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Food, friends, and family are the focal points of American Thanksgiving. Many Thanksgiving decoration ideas are inspired by the vibrant fall foliage and the abundant harvest.
But you can make this wonderful occasion unique with some adorable Thanksgiving decoration ideas for your home. You can even try your hand at some do-it-yourself projects.
There are many ways to sprinkle amusing, sentimental objects around the dinner table. With cheap little frames from a craft store, for example, you can use old family pictures to bring memories to the dining table.
Whatever your decorating preferences, we’ve got the inspiration you need for the holidays with our top six decor trends for the fall holiday.
Our top 6 Thanksgiving decoration ideas for the home
Perhaps you’ll want to put out a traditional Thanksgiving centerpiece or create your own made of colorful balloons and rose-gold pumpkin lanterns.
Incorporating trends into your holiday decor does not have to be about passing fads that will be out of style the next year. Instead, use these timeless decorating ideas that will impress your guests all season long.
Use warm-toned colors
It can be challenging to adapt decor to your room’s color schemes. But there are ways to infuse the holiday spirit while remaining neutral with warm-toned colors. Warm colors can be used in your living room, dining room, and kitchen to create an energizing space for entertaining. Consider thrifting a caramel-colored mirror or some wood-carved wall art for that fall feel.
Decorating using old items is a terrific way to create a fall-inspired atmosphere, with darker woods and faded finishes contributing to the season’s more unpretentious aesthetic. When deciding how to begin your fall decorating, use vintage items to give any home warmth and character quickly. Check out local antique shops, thrift stores, or even estate sales for one-of-a-kind pieces.
Consider natural finishes
Natural finishes have become more popular in the past year. To create a calming and motivating environment, embrace and integrate various natural elements. Seek creative inspiration from wonderful woven materials and natural grasses.
Rich walnuts and calming oaks are a great way to add a touch of nature and produce a nice, warm atmosphere in a kitchen ideal for the fall. Earthy colors are ideal for enhancing a room and introducing a peaceful atmosphere.
Make your house cozier
Making a house look warm with items like cozy blankets is one of the greatest fall trends. As the temperature cools and you look to unwind with friends and family over the winter, cozy rooms are a must. This calming and restorative design aims to turn your home into a tranquil refuge where you can unwind, replenish and warm up. Create a relaxed and livable atmosphere by incorporating organic materials, natural textures, and a soft neutral palette. Incorporate some dim, ambient lighting as well for that full cozy feel.
Spice up with bold colors
Stick with the palette of earth tones but you can always turn the saturation up and put a pop of color in otherwise neutral rooms. Consider replacing your soft furnishings or artwork with pieces featuring bright oranges, gold, and lush browns. Or think about adding some fall plants such as the Colorful Aglaonema or Croton species.
Add fall floral arrangements
Adding floral arrangements is a timeless and brilliant idea for fall and Thanksgiving. Swap out summer blooms for fall-inspired florals. Use the same stem in each vessel rather than combining different branches to maintain consistency.
Choose lush blooms in rich reds, greens, and oranges, and your home will feel like fall immediately. Layering them with gourds and pumpkins will provide a festive touch. You can also create fall wreaths to decorate your walls for fall or improve your porch decor.
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Some tips for Outdoor Thanksgiving decorations
Bring your Thanksgiving decoration ideas to life outdoors with these tips:
- Thrift a small wagon and fill it with mums and gourds
- Use pumpkins as flower pots
- Decorate yard tools, such as rakes and shovels, with wreaths and dried flowers to display in a porch area
- Arrange gourds and little pumpkins around a gorgeous mum on a small table at the front door
- Make a wreath out of fruit, dried flowers, and Indian corn for an inviting front door
- Fly a festive Thanksgiving flag on your porch whether bought or hand made
If you’re not the DIY type, look for craft shows in your area for fun decorations that still have that handmade touch.
How to set the perfect Thanksgiving table
A beautifully arranged table elevates any meal — and what supper could be more important than Thanksgiving?
Set a table that is dressed to impress and pull out all the stops. Our Thanksgiving table design ideas will make you the most popular turkey-day host.
Step 1: Start with the plates and napkins
Pick the perfect placemats before setting a plate on your meal table. The placemat you pick will depend on the color scheme you’d like to go for. If you have a white tablecloth, a nice bright orange or yellow is the perfect pop of color. Or perhaps incorporate some nature imagery with a placemat patterned with fall foliage. Pile your plates with care. Begin with the larger plate, then add the salad plate right on top. Next will come utensils.
Step 2: You can’t eat without silverware
Forks should always be positioned on the left side of the dish when serving an appetizer or salad, and a larger fork should be put closest to the plate when serving the main course.
Place the knife closest to the plate, blade facing in, on the right side of the plate. The spoon should come last, right after the knife. When serving soup, place a soup spoon and a dessert spoon to the right of the knife. To ensure uniformity, align all utensils with the bottom of the plate.
Step 3: Finish up with drinkware and finishing touches
If you’re serving wine at your meal, ensure you have the proper wine glasses. You should also give each person a glass for water. All drinkware should be arranged on the right side of the table, above the knife and spoon, with the water glass on top.
Step 4: Add your personality
Finish the table up with your homemade centerpieces or thrifted candle stick holders to tie it all together. Just make sure to leave room for the food!
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