If you've been given the responsibility of hosting Thanksgiving dinner, you're probably already starting to understand the logistical nightmare that is hosting an entire family for such a large meal. You've got a turkey to order, potatoes to mash, invitations to send and, of course, a house to decorate. You want to give your home a comfortable and autumnal vibe without overdoing it, which can be a delicate balance to strike.
There's a lot you can do to pull off a homey Thanksgiving décor that requires minimal effort on your part. Here are a few options that will help give you the peace of mind needed to successfully prepare your home for the holiday.
1. Flower bouquets. A bright bouquet of flowers is a wonderful way to spruce up your interior design almost instantaneously. There are plenty of gorgeous blooms that come in fall colors - all you have to do is put them in a vase with some water and you're good to go.
As far as what flowers you should pick up, it really comes down to a matter of taste. Mums are an excellent option. They're not too large, so you can fit dozens in a single container, and they still give off brilliant colors. You'll quickly be captivated by their deep orange hue. Lilies will give your home a more elegant look, with large petals that gently swoop downward.
2. Centerpieces. A magnificent Thanksgiving centerpiece can sit in the middle of your table all day without getting in the way. These are great because they're kept relatively low, so you and your guests won't have to bob and weave around the flowers to be able to see each other. Even a small collection of succulent plants works for this purpose. Be sure to consider picking up a table runner if you're trying to figure out how to decorate the dining room.
3. Wreaths. Wreaths are great because they're capable of staying fresh and presentable for an entire season. Traditionally, you would put these on your front door for guests to enjoy as they enter the house, but they work just as well inside your home. The elegant mix of greenery and floral bursts of color will look wonderful against any wall, inside or out. If you are looking to be trendy this Thanksgiving, read our 10 Places You Never Thought to Hang Your Wreath article.