Thanksgiving is next week, which means this is the last weekend to prepare your home for hosting friends and family. Holidays call for something extra special when it comes to setting the table, so break out the good china and start dreaming up a beautiful table design that will enhance the meal and complement the coastal interior design of your home. Below, check out our four tips for incorporating beachy style into your Thanksgiving tablescape.

Coastal colors

blue pumpkins for coastal Thanksgiving

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Blue and white is a classic coastal color palette, so if your home follows that color scheme you can keep the decor cohesive by sticking with it even with your seasonal decorations. Pale neutrals, blues, and even rich chocolate brown work well. You could also incorporate some pops of burnt orange to complement the blue elements for added excitement.

Natural elements

bittersweet for coastal Thanksgiving decor

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Natural elements are key to creating the organic, relaxed vibe that makes coastal home design so popular. Seashells, sand dollars, starfish, dried grasses, and seed pods are all great for adding some subtle beach style to floral arrangements and table settings. Bittersweet is also a classic, and for good reason. The bright yellow, orange, and red berries add a beautiful burst of festive color to your decor, and look great with beachy blues and blue greens.

Varying heights

seashells and candles coastal Thanksgiving decor

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Pay attention to height when designing your table. Including design elements of different heights adds visual interest and keeps your guests from feeling like they are separated by a wall.  If you are setting up a buffet, keep the same principle in mind by including serving dishes and food stands of different heights. It will not only look better, but will also help your guests access each dish more easily.

Unique place settings

coastal Thanksgiving place setting

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Of course, table design really comes down to the place settings. Consider dishes and silverware with organic or nautical motifs. To add an extra bit of personality to your table, use a seashell or beach stone to hold the napkin or place card in place.

If you are looking for an interior designer to help you bring out the best in your home, contact MJN & Associates Interiors today.