Get Your Interior Design Thanksgiving Ready With Our Thanksgiving Decorating Checklist
Have you been looking for a Thanksgiving decorating checklist to get your home ready for the season for your home? Fall delivers a distinctive way to transform your interior design in Estes Park using a little added seasonal flair. Yes, September and October are both great months to begin introducing the warm, rich, vibrant colors of the season. However, many of us wait until November to finally bust out all the fall decorating stops to pay home to the biggest event of the season: Thanksgiving.
Once November rolls around, we are officially past jack-o-lanterns, black cats, and witch accents and can finally decorate our homes with all things harvest. Of course, as with any interior design, having a plan helps to ensure success with your final layout. Here’s a Thanksgiving decorating checklist that can quickly and easily get your home ready for the upcoming holiday, no matter how you plan to celebrate.
Choose Your Theme
What’s your Thanksgiving interior design style? Is it traditional and understated? Or do you prefer to go big, bold, and modern with your holiday décor? Take a moment to consider your interior layouts and living spaces to determine what will work best in your home. You can also think about a common theme that resonates with your style. Harvest, rustic, organic, and glamorous, are just a few of the many theme inspirations you can choose from to stay with a general look in your design.
After you’ve identified your theme (or even themes) that you’ll use in your Thanksgiving design, you can begin to consider various color palette. Start with three main shades as the foundation of your scheme. Once you’ve established your base tones, you can add three additional accents to the palette. Remember there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to selecting the right tones for your project. Choose what you love and what resonates most with you in a specific space. Having a general idea of your colors in advance can help keep you focused when you start shopping for decorations and furnishings.
Gather the Basics
Yes, you can pick up ad hoc, individual pieces throughout the season as they catch your eye to personalize your decorating this November. However, there are a few standard items you can purchase in advance to create unique, one-of-a-kind pieces that work with virtually any Thanksgiving layout. Visit a local craft store for burlap ribbon, pumpkins, gourds, candles, and sprigs of bittersweet to add a festive touch to any of your designs and centerpieces.
First Impressions Count
Impress your guests as soon as they pull up to your home by styling your outside entryway. Chances are, you already have fallen leaves on your front porch that you can complement with pumpkins and mums. Add a foliage-themed wreath on the door and garland around the farmer’s porch, and you’ve instantly created an inviting, autumn-themed exterior. Continue making a great first impression on guests as soon as they enter into your foyer where you can use accents and colors that complement the pieces outside.
Decorate Your Dining Room
Who says your turkey has to be the star of the holiday meal? Take things up a notch by making your entire dining room tablescape the main attraction of your celebration. Start with your linens; choose tablecloths and napkins in the organic colors of the season. Next, select a centerpiece that conveys your overall theme. Finally, place candles around your centerpiece for a finishing touch that adds instant ambiance.
Style the Living Room
Everyone loves relaxing in a festive room after consuming massive amounts of turkey. Give your guests a perfectly styled room to retire to after the meal is over. The best part about decorating your living room is that it’s virtually effortless to achieve a cohesive look. Switch out your pillows and throw blankets, using jewel-toned options in scarlet, plum, or ginger. Also, don’t miss an opportunity to decorate your mantel. Brightly colored leaves, spice-scented candles, and other autumn inspired pieces can all be placed above the fireplace to add extra visual boost that sets the perfect scene for an age-old holiday tradition that we all look forward to – the post-Thanksgiving dinner nap.
Thanksgiving is right around the corner. We hope our Thanksgiving decorating checklist will give you a jump start in preparing your home. How will you style your holiday table this year?