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:
Or create a cozy feeling with warm colors and soft fabrics. Draping throws over the couch, on chairs, or across the bed is a good idea too. They are very inviting, and your guests will be enticed to curl up and relax after the Thanksgiving meal, especially if you have throws made out of chenille or cashmere that are cozy and comfortable!
Use Your Fireplace if You Have One
If you have a fireplace in your home or outdoor entertaining space, use it! A fireplace creates an instant warm and inviting atmosphere with practically no extra cost on your part. Plus it’s a great way to bring your guests together. (Notice the cozy pillows and throw blanket over the couch in the picture below?)
Speaking of fireplaces, don’t forget to take advantage of the prime real estate your mantel offers. It’s often the focal point of the room, so make sure that you give your guests something to look at. The options are pretty endless. You can use wreaths, pumpkins and gourds, candles, lanterns, flowers and foliage, mirrors, picture frames (with or without pictures), and traditional or contemporary colors. When people think of Thanksgiving décor, they often think of the warm, inviting colors: shades of orange, red, browns, and warm yellows.
These colors do work great, but you may find that you want something different this year or that they don’t fit with your décor. If warm colors aren’t for you, you can still decorate for Thanksgiving in much of the same way, using the same items and accessories, just changing the colors. Check out this modern mantel that uses unexpected colors: