Thanksgiving Decorations to Wow Your Family

Thanksgiving is here and that means plenty of food, friends and family. If you will be hosting guests, there are simple ways to take your Thanksgiving decor to the next level and create a truly memorable holiday. Whether you want to decorate your outdoor spaces, create stunning place settings or make your home’s interior feel more festive, here are some great Thanksgiving decoration ideas to wow your family.


Indoor Thanksgiving Decorations

Thanksgiving is all about spending quality time with the people you love most and taking time to be grateful. You can work these themes into your decor and create interactive displays and decorations.


For example, consider creating a fall themed cork board where guests can write what they are thankful for on a paper leaf and post it on the board. Not only will this provide a gathering place, it will also be a great conversation starter and a way to celebrate the holiday.


In addition, strategically placing smaller lights throughout the house and in displays can also help set the mood. Acorn LED lights are festive and can be woven around candles, pumpkins and other seasonal items to create a warm centerpiece on the coffee table or bookshelf.


Outdoor Thanksgiving Decorations

As the leaves fall and the plants go dormant for the winter months, your yard might benefit from a pop of color. Welcome guests to your Thanksgiving meal by decorating your porch with seasonal flowers, pumpkins and fall colored wreaths.


Chrysanthemums are perfect for creating outdoor Thanksgiving decorations. Place larger pots next to the door and surround them with colorful pumpkins and gourds for an affordable arrangement. You can even pile plants in a basket or wagon for an added touch of fall whimsy.


When it comes to choosing a wreath for your front door, think about keeping it simple and understated. You want to create a focal point without overwhelming your entrance.


If you live in an area that doesn’t experience seasonal changes and fall colors, think about wrapping fall leaf garland around your porch to evoke the colors and images of the season and help everyone get in the spirit.


Also, be sure to read our guide on exterior cleaning to make sure your outdoor spaces are well maintained throughout the year.


Thanksgiving Table Decorating Ideas

When it comes to Thanksgiving table decorations, you don’t have to go straight to the paper turkeys. Instead, think about colors, smells and plants that you associate with the season and incorporate those into your decor for a more evergreen look. You can place chestnuts on place settings or tie cinnamon sticks into your napkin holders. These small touches make a big difference and speak to all the senses.


Also, don’t feel like you are limited to a yellow, orange and red color scheme. White place settings with touches of gold provide a sophisticated look that is perfect for the holidays. You can even experiment with pinks and purples. The most important tip is to use a neutral color as your base and choose a couple colors to use as highlights. Keeping colors to a minimum will create an elegant and pleasing look that will only enhance the flavor of the meal.


Use these simple Thanksgiving decoration ideas to create an indoor and outdoor living space that will wow your family and help make this holiday one of the most memorable to date.



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Published 11.3.19

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