15 of the Best Thanksgiving Decor Ideas and Inspirations

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Are you hosting Thanksgiving this year?  We are here to take the stress out of the holiday! Check out these 15 Thanksgiving decor ideas to help you enjoy and get ready for the day with simple decor tips and tricks!

“Reflect upon your present blessings – of which every man has many – not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”

-Charles Dickens 

No one can say it quite like the literary greats, right?  This quote reminds me of the true spirit of Thanksgiving…a heart of gratitude and an intentional focus on our blessings.

I believe our homes are an extension of our hearts.  So, when the Thanksgiving season comes around each year, I love to look for Thanksgiving decor ideas that can help our home visually reflect that spirit of Thanksgiving.

It doesn’t have to be costly or stressful.  Even though hosting can sometimes bring out the stress in all of us, it is also a beautiful opportunity to share our homes.  In turn, we share our hearts too!

Today, I am excited to share with you 15 of the most beautiful Thanksgiving decor ideas.  While each one is so different and unique, each one speaks into that idea of creating a feeling of gratitude and love in your home for the holiday.

Rachel from The Ponds Farmhouse has so graciously invited me to be part of this beautiful Thanksgiving decor round up and I am honored!

Within these posts, you’ll find lovely traditions, tips, tricks, planning strategies, organization, and DIY ideas.  We hope to help you take some of the stress out of hosting by handing you our favorite Thanksgiving decor ideas!

Then, take them and create your own amazing spirit of Thanksgiving in your own home!

15 of the Best Thanksgiving Decor Ideas and Inspirations

1. Vintage Thanksgiving Decor Ideas

Rachel from The Ponds Farmhouse always has such wonderful thrifted and vintage finds.  At the same time, she does some of my very favorite simple DIY projects for tablescapes.  In THIS POST, she shares a fall enterpiece that’s perfect for your Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving dining table.  I especially love that Rachel combines DIY and vintage pieces for a unique table arrangement.

2. Easy Pumpkin Floral Centerpiece Thanksgiving Decor Idea

Heidi from Eleanor Rose Home has such an elegant style and effortless look.  Wow your guests this Thanksgiving with an elegant, easy to make pumpkin centerpiece utilizing a real heirloom pumpkin and seasonal fresh florals.  You can find this easy Thanksgiving decor idea HERE!

3. Try these Thanksgiving traditions for a memorable holiday!

So much of Thanksgiving decor is the feeling it gives a home.  Kristin from White Arrows Home is sharing some tips for creating a memorable and intentional holiday. These easy Thanksgiving traditions make it a favorite Holiday to look forward to all year. Find all of the details and tips on THIS post.

4. Copper is a beautiful addition to your Thanksgiving decor ideas!

Cindy from DIY Beautify shares a gorgeous tablescape on THIS post.  At the same time, she give you the tools you need to recreate the look.  You will love the FREE printable place cards too!   Cindy also shares some easy tips to set a memorable Thanksgiving table with printable place setting cards.  Bonus: the place cards double as a gratitude garland too!

5. Add unexpected centerpiece elements to your Thanksgiving decor ideas!

Jen from Midwest Life and Style is sharing a stunning centerpiece today.  Even though the concept is simple, the end result is a scroll-stopper for sure!  I love the use of unexpected items that Jen used to create this.  It’s a great reminder to look around the produce sections and even your yard to see what you can use for Thanksgiving decor ideas!

This thanksgiving, wow your family and friends with a simple and beautiful DIY artichoke and magnolia centerpiece!

6. Incorporate Thanksgiving decor ideas that can be used all season long.

Guess what?!  You don’t have to buy new decor for Thanksgiving!  Simply 2 Moms shares a great idea for using rustic fall decor for a simple Thanksgiving table centerpiece.

They share some great tips to help you create a simple rustic centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table this year.  Bonus: this pretty, neutral style can be used for the entire autumn season.

Of course, I also love all the vintage pieces used for these Thanksgiving decor ideas too!

7. Overwhelmed with hosting?  You need THIS post!

Stacy from Bricks N Blooms is sharing 9 amazing tips to help you be the best Thanksgiving hostess!

Looking for ways to organize yourself to host Thanksgiving?  Here are 9 simple tips to hosting the best Thanksgiving dinner ever.

Not hosting this year?  Then, check out her Thanksgiving hostess gift ideas at the end of this post.

8. Pull together some vintage pieces to use with your Thanksgiving decor ideas!

Ann from Dabbling and Decorating finds incredible vintage pieces in her New England state.  Over on this post, she is sharing simple ways to incorporate those favorite vintage pieces.

Are you looking for simple Thanksgiving or autumn decorating ideas? You’ll love these tips and ideas to help get your Thanksgiving decor started with your own vintage finds!

9. Ready to create the perfect Thanksgiving table?  Here’s how!

Renee from Peacock Ridge Farm is definitely a hostess you’ll want all the tips from!  Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and that means it’s time to start planning your feast!  If you’re not sure how to create the perfect table for your Thanksgiving celebration, don’t worry!  We are here to help!

In this blog post, Renee will give you some tips on how to decorate your table for Thanksgiving.  So read on and learn how to create a festive table for your holiday celebration!

10. Have some fun with a DIY cornucopia basket!

Wendy from WM Designs always has such pretty decor!  I love how she added so much texture to her Thanksgiving decor ideas with this DIY basket!

Wendy has a fun tradition of decorating her Thanksgiving table with a homemade cornucopia.  You can find all of the details on THIS post.  She makes it out of chicken wire and rope.  Then, she fill it with pumpkins, gourds, feathers, and flowers. It’s a beautiful and festive decoration that will definitely give your table a sense of the true Thanksgiving spirit!

11. All good Thanksgiving decor ideas need some planning and thought!

Life at Bella Terra is sharing amazing ideas to help you host Thanksgiving from start to finish. This post is full of ideas on your Thanksgiving table-from space planning, table design, setup, place settings and unique centerpieces.

You’ll find everything you need for a practical holiday filled with beauty too!  I love how helpful and well-thought out this post is.  I know you’ll love it too!

12. Use natural elements in your Thanksgiving decor ideas!

Do you love the look of dried wheat? Me too! I love the natural color…I think it’s so pretty.  Jen from Cottage on Bunker Hill came up with the perfect idea for your traditional Thanksgiving table.  Check out the simple tutorial over on THIS post!

Jen made the most gorgeous dried wheat centerpieces.  I love how much texture and interest they bring to this Thanksgiving table!  You can easily recreate these centerpieces with Jen’s tutorial!

13. This easy DIY table runner is perfect to add to your Thanksgiving decor ideas!

Tater Tots and Jello created such a gorgeous boho-inspired Thanksgiving tablescape.  There is so much texture and beauty here!  Follow her tips to create a warm and inviting thanksgiving or Friendsgiving table.

You can make a DIY table runner, pillows and a beautiful footed bowl centerpiece filled with textured, fabric-covered pumpkins and leaves for simple elegance this season.

14. Simple Friendsgiving Table and the Prettiest Affordable Serving Pieces.

Karianne at Thistlewood Farms shares the cutest friendsgiving table HERE.   From the table setting to the simple directions, you just can’t help but be inspired.

Also.  Did I mention everything she uses is affordable?  You’ll love all her friendsgiving inspiration!

15. Use these budget-friendly Thanksgiving decor tips if you’re hosting a large gathering!

Are you hosting Thanksgiving this year?  Enjoy some tips for hosting a large gathering with budget-friendly Thanksgiving table elements.  

At the same time, learn what pieces you can pull together from around your home and how to best layer them.  Then, you can easily create a thoughtful and beautiful tablescape this Thanksgiving with less stress and less money out of your pocket too!

A few more tips to help you out…

What are some common Thanksgiving decorations?

As you can see from this post, there are so many different ways that you can decorate for Thanksgiving.  However, some commonalities in all of these Thanksgiving decor ideas stand out.  For example, dried or natural grasses can be great to accompany fresh, fall-colored flowers.

However, you can also use winter greenery, such as this realistic Norfolk pine garland.  It also comes in an extra long, 180″ length that is perfect for really long tables, mantels, stair railings, or around windows and doorways.  I almost always use it on my Thanksgiving tables.  I especially love to pair it with this real touch eucalyptus garland.

In addition to greenery and flowers, pumpkins and dried gourds are always great options for table centerpieces.  Mixing in some brass candlesticks adds an elegant look and you can transition those right into your Christmas decor after Thanksgiving too!

I use these battery-operated taper candles.  I love that they are on a timer and they add a cozy glow to any room.  For Thanksgiving Day, you can safely enjoy the cozy candlelight all day too!

How do I make my house cozy for Thanksgiving?

Autumn + Thanksgiving = Cozy!  Right?!  There is something so wonderful about enjoying a Thanksgiving feast and then settling in to watch a football game, Hallmark Christmas movie, or playing family games that just makes the day so perfect.

Our homes can set the stage or environment for all those wonderful, cozy feelings for our family and friends.  Candles are my favorite way to add a cozy glow and feeling in our home.  I like to use the battery-operated taper candles, like I mentioned for the table.  However, I also use them on my mantel and sofa table too!

I love this set of gold/amber glass pillar candles, also battery-operated and on a timer too.  They look so realistic and definitely add a cozy glow.  However, I must warn you…you’ll want two sets at least!  They are just so pretty!

How should I decorate my house for Thanksgiving?

Even though I always first say that your home should be decorated with whatever feels good to you and to your own family, there are some general decor rules of thumb that I think go hand-in-hand with Thanksgiving decor ideas!

Here are just a few:

  • Touches of warm, fall colors mixed in your decor
  • Mix of warm metal tones like brass and copper
  • Worn and weathered wood accents
  • Incorporate an element of taxidermy, even as simple as inexpensive pheasant feathers
  • Cozy textures, like throw blankets and comfy pillows
  • Lots of candles
  • Winter greenery (think “Over the River and Through the Woods”)
  • Autumn scents, like a simmer pot or my favorite fall candle from Anthropologie
  • Consider the sounds, too, like the nostalgia of the Macy’s Day parade or a football game
  • Make a playlist of soft instrumental music for dinner time

Now you are ready to get your own home ready for Thanksgiving, too!

I hope this post has your brain spinning…but in a calm, enjoyable, creative way!  We really wanted to leave you today with plenty of easy ideas to sift through in advance of the Thanksgiving holiday.  This will allow you to prepare at a leisurely pace, cut out some of the stress, and most of all, create a memorable and wonderful atmosphere in your home for the spirit of Thanksgiving!

Wishing you a very blessed holiday season as we all reflect on the many, many things we have to be thankful for!

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