If you’re hosting Thanksgiving in your Nashville home this year, you’re probably already pulling the place together — fresh fall decor touches, a deep clean, maybe buying a few extra chairs.
One of our favorite easy ways to refresh a dining room for the holidays: new flatware.
Certain small home-goods touches can really make an impact, and silverware definitely falls into that mix — if you set your Nashville Thanksgiving table with bold, style-forward flatware, it can elevate the look of your whole space. And really, the only work involved is inputting your credit card number.
We have a short list of new sets we’re considering, most of which sit forward on the 2017/2018 home-decor trend line. Figured we’d share what we’re looking at, in case the choices spark a little inspiration for your Nashville dining room. Take a look:
Rose Gold Twig Flatware from World Market
Flatware is perfect for moving with the mixed-metals trend without making major updates to your space. Take these rose gold twig flatware utensils — farmhouse-ready, rugged shape, firmly of-the-moment finish, really affordable price. (As of this posting, a five-piece collection was on sale for under $16.)
20-Piece Hayley Flatware Set from Joss & Main
More on the mixed-metals front: stainless steel on the business end, with antiqued copper on the handles. Another affordable option, too, at $61.99 for a 20-piece set.
Matte Black Flatware Set from West Elm
Matte black flatware is definitely having a moment too, and it makes sense, especially when you see pieces like these in person — sleek, bold and modern, not too masculine, not too feminine. They’re more durable than you might imagine, too, made with stainless steel and electroplated black. As of this posting, a five-piece set was on sale for $31.
Aero Black 5-Piece Flatware from Crate & Barrel
A mix of ultra-modern sculptural shapes with a little bit of matte black on the handles. Extra cool thing about this collection from Crate & Barrel: You can even purchase matching chopsticks.
Blush Flatware Set from Anthropologie
If your home decor style leans more glam, these blush and brass-toned place settings will fit in just right on your Thanksgiving table. They’re not actually brass (molded and dipped stainless steel, which is good for safety/durability reasons), but they get that elegant look just right. These are a little higher on the budget scale — $158 for a five-piece pacesetting.
Dubost Ivory Laguiole Flatware from Sur La Table
For your Provence-pretty dining room: These have ivory-colored acrylic handles, so you get that delicate, handcrafted look, but can still toss them in the dishwasher when Thanksgiving dinner’s done. A five-piece setting runs $70.
AKcook Wooden Flatware from Amazon
No one’s putting disposable forks out for Thanksgiving. But here’s a bold possibility for making your Thanksgiving cleanup simple: wooden cutlery. This 12-piece set (four forks, four spoons and four knives) is made out of beechwood, is really pretty and eco-friendly, and runs about $18 for the whole thing. You can absolutely wash and reuse these, but they’re cheap enough that take/toss is an option. (And since they’re wood, you’re not putting a Thanksgiving tax on the environment.)
Love/hate our choices? Have some others that you’d prefer to see on your Thanksgiving table? Drop your suggestions in the comments, or on the ACRE Facebook page — we’d love some more ideas.
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