3 Tips for Decorating Your Thanksgiving Dinner Table
Turkey Day is on the way, and you want the house to feel warm and welcoming. This time of year, it’s hard to enter a store without seeing loads of orange and yellow decor lining the aisles. You could certainly grab a few stuffed pumpkins and throw down a leafy print table cloth, but why go with predictable when you can add your own element of style to your home? With a few simple tips, you can bring the outdoors in and display the beauty of nature along with the beauty of the season’s harvest.
1. Choose naturally occurring elements. While a stuffed pumpkin can be cute for a kids’ table, the grown-ups will appreciate the real thing. Find a selection of sizes, colors, and varieties of pumpkins and squashes. Part of the enjoyment of the season is season’s bounty. Display them with a couple of varying sizes of baskets on the kitchen counter, arranged down the center of the dining table or even on a side table or buffet.
2. Vary the size and height of your natural elements. Don’t throw every dead branch on the fire. Some interestingly shaped branches can make a great base for creating a mantel display. Try tying together a few twigs and branches with a wide burlap ribbon. Add a pop of color to the bow like a twig of berries or a stem of brightly colored leaves. The idea is to tie in the beauty of nature with your decor.
3. Don’t focus on the dining table only. Add a touch of natural all around the house. Give your mantel a makeover with a tall vase at one end filled with dried branches and some seasonal blooms. Spread some of your mini-pumpkins along the mantel and intermix with candles on bases of varying heights. Give your buffet table a little attention, and don’t forget the door!
Spice up your Thanksgiving decor with these simple tips to help you bring some of the season’s beauty indoors.