Fall is a season rich with home decor opportunities! Thanksgiving is one American holiday in particular that encourages you to make your home feel warm, cozy, and welcoming, and Wallace and Dean is here to help you make it happen. Whether you’re looking for vintage home decor accessories or you’re looking for a new place to call home, we can help make your dreams come true. Read on for more Thanksgiving inspiration, and contact the Wallace and Dean team to learn how we can collaborate on your next project!

Deep Color Scheme

One great way to make sure your Thanksgiving decor all comes together is to choose a color scheme and use it as a guide. Orange, gold, and scarlet are all natural choices for this time of year, but don’t be afraid to spread out! Supplement with neutral greens, like a dusty mint, and accent with deeper colors like eggplant purple and burgundy. If you love metallics, try experimenting with copper or rose gold. (Save silver for the cooler winter months!)

Decorative Menu

We all know the traditional Thanksgiving menu — turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, pumpkin pie, and cranberries — but if you have more unique offerings this year, let your guests know all they have to look forward to with decorative menus! Make simple cards announcing each dish in calligraphy and place them on the table before dinner, or paint pumpkins for natural, seasonal flair. It’s a great way to show off your artistic skills and build anticipation for your culinary masterpieces.

Gratitude Tree

Thanksgiving is all about gratitude. Make it an activity for everyone by offering your guests the opportunity to write down what they’re grateful for. This can mean a piece of cardstock with a fun pattern next to each plate or a repurposed, redecorated corkboard in the living room.

You can also make this activity into a family-friendly craft with a gratitude tree! Fill a vase with artificial tree branches or trimmed twigs from the backyard. Then, cut out leaves from pieces of colored paper and hole punch the top. Leave out markers and twine, and your guests will be able to write down their blessings and hang them on the tree throughout the day for everyone to read!

Pumpkin Place Cards

You can help tame the chaos of any large event full of family and friends with place cards. If you’re tired of boring white slips of paper, then why not try adding a fun fall twist? Place a small decorative pumpkin or gourd in front of each place setting and cut a divot into the stem to hold name cards! You can also paint your squash varieties to match your color scheme or accessorize with metallics or glitter. For an extra special touch, write one reason why you’re grateful for each guest on the back of their name card!

Natural Centerpiece

Not every table needs a cornucopia, but remember there are lots of ways to decorate your table other than bunches of flowers! There are many natural materials you can incorporate into your centerpiece, including pinecones, twigs of berries, fall foliage, turkey feathers, or wheat stalks. You can also decorate with seasonal fruit like pomegranates. Looking for a unique way to display your shrubbery? Cut out the top of a pumpkin (real or artificial), use mason jars, or shop your local thrift store for unique glass bottles.

If you want to keep the clutter on your table to a minimum, you can leave out flowers and greenery entirely and use scentless pillar candles. It’s easy to accessorize them with small sprigs of foliage, piles of nuts, or ribbons. One thing to keep in mind — make sure you keep real, open flame candles far away from the kids’ table where they might get knocked over!

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