It’s that time of the year where people are starting to decorate their homes for the holidays. Homeowners usually chase trends or reinvent the wheel every year when it comes to Thanksgiving home decor. Just as there are endless ways to cook and prepare a turkey, there are multiple ways to decorate your home for Thanksgiving. Whether you’re looking for something low-key or wanting to go all out, check out these creative, stylish ideas for inspiration. Remember that Thanksgiving décor is all about celebrating the beauty and bounty of the fall season, and many holiday-appropriate decorations can through the end of autumn. Check out our inspiration below and let us know what you think!
Spruce Up Your Living Room
Don’t overthink decorating. Simple colors and fall-themed pillows or blankets can go a long way. Invest in some warm-toned throw pillows, blankets and decorations to place around your home. This gives a warm and fall feel throughout your home. Dried florals and real or fake pumpkins are another great addition to get you in the Thanksgiving spirit. Sometimes minimal is more and can add to the overall look and feel of your living room or home.
Decorate Your Mantel or Bookshelves
Hang a garland on your mantel, then add a stack of vintage books and a few antiques or vintage pieces (like an old-school candelabra or figurine). This will make the space feel extra cozy and inviting. Add in a fire and your family won’t wanna leave after a full Thanksgiving feast.
Make Your Front Doors Festive
When family or friends come over to enjoy the holidays, the first thing they will see is your front door. It’s always a good idea to add some Thanksgiving decor to make your home feel inviting and warm. Lanterns, pumpkins, wreaths and candles are all great items to include. With these seasonal items, your front door will give your guests a warm and welcoming invite. If you have one, also swap out your welcome mat for a Thanksgiving-themed one.
Wreaths are great, but door hangings are even better for someone looking to switch it up a bit. Using dried florals means you can leave it u all season long, too. If you are worried about your artistic skills, there are plenty of examples online to find inspiration that fits your intended Thanksgiving look and feel.
Stock up on flint corn, persimmons, and pomegranates to put together a centerpiece in a short time. Placed in a decorative bowl on the coffee table, or stacked on a cake stand in the dining room, the produce speaks for itself. This is another example where it doesn’t take a lot to make things feel like Thanksgiving and welcoming.
Hang wreaths in your windows to continue the Thanksgiving feel both inside and out. And it’s super easy, so you won’t have to spend too much time decorating to make your space feel festive. Another plus to indoor wreaths is they easily can be used going into the Christmas season as well.
Warm Amber Glass
Decorate a fireplace mantel with a collection of warm autumnal amber glass in the form of a bulbous vase and candles to create a warm understated Thanksgiving feel. If you don’t have a fireplace, recreate the look on a coffee table, floating shelf, or guest bathroom counter for a festive autumnal glow. This look works best with a mix of shapes and sizes, and don’t hesitate to pair vintage and contemporary glass.
Decorate Unexpected Places
When friends and family come over for the holidays, they typically stay within the same room or two. Decorating unexpected corners of the house keeps your holiday decor feeling fresh and relaxed throughout the entire house. If you have an upright piano, it can become an unexpected shrine to the Thanksgiving holiday with a vase of greenery, decorative pumpkins in natural materials, and a vintage mirror to complete the vignette.
Guest Room Makeover
If you have family staying with you over the holidays, it’s always a good idea to makeover the guest room to give them the holiday feel while in town. Giving your guest room a little Thanksgiving decor can be as easy as layering some bed linens in jewel colors, festive plaids, and rich fabrics such as velvet and wool. Small touches like hanging a fall wreath above the bed and a scented pumpkin candle on the bedside table will make your guests feel pampered and at home.
Setting The Table
Since Thanksgiving is normally centered around food and family, a good set table can give off all the Thanksgiving vibes you are going for. It is Turkey Day, after all, so it only makes sense that you feature beautifully designed plates with turkeys or pumpkins on them. Pair the plates with larger plaid ones in fall colors to take the look to the next level. If you wanna go to the next step, add candles or DIY name tags to go that extra mile. Overall, don’t stress over the holidays, enjoy the time with family.
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