If you are hosting Thanksgiving at your home this year, it is important to plan for the occasion ahead of time. While you may have spent countless hours on creating the menu, it is important that you also fully consider how you decorate your home. Proper decorations will help to set the stage for a successful and memorable holiday event that all of your guests will love.
Reorganize Your Furniture
We all wish that we had a spacious dining room with a long table to accommodate dozens of Thanksgiving guests, but most of us don’t have that luxury. However, you can make space for everyone by considering your furniture moving options. If you need to move an extra table into your living room, feel free to incorporate your living room furniture to serve as seating. As long as everyone seated around the table is sitting at a comfortable height, your guests should enjoy the creative and eclectic vibe.
Create a Harvest Mantel
Midwest Living suggests creating a harvest mantel in your living room in order to serve as at Thanksgiving-themed focal point for your event. This decorative mantle display will consist of inexpensive melamine plates that will be attached to your wall with adhesive disc hangers. You can also place a casual arrangement of gourds and pumpkins between bundles of dry wheat to improve on the festive look.
Set Up a Creative Table Display
You should spend considerable time planning and putting together your table displays before you host Thanksgiving dinner, but you don’t have to go the traditional cornucopia route. There are a variety of creative ways you can put together a centerpiece. If you’re hoping to keep things casual, place a cheese board with fruit in the center of the table to serve as pre-feast snacking station. If you will be using flowers, choose fall colors like olives, reds, purples, and gold to create your arrangement. You can also add a more intimate flair to your centerpiece by placing glimmering tea light candles around your arrangement.
Refresh Old Furniture Pieces
If you will be hosting Thanksgiving this year and are embarrassed about some of your old, beat up furniture items, consider putting them through a furniture redesign. Furniture reupholstery services can give your old sofa, arm chair, or sectional a new look. Whether you have a sentimental attachment to a furniture piece or appreciate its durability, you can hold onto it for as long as possible by investing in new upholstery.
Consider Your Table Settings
There are a variety of fun things you can do to make your table settings stand out this Thanksgiving. Use holiday-themed customizable place mats to dress up your table, and choose napkins in a traditional fall color like red or orange. You can also use leaf-shaped trivets to serve as inexpensive and useful table decorations, and they can easily be picked up at your local office supply store.
Decorating for Thanksgiving doesn’t have to be a major headache. With a little planning and creativity, your Thanksgiving celebration will be one to be remembered.