Thanksgiving is one of the major holidays that so many of us look forward to. The food, fun, family and fellowship are a subject of conversations the whole year through. Dressing your home inside and out for this occasion is fun and simple. Here are a few ideas to help your home be more dressed for the occasion this Thanksgiving.
Decorate your entrance. When considering your style of decoration for your entrance door or front porch, focus on fall harvest as an easy and weather resistant theme. You can dress up just about any part of the outside of your home with any of the following:
- Hay or straw bales. These are perfect for a base to set other decorations on, or are great stacked up.
- Corn husks. Corn husks are easily bound together to accent posts, poles or stair banisters. Keep them tall or trim them down to fit your space.
- Pumpkins and Gourds. These classic signs of Thanksgiving and fall are flexible in their roles as decoration. You can put them on your steps, on top of hay bales or even on handrails.
- Fall flowers. Flowers like the purple cabbage, sunflowers or Mums will add some color to any outdoor or indoor arrangement.
Fill your window boxes with fall decorations. Just because its fall doesn’t mean you can’t use your window boxes to add to your home’s outdoor charm. Using colorful mums, ivy, local greenery and sticks will turn your drab and empty window boxes into fantastic fall and Thanksgiving window boxes.
Wreaths. Wreaths can be used to decorate the outside of your home. You can put them on doors, walls, windows and even porch posts. Use craft foam rings or wire wreath rings to create your masterpiece. You can use such common things as leaves, dried multi-colored corn cobs, corn husks, tulle or burlap to make it. Add some fall flowers or ribbons and VOILA! You have a perfect Thanksgiving wreath!
Table centerpieces. Many people focus on the centerpiece display on their Thanksgiving dinner table. These centerpieces do not have to be an expensive flower bouquet. You can use something as simple as a basket that is filled with fresh apples and mums with some burlap ribbon. Or maybe even a candle or two that is surrounded by gourds, cranberries and apples. Incorporating food into your centerpiece is in vogue and creative.
Dressing your home for Thanksgiving can be a fun and creative way to express your family’s traditions and festivities. Using these tips can help ensure that your home is dressed for a successful Thanksgiving this year!