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Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and if it’s your turn to host this year, you may want to get a jump start on décor planning. Giving yourself a generous amount of time to get your home in order for the holiday is the best way to make sure the day goes smoothly and that you’re able to relax, enjoy your guests, and indulge in all of the delicious dishes. While the turkey is the main event, it’s always a nice touch to dress up your table a bit for the holiday. Today, we’re highlighting our favorite ideas for simple, festive centerpieces and table décor to add that extra-special touch to your Thanksgiving gathering.
Floral centerpieces are an old stand-by for a reason; they’re beautiful, eye-catching, and classic. Plus, they’re not overly complicated and a quick trip to the florist will have you set and ready for your guests. If you have a color scheme in mind already, pick out fresh flowers with varying textures and arrange them in your favorite vase. If you’re looking for some inspiration, we’re loving the look of a vibrant, seasonal red arrangement this year. Try a mixture of roses, dahlias, and cranberry branches for a textured pop of color.
Just because Halloween is over, doesn’t mean pumpkins are off the table. Pick up 5-10 small pumpkins and gourds and arrange them artfully across the center of your table. The natural variance in color will add dimension to your design, and the staging process only takes a few minutes to get just right. Plus, it’s cost-effective, making it a win-win all around.
A bit of warm candle light adds a cozy ambience to any gathering. Depending on how much extra space you have on your table, you can either opt for tall candlesticks in a dark purple or red hue, or shorter, white votives in a glass holder. To dress it up a bit, add some unshelled chestnuts and pomegranate seeds in and around the outer glass holder, and finish it off with a gold ribbon around the bottom. Your table will look warm, seasonal, and inviting in minutes.
Place cards are the finishing touch on any Thanksgiving table, and they help to make the holiday meal feel truly special. You can choose to make your place cards by hand using stock paper and a nice pen, or if you’re feeling fancy, check out all of the options on Etsy for printable place cards. This can also be a great task to outsource to elementary or middle school-aged children at your holiday gathering. Just set up the little ones with blank place cards, a list of names, and some fun gel pens, and you’ll have adorable, personalized place cards for all of your guests.
If you’re looking for a home this holiday season, reach out to an Olympus property near you today.