Thanksgiving is the time when Americans who choose to celebrate it gather together with friends and family members to feast and give thanks. It’s a time to be grateful for what we have, and many people celebrate by hosting large gatherings and sharing food. Are you hosting this year’s Thanksgiving party?
If so, it’s time to start decorating for Thanksgiving. No, you don’t need a tree or large blow-up inflatables, but you want to make your home as cozy as possible for your guests. We’re here to help!
Read on for a few quick tips for preparing for Thanksgiving.
1. Don’t Forget Outdoor Decor
When we think about decorating the outside of the house, it’s usually for Halloween or Christmas. After all, no one sets up a full light and decoration display for Thanksgiving, right?
That doesn’t mean that you can’t decorate. A well-decorated house will look welcoming to your guests and neighbors and set the mood for a cozy Thanksgiving celebration inside.
Subtle outdoor lighting is okay even though the winter holidays aren’t quite here yet. If you put plain white string lights up for your winter holiday of choice, you can put them up now.
A fun autumn wreath full of gourds and autumn leaves is a great door accessory, and you should place it over the perfect autumn welcome mat.
If you feel like adding something extra, consider looking into holiday flags and some accessories for your front porch or doorstep. A simple (non-carved) pumpkin fits the Thanksgiving mood perfectly.
2. Consider a Festive Table Setting
The real joy of Thanksgiving starts at the dinner table, so decorate it accordingly before your Thanksgiving party.
If you have a large table, a centerpiece is a great choice. There are plenty of easy DIY fall centerpiece ideas on the web that are easy to assemble with items you can get at a store near you. Make sure that it doesn’t take up too much space on your dinner table; you don’t want t to get in the way of the food!
If you don’t have room for a full centerpiece, don’t worry. Instead, consider matching placements and nice cloth napkins. You can also make your own napkin rings by attaching small craft store fall decor items to plain napkin rings you can buy at any store.
A nice decorative table setting will elevate your beautiful house for the holiday.
3. Opt for Warm and Cozy Colors
What colors do you associate with Thanksgiving decorations? While you can choose whatever color scheme you like, it’s customary to use warm and cozy colors that set the mood of “autumn” in your home.
Dark reds and burgundy, burnt orange, and brown all look like autumn leaves and they set the “cozy” vibe. They pair well with a roaring fire (or gently bring scented candles if you don’t have a fireplace).
Accent pillows, throw blankets, and curtains are great places to incorporate warm colors without disrupting the rest of your home’s decor.
It’s Time to Start Decorating for Thanksgiving
If you haven’t started decorating for Thanksgiving, what are you waiting for? Your Thanksgiving dinner is right around the corner. Make it as festive as possible with these Thanksgiving decor ideas!
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