The 6 Best Home Decoration Tips to Use This Thanksgiving Season

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Between getting your home ready for your incoming guests, buying the turkey, and planning the perfect meal for your holiday feast, decorating your home for Thanksgiving is probably the furthest thing from you mind. In fact, if you’re like some of us, you may not even have all those Halloween items put away just yet.

If that’s the case, never fear. We’ve created a list of quick and easy decorating tips that are sure to get your home looking its festive best for the big day. Take a look below.

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Tip #1: Make the fireplace the focal point of your living room decorating by creating a harvest mantel. Place two fall-colored (think brown, yellow, or light orange) pillar candles and candlestick holders on the mantle. Use an assortment of small pie pumpkins and gourds to create a casual arrangement between the two candles and across the mantle.

Tip #2: Add a Fall wreath to your front door. A Fall wreath not only adds some color to your entranceway, it sets a warm welcoming Thanksgiving tone for guests to see as they arrive. Add an inexpensive holiday welcome mat to complete the look and help keep floors tidy and clean.

Tip #3: Go for an elegant and sophisticated look with white and gold. A white table-scape provides an elegant setting for a dinner party at any time of the year, but this year, holiday designers are bringing in the element of gold to create the perfect setting for your Thanksgiving meal.

Use a white table cloth with white dinner plates and napkins, then add spray-painted faux pumpkins and gourds in shades of gold as a centerpiece to help give your dinner table a decadent look.

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Tip #4: Dim the lights and let your candles shine! Before the invention of LED candles, homeowners had to worry about leaving lit candles unattended and the hazards that might occur. With the invention of the battery-powered candle, however, you can use as many as you want and place them anywhere you want in any room you want without ever having to worry. Candles not only create a warm ambiance, they can help set the mood for your Thanksgiving entertaining.

Tip #5: Add a layer of height to your table candle display. Tall candles on a dining room table can sometimes look out of place with your shorter tableware settings. Using shorter votive candles to help balance out the look helps make everything on the table look more even visually.

Tip #6: Don’t forget about the scents. It may be a bit of a joke that there is now pumpkin spice in just about everything, but it really is the scents of the holiday season that people often remember. They’ll smell all that delicious food cooking, of course, but you can still add extra touches with scented soaps in the bathroom (and don’t forget to set out the guest towels!) and holiday potpourri.

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Finally, regardless of how you choose to decorate your house this coming Thanksgiving, don’t forget to stop and take a small moment to enjoy it!

Peace and joy to you and yours this holiday season.

Happy Thanksgiving!