This Thursday is the one day a year that we all take time to enjoy gathering around the dinner table for more than just a quick meal.
When we sit down to our Thanksgiving dinners, we’ll be making memories to last a lifetime with the friends and family we love so much. If you’re the one making this memorable meal, preparation alone can seem overwhelming to say the least.
This year we’re going to help you knock one thing off your list – that fabulous Thanksgiving centerpiece everyone will gather around.
With all the food preparation and getting your house in tip top shape, decorating the table itself can seem secondary and quite daunting.
Where do you start?
How do you know what kind of Thanksgiving centerpiece will work best? Our expert visual designer, Shelley is sharing her best tips for making a statement of simple, natural elegance while also finding ways to avoid conformity and showcase your unique style at your Thanksgiving dinner table.
Over the next few days, you will see her expert tips right here on the blog. Each expert tip can be added or just used on it’s own. Either way, these great tricks will surely make your centerpiece more of a conversation piece!
Here’s your first tip for a creating a Thanksgiving centerpiece that’s one-of-a-kind:
Always begin with an anchor point.
Not sure where to start? It’s best to begin with an anchor point, the foundation of it all. This should be something that will hold all of the elements of your centerpiece. But remember, this doesn’t have to be predictable like a vase full of flowers.
Consider doing something other than a floral arrangement this year. Challenge yourself to stay away from flowers altogether by focusing on other natural, organic elements that we all love at this time of year.
Finding a great anchor point will allow you to create great volume without adding to much “stuff”. Our favorite anchor points are antique dough bowls, elegantly textured table runners, and natural-toned craft paper.
Our sustainable silk table runners are soft in color that won’t distract from the centerpiece itself. They’re delicate without feeling like you have to be careful when you set things on top of them.
Do you have an idea of a great anchor point that will work for your Thanksgiving dinner table? Make your centerpiece the talk of the table with the simple and stylish tips we’ll be sharing all week long! Tomorrow look for Shelley’s best tip for finding an anchor point that suits your table best and how to make it standout without taking over the whole table.