Setting the table is a time-honored tradition that reaches a whole new level come Thanksgiving. While basic plates and silverware may have been fine for everyday meals, there's just something about a stuffed turkey that makes us want to break out the napkin holders — and the tablecloths.
Technically, you don't need to layer your dining table with a holiday printed sheet to have a memorable Thanksgiving feast. But there's no denying the extra oomph it adds to your setup. Plus, it serves the added purpose of catching any spills or food debris your clumsier cousins might leave behind. Bundling up a tablecloth and tossing it in the wash makes for a heck of a lot easier cleanup than slowly chipping away at a gob of mashed potatoes. We're lookin' at you, Aunt Janet.
Now, you can always grab a turkey-patterned tablecloth from your nearest discount store to use and abuse during the big day. But if you're looking for something that'll last a couple of Thanksgivings and is a little more stylish than the kitschy cliché, we've got you covered. From the minimalist who loves a subtle flair to the maximalist vying to make a statement, these 10 tablecloths will give your Thanksgiving dinner the elevated touch it deserves. Keep reading to discover which one is right for you and your décor.
Nothing says you love the charm and vibe of an old-fashioned farmhouse quite like a checkered tablecloth. It's the perfect pick for an all-American Thanksgiving feast. This tassel-lined cloth from the Midsummer Breeze is a classic that won't overpower the rest of your table décor. Plus, it's available in five sizes (including square) and seven different colors to match any holiday palette.
If you're a boho soul at heart, this patchwork design from Maison d'Hermine is for you. It's the perfect statement piece to add a unique vintage flair to your Thanksgiving table that could easily transition to other holidays or special occasions. The vivid colors housed in an array of shapes and patterns make for a standout pick that is sure to be a conversation starter.
A neutral palette can be just as festive as a flashy print. This coffee-color tablecloth from the Deep Dream is just detailed enough for a special occasion without making too much of a fuss.
If you love surrounding yourself in multiple shades of green, this pure linen tablecloth from EVERLY is a must-have. The deep hunter hue is perfect for the season, but its design feels timeless. Plus, the solid-color pattern is versatile, so it will look just as nice come summer when you're entertaining outdoors.
Take your guests back in time with this quaint tablecloth from GLORY SEASON. Its classic ruffled trim is reminiscent of your grandma's Sunday dinners and brings a welcome touch of nostalgia to the holiday of gratitude. Cream is definitely a risky color choice for Thanksgiving, but the fabric is (thankfully) machine-washable.
If you're all about that vintage aesthetic that screams, "I just roam the countryside," you need this floral and fringed tablecloth from SUTAVIA. The muted colors blend perfectly with a fall palette, while the fringe gives it an extra retro flair. You probably won't want to take it off your table.
Need a little extra sparkle for your feast? You can't go wrong with this damask-printed design from Newbridge. Its gold pattern has a luxurious yet timeless feel that will instantly elevate any Thanksgiving table. We love the gold for the holiday season, although burgundy and green are just as festive.
Darker hues are having a moment, and this Gothic-inspired design from LuxeHome will have your dinner guests talking. The black backdrop and floral pattern combo are perfect for crafting a moodier atmosphere. Pair it with a few gold candelabras, and you've got yourself a sultry holiday table.
Nothing says country quite like a plaid pattern, and this one from Macosy is no exception. The soft, reddish colors are perfect for fall, and the fact that it works for both indoor and outdoor gatherings is a major plus.
Go bold with this geometric print from Folkulture. The color palette may be beige, but the funky design will make a major statement. However, you can grab it in green if you're feeling really edgy.