Thanksgiving is truly a special holiday. It is a celebration of life, family, and the harvest season. It offers an opportunity to reflect on our blessings and to remember what’s really important. It has always been my favorite holiday. What’s not to like? There’s an amazing feast, the extended family shouting stories over each other – sometimes in English, sometimes in Spanish, sometimes in both – and a steady stream of laughter.
Growing up my mamá would take her china set out of the “chinero” – where it was displayed for most of the year – and that would be the extent of the décor. Just having a china set was an amazing life achievement given her very humble beginnings in the Dominican Republic. Today, I like to incorporate more of a holiday “look” to mark the occasion. And, times being what they are, I prefer to do it on a budget. To be honest, I always love a good deal so I am happy to offer some simple and cost effective decorating tips from our friends at the Foundary.
At this point I know you’re mostly thinking ‘food shopping and preparation’. But there’s still time to add a little style to your celebration!
A Few Simple Last Minute Thanksgiving Decorating Tips
When expecting guests, make a statement from the moment they arrive. A dressed front door is a welcome transition into your home. A wreathe or swag with fall foliage beautifully displays the shades of the season. Natural coir doormats remind guests that tidiness is always appreciated.
The living room presents abundant opportunities for décor. Get comfortable with pillows and throws in coordinating colors. Layer several patterns for a unique look.
Photographs are thoughtful reminders of people and places we love. End tables, credenzas, and desks provide surface area for table-top frames. Custom-framing and artful options are perfect for filling the walls of your home with joyous memories.
For crafty decorations, use autumn’s bounty. A pumpkin candleholder is effortless and elegant.
The main event for this holiday takes place in the dining room. To keep the attention on a prepared feast, stick to a simple tablecloth or table runner. Embellished napkin rings add just enough detail.
Ample dishes stake their claim on table territory, but centerpieces are chic essentials. Stick to a small but stately arrangement so as not to overwhelm the spread.
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