It’s such a melodramatic, over the top color. LOVE.

Don’t forget to pin this tablescape! 

How to set a colorful, modern and warm Thanksgiving table setting

I saw these purple dahlias at my favorite flower shop, Market Four Seasons a few weeks ago and knew I had to have them. For me, an eye-catching floral arrangement is key to any tablescape. It draws the eye to the center of the table, it gives it life and adds much needed height to the overall look. Again, going with traditional color and Fall florals, I used dollar gum for the greenery and left it swooping to one side for a more natural look. FYI – dollar gums are incredibly cheap yet give a striking look. Plus, they smell great. I highly recommend!

How to set a colorful, modern and warm Thanksgiving table setting

I live in some pretttttyyyyy tight quarters. We’re talking just over 500sq. ft. so hosting a major function is a bit of a feat but I love the challenge of getting creative. I have a round, glass table with 4 chairs but that’s it. If anyone else comes along, we’ll have to move to the couch area or find some other way because no chairs are high enough for the table. So, I decided to go picnic-style for this Thanksgiving. This way we can all sit around the table with no formal seating! Chairs may be minimal but pillows, I got. Woohoo!

How to set a colorful, modern and warm Thanksgiving table setting

How to set a colorful, modern and warm Thanksgiving table setting

How to set a colorful, modern and warm Thanksgiving table setting

I swoon over anything and everything gold rimmed so obviously, my fav dinner plates had to be included. I kid you not, these were $5 each at Home Sense (aka my home away from home). The glasses were used at my Mom’s wedding and are incredibly special to me. Don’t you love having those really pretty kitchen and table pieces that have some kind of history and are only allowed to make an appearance for very particular occasions? These definitely fall into that category and bring a smile to my face every time I look at them. Well, that and they’ve got Lola rose wine in them so of course they make me smile.

How to set a colorful, modern and warm Thanksgiving table setting

How to set a colorful, modern and warm Thanksgiving table setting

How to set a colorful, modern and warm Thanksgiving table setting

How to set a colorful, modern and warm Thanksgiving table setting

How to set a colorful, modern and warm Thanksgiving table setting

When I’m setting any table, I always think ‘layers’. Layer the fabrics, layer the plates, layer the decor. So, I placed a strip of burlap (can I get a hooray for Dollarama?!). Super easy and adds to the Autumn feel. I placed a smaller pink plate on top of the gold rimmed entree plates. I placed 2 sets of candle sticks with varying heights, both of which were on sale at H&M Home. I layered my pillows all around the table to give a comfy picnic feel. With multiple patterns and textures, it gave the overall look a borderline boho feel but still a Thanksgiving table ultimately.

How to set a colorful, modern and warm Thanksgiving table setting

How to set a colorful, modern and warm Thanksgiving table setting

Once the table is all set, bring on the stuffing and sweet potatoes! From my family to yours, have a Happy Thanksgiving y’all!