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How To Decorate For Thankgiving: 10 Perfect Ideas

If you are hosting a thanksgiving dinner party this year and have no clue how to decorate, you are in the right place.

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Hosting a thanksgiving dinner can be overwhelming if you have no idea where to begin. Especially since there are so many ways you can decorate, it can get complicated. We are here to make things easier for you.

In this guide, we’ll summarise for you in the least number of steps possible, what it takes to perfectly decorate your space for a successful thanksgiving dinner.

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With these 6 great tips, find out how to decorate for Thanksgiving:

Stick To A Color Palette


First things first! You must decide on a color scheme and stick to it. It can be a color palette that your home already incorporates in its interior design. Or it can be an entirely new color scheme just for the holidays.

Once you’ve decided on the colors, you can start out buying decorative items accordingly or make use of what is lying around.

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Decorate The Entryway with Fall Items


Since it’s the first thing your guests are going to see, it is a good idea to spruce up the entryway. You can pick up large and small pumpkins and dress them up in paint according to your color scheme. Or you can choose to just let the pumpkins be as they are and just pair them with nice large candles if that suits your decor better.

You can hang up a nice, big wreath on the front door as well and let it stay up for the entire holiday season.

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Warm Lighting Is Necessary

Since it’s the fall and the days are getting colder, warm lighting is an absolute must. It will set a cozy vibe and help make your feel more comfortable and at home.

You can light up beautiful candles all around the house, especially on the dinner table. Add one or two warm lamps in the room you are planning to celebrate in.

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Thanksgiving Table Decor


It is a good idea to pay attention to details if you are hosting a thanksgiving dinner. Start with things crockery, glassware and cutlery. You can get these specific to the decor’s color scheme or something thanksgiving themed.

Add candles of varying sizes matching the color scheme across the center of the table. Make sure the candles are not too tall in order to avoid being unable to make eye contact with your guests.

Balance the look of the table by adding elements of varying heights. Also be mindful of balancing colors by adding an objects with equal amount of darker and the lighter shades of the color scheme you choose to go with.

Also add element like small or medium sized pumpkins, dried oranges in the table decor. You can also paint these to make them to add quirkiness.

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To make your guests feel special, place place-cards with their name on it. This really shows you put in effort into hosting the party.

Place a single leaf or single blade of wheat on top of each plate to give a minimal yet finished look to the table.

Minimal Decor


You can certainly decorate your space in the traditionalist way with cheerful and colourful decorative items in the spirit of the holiday season. Or you can choose to go minimal and not overcomplicate things.

Since most of our interior decor trends are also minimalistic these days, keeping the decor minimal is a great way to not let your home’s interior design get overlooked by all the festive decor.

One way to do it is by sticking to a monochromatic or a limited color palette. For example, soft greens and whites or maybe all matte black or beige.

You can choose to add only a few specific decor items in nooks and corners.

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Prepare The Guest Rooms


If you have guests coming in for the thanksgiving dinner from out of town and plan to stay the night, it might be a good idea to prepare the guests rooms and make them cozier.

Add warm lighting and candles to the guest space as well. Maybe add a couple of thanksgiving decor in there too.

You can leave personalised notes on either sides of the bed for your guests to make them feel special and welcomed.

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Let us know how you plan to decorate for thanksgiving this year down below 🙂



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