Thanksgiving is a favorite holiday for many because it is all about gratitude and good food. Bookended by the busy and expensive holidays of Halloween and Christmas, Thanksgiving is a subdued time to reflect on the blessings of the year. Thanksgiving also offers an opportunity to decorate with warm fall décor. Make your home look and feel inviting for the Thanksgiving holiday with simple decorating tips.
Use Your Pumpkins
If you didn’t carve all your pumpkins into Jack-o-lanterns, then use them as part of your Thanksgiving decorations. Pumpkins brighten up a porch or entryway. Mix and match the traditional orange pumpkins with white and green pumpkins for an interesting color combination.
Pumpkins also work for interior décor. Use small pumpkins to make a statement with your dining table centerpiece. Scatter a few of the small pumpkins or gourds across a rich-colored table runner for seasonal appeal. Remove the top of a large pumpkin and clean out the center to use as a creative vase for a flower arrangement. Natural elements like pumpkins are an affordable way to bring the feeling of fall to your tabletop.
Mums the Word
Mums are the flowers of fall. Also, it is the end of the mum season, which means you can find deals on the remaining mums at your local plant or home goods store. Since the days are getting colder, it may be best to decorate with mums indoors. Place mums around an entryway table or coat rack for welcoming fall décor.
Mums also work well as part of the dining table centerpiece. The bright colors and variety of mums lighten up interior spaces during those short late fall days. If well cared for, mums can last inside for even longer to keep your home feeling fresh.
Often when we decorate seasonally, the wall décor is forgotten. Instead, switch out wall hangings and pictures seasonally to reflect the holidays or time of year. For Thanksgiving, look for wall hangings with written messages or quotes that incorporate thankfulness. Also, hang paintings or photography with warm fall colors.
For homes with children, school holiday art makes great decorations for Thanksgiving. Pick one wall in your home to hang children’s artwork. Buy simple, inexpensive frames to hang their creations. Switch the art regularly with new projects. The kids will love seeing their work on display and it makes holiday decorating easy.
Décor is more than just the way the home looks. It is also the way a home makes you feel. Since Thanksgiving is all about the food, find ways to make your home smell like fall. Use pretty and scented candles to add color and fall-themed scents like cinnamon, pumpkin, chai and apple spice. When guests enter your home, they will be welcomed by warm and inviting aromas.
Another way to make your home smell inviting is with food. Bake cookies, pies and simmer warm apple cider on the stovetop. In fact, if you are selling your home during the holiday season, warm and inviting scents will help add to your home’s appeal.
Prepare Your Home for Thanksgiving
Whether you’re preparing to sell your home or simply host Thanksgiving dinner, your home will be more inviting if you incorporate seasonal décor. Focus on the details like fall-themed hand towels, dishes and colors throughout your home.
The details of home décor are what make it feel warm and cozy against the cold outdoors. Look for ways to bring inexpensive, natural elements inside. But, the most important thing is to welcome your guests with a heart full of gratitude for the time you to have to share.
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