The air is chilly, leaves are turning to orange and gold, and the days are getting shorter. As October winds up, our thoughts naturally turn to preparing for Thanksgiving. There are so many ways to tastefully decorate your home. Everything from glossy orange pumpkins and uniquely shaped gourds to vivid fall foliage and lightly scented pine cones can be used to create a beautiful and festive look.
Doormats are a charming way to greet your family and friends and set the holiday mood for your celebration. Whether you choose one that is traditional, serious, or humorous the message is the same: Welcome to our home. We’re so glad you’re here. Let’s celebrate Thanksgiving together.
A festive wreath is a traditional way to add color and texture. But you can add a twist by choosing wreaths made with some out of the ordinary materials, like wheat stalks, autumn flowers in bold and vibrant colors, brightly colored ribbons, or yards of tulle.
This year consider using candles throughout the house to create a warm and inviting ambiance. Candles are easy to incorporate into the décor of any room and exude lovely scents that bring back memories of Thanksgivings past. Try placing them in groups of three on stands of different heights to create harmony and visual interest. Then drape them in a richly colored fall garland to bring the beauty of autumn foliage into your home.
There are limitless choices when it comes to selecting a scent. The clean and invigorating fragrance of the woods is recreated with fresh balsam or cedar & juniper candles. Or try some scents that whet the appetite – apple cider, cranberry & nutmeg, pumpkin spice, sweet potato, or cinnamon. Enjoy the delectable aromas of Thanksgiving in any room of the house, not just the kitchen!
Make the mantel stand out with simple but attractive Thanksgiving decorations. Instead of just bright orange pumpkins, include light orange or white ones to create an appealing autumn look. Complement them with a few well-placed vases filled with the deep reds and golds of fall foliage. Or express your Thanksgiving thoughts with a meaningful quote in a frame on the wall or nestled on the mantel.
After a delicious and filling turkey dinner, what could be more pleasant than to cuddle up with one of our Faux Fur Throws or Fur Pillows for an after-dinner nap? Draped casually on armchairs or resting on sofas, these luxuriantly soft throws and pillows with the look and feel of real fur add warmth to the room and invite all to wrap themselves in comfort.