Autumn is finally here, and now is the time to prepare for Thanksgiving. You will soon be busy putting together a dinner menu and confirming who’s going to come over. Here at Decor Aid we know how stressful the holiday season can be, especially for those who plan it. So when you find that you have no idea on How to decorate your table this year, our interior designers are here to inspire you for your holiday home furnishing project. From the utensils to the seating, our expert designers share five home decor ideas that you can use to create a beautiful and stylish Thanksgiving table landscape.
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If you’ve decided on a more traditional Thanksgiving decorating theme this year, start with the tablecloth. A traditional Thanksgiving decor theme means you should use a fresh, flawless, white tablecloth for your dining table. Skip the tablecloth altogether and opt for a slim table runner and you will take up this traditional decorating idea in a contemporary way. Are you planning to take in lots of children this Thanksgiving Day? A creative Thanksgiving decorating idea from our skilled interior designers is to cover your children’s table with kraft paper and markers. The kids will love it and be entertained all night.
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A Thanksgiving table decoration would not be complete without a beautiful centerpiece. An affordable, luxurious decorating idea is to reuse things that you have lying around, like pumpkins or gourds. If your October pumpkins are still good, painting them in a fall color like red, gold, or even white will make great centerpieces. No matter what you use as the centerpiece of your table, it’s good to use something that will break the ice and get people talking. Decor Aid designers advise against placing guests directly in front of the centerpieces. That way, no one is stopped from the Thanksgiving dinner conversation.
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Thanksgiving is a holiday that seems to add a lot of warmth to your home. As opposed to the more traditional pieces that you might want to put on your table, our interior designers recommend sourcing rose gold cutlery. The rose gold brings warmth and glamor to your table landscape, but does not collide with existing pieces. Break out your best china if you want to stick with cutlery already at home. This will help make the vacation and dinner feel special. Polishing silverware and sharpening knives is a great Thanksgiving decor project to do on the days leading up to the big dinner. This ensures that no one has to wait for the turkey to be carved.
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Placemats can be a great addition to any table landscape, however loading plates can be just as great, adding a touch of class and luxury to any dining room. Using a white loading plate is definitely a good choice, but using a gold loading plate adds color, contrast, and glamor. An affordable Thanksgiving decorating idea is to buy clear acrylic sheets and spray them with gold or silver. Remember, they are not meant to be eaten. Charging cradles are a must if you know you won’t be traveling with a traditional tablecloth and are still looking for a traditional table setting.
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Personal place cards
While not mandatory, seating arrangements can be very helpful when preparing for a Thanksgiving dinner party. Planning your seating and making sure you don’t conflict with opposing views can be daunting, but that’s where place cards come in. Using place cards is the fun aspect of your seating arrangement. Decor Aid designers suggest creating your own place cards to make them unique and personal. Using photos of each guest as a place card can help create a more intimate dinner. If you don’t have a photo at a time, fall foliage as a placeholder is a great seasonal substitute.
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