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Thanksgiving is almost upon us and that means food, family, and…fabulous decor! What we love most about Thanksgiving decor is that it’s centered around the dinner table, which evokes feelings of love, warmth, and family. Read on for some of our favorite Thanksgiving decorating ideas!

Have fun with your Thanksgiving decor

The Decor

The best way to quickly change the ambiance of your home is to do the old switcheroo – swap out your light summer cushions and throws for heavier fabrics and darker shades. You’ll add an instant feeling of fall (as well as some warmer textiles to cozy up with!).

Next, add some fresh flowers to brighten things up. Stick to seasonal blooms like sunflowers or chrysanthemums. Take a walk in the fresh autumn air, clip some leaves and twigs along the way, and place them in earthy vases throughout your home. Fill any gaps on the walls or doors with a wreath – if you’re feeling creative, you can impress your friends and relatives with a simple DIY wreath.

The Table

Now that your guests have been wowed by your festive home decor, it’s time for the best part…Thanksgiving dinner! Here are a couple table setting ideas that will wow your guests almost as much as their turkey and stuffing.

Bring the outside in. A few simple touches from nature can easily keep the Thanksgiving vibe going. Think pine cones, birch, acorns, leaves, and wood. Not only are these items inexpensive (or free!), they really create a mood. Glue acorns to your napkin rings, or DIY a placement with some colorful leaves.

Choose deep hues. For your linens, we suggest a deep, saturated shade like plum or peacock blue. They make the table feel oh-so warm and look great against gold accents (like the candlesticks or mercury glass votives that you should definitely use as well).

The Centerpiece

You can go in a lot of different directions when it comes to your Thanksgiving centerpiece, but we’re suckers for the traditional “horn of plenty”. Arrange pumpkins, gourds, corn, pomegranates, flowers, and more so they seem to overflow from the table. This holiday is all about the harvest, after all, so don’t be afraid to celebrate that!

Play around with different heights to create some visual interest – you might need to add some tall candlesticks or pillar candles to get this look. Also for visual interest, add some items in different materials like porcelain, metal, or wood. Don’t be afraid to add your personality when creating your centerpiece! Consider painting your pumpkins to fit the color scheme. White, silver, and gold are popular choices, but you could also go with more modern colors like grey or mint green.

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Ceiling Decorations

When it comes to ceiling decor, even the simplest touch can easily leave your guests looking up in wonder. Ceiling decor adds height and drama to any event, and makes it seem as though you’ve broken the laws of gravity. By paying some extra attention to the ceiling, you’ll really go above and beyond as an event planner.

We are just loving these balloons turned picture holders as lovely event decor, and the photos add such a special touch (not to mention a great conversation starter). This idea would work well for an office party, anniversary celebration, or bachelorette party. Pick balloons with a pop of color for an added touch.

If you’re working with a narrow table, you don’t have much room for centerpieces. That’s why you should consider pulling the centerpieces up into the air, and hanging them from the ceiling! You’ll have more space on the table for important things, like food, and your guests will easily be able to see and interact with one another across the way. Something simple like these mason jars, wildflowers, and votives are the perfect touch.

Dining under a canopy of flowers – can there be anything better? This is an excellent way to have the comforts of an indoor setting with the atmosphere of an outdoor garden. The pink orchids in this photo really bring elegance to the entire setting, although this look could easily be achieved with any gorgeous flower.

These cute little floating paper hearts are so whimsical, they would be just perfect at an event like an engagement party or a child’s birthday party. The hearts could be swapped for any suitable shape, and are oh-so easy to do-it-yourself. Hang the strings just a bit lower to give guests the perfect photo-op – a fun feature they’re sure to enjoy.

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