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Spruce Up Your Home for Thanksgiving with these 9 Easy Tips

Sharon Monticello

Sharon Monticello is native to one of California's most picturesque areas— Petaluma, nestled in the heart of wine country, has been home to Sharon's...

Sharon Monticello is native to one of California's most picturesque areas— Petaluma, nestled in the heart of wine country, has been home to Sharon's...

Nov 8 4 minutes read

Everyone knows that the pinnacle of the Fall season is Thanksgiving. In fact, we bet planners everywhere have already started mapping out their tablescapes in their heads, taking stock of mismatched dinnerware, and getting ready to clean out every nook and cranny of their houses as early as two months ago (no exaggeration there!).

But, if you’re one of the many who’s still feeling at a loss and overwhelmed with all the holiday preps going on, we’ve got nine tips to make your homes look and feel cozy as an oversized cable knit sweater-embrace that’s as easy as 1-2-3!

Are you ready to spruce up your home for Thanksgiving?

Skip Raking the Leaves 

Let the leaves cover the ground with a dusting of gold, and get an instant dash of Thanksgiving hues on your front lawn. Dried leaves and grass clippings will break down to act as a natural fertilizer anyway, plus you’ll have an easy Fall look on the outdoors without even trying! Remember to sweep the pathway, or else everything will just look unkempt.

Fuzzy Throws Add a Comfy Look 

It’s been mentioned a thousand times over how throws can boost the level of coziness in any room, and we all know that both Thanksgiving and the Fall season are all about luxury and comfort. Go for the crucial days (you know, like Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year of chenille, cotton, fleece, wool, and cashmere throw in a cozy touch.

Pick Up Some Mum 

Skip the planting for now and pick up a pair of potted mums for your Thanksgiving home styling. Simply plunk them down into existing ceramic pots outside your doorstep, and plant some in garden beds once you have more time after the holidays!

Fill Up Your Home Bar 

Get started on decking out your home bar now, so you’ll have time to relax and enjoy a drink during the holidays! Keep things simple and interesting by getting the fixings for a featured drink based around one type of alcohol and having a few other options of spirits (just in case your guests ask for something else!).

Build Entryway Cheer 

The entryway is the best place to display Thanksgiving home decor because, well, it’s the first thing your guests will see! Go for an autumnal color palette, and choose a style that fits your taste!

Natural Decor is the Key

Thanksgiving is the only holiday that allows you to use natural decor like pumpkins, acorns, dried leaves, and whatnot, so have a go at it! It’s also the perfect opportunity to get crafty and creative so let your kids in on all the work!

Light It Up 

Choose candles of different heights and display them around the house for a cozy, festive Thanksgiving look. Not only will your home look fancy and made up, but it will surely smell great too!

Pay Attention to Your Thanksgiving Table 

All the chatter, toasts, and celebration come alive around a swoon-worthy Thanksgiving table, so make sure to pay attention to it when you style your home. Surprisingly, it doesn’t take much to put together a breathtaking Thanksgiving table your guests will love– get away with using seasonal produce, ambient lighting, and a few blooms to set an incredible table.

Make Use of the Mantel 

Attention, everyone–your mantel needs some loving! Get your favorite framed art, greenery, your best candlesticks, and all manners and odds and ends out on that mantel and decorate! We’re willing to bet this is where you’ll be snapping your family portrait, so spruce it up to the maximum!

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