Decorating For Thanksgiving: Top Four Ideas


Thanksgiving is just around the corner, so it’s time to start thinking about how you are going to decorate your home for the season.

Whether you are doing the entertaining this year, or just wanting to let a little Fall cheer into your place, try our top four decorating ideas for giving your home a Thanksgiving makeover!





The mantelpiece is a traditional way of decorating and looks fantastic when it’s all dressed up, plus you can be as creative as you like!

Thanksgiving is all about fall, so when it comes to dressing your mantelpiece think seasonally - leaves, pumpkins, candles! You can keep things as simple, or as lavish as you like, and if you don’t have a mantelpiece, just pick a small table where you can create your display.

Before you start decorating, think about what kind of theme you like. If your home has a more rustic, country feel then you might like to use things like upcycled wood or an old window as a backdrop, with dried, seasonal flowers and vegetables as accents. If your home has more contemporary décor then you can build your display using things like glass, tapered candles and mirrors. Whatever you choose, make sure it is in keeping with the rest of the room.

For a super easy decoration, why not make a banner which you can hang, or print one like this off.

If you want, you can even buy a dollar store frame and put Our Free Thanksgiving Printable in for a chic fall look. (Printable is below)


(Right click to save and print image)






Fall is all about nature so think about what resources you have at your disposal – small gourds, nuts, pine cones, acorns – whatever you can get your hands on!

Centrepieces are a fantastic way to dress up your thanksgiving table and can be as big or as small as space will allow. Small tables might be an appropriate place for some apple candles, or if you have the space you might want to go all out and create a large bouquet of flowers and vegetables.

If you want something simple and elegant, try filling hurricane vases with some fall treats (such as dried corn kernels or foraged leaves) and placing tall candles inside. For something a little more luxurious, arrange a tray with candles, leaves, pine cones, acorns and small gourds for a traditional look. The only limit is your imagination!





Thanksgiving is all about giving thanks so make sure you integrate a space for thankfulness in your thanksgiving decorating. Writing down what you are thankful for is a fantastic way of sharing thankfulness and legitimising it by putting it in print. Try these tips for writing down thankfulness as part of your thanksgiving décor:

  • Provide a space for giving thanks at each place setting at your table such as providing ‘thankful’ slips to ponder and fill out
  • Consider providing a way to give thanks as visitors come to visit or guests arrive for the celebrations. You might get each guest to write down what they are thankful for on a message board you have displayed, or they might write it anonymously on slips of paper and deposit them into a box which is passed around and read aloud during dinner
  • If you are feeling really creative, have your guests write their thanks on fall foliage for some extra festive fun
  • A chalkboard or long piece of paper may act as a table runner where guests can pen their thankfulness
  • In recent times it has become popular to create a thankful tree (pictured below). This is a fantastic way for people to write down what they are thankful for and display it for others to read and enjoy during the thanksgiving season.

Whatever way you choose to give thanks, make it decorative and enjoy yourself!





The Front Door

The front door is the first thing that your guests and visitors will see when they come to the house so don’t leave it out when you plan your fall decorating.

Simple looks range from pumpkins and leaves on the doorstep to creating a fall wreath for the door. If you have a porch or larger entrance area, use a fall color pallet in your decorating by giving your chairs a fresh coat of seasonal – colored paint and dressing them up with cushions and a fall doormat.



If these ideas got you excited about thanksgiving, then why not check out our range of beautiful thanksgiving and fall ornaments to complement your decorating!

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