Thanksgiving is an interesting holiday – it’s sandwiched between two holidays that feature LOTS of decorations. So, if you are looking for a way to decorate for Thanksgiving, this is your stop.
Thanksgiving Decor Must-Haves
Whether or not you are hosting this year, you can still celebrate the fall and Thanksgiving with table-top decor and elegant outside decor.
The turkey might get the prize spot as the centerpiece on the big day, but until then, fill that space with a beautiful flower centerpiece. Fill your vase with orange, red, and yellow flowers. The orange Tiger Lily, red Gerbera Daisy, and traditional yellow Sunflower are beautiful examples.
In addition to using flowers and vases for a centerpiece, show off your favorite fall -scented candle on a trivet.
If you aren’t one to have a table cloth on your dining table on a regular basis (also a great way to decorate, btw!), spruce up the look of your table with a table runner.
These are great because they can add a pop of color, are often themed, and come in a variety of sizes. You can get fancy or keep it simple. If you are in a real pinch, find some fall-themed fabric and fold it nicely to sit on the table!
Change out your wall hangings with each holiday. Command strips are awesome for this purpose, since you can hang out regularly and not do any serious damage to your walls.
Mini Pumpkins and Gourds
Real or artificial, mini pumpkins and gourds bring home the harvest focus of Thanksgiving decor.
Chrysanthemums, or Mums, are a classic fall flower. They are native to East Asia and northeastern Europe. They come in a large variety of shades from pink and purple to white and red.
Personally, I’ve always been a fan of the deep red, orange, and pink (yellow remind me of dandelions!).
If you are apt to buy your mums early, make sure that most of the buds are still closed up at the time of purchase so you can have blooms throughout the entire fall season. Trust me, it’s worth the wait!
Large Pumpkins & Gourds
The variety of pumpkins and gourds at this time of year is utterly amazing. There is a color of gourd to match any color of Mum.
Looking for an orange themed porch? Pumpkins! Yellow theme? Crookneck squash! Pink? Moranga squash – aka the pink pumpkin.