Thanksgiving is on its way, but there is still plenty of time to decorate for the special occasion.
Here are 10 Thanksgiving decor ideas to help get you started.
1. Celebrate the season of gratitude with a “thankful tree.”
This DIY decor project is a great way to remind family what Thanksgiving is all about. Use branches from your yard and place them in a vase or container. Then have guests write down what they are thankful for on a piece of paper (in the shape and color of your choice). Hang each person’s note on the tree to complete the project.
2. Paint your pumpkins and gourds white.
If you plan to decorate your tables with pumpkins and gourds, consider painting some or all of them white for a sophisticated twist. This is a great solution if you already have too much color in the room and don’t want to overwhelm guests.
3. Pick a style for your Thanksgiving display.
Put together a rustic Thanksgiving using materials like burlap and wood. Or, go modern with a minimal approach to your decor. Choosing a specific style will make the decoration process a lot easier. It will also help give your home a cohesive look on the big day.
4. Branch out by trying new fall colors.
I love fall foliage and decorating with vibrant orange, red and gold tones. However, I also like to shake things up and try new things. Consider other colors that work well in autumn, such as purple, dark green and turquoise for your dining room or living room. Unexpected colors will catch the eye and stand out to family and friends.
5. Have the kids craft a turkey for their table.
While you might adorn the adult’s table with an elegant centerpiece, you can let the kids enjoy decor made especially for them. If you have kids of your own, have them help you make a turkey centerpiece. Red Tricycle’s blog offers great Thanksgiving craft ideas for children.
6. Fill glass jars with acorns and cranberries for a seasonal display.
Here are some more decorating ideas for Thanksgiving. If you use glass jars to hold and display candles, marbles or other decorative items, fill the jars with seasonal acorns and cranberries instead. You can also scatter acorns and fake cranberries on the table next to the centerpiece for an extra touch of style.
7. Incorporate your food into the interior design.
Thanksgiving is about gratitude, but it’s also about eating delicious food! Make mouths water by setting up a beautiful buffet table that shows off all of your hard work. Besides carefully choosing your serving dishes, you can also ensure a stylish setup by adding decor on the table. The buffet table is actually a great spot to add a taller centerpiece, as it won’t get in the way of conversations.
8. Bring in fall leaves to complement your Thanksgiving decor.
If you still have bags of leaves lying around, pick out a handful of colorful leaves to use as decor. Fall foliage can be a great addition to your centerpiece and it won’t cost you any money!
9. Start a fire to create a cozy setting.
A fireplace is always a nice touch during the holidays. If you have one, use it to create a warmer and more welcoming home for guests. Guests will be very appreciative of a fire if you have a snowy Thanksgiving this year. The fireplace is also a great spot to add more seasonal decor.
10. Don’t be afraid to keep it simple.
There’s no reason why you would need to completely change your interior design for Thanksgiving. Small decorative touches here and there are all you need to give your space a seasonal look. When the big day comes, don’t worry about whether everything is perfect. Relax and enjoy your time with loved ones!