5 Quick and Cheap Thanksgiving Decor Ideas!
by Kathy Wilson
Description: Holiday tips for decorating your home for Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving is a special time in my house. It reminds us to
take time out of our busy lives and remember how very
thankful we truly are for the blessings of family. It is
also a gateway for the busy, (and sometimes expensive!)
holiday season! So here are some great ideas to bump up the
autumn splendor in your home, while saving that spending
money for other things!
1. Set a backdrop for your Thanksgiving celebrations! Layer
fabrics on windows and tables, bring out the area rugs (you
can layer them too!) and switch out some of your more
summery accessories for things with rich colors and feel.
This doesn't have to be expensive--visit your own linen
closet for quilts and sheets that can be pressed into
service, or take a trip to your local thrift store to check
out what they might have there! Make pretty no sew placemats
from warm colors of fleece. Call up a few friends, and see
if they have linens or accessories to trade! Make an
afternoon tea out of it!
2. Invest in a package or two of silk fall leaves. They only
cost a couple of dollars at the discount store, so use them
as lavishly as your budget allows! Tuck them behind picture
frames, sprinkle them on tabletops, even pin them to your
guest towels! Nothing brings that warmth to a home more than
3. Rearrange your family living areas. Think about how
redirecting your seating arrangements might create
conversational areas, and warm up the look of a room. Try
the sofa on a diagonal, or use the loveseat at the dining
table. Move a rarely used chair to a corner and add some
throws and pillows for a reading spot. A new view can be
charming and fresh, and who knows, maybe you actually will
get around to that book!
4. Create a little snack or breakfast table in a corner of
your kitchen with a cheap card table and some layered
linens. Accessorize it with a basket of apples, and keep a
place setting or two always set for that impromptu hot cider
with your spouse or kids. These touches add warmth whether
we use them or not, just knowing they are there for us!
5. Finally, make ordinary moments special times of
Thanksgiving! Serve Monday night burgers on your best china,
set a vase of fall flowers out at breakfast, or visit a
farmers market and display your finds in pretty baskets from
the dollar shop. Tie fall ribbon on the backs of dining
chairs, around throw pillows or guest towels. Use dry erase
marker to write inspirational messages on the bathroom
mirrors for your kids and for your guests!
Use these great ideas for your home today, and find out how
thankful your loved ones are that you cared enough to make
their home as special as can be--without spending more than
you need to!
Kathy Wilson is an author, columnist, and editor of The
Budget Decorator. For hundreds of free budget decorating
ideas, and to sign up for her free newsletter and ebook,
visit her at http://www.TheBudgetDecorator.com.
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