Thanksgiving is the start of the holiday season, although I have to say, some people are already decorated for Christmas. Don’t get me wrong, I love Christmas, but for me personally, I don’t decorate for Christmas until the day after Thanksgiving. So for those of you that are still decorating for Thanksgiving, this is for you.
While the standard pumpkins and scented candles are a nice touch, there are so many other options for decorating a home for Thanksgiving. Consider these interesting and unusual touches to bring a fall feel to your home.
Colorful Leaves – In most parts of the country, there are piles of fall leaves in the front yard. There are a huge variety of uses for these bright leaves. Gather some to use on the dining room table, inside candle hurricanes or scatter along the mantle.
Natural Elements – Decorations don’t need to be so obvious. Consider using driftwood, acorns and pinecones to add a fall flavor to your home décor.
Fall Fruit – Lemons placed in a bowl have long been a staple in spring and summertime staging. In fall and winter, change the lemons to a variety of colors of apples. Everything from red to green and everything in between adds a seasonal tone to the kitchen.
Pillows and Throws – There’s no rule that says that one needs to keep the same pillows and throws throughout the home all year around. Consider fall/winter colors and themes to add interest to living rooms, bedrooms and dens.
Whether you choose to decorate or not this Thanksgiving season, be sure to spend time in gratitude, spend time with loved ones and be sure to give where you can, as these are the things that truly lead to us to joy.