Monday, November 9, 2020 / by RE/MAX One
If you're hosting the Thanksgiving feast this year, you likely have a lot on your to-do list. And between carving the turkey and baking the pie, flowers and pumpkins are probably the last thing on your mind. But Thanksgiving decorations shouldn't be overlooked. Don't worry, we're here to make it a lot easier with some Thanksgiving decorating ideas for the table, living room, front door, and beyond. The best part? They're all super easy, quick, cost-effective, and—most important—stylish. No matter your patience level, you'll find something to make your Turkey Day extra festive on this list of elevated and spirited Thanksgiving decorating ideas. You can thank us later.
Display Plates With Turkeys on Them
It is Turkey Day, after all, so it only makes sense that you feature beautifully designed plating with the animal on them. Pair the plates with larger plaid ones in fall colors to take the look to the next level.
Make Wheat Cloches
Using wheat as a table center piece or an accent in your living room is a super easy way to dress up your home for Thanksgiving.
Deck Out Your Mantle
Hang a garland on your mantel, then add a stack of vintage books and a few antiques or vintage pieces (like an old-school candelabra or figurine). This will make the space feel extra cozy and inviting.
Focus On the Front Door
Lanterns? Check. Pumpkins? Got 'em. Wreaths? You betcha. Just throw in a gorgeous seasonal floral arrangement (more like a tree arrangement on this gorgeous front porch and it's a done deal.
Spruce Up Your Pumpkins
Give your Thanksgiving table the fall touch by mixing pumpkins into the centerpiece, but elevate it further by painting them gold. It's subtle, but still more festive than traditional, plain pumpkins.
Prepare the Guest Room
If you're hosting out-of-towners this Thanksgiving, ready your guest room and give it a seasonal upgrade with plaids, wall mounted antlers (faux or vintage), and a warm color story.
Spread out the paisley prints, fruit plates, and pheasant feathers this Thanksgiving for a thoroughly festive feast.
Try a Floral Hanging
Wreaths are great, but door hangings are even better for someone looking to switch it up a bit. Using dried florals means you can leave it up for all season long, too.
Dress Up a Rustic Table
To make your rustic farmhouse table a little dressier for the holiday without making it look out of place, add a voluminous, laidback floral arrangement and use French linens.
Repurpose Apple Crates
Decorate your porch with all the essentials: Pumpkins, corn, berries, wildflowers, and repurposed apple crates. This way, you'll be setting the holiday mood before your guests even step foot inside.
Don't Neglect the Kids Table
A kids table can be chic, too, you know! Take note from this one, styled by Sugar & Charm, and place orange pillows on the ground as floor cushions and then add a few pumpkins, vases, and candles as a centerpiece.
Display a Menu
Hang a menu behind the buffet table to animate the walls and to help everyone better navigate the Thanksgiving spread. Then add a ton of pampas grass.
Add in Fall Foliage
Dried florals are a great way to spruce up the front porch for fall. They animate the space and can thrive in the cooler climates. We're loving the rustic feel of this one with vintage repurposed planters at Los Poblanos Farm.