The Thanksgiving holiday is filled with family, food and fun. Whether you’re hosting family and friends for dinner or just want to get into the holiday spirit, you can get your home prepared for the holiday by decorating with Thanksgiving-inspired décor. Incorporate aspects of the fall season into your decor to give your home a natural, effortless look.
Fall Into Color
Since Thanksgiving is a part of the fall season, pull from the natural colors of the season as you decorate. Deep reds, browns, oranges, yellows and greens can make your home or venue fit the season and Thanksgiving holiday perfectly. These colors can be used outdoors and indoors.
Show your excitement for the Thanksgiving holiday by decorating the outside of your home. Do not overwhelm your outdoor space with design–just add enough details to create a warm, friendly setting.
If you’re looking for a simple way to infuse the holiday into the outdoor area of your home, place a welcome mat at your doorstep that features images of leaves, pumpkins, harvest fruits and vegetables, or a cornucopia. You can also hang ears of Indian corn on your door or spray-paint pine cones gold and use them to create a wreath for the door.
For a more extravagant outdoor display, purchase several medium-sized pumpkins, carve faces or designs into them, insert a tea light candle or fire-less candles inside, and light the pumpkins as the sun starts to fall. You can also line your walkway with small pumpkins. Neatly arrange bales of hay on your front lawn, and arrange pumpkins on and around the bales.
Since you’ll spend much of your Thanksgiving holiday in your dining room, surrounded by family and friends, create a holiday-inspired centerpiece. Use items such as leaves, acorns, candles, pumpkins, fruit and flowers to create centerpieces.
Remove the insides from a medium-sized pumpkin, and place it on top of a pedestal in the center of your dining room table. Find a vase that can fit inside of the pumpkin, fill it with assorted fall flowers, and put the vase inside of the pumpkin to create a Thanksgiving centerpiece. “Better Homes and Gardens,” a magazine and online resource for families, suggests taking a walk in your neighborhood to find flowers to include in your vase.
Create a cornucopia centerpiece with various fruits and vegetables inside of it. Include grapes, oranges, apples, pumpkins, corn, acorns and even leaves.
For a no-fuss centerpiece that gives a nice aroma, use scented candles to decorate your table. Scents such as cinnamon, vanilla, spice and pumpkin are ideal for Thanksgiving.