Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas for Your Home
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!
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.
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).
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.