An expert in the floristry industry has shared a brilliant Thanksgiving tablescaping hack. The good news is it's incredibly easy — she keeps things simple with vases of single varieties, which also happen to make things look more luxurious.
Some thoughtful but fuss-free Thanksgiving table decor ideas like this one are sure to elevate your table this fall, creating a space family and friends will naturally gravitate towards and gather around.
Whitney Hawkings is the founder and CEO of flower and plant delivery service FLOWERBX (opens in new tab). She is an entrepreneur from Dallas who spent nearly 10 years working with fashion designer Tom Ford.
Thanksgiving tablescaping hack
'Always stick with single variety bunches,' says Whitney. 'It offers a truly luxe feel, no matter how many stems you are working with.'
We tend to display a mix of varieties of flowers by default. But unless they're arranged beautifully, they can end up looking messy after a few days.
The gorgeous vases of dahlias in rich burnt orange and golden yellow tones pictured above demonstrate how lovely single varieties can look. A big vase of pink or rich red roses also looks super luxurious.
As well as the simple Thanksgiving tablescaping hack of sticking to one variety of flower per vase, Whitney had a couple more suggestions. If you're dining at a smaller table, just scale back on your flowers, she says.
The FLOWERBX founder recommends keeping things simple on small dining tables by opting for one Thanksgiving centerpiece idea. Whether you're celebrating with one special person or having a big get-together, it's all about gathering loved ones around the table.
'Tie the whole look together with tonal finishes,' Whitney adds. She suggests things like rust and burnt orange taper candles, available at Amazon (opens in new tab), vintage glassware, and coordinating table linens. Adding in other Thanksgiving decorating ideas in the same fall hues will bring it all together.
'Do not be afraid to bring out some of your most cherished, heirloom pieces; it is a day for tradition, after all!' Whitney adds.
We'll be keeping things simple with vases of our favorite flower variety, and tying in placemats, napkins and candles in the same warm, seasonal tones.