If you’re hosting Thanksgiving this year, there’s no doubt that planning a mouthwatering meal should be your number one priority. But this doesn’t mean that Thanksgiving decorations should be overlooked. Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which means now is the perfect time to start getting your home ready for the holiday season. Get inspired by these festive Thanksgiving decoration ideas:
How Do You Decorate A Thanksgiving Dinner Table?
Your guests will spend most of their time at the dinner table on Thanksgiving, which is why the table décor is so important. Impress your guests with these Thanksgiving table décor ideas and tips:
- Choose the right tablecloth size. The tablecloth you choose for your Thanksgiving table should have a six inch drop off on each side.
- Lay a runner down the center of the table in a color or fabric that contrasts with the tablecloth.
- Place a serving piece, candle, or vase in the center of a fall-themed wreath for an easy, DIY Thanksgiving centerpiece.
- Paint small heirloom pumpkins with gold or white acrylic paint. Then, pile them up in the center of your table or scatter them down the length of the table runner to add the perfect festive touch to your table décor.
- Arrange artificial yellow, orange, and red flowers in a vase filled with decorative acorns to create an eye-catching centerpiece.
- Write each guest’s name on a place card. Punch two holes in each place card—one in the top right corner and the other in the top left corner. Then, put a small sprig of rosemary through the holes so it runs across the top of the place card.
- For a more traditional centerpiece, stuff a cornucopia with decorative pine cones, mini pumpkins, or crepe-paper flowers. Regardless of what you choose, make sure the decorative items appear to be spilling out of the cornucopia.
If you follow these tips, your guests may forget about the food as they marvel at your beautiful table décor!
What Are Common DIY Thanksgiving Home Decorating Ideas?
Don’t limit your Thanksgiving décor to the dinner table. It’s important to infuse the festive Thanksgiving spirit throughout your entire home. Use these Thanksgiving home décor ideas:
- Lay a decorative garland with greenery, pine cones, and decorative fruits across your fireplace mantel.
- Toss decorative yellow, orange, brown, or red throw pillows on your couches before your guests arrive.
- Make your glass votive candles more festive by wrapping them in corn husks. Then, tie raffia around the candles to secure the corn husks in place.
- Place artificial bittersweet berry branches inside yellow, orange, or gold glass bottles. Use these festive arrangements to decorate your window sills or countertops.
- Fill glass vases and containers with decorative acorns, leaves, and beans in autumn hues. Then, place these unique pieces around your home in groups of three to really make a statement.
- Paint mason jars with metallic gold and bronze paint. Once the paint dries, put a bundle of wheat inside each jar to create an eye-catching piece of décor for your home.
- Put artificial bare branches inside a vase next to a stack of fall-colored slips of leaf-shaped paper. As your guests arrive, ask them to write down what they are thankful for this year. Then, hang each slip of paper on the bare branches using ribbon.
What Are the Best Thanksgiving Door Decoration Ideas?
Decorating your door is one of the first steps you should take to get your home ready for the holidays. After all, the front door is the first thing your guests will see when they arrive at your home, so it’s important to set the right tone. Try out one of these unique Thanksgiving door decoration ideas:
- Apply a thin layer of chalkboard paint to the inside of a decorative tray. Once it dries, use chalk to write a festive message that welcomes your guests to your home. Then, hang this DIY wreath alternative on your front door.
- Place a fall-themed welcome mat or decorative runner outside your front door.
- Hang decorative autumn wreaths on the light sconces around your door instead of on the door itself.
- Add a pop of color to your decorations by hanging your traditional fall wreath on a brightly colored ribbon.
- Scatter decorative pumpkins of various shapes, sizes, and colors on the steps leading up to your front door.
- Grab a basket lid, a hot glue gun, ribbon, and a paintbrush to create your own rustic, Thanksgiving-themed basket wreath for your door.
- Hang a cluster of dried florals on your door instead of a traditional wreath. This is a great way to stand out from your neighbors and show off your creativity.
The turkey, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce are typically the stars of the show on Thanksgiving. But if you follow these tips, your decorations might just steal the spotlight this year!