Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas: Adorn Your Home
We all know the turkey takes center stage on Thanksgiving, but what about the rest of your home? Here are some decorating ideas to keep the spirit of the harvest season alive.
Refresh The Mantel
Add vases with tall branches filled with autumn leaves, display brightly colored apples on pedestals, string seasonal garland along the edge, or add petite pumpkins to an existing display to dress it up for fall.
Whether you call it a cornucopia or a horn of plenty, the traditional basket filled with harvest time goodies such as grapes, apples and nuts is seen everywhere on Thanksgiving day. Why not make an edible one for your Thanksgiving table? Using this cornucopia recipe, you'll learn how to turn prepared breadstick dough into a gorgeous, completely edible holiday centerpiece.
Pumpkins And Pinecones
Combine these two elements to make a natural transition into late fall. For a welcoming centerpiece, place a large pumpkin in a shallow basket and surround the base with pinecones.
Decorate a cherished bookcase in harvest style. Make some room on the shelves and display pumpkins, gourds or other seasonal figurines nestled between the funny books and historical fiction you've accumulated over the years.
Dress Your Table
Harvest themed tablecloths, napkins, napkin rings and even dinnerware can have a huge impact on your meal presentation. Choose rich shades of fall: gold, green, burgundy or brown. Or look for seasonal tapestries that complement your decor.
Add Window Treatments
Keep drafts from entering your home by replacing sheer panels and draperies with thicker, floor-length window treatments for the winter months. This will warm up the room and give it a new look for the season. If you already have blinds, simply hang curtains over them for an extra layer of style.