Thanksgiving decorating ideas

Decorate for Thanksgiving in festive autumn tradition

Decorate for Thanksgiving in festive autumn tradition

The fall and winter seasons usher in some of the greatest holidays. From trick or treating to exchanging gifts with those we care about, we prepare for a season filled with festivities. Preparing for the holidays should be stress free, enjoyable and a time to start decorating! There are haunted houses, sinister pumpkins and punch bowls bubbling over with dry ice at Halloween. Displays of reindeer, santas and elves on rooftops decorate homes over the Christmas holiday. Halloween and Christmas have traditionally been the holidays we go all out with decorations, but remember not to scrimp on your Thanksgiving decoration ideas.  

Thanksgiving is the time to get together with family and friends. We reap the awards of turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie overflowing on the table and give thanks for the abundance in our lives. After all, Thanksgiving traditionally represents the time of harvest and gratitude, so celebrate Thanksgiving in true fashion and fill your home with an abundance of autumn colors and decor.

These eight Thanksgiving decorating ideas offer some traditional and whimsical tips for decorating your home.

Door Wreaths – aren’t just for Christmas anymore. Wreaths are a beautiful addition to your home at any time of year. For Thanksgiving decor, consider decorating with fall leaves, twigs, and assorted berries.


Autumn Centerpieces – will put you in the mood quickly for cool, crisp autumn weather. Decorate tables with gourds and seasonal squash or holiday candleholders and tapers for a warm harvest feel to a room’s decor.

Cake Molds – what a fun treat to serve up to family and friends! Cake and cookie molds in the shape of a leaf, pumpkin, corncob or turkey, brightens any get together and makes a feast twice as fun. This is also a fun way to get the kids involved in baking.

Decorative Floor Rugs – Bright patterns of vine-grown pumpkins, cornucopias and colorful scarecrows bring an autumn accent to the kitchen or dining area. Throw rugs are a cheerful and practical addition to bring in the season.

Fall Floral Arrangements – bring an air of sophistication to a holiday table or living room end table. Golden browns, yellows and red blend together in a burst of fall sensation.

Cloth Banners – are a colorful addition to the outside of your home. Welcome in the season and guests by hanging a cheery banner outside the front door. Banners come in all sizes and display Thanksgiving spirit with cornucopias or a whimsical gobbler dressed in pilgrim attire.

Garlands – offer fun and simple Thanksgiving decorating ideas that you can do yourself. String silk leaves, berries and gourds together to drape over doorways or windows.  

Pinwheel Yard Stakes – are a whirring success in the front yard. Wooden or metal yard ornament, passersbys and your family are sure to enjoy turkeys with feathers spinning in the breeze.

Thanksgiving is a time of showing our gratitude and appreciation for our family, friends and what we have reaped in our lives. Thanksgiving decorating ideas are fun and make the holiday special for everyone. So… set the table, put together a feast and enjoy this special day.