Late fall is a beautiful time to decorate your home! For me, decorating Tanglewood with a nod to Thanksgiving and beyond is all about organic texture and a less is more approach! Here are some easy and pretty Thanksgiving decor ideas for the living spaces in your home!
We have been in our Tanglewood house for two weeks and we are enjoying the process of settling in. I’ve been down in the basement going through boxes (tons of boxes) finding the decor I took with me to our new home to use for late fall!
The great room (not sure what to call this space yet) is decorated with Thanksgiving in mind. I adore late fall! The world in my part of the country starts to take on a muted, sepia stained tone. Yes, the trees are vibrant but much of the countryside is the color of dried corn! Just beautiful!
And I also love the light as it gets lower on the horizon. This house is full of windows that lets in such beautiful sunshine!
Why don’t you use these Thanksgiving decor ideas to create beauty in your home until it’s time to decorate for Christmas.
TAKE A LESS IS MORE APPROACH
I take advantage of the last few days of October into November to put most of my fall decor away. I get rid of the indoor mums and real pumpkins which are showing their age by now!
Edit overtly fall decor and replaced it with lots of texture!!!!! The dried hydrangeas are a great example of late fall texture! I picked these dried hydrangeas at StoneGable the last day we lived there.
A less is more attitude towards late fall decorating is a win/win! I have a chance to put away lots of fall decor before I drag out all the Christmas “stuff”, my home gets a bit of a holiday breather and I enjoy a more stripped-down, quiet fall look!
TEXTURE IS YOUR THANKSGIVING DECOR FRIEND
Think about adding some beautiful fall texture to your home this time of year!
I love love love baskets and their nubby natural look! They are a textural delight!
Think about editing decor and adding a few well placed baskets!
You can see my BUFFET HERE.
Another big textural item are my burlap covered books. They look great any time of year but I like to use them to decorate in the fall the best!
USE PHEASANT FEATHERS
I’m wild (pun intended) about pheasant feathers when decorating late into fall!!!! Aren’t they quintessential Thanksgiving?
My favorite way to use them is to stand them up in a tall glass cylinder! My son-in-law Jonathan goes pheasant hunting and brings me the tail feathers. Sweet man!
The fireplace and mantel will soon be getting a makeover. So I’m keeping it simple! The mantel if very narrow!!!!! Do you notice the little stone mouse on the mantel? He’s our house mouse. We found him on the manel of our first house and now he has slept on the mantel of all four homes we have lived in.
CREATE A LATE FALL VIGNETTE
You knew I was going to suggest you create a late fall to Thanksgiving vignette!
I would have used a pretty faux plant with some very subtle sepia tones but it is still packed away. I found the green one so it will have to do!
Keep a tight color palette and again, keep a late fall vignette simple, textural.
ADD CANDLELIGHT TO THANKSGIVING DECOR
As the evenings get shorter using candles and lanterns in decor becomes more important!
Its soft light is so romantic and becoming. And just feels so cozy!
All my candles are battery operated and on timers. I feel a little bit like a cheater but when they go on every evening I’m happy I went this route!
Remember to add some beautiful ambiance to your home with the warm glow of candles!
NATURAL WOOD ACCENTS WERE MADE FOR LATE FALL
When I decorate for Thanksgiving I love to mix in a bit of natural, unstained wood with the rest of my decor!
Over the years I’ve collected natural wood candlesticks (SEE THE ONES ON THE MANTEL HERE) and lots of wood slices. They make fun risers to give a little height to other accent decor!
Here are more wood pieces that will add to the texture and warmth of late fall into Thanksgiving decor…
- dough bowls
- chippy shutters with exposed wood
- reclaimed wood items
Late fall is such a glorious time of year. Let your decor during this time of the season reflect it’s beauty!
What are your favorite things to decorate with for Thanksgiving?
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