Thanksgiving is almost here, and if you tend to be a last-minute decorator, you may be rushing around your home trying to find autumn decorations for Thursday’s event. Instead of grabbing the first thing you find in storage, we wanted to help you capture the Thanksgiving spirit with three fun, last-minute decorating ideas. Let’s get started!
Embrace the Senses
Sight is not the only factor that guests take into consideration when they see your home’s decor. In fact, almost all of the senses are used to create a well-balanced design, and this holds true for holiday decorations. While setting the tone for your feast, you will want to fill your home with warm, delicious scents. Now, these scents can come from the meal you are preparing, but you can add to the smells with some other seasonal scents like pumpkins, apples, or cinnamon candles. In fact, these scents will help set the scene for your autumn oasis, and they will balance well with the smells coming from your kitchen.
The best place to look for last-minute fall decorations is outdoors. Your home’s exterior holds some of the best seasonal treasures just waiting to be used in your decor. Items like leaves and pumpkins can be brought indoors and placed around your home for a festive touch. You can incorporate the leaves in glass vases and place them around your home, or you can string them together for a leaf garland, using a needle and thread.
If you have Christmas decor in your basement that will double as a fall decoration, utilize it for your Thanksgiving decor. In fact, items like wreaths, solid tablecloths, and glass lanterns can capture the Thanksgiving spirit in the right setting. Just be sure to utilize the other steps that we previously mentioned to make sure everything comes full-circle in your design.
With Thanksgiving only a few days away, there is no need to worry about buying last-minute decorations. These simple tips and tricks allow you to utilize what you already have to create an autumn oasis.