November is here! What better way to enter the holiday season than by sharing our homes with others? From entering the front door to sitting at the dining table, we’ve made a list of simple ideas for easy Thanksgiving decorating that will enhance your celebration.
For the door
First decor impressions happen at the front door. This holiday season, welcome your family and friends in style! A traditional wreath is an easy way to share the festive spirit. Consider using items that conjure up the theme of harvest and autumn. Starting with a twig wreath easily found at craft stores like Michael’s, arrange gathered crimson leaves or artificial ones with small corn husks and mini ears of corn. Acorns and sea pods are also naturally lovely elements. There are plenty of simple DIY wreath making projects like this rustic pine cone wreath with gold sash or this Fall wreath with felt roses that offers a more modern spin. Short on time? Consider this ready made beautiful clove and fruit wreath spotted on Wayfair.
For the entry
The entry is also a small but significant decorative opportunity to set the tone for a festive home design. This Thanksgiving, make use of wall space by hanging autumn inspired art like this whimsical “Tree in Fall” painting found at TopArt. Add a little glam to your console table with accents like these timeless hand-crafted, gold glass pumpkins from Z Gallerie.
For the mantle
The fireplace is a sure way to infuse warmth and coziness into your space. Plus, the mantel offers a focal area for seasonal decor. We’re in love with the modern look of this harvest-inspired mantel seen on Midwest Living, a perfect Thanksgiving decorating idea which includes a small chalk board listing gratitudes. The melamine plates, the multi sized pumpkins and bundled dried wheat are also a great combination of color and texture in this mantel design. If you do not have a built-in fireplace, not to worry! Thankfully, options like this electric fireplace spotted on AllModern allows you to really change the feel of a living room, dining room or bedroom.
A favorite way to dramatically change the design of a room is through lighting. This can be the simple addition of candle glow housed in metallic gold like West Elm’s Foxed Mirror Townhouse Lanterns. For a more permanent option, these gorgeous rose iron wall sconces offer additional lighting and a rustic style to any living or dining room. The antique rust color and molded leaves make this Arhaus piece a perfect Thanksgiving decoration idea.
For the table
With the dining table taking center stage, it’s the perfect platform for great Thanksgiving decorations. Flower arrangements and candles make the simplest centerpieces. Add a few more accents like this cornucopia basket which can be used as a container for fruits and gourds. Other items like table runners, napkins, and themed dish-ware like these Harvest Foliage Dinner Plates from Anthropologie also adorn the table perfectly.
Use one or a combination of these easy ideas to decorate your home for Thanksgiving! Bonus tip: spruce up your couches or chairs by adding some seasonal Fall pillows or throws.
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Written by Decorilla Creative Expert, Christine Martin