5 Quick and Cheap
Thanksgiving Décor Ideas
by Kathy Wilson
Thanksgiving is a special time in my house. It reminds us to
take time out of our busy lives and remember how very thankful we truly are for
the blessings of family. It is also a gateway for the busy, (and sometimes
expensive!) holiday season! So here are some great ideas to bump up the autumn
splendor in your home, while saving that spending money for other things!
1.Set a backdrop for your Thanksgiving celebrations! Layer fabrics on windows
and tables, bring out the area rugs (you can layer them too!) and switch out
some of your more summery accessories for things with rich colors and feel. This
doesn’t have to be expensive…visit your own linen closet for quilts and sheets
that can be pressed into service, or take a trip to your local thrift store to
check out what they might have there! Make pretty no sew placemats from warm
colors of fleece. Call up a few friends, and see if they have linens or
accessories to trade! Make an afternoon tea out of it!
2.Invest in a package or two of silk fall leaves. They only cost a couple of
dollars at the discount store, so use them as lavishly as your budget allows!
Tuck them behind picture frames, sprinkle them on tabletops, even pin them to
your guest towels! Nothing brings that warmth to a home more than fall’s
3.Rearrange your family living areas. Think about how redirecting your seating
arrangements might create conversational areas, and warm up the look of a room.
Try the sofa on a diagonal, or use the loveseat at the dining table. Move a
rarely used chair to a corner and add some throws and pillows for a reading
spot. A new view can be charming and fresh, and who knows, maybe you actually
will get around to that book!
4.Create a little snack or breakfast table in a corner of your kitchen with a
cheap card table and some layered linens. Accessorize it with a basket of
apples, and keep a place setting or two always set for that impromptu hot cider
with your spouse or kids. These touches add warmth whether we use them or not,
just knowing they are there for us!
5.Finally, make ordinary moments special times of Thanksgiving! Serve Monday
night burgers on your best china, set a vase of fall flowers out at breakfast,
or visit a farmers market and display your finds in pretty baskets from the
dollar shop. Tie fall ribbon on the backs of dining chairs, around throw pillows
or guest towels. Use dry erase marker to write inspirational messages on the
bathroom mirrors for your kids and for your guests!
Use these great ideas for your home today, and find out how thankful your loved
ones are that you cared enough to make their home as special as can be…without
spending more than you need to!
Want more free home and garden ideas? Kathy Wilson is a home and garden writer,
author and consultant and is the home decorating expert for LifetimeTV.com.
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