Thanksgiving Home Decor Tour

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We moved recently and while it’s not my dream house I still want to make it feel like home and share how I decorate for the holidays. Most of us have less than perfect homes, but I want us to have the desire to dress them up and make them feel special for our family and friends. So here’s a little tour of my not so perfect, but much loved Thanksgiving decor.

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You don’t know how bad I want to paint my front door, but since I can’t, I just add as much color and personality as possible. The vinyl “hello” is from FabDecor. I’m pretty sure I need one in every color so I can change it at least once a month.

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I don’t have many flat surfaces in this house so the bookcases have become my favorite place to change for the holidays or with the seasons.

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I love changing the glass box to hold special things that represent the holiday or season. When an arrangement doesn’t seem to be working I like to use a tray to bring the pieces all together. It works almost every time.

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Here are more decorating ideas from my living room. I love mixing and matching color, finishes, and texture. I actually really love these colors for Christmas too. Spray paint and glitter can easily update anything.

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Let’s move to the family room. I showed my mantel last week but here is the whole fireplace again. I have the basket on the ground full of faux pumpkins.

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The BeThankful blocks can be found here. You can use a box or pedestal to add height to decor. I like adding a little more color to the family room. The clip on top of the BeThankful can hold a picture or quote. I change it out often.

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I made the dessert stands out of plates, tart pans, and candlesticks then painted them in metallic colors for the holiday season. I use them for Christmas and Easter also. Here’s a link to the stand with the crystals. The tray on the ottoman holds an orange vase and a white leaf while still leaving space for drinks while watching TV. That’s super important, according to hubby.

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I try to make my centerpieces small so they don’t take up too much space on my dining table. I wanted to use a tray but couldn’t find one in my home that would work well so I used a shadow box. The color was perfect, the size was perfect, and I love the trim detail. Don’t be afraid to use something in an unusual way. You might be surprised how much you love it!

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My backyard doesn’t have much fall color so this falling leaf mobile I made a few years ago adds the Fall color I’m craving. It is pretty cool having bamboo in my backyard though.

I hope you enjoyed my Thanksgiving Home Decor Tour. Cost of decorating for Thanksgiving? $0 I can’t wait for the Christmas tour!

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  • Cheryl November 15, 2013, 9:44 am

    Love the tip to use a tray to pull it together. And you’ve given me a new way to look at my bookshelves! Your pics are lovely.

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