You’ve come a long way from A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and the childhood memories of Thanksgivings past. You might even be hosting Turkey Day this year. But maybe you finally want to think out of the box and class-up your Thanksgiving decor a little more than usual? Our thoughts exactly!
5 Ways To Elevate Your Thanksgiving Decor
It’s time to think beyond traditional pumpkins, gourds, and cornucopia. It’s time to elevate your style this year on this day of thanks. Here’s how:
1. Pick a color pallet
…but forsake the traditional shades of orange and predictable brown and step up the sophistication. Schemes of black and white or combinations of gold and silver and also ivory, maybe? Why not go for a pure white tablescape and adorn your space with precious china and decadent flatware? That way your food’s colors and festivity can stand out! We’re especially loving gold and white accents together for an elegant yet modern touch.
2. Natural accents and pops of greenery
Whether it’s a sprig of sage or freshly cut branches full of eucalyptus, adding Mother’s Nature’s accents reminds everyone where they came from and where they’re going. And if it’s done right, it inspires all to give thanks for the simplest of pleasures. In this day and age of instant gratification and shopping online, Thanksgiving Day reminds us all what matters most. With most everything having become so commercialized, your loved ones will appreciate the thoughtful touches and natural accents you’ve carefully chosen.
3. Paint your pumpkins (gold, white, chalk paint, etc.)
Gone are the days of just picking pumpkins and plopping them down around the house. Therefore, think color! Think out of the ordinary! Chalk paint transforms your pumpkins of all sizes, even the mini ones, into classier Thanksgiving decor. Give your rooms a more polished look. This is what you want your guests remembering once their bellies have been filled and their hearts warmed by those around your Thanksgiving table.
4. Stemless glassware for a modern touch
Welcome to the new era of grown-up dining, with stemless glassware. Won’t it be lovely not to worry about long-stemmed glasses toppling over onto your pristine tablescape? You can choose to go with a full-bodied red, or something light and fruity, or even something sparkly, perhaps a little of everything. Stemless glassware now dresses up the average day. So rather than going with traditional stemmed glasses, bring out new stemless glassware for Thanksgiving!
5. Candles and Candlesticks
Up the level of ambiance and sophistication immediately by placing the right candles strategically around your space. Keeping in mind safety first, you can choose from an array of colors and lengths and styles of candles to complement your Thanksgiving decor. Tapered or pillar, tea light or candle pot, you have so many kinds of candles to choose from. And half your work will already done. You’ll be well on your way to a most classy Thanksgiving!