It’s not too late to design a gord-eous Thanksgiving. Here’s a plethora of ideas to get your abode autumn-ready in a flash.
Don’t fall behind by trying to decorate every room of your house, instead, focus on the main areas where your guests will gather.
Outline your front door with pumpkin garland and top it with a bright bow. Instead of a traditional wreath, share your excitement for the season with two large wooden tags labeled “Happy Fall,” or use a chalkboard to write a special holiday message. At the base of your door, add a few woven baskets filled with fall foliage and vibrant flowers. Lay out a friendly welcome mat and line your front walkway with multi-sized pumpkins and corn stalks to finish off your harvest-themed entrance.
Make a first impression that will last a lifetime. Showcase a framed gallery of sepia-toned photos on the entry wall. Inspire a trip down memory lane by displaying all the heartwarming moments you’ve shared with your family and friends. Under the gallery, place a wooden or vintage-inspired table topped with a burlap table runner. Place fall-scented candles and a seasonal floral arrangement to warm it up. Add a personal touch with gratitude cards for your guests to write on and share what they’re thankful for. Top off the table with seasonal touches such as pinecones, spray-painted mini metallic pumpkins, and branches from the backyard.
The fireplace is always a popular area to congregate during the holidays. Make the most of it by adorning your mantel with a variety of decorative elements. An easy way to add depth to your display is to place a mirror in the background to reflect warm light and create an ambiance. Hang this printable Thanksgiving banner for fun photo ops and extra thankful vibes, or use adhesive letter stickers on mini pumpkins for an alternate wording option. Create a cozy glow with mismatched pillar candles and unique candle holders. Bring the outdoors in with some fresh greenery such as moss or succulents. Be sure to light a few logs in the fireplace for extra ambiance.
Living Room Layers
Fall is all about feeling relaxed and comfortable. Make your guests feel right at home with a variety of cozy seating options and a bountiful mix of soft pillows. Put some plaid or flannel blankets in a basket for your guests to snuggle up with, and if it’s really cold outside, drape a few faux fur throws on the couch. Enhance your coffee table or side tables with fall-inspired coasters, decorative leaf bowls and mini copper pumpkin centerpieces. Set the mood with a few dimly lit, stenciled leaf lamps, an accent rug, and a fun game- anyone a fan of jigsaw puzzles? Your guests will be grateful for these extra inviting touches as they sit back and enjoy the holiday to its fullest (literally).
Dress your Thanksgiving table with simple fall flair. Start with a beautiful centerpiece inspired by fiery fall foliage. Trade your glass vase for a rose gold pumpkin vase. Simply carve out the gourd, spray paint it, and fill it with floral foam and fresh flowers. Surround your blooming bouquet with squash, acorns, pinecones, and other autumn elements, and add a strong base of inexpensive greenery and leaves to make your centerpiece pop with color. Glam up the tablescape to your taste with a touch of pumpkin pizzazz, scatter a few spray painted metallic gold mini pumpkins along the base. Keep guests comfortable by adding a soft cushion or pad to stiff dining chairs, and offer a festive pillow for a comfy back support.
Now that your home is dressed in its best Turkey Day décor, it’s time to cook a delicious fall feast! Between carving the turkey, fluffing the mashed potatoes, and baking the pumpkin pie, you’ll be grateful to have all the decorations complete. Next on the list- count your blessings and give thanks for this precious time spent with your dearest friends and family.
Jenna Royall is a Content Marketing Associate for Builders Digital Experience (BDX). She creates and implements a variety of customized content marketing programs, and develops content partnerships with leading media, bloggers and influencers on behalf of BDX.
Jenna graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Public Relations. Prior to joining BDX, she worked in digital marketing, nonprofit development and social software sales.