Thanksgiving decorations: tips to decorate your home for Thanksgiving

Make your home feel warm and inviting with the right Thanksgiving decorations

Place small pumpkins and gourds around the house for Thanksgiving.
Place small pumpkins and gourds around the house for Thanksgiving.
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Make your home feel warm and inviting with the right Thanksgiving decorations. You don’t have to spend a lot of money on holiday-themed products, nor do you have to spend a lot of time decorating. Simple things like colored gourds and scented candles can give your home the right touch. Stick with the basics for an elegant holiday atmosphere.

Natural home decorations for Thanksgiving

Some of the best decorations for this fall holiday can be found at the grocery store or your local farmer’s market. Place small pumpkins and gourds around the house. Make a festive Thanksgiving centerpiece by arranging these vegetables in a small basket or wooden serving bowl. Add dried sunflowers or other flowers for a splash of color. Hang corn on the front door for a welcoming holiday decoration.

Make a fall potpourri blend

Imagine walking into a home with the warm, comforting aroma of apples, cinnamon, and cloves. You can create your own fragrant environment with an attractive homemade potpourri blend. For an easy autumn mix, add the following ingredients to a large glass jar: dried apples, cinnamon sticks, whole nutmeg, vanilla essential oil, and clove essential oil.

Dry the apples yourself by baking thinly sliced apples at a very low heat, about 150 degrees Fahrenheit, for 40 to 50 minutes. Combine the spices and dried apples in your glass jar. Add five drops each of the vanilla and clove essential oils. Seal the jar. Open it when you want to enjoy this warming blend of fruit and spices. Add pine cones, rose petals, or cranberries to make your blend more visually appealing. Tie a rich brown or pumpkin-colored velvet ribbon around the glass for more color.

Decorate with candles

Small candles make wonderful Thanksgiving decorations. Choose fall colors like saffron, orange, cranberry, green, or brown. Simple cream-colored candles work well for a more elegant look. Try scented candles if you want, but just be sure the aroma is not too overpowering for Thanksgiving dinner. Soft scents like vanilla, sage, and cinnamon work well. Place candles on the dining room table to highlight your gourd centerpiece. Use them to add a warm light to the living room and entranceways. Go ahead and dim the lights to create an intimate atmosphere for friends and family.

When it comes to decorating your home for Thanksgiving, keep it simple. Bring out your fall colors with chocolate, green, and gold-colored towels, tablecloths, and throw blankets. Add a few subtle touches with decorative fall vegetables.

Enhance the atmosphere with functional decorations such as a lovely potpourri blend or festive candles. With quick and easy decorations, you have more time to enjoy the holiday!