When it comes to Thanksgiving decor (like the one from Crate & Barrel pictured above), less is always more. Letting your food act as the main attraction will work well in your favour. Picture savoury pies, a delicious Turkey and gorgeous veggies. All you need to dress up your eating space are a few key pieces and you’re set. For some inspiration, we’ve rounded up five creative ways to deck your tables with chic pieces–perfect for family gatherings around the table (sans the stress)! 

Take advantage of the seasonal fare and add them into a bowl. Apples are always a great addition and readily available. Finish the look with sleek dinnerware, like these ones from Mikasa at Hudson’s Bay, to give your table a more elevated look. 

Bring the outdoors in with rustic succulents, leafy details and real (or ceramic) pumpkins. If you have a harvest table, use that to your advantage and top it with a runner in any shade of your choice–a neutral colour always works best. And, for your tableware, invest in gold cutlery (like these ones from Crate and Barrel), which you can re-introduce again around the holidays.

Forego a more traditional table setting with family-style dining full of jewel-toned dinnerware, like these ones from Villeroy and Boch at Hudson’s Bay. Keep the rustic motif going with loosely placed greenery across the table. And, to keep the mood light and casual, don’t forget to include ready-poured vino for your guests! 

For a more traditional scene, set the table with a beautiful line of candle–all in varying heights like Crate and Barrel did. Keep the warm vibe going with the addition of seasonal veggies. And, if you happen to have Thanksgiving-inspired figurines around the house, don’t be afraid to add them to your scene. 

A grey, or off-white, linen (such as this one from Simons) is sometimes all the decor you really need to for a sweet yet minimal setup. Complete the look with grapes, squash and white antlers for a rustic chic finish.