When it comes to the holiday season, we are all looking for ways to save time so we can really take advantage of the spirit of Christmas and spending time with our families. However, with a never ending to-do list, parties to go to, and Christmas shopping – time is the last thing we have to spare.
With family coming in and friends dropping by, you want a home that really shines and makes you feel proud to show it off. You may think that you can redecorate your living spaces, plan your Christmas parties, and buy everyone on your list their perfect present, but can you really? If you do manage to get it all done, you find yourself stressed out, exhausted, and spread too thin. Before you know it, you are glad the holidays are over and everything is back to “normal.” Where is the Christmas spirit in that?
The dining table is often the center of parties and family gatherings. Since so much focus is put on the table, you can use this important element to set the mood for your guests. The good news is that anyone can learn how to properly set a table, which is the foundation of any successful tablescape. By incorporating easy DIY projects, you can customize your table décor to match the theme or the holiday of each party. Continue reading for my favorite tips on how to dress your table this Thanksgiving and beyond.
How to Set a Holiday Table
Whether you choose to set the table formally or casually, you do need to have some method to it so each place setting looks uniform and neat. You can use solid colored dishes or ones with patterns. Just choose colors that complement your table décor.
With Thanksgiving approaching, I’m sure some of you are wondering how you can make your home look festive and inviting on a budget. No one wants to redesign their home just for a holiday. Instead, add these touches to your décor and you can achieve a home that’s warm and inviting for your guests with just enough holiday spirit! Here are some Thanksgiving decorating ideas that complement your interior design.
Warm Throw Pillows and Cozy Linens
I love throw pillows because they are an easy way to liven up a space and add different colors, patterns, and texture so the design isn’t one dimensional. You could go completely literal with your Thanksgiving décor and use pillows that are Thanksgiving themed like these:
Autumn is here reflected in the beautiful shades of orange, yellow, mahogany, rust and brown seen in nature. What better way to bring fall colors to your space than by incorporating budget friendly DIY projects that the whole family can enjoy? Here are 10 ideas to help you bring the warm and wonderful hues of autumn colors into your rooms.
1. Paint your stairs or stair risers
Although, I’m not big on celebrating Halloween, I definitely appreciate the creative home decorations, the fun DIY crafts, and the amazing costumes and let’s not forget about the candy and sweets! That’s the best part about this celebration which leads me to mention some fun facts about Halloween!
Halloween is the 2nd most commercially successful holiday after Christmas.
Chocolate candy bars top the list as the most popular candy for trick or treaters with Snickers being in the top 5.
Halloween candy sales will average about $2.6 billion this year. That’s $8 for every man, woman and child!
Tootsie Rolls were the first wrapped penny candy in America.
Orange and black are Halloween colors because orange is associated with the Fall harvest and black is associated with darkness and death.
The fear of Halloween is known as Samhainophobia.
The largest pumpkin ever weighs 2,323 pounds grown by Beni Meier from Switzerland!
The owl is a popular Halloween image.