4 Thanksgiving Decor Ideas to Make Guests Feel Welcome

Abigail Sawyer | 10 Nov 2015 | Seasonal Trends

4 thanksgiving decor ideas

You've taken down the Halloween décor, and now your home needs some fall flair in time for Thanksgiving. We've got some Thanksgiving décor ideas that are trending now + perfect for this transitional time of year.

Have a Boll with Cotton Stalks

A simple cotton boll wreath is perfect for a fall farmhouse kitchen.

cotton ball wreath in a kitchen

Via Wood Grain Cottage.

The dark cotton stalks stand out in stark contrast against the fluffy bolls. Pop a few into a white vase to make an easy Thanksgiving home décor centerpiece.

Via The Graphics Fairy.

Give a credenza some height with tall cotton stalks in a pretty vase. Throw in some twigs for extra volume.

cotton home decor

Via Little House of Four.

A simple cotton arrangement adds instant fall flair to a mantle.

cotton arrangement on a mantle

Via Remodelando la Casa.

Paper Paper Everywhere

This gorgeous wreath is made by cutting feathery leaf shapes out of antique book pages. We love the texture it adds to this mantle.

decorative paper wreath above mantle

Via Craftberry Bush.

How gorgeous is this sculptural leaf topper for a china cabinet. You could also use this atop a bookshelf or even a doorway.

china cabinet decorative leaf topper

Via The Nester.

Give dimension to a wall with oversized flowers made from brown paper.

brown paper flower decorations on a wall

Via Just Destiny.

If you're wanting a simpler paper décor project, cut feather shapes from paper in various shades and hang it on an empty wall, or from your mantle.

decorative paper feathers

Via Decor8.

Mad for Plaid

Plaid is the ultimate fall pattern. A stack of blankets in warm hues will add instant coziness to your home.

fall themed plaid blankets

Via Dream Book Design.

Make your home look more inviting than ever with a cozy blanket and pillows perched on a front porch bench or swing. Having this welcoming spot ready will encourage guests to take a cup of tea outside to watch the fall foliage.

fall themed porch swing

Via Stone Gable.

Give your Thanksgiving table a preppy lodge feel with plaid blankets as the tablecloth.

place setting with a plaid tablecloth

Via Holly Mathis Interiors.

Want the fall feel in a simpler palette? Black and white plaid will give you all the coziness with a clean look.

black and white thanksgiving decorations

Via Liz Marie Blog.

Birds of a Feather

Migratory birds overhead are a quintessential sign of fall. Variegated feathers and wheat make for an easy arrangement that can be used year after year.

feather arrangment

Via Simple Stylings.

Gold dipped feathers tied on a string will give your mantle some texture and glam.

decorative gourds on a mantle

Via Simple Stylings.

A few feathers (paper or real) look lovely perched in a small vase or spool of twine.

Via Craftberry Bush.

Personalize your Thanksgiving place settings with a few feathers, sprig of rosemary and brown washi tape with the guest's name.

personalized thanksgiving place setting

Via Kara Rosenlund.

Bonus Tip: Make the Guest Bedroom a Sleep Sanctuary

Make sure guests sleep soundly without streetlights or passing headlights keeping them awake. Outfit the windows with blackout shades or blackout curtains.

blackout shades in a bedroom

  • About Author

    Abigail Sawyer is a Senior Social Media Specialist for Blinds.com. She's a home improvement junkie who is currently restoring a 1972 cottage with the help of her husband and goldendoodle, Biscuit. Walking in the footsteps of Martha Stewart, she’s happiest when she’s crafting or whipping up a new recipe; although nothing beats curling up with a good book and some Girl Scout Cookies. Follow her on twitter + instagram at @whatabigailsaw