If you're hosting the Thanksgiving feast this year, you've likely got a lot on your to-do list. And between and , flowers and pumpkins are probably the last thing on your mind. But Thanksgiving decorations shouldn't be overlooked. Don't worry, we're here to make it a lot easier with some Thanksgiving decorating ideas for the table, living room, front door, and beyond that are super easy, quick, and cost-effective. Most importantly, they're stylish. No matter what your patience level, you'll find something to make your Turkey Day extra festive on this list of elevated and spirited Thanksgiving decorating ideas. You can thank us later.
Hang a garland on your mantle, add a stack of vintage books, and a few antiques or vintage pieces that look like they have a story, like an old-school candelabra or figurine. This will make the space feel extra cozy and inviting.
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Orange and brown? For Thanksgiving? Definitely not groundbreaking. This year, include the rest of the rainbow, or at least add splashes of pink and green as done here. To keep it in line with the fall vibes, use bales of hang with gingham cloth covers as seats.
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Fresh flowers throughout the house—not just on the dining room table—are a must on Thanksgiving. Even better if you use pretty orange vases like these from Cheetah Is the New Black.
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Lanterns? Check. Pumpkins? Got 'em. Wreaths? You betcha. Just throw in a gorgeous seasonal floral arrangement (more like a tree arrangement on this gorgeous front porch from Sugar & Charm) and it's a done deal.
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You don't have to stick to a quintessential orange, yellow, and brown color scheme to set a festive Thanksgiving scene. Opt for a more minimal color palette, but go all out with paper lanterns and a lush garland.
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Liven up the staircase by wrapping a garland around the railing. Everything looks more festive with a little greenery, even a kitchen.
BUY NOW Olive Leaf Garland, $80
Take the party outside this Thanksgiving and set the harvest mood by repurposing your a truck into a buffet table. Make sure there are plenty of plaid blankets on deck to keep the guests warm.
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If you're hosting out-of-towners this Thanksgiving, ready your guest room and give it a seasonal upgrade with plaids, wall mounted antlers (faux and vintage), and a warm color story.
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Wreaths are great, but door hangings are even better for someone looking to switch it up a bit. Using dried florals means you can leave it up for all season long, too. Learn how to make your own from Cheetah Is the New Black.
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To make your rustic farmhouse table a little dressier for the holiday without making it look out of place, add a voluminous, laidback floral arrangement and use French linens.
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Decorate your porch with all the essentials: Pumpkins, corn, berries, wildflowers, and repurposed apple crates. This way, you'll be setting the holiday mood before your guests even step foot inside.
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It's not a proper Friendsgiving throwdown without a disco ball. We love how it adds some playful kitsch and glitz to this otherwise neutral dining room in a converted garage designed by Leanne Ford Interiors.
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A kids table can be chic, too, you know! Take note from this one, styled by Sugar & Charm, and place orange pillows on the grounds floor cushions and then add a few pumpkins, vases, and candles as a centerpiece.
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A soft blanket, crackling fire, and cup of coffee are the secret weapons to keeping warm and cozy on a crisp, November day. Even better when the mantle is impeccably styled.
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Stock up on flint corn, permissions, and pomegranates to put together a centerpiece in a pinch. Heaped in a pretty bowl on the coffee table, or stacked on a cake stand in the dining room, the produce speaks for itself. In this tablescape styled by Cheetah Is the New Black, a muted red tablecloth and wooden serveware creates an easy-going atmosphere.
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If you live somewhere warm, entertain guests on the front porch. Any porch, no matter the location, can look fall-ready with the right decorating treatment. Though the cushions and carpet are a nice coastal cobalt blue, the hanging plants and orange foliage give it a cozier, autumn atmosphere. The string lights also make it feel more intimate.
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Tell everyone where they're sitting in the cutest way possible. Bonus? They can take these home after as party favors. Learn how to make pumpkins into vases for the a centerpiece from Tell, Love, and Party.
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Hang wreaths in your windows to reap the benefits of the Thanksgiving feels both inside and out. And it's super easy, so you won't have to spend too much time decorating to make your space feel festive.
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Add some shine to your table with string lights. Simple and illuminating.
BUY NOW String Lights, $35
For an incredibly affordable and easy Thanksgiving decoration, put some wheat or dried florals in a bell jar on a console table or mantle.
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If you're tired of orange and black come the Thanksgiving feast, opt for a muted, earthy tablescape with hints (not the color palette!) of fall. An early fall al fresco dinner party is the perfect way to transition to the new season. Plus, it's always a good call to take it outside and enjoy the weather while you still can. And instead of flowers, use large candles and fall fruits like pears to animate the table.
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Tie dye your napkins for a more contemporary bohemian Thanksgiving table. Your guests will never believe that these napkins were dyed using turmeric and basil. Get the tutorial at Sugar and Charm.
BUY NOW Tie Dye Napkins, $26
Hang a menu behind the buffet table to animate the walls and to help everyone better navigate the Thanksgiving spread. Then add a ton of pampas grass.
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Affordable mums are the ultimate fall plant. Use a mix of containers to set off the rainbow of blooms, and then mix in some pumpkins for a seasonal anchor, as done here at Los Poblanos Farm.
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A burnt orange linen runner and classic fall tableware keep things casual and down to the earth and unpretentious. Then add pumpkin motif plating for a Thanksgiving detail.
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Dried florals are a great way to spruce up the front porch for fall. They animate the space and can thrive in the cooler climates. We're loving the rustic feel of this one with the vintage repurposed planters at Los Poblanos Farm.
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Transitioning your table from summer to fall is literally as easy as adding in a few mini pumpkins. If you want it to feel more elegant, go for white instead of orange. And try an unconventional pop of color, like light pink. See more of this pretty tablescape at Sugar and Charm.
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Use beeswax candles for a romantic, on-theme centerpiece. Or let them flicker on a mantle or inside a fireplace.
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Lay out the welcome mat (and more) for holiday guests. Pumpkins, mums, and stalks of corn can dress up the front walk, and mini pumpkins add an unexpected surprise on top of window ledges.
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Popcorn >>> actual corn. It's the perfect (read: easy) snack to hold everyone over until the big feast. We're dying over these adorable crepe paper corn husks. See more at Lia Griffith.
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What's a party without balloons? Use them as your Turkey Day table runner and you'll knock out two decor must-haves in one. Get the tutorial at Sugar & Cloth. They're perfect for a Friendsgiving that doesn't take itself too seriously.
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Halloween may be more closely associated with pumpkin decorating, but the fun doesn't stop once October 31st passes. Wrap the wide tops of acorn squash in jute rope and voila! An acorn squash transforms into its namesake—and brightens up any porch or nook. Get the tutorial at Country Living.
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If fall colors clash with your dinning room design, you don't have to weave them in. Take note from this one intsead. Emily Henderson's Thanksgiving table is everything ours aspires to be—it's warm and modern, totally inviting, and definitely not fussy.
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Don't feel like going shopping? Ask your kiddos if you can borrow their colored construction paper for this super quick DIY. It costs nothing, but looks seriously impressive. Get the tutorial at Momtastic.
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Greet visitors using a thrift-store find coated with chalkboard paint. Or go for a more traditional autumn wreath featuring fallen leaves. You can swap out the decorative aspects as the seasons change.
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Flickering candlelight looks even prettier against mixed metals. Switch up the finishes on cutlery and candlesticks, choosing silver and gold, for the perfect fall tablescape. Keep the metallic alive in your place cards, too.
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Share exactly what you're thankful for with family and friends by writing it out on a cute sign. You could also have each guest add something as they walk in. See more at Our Fifth House.
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White pumpkins offer a subtle alternative to their brightly-colored cousins. Line them up on a wooden board for a perfectly rustic display. Get the tutorial at Ella Claire.
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Twigs from your backyard create this thoughtful tree, which is adorned with hanging notes of gratitude. See more at Simply Vintage Girl.
BUY NOW Twig Bundle, $20
Save a seat for your guests with a golden corn, complete with their name in neat cursive on the husk. Get the tutorial at Freutcake. On-theme but a little more jazzy than your classic corn husk.
BUY NOW Artificial Corn Husk, $12