Thanksgiving will be here as fast as Halloween came and left. If you are hosting dinner at your house this year, there is no reason to delay your décor strategizing. The table display is just as important as the food you put on top of it. Since November has just begun, take in these suggestions to impress your guests this Thanksgiving.
“Use the elements,” as HGTV suggests in “15 Stylish Thanksgiving Table Settings.” Consider the elements of fall, including pumpkins and the colors orange, red, purple, brown and yellow. These colors can be in the form of floral arrangements, table cloths and runners, as well as napkin designs. Pumpkins can be used as centerpieces; you can carve them or dress them up by painting them. The good thing about using pumpkins as a focal point is that they are inexpensive and easy to work with.
You can also keep the cost for decorations down by considering the size of your table. If your table is situated for a small space, do not use too much fabric or place settings because you need room to display the food as well. In this situation, “less is more,” therefore, you can get away with a short table runner, subtle place settings and small centerpieces. Pairing a dark purple runner with crisp white plates and a little flower arrangement with orange and yellow is just the right amount of color that will make your guests want to sit down.
However, if you have a long table, the best way to decorate your table for less is to reuse decorations that you already have. HGTV mentions using pieces such as candle holders as a “pedestal for pumpkins.” If you have candle holders, try pairing them with small pumpkins or fall scented candles to dress up your table. You can also use wreaths you may have to put tall candles in the middle of them. You can keep the fabric to a minimum and use tablecloths you already have. Even if the only tablecloth that you own is sky blue with clouds on it, you can use it by finding fall colors that will complement each other. You can cover up the clouds with your place settings, napkins, and perhaps even fall leaves.
Whether you are creating a grand display or honing in on your minimalistic skills, just keep in mind that you want to make time to create a table arrangement that will impress your guests. A wonderful display will inspire people to sit down faster. It could also distract them from any food mishaps throughout dinner.
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