Don't look now, but the holiday season is upon us. It seems like just yesterday we were more concerned with barbecuing outside than putting together a Thanksgiving guest list and giving our homes that special autumnal touch.
Preparing the house for the slew of guests you're about to receive may seem like a daunting task, but it definitely doesn't have to be. In fact, with a bit of ingenuity and know-how, you can treat your guests to delightful treats and a beautiful interior without breaking the bank.
Doing so is actually a pretty simple process, as long as you know where to look. Bring bouquets of delightful flowers into your home to give it a healthy dose of vitality and color, and keep your guests happy with a choice selection of delicious treats. Pair that with the scrumptious dinner you're undoubtedly planning, and you've got the makings of a Thanksgiving celebration for the ages. Here are a few ideas to help get your thinking on the right track.
1. Floral centerpieces. You can instantly give your home a highly appealing touch of fall brilliance by bringing wonderful blooms into it. In fact, a floral centerpiece may be just what you're looking for to spruce up that dining room table. A bouquet of fall roses is simply stunning and will definitely turn a few heads. However, you may also want to consider using a long table runner. These have the added benefit of sitting fairly low, so you won't have a hard time seeing one another when seated.
2. Wreaths. Although they're traditionally reserved for the Christmas season, you can find a number of beautiful Thanksgiving-themed wreaths without much trouble. Consider picking up a couple of these and placing them artfully throughout the house. Of course, greeting your guests at the front door with a red and orange wreath is sure to go over well, but you may also hang one over the dining or living room, if you like.
3. Dessert. Even if you've managed to eat your age in helpings of Thanksgiving dinner, there's somehow always more room for dessert. Lay down some brownie pops or a big box of Mrs. Fields cookies and your guests will surely rouse themselves from their food comas long enough to indulge in these delectable treats.