Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas That Won't Break the Bank

Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas That Won't Break the Bank

Thanksgiving is right around the corner! That only leaves a little time for you to create a beautiful space where your family can gather together. If you're stressing like many hosts around this time of year,  you should take a deep breath.

Here are some easy and inexpensive Thanksgiving decorating ideas to transform your home into a warm and cozy atmosphere that welcomes everyone in for Thanksgiving.

Use nature

Fall is a very attractive and picturesque seasons, and Mother Nature has already created a beautiful canvas that you can draw your own decorative ideas from. Why not gather the family and go for a quick nature walk? If you're near woods or areas where there are lots of trees you can find leaves of all different shapes, sizes and colors to accent your home. You don't just have to stop with leaves either! Berries, twigs and even pine cones are also great additions to your home for Thanksgiving.

Porch décor

When your loved ones walk up to your home, you want them to feel the warmth before ever setting foot inside the door. The best way to do this is to create a porch that's both beautiful and inviting. First, let's start with the basics. Start with a Thanksgiving-themed welcome mat.

You also may want to consider purchasing wreaths or creating your own wreath with twigs, berries and other pieces of nature. Other porch Thanksgiving decorating ideas might include designing pumpkins and arranging them nicely. For a final touch, consider adding in some mums or other fall flowers for color.

Home décor

If you have several tables (end tables and coffee tables) and windows throughout your home, you should consider creating nice visual pieces. One idea would be taking the leaves you found on your nature trip and spreading a few of them out on the tables or window seal. Also, grab some Thanksgiving-scented candles and festive candleholders to place on the tables or in the windows. You can find inexpensive candles and candleholders at your local dollar store.

As for other areas in your home, consider purchasing a few festive accessories to spruce the place up. For instance, you can purchase Thanksgiving-themed bathroom towels and rugs, change the color of your curtains and even purchase window decals for passersby to see.

Dining table décor

The dining table is where everyone gathers to show their thanks and dig into all that delicious food you've cooked up. Since this is a focal point, you want to make it look as festive as possible.

One of the most common fall centerpieces is the cornucopia. You can either purchase one or two large ones or you could buy a small one for each person to take home once the event is over. Decorate your cornucopias with leaves, flowers and berries (artificial or natural) and place them on top of a nice fall colored tablecloth. You can also add some leaves to the table by spreading them around, purchase some scented candles to set the mood and even add some potpourri.

As you can see, there is no need to max out your credit cards on Thanksgiving decorations. There are plenty of ideas that you can create just by taking a walk around your neighborhood or visiting your local dollar store. With all the other things you have going on this special day, these ideas are sure to be quick and easy and make a great impression on everyone who sees them.

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