How to decorate your home for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is that time of a year when families and friends get together to share experiences, appreciate the blessings and gifts in their lives and convey thanks to each other. Thanksgiving is held during the autumn season, which imparts the perfect opportunity to decorate the house in magnificent colorful ways. For Thanksgiving, you need not put in too much effort as Christmas but with little creative tips you can easily spruce things.

So let’s find out what are the great ways to make your home an inviting and warm place on this Thanksgiving Day –

a) Since it is going to be the autumn season, decorate your home with the colors of fall. The foliage of autumn can be used to make stellar centerpieces, arrangements, and garlands.  Collect leaves from your neighborhood and spread them on the countertop, hearth, under glass top table, under candle display, frame them in a picture, place them in decorative bowls, etc.

b) Autumn vegetables and fruits also make wonderful tradition decoration items. Pumpkins and gourds are the best choices. Do not limit yourself to the mini ones instead use a pile of full size versions outside your front door or along the edges of steps and walkways. Alternatively, you may also fill a wheel barrow, basket, or a planter box with the harvest vegetables.

c) For your table, consider setting out elegant, wooden and ceramic bowls. Use a colorful table mat or settle for placemats in scrap fabric with matching napkins. If you have a large dinner table, place a cornucopia as a center piece. You may also use a hallowed out pumpkin filled up with clusters of nuts, berries, wheat sprigs, corn, fall foliage, etc. Write each guest’s name on a dried leaf with a gold or black felt pen and place them at the respective table settings.

d) Do not forget to create a warm scent throughout your house. Keep a bowl of potpourri in your kitchen and light pumpkin scented candles in each room. For candle holders, you may use small little jars dressed up with some acorns and pressed leaves.

e) Use bedspreads in muted shades of gold and orange and arrange lots of red, yellow and orange throw pillows on your couch and bed.

f) Twine gold and orange lights in any plants or trees near your doorway. Alternatively, you can also hang the lights.



Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on November 15th, 2010

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