Updated: Oct 26, 2018
Hello Everyone!!! I can't believe its time to start thinking about Thanksgiving! Weren't we just enjoying ourselves at the beach and baking in the sun? And today I woke up in Northern Colorado with the first snow falling down on us! It's crazy how times flies... and we have to figure out how to keep up somehow! Props to you who have already started your fall decorating.
Something I have always loved when helping my grandmother prepare for these big holiday meals is making her home FEEL like Thanksgiving or Christmas. I've come up with 3 easy ways to help you easily and confidently prepare for Thanksgiving, without the stress and worry of the "is this cute, or nah?" conversation.
1. Fabric Draped Chairs
I don't know about you guys, but I really like where this is going. Lots of people use this type of accessorizing for weddings, but what about Thanksgiving? I really like the way that the burlap is draped and not starchy stiff, making this chair look very warm and inviting. I also really like the fraying on the edges. Imperfection=perfection. Don't forget to bunch and tie it together! If you don't like burlap, there are plenty of other material options that could look great using this technique. I say just make sure it's nothing too patterned, so that it won't take eyes off of your beautifully decorated table that you're going to work so hard on!
2. Muted Wreaths
I am very into the muted fall colors I've been seeing lately! I've never really been a fan of orange. I think especially as a wreath, this look is one that is going to stay for a while. Even if you're not digging quite this much green in your fall decor, you can easily make a vine wreath with a few eucalyptus cuttings and white pumpkins to tone it down a little bit! (and okay maybe ONE orange pumpkin, if you must) Throw some fern cuttings on that thing and voila... You've got an awesome fall wreath that can even take you through the first part of winter if you're a little bit of a procrastinator like me. I'd even like to see a few small pine cones on this wreath, if we're being honest. :)
3. Table Decor
Copper!! If that doesn't bring warmth to your table then I'm not sure what will. If you're liking the muted Fall colors like I am, copper is a great way to bring added warmth to the table you've been working on! People either A) try too hard on their tables and end up hating it anyways OR B) don't care at all what the table looks like as long as there is food on it. I think that we can come to a happy medium and meet right in the middle and say that the direction where you love your table decor AND the food on it is right where we should be. This is an inexpensive and easy way to make your table look great without stressing. The mix of copper and wood is a great use of different textures that both bring warmth to the table and balance out the lighter neutrals of the white that we are liking here lately for a really great end product. What's needed: small white pumpkins, copper cannisters, white (ceramic or painted glass) bottles or old milk jugs, green clippings (eucalyptus, ferns or any of your other favorite greenery), small pinecones, wooden "coasters" and various sized wooden candle holders. I think some small potted succulents would go great with this setting also. After all, who doesn't like succulents? This look would also be great on a nice mantel or inside a fireplace. Don't worry about placing everything in a perfect spot. Place it where it looks good to your eye and keep moving! You can work more at the end when you've got everything in its general place.
Leave a comment and let me know if this was helpful for you! I'd love to hear your thoughts. Also, if there is something you need help with and want me to write about it, leave that in the comments below!
That's all for today!