Decorating Ideas for Your Home for Thanksgiving

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Decorate your home for holidays, such as Thanksgiving, to create a festive atmosphere that helps you and your family get in the spirit. Add a few hints of holiday decor or completely redecorate your home with Thanksgiving-themed decor. Your holiday decor should complement the style your home is decorated in.

Table Decorations

Decorate your dining table, coffee table, end tables and any other flat surface with festive decorations. Use Thanksgiving details, such as turkey-shaped candle holders, or fall elements you associate with the holiday, such as pumpkins, gourds or colorful leaves.

Fill clear glass bowls or brass urns with fall foliage, such as red, orange and yellow leaves, berries, miniature pumpkins or gourds. Lay colorful leaves in the bottom of a shallow dish or loosely fill a tall cylindrical glass jar with leaves and water, then float simple white candles on top for an easy centerpiece. Tie a few ears of dried corn together with twine and lay them in a basket surrounded by berries, pumpkins and gourds. Simple candles in fall colors or neutral colors can sit on metal candelabras with votive candles and fall leaves tucked around them on the table.

Decorate your kitchen or dining room table with a tablecloth or place settings to celebrate the season or Thanksgiving specifically. Cream-colored tablecloths will create a neutral background that works with burnt orange, red or chocolate-brown place settings. Likewise, a burnt-orange tablecloth can be toned down with a white, chocolate or cream runner. Use copper chargers or place mats made of beaded seeds. Plain-white dishes can be used year-round, while a red or burnt-orange linen napkin or copper-colored glass plate placed over the white dinner plate will create a Thanksgiving look that’s festive, elegant and simple. Attach place cards to small turkey figures, pine cones, pumpkins, gourds or pears using a decorative pin. Alternatively, write your guests’ names with a silver or gold glitter pen on silk red, orange or yellow leaves and lay them in the center of each dinner plate.

Entryway Decorations

Welcome friends and family into your home during the holiday season by transforming your entryway with a couple of simple decorative touches. Create a wreath for your front door out of twigs in your own yard. Position them the way you want, then secure them where they cross each other with thick wire. Tie a festive bow around the wire in your favorite fall color. You can reuse the twig wreath during Christmas by replacing the bow with a Christmas color ribbon. Fill a large bucket or tall basket with cattails or dried wheat to sit on your front porch or just inside your doorway. Longer twigs can also be arranged this way. Hang pinecones from twigs, or glue fall-colored silk leaves onto the twigs.

Finishing Touches

Add a few finishing touches to different spots throughout your home. Thanksgiving decor should accentuate your current decor with a few details, yet not overtake your home. Wrap silk ivy with fall leaves glued to it around your staircase banister or lay it across your fireplace mantel. Wrap fall foliage around pumpkins placed on top of your kitchen cabinets. Switch out the china in your hutch for Thanksgiving-themed dishes. Add a pumpkin or fall-colored vases to your dresser or bathroom counter. Tie red, burnt orange, chocolate brown or yellow ribbons around white candles, vases, lamps or your kitchen chairs.

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