Whether you’ve been counting down the days to pumpkin-spice everything or the Holiday season takes you by surprise, you can decorate for Thanksgiving in no time with our expert decorating ideas from interior design pros. Come minimalist, traditionalist, or eclectics, here are some swoon-worthy ideas for every type of host.
Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas and Inspiration
Before jumping into creating a festive yet tasteful interior, be inspired by Thanksgiving decorating ideas that take only a few tweaks to pull off.
1. A Hint of Holidays
Creating a cozy and festive mood for Thanksgiving is easier than you think. In fact, you only need one or two pieces to get it right. Here hawthorn, low light, and roses make the living and dining rooms radiate a sophisticated holiday air.
DESIGN TIP: Decorate for Thanksgiving with flowers or fruit in bright seasonal colors like orange, red and yellow.
2. Neutral Minimalism
Thanksgiving decorating ideas are trendier than ever, blending in with interiors and complementing the overall style. Here a large but delicate bouquet of daffodils, daisies, and sprigs sit atop a mantelpiece, and the result is impactful. It’s celebratory yet subtle. On the other hand, darling white pumpkins add fun but are chic enough to stay the entire year.
DESIGN TIP: Tone down your Thanksgiving home decorations with beautiful pieces that match your home’s color scheme. Not only will it look sophisticated, but finding festive gems are also sure to bring a smile to your guests.
3. Fall into Entryway Cheer
An entryway is a great place for Thanksgiving home decor because it’s the first thing your guests will see. Both example entryways, pictured above, have the same autumnal color palette, but they have distinctly different styles. One has a traditional farm style, perfect for making a home cozy, whereas the other has a contemporary design, perfect for a style punch.
DESIGN TIP: Since an entryway is typically small, be practical, work with what you have, and don’t add too much décor. A colorful amber coat on the coatrack and a festive decoration or two are all you need.
4. Cozied Bedrooms
Guests often stay over after a Thanksgiving feast, and a bedroom dressed for the occasion can make the warm and fuzzy feelings linger a little longer. We love these bedrooms because they radiate the snugness of the season, albeit in modern and transitional styles.
DESIGN TIP: Keep the primary color scheme of a guest bedroom neutral – this makes it easy to change the look with accessories like scatter cushions, throws, and flowers.
5. Dried Wild Berries and Crabapples
If you love natural décor, then subtle Thanksgiving decorating ideas with crabapple or berry sprigs are for you. The combination sets the tone for relaxed entertaining perfect for a day of appreciating the little things.
DESIGN TIP: Pair dried berry twigs with dried ingredients, such as mini corn cobs or cinnamon sticks to represent a Thanksgiving harvest. One twig per place setting is enough, or, as a casual centerpiece, a few twigs with a few eucalyptus leaves will do the trick.