As Thanksgiving approaches, it’s the perfect time to embrace the beauty of nature and create a warm, inviting atmosphere in your home.
Let’s explore 13 must-have natural elements and decor ideas that will help you “cozy up” your space and infuse it with the spirit of Thanksgiving.
13. Fall Foliage Garland
Drape fall foliage garlands across your fireplace mantle, staircase, or dining table for an organic and earthy vibe. Consider mixing in twinkle lights for added ambiance.
12. Pumpkins Galore
Start with the quintessential symbol of fall, the pumpkin. Miniature pumpkins, gourds, and squash in various colors and shapes can be placed as centerpieces or used for scatter decor.
11. Autumn Leaves
Gather fallen leaves in vibrant reds, yellows, and oranges to create a simple, natural table runner or use them to craft beautiful leaf garlands.
10. Cornucopia Centerpiece
The cornucopia, or “horn of plenty,” is a classic Thanksgiving centerpiece that overflows with seasonal fruits, vegetables, and nuts.
Pinecones bring a touch of the forest into your home. Arrange them in baskets, paint them in metallic shades, or use them as name card holders for a rustic-chic touch.
8. Wheat Sheaves
Display wheat sheaves as an elegant and earthy focal point on your table or mantel. They symbolize a bountiful harvest.
Fill glass jars, bowls, or vases with acorns, or incorporate them into a charming garland for a woodland-inspired look.
Beeswax or soy candles in warm, earthy tones add a cozy glow to your Thanksgiving decor. Consider placing them in rustic candle holders or lanterns.
5. Berries and Foliage
Red, orange, and burgundy berries along with faux or real fall foliage can be used to create stunning wreaths, swags, and arrangements.
4. Burlap Accents
Burlap table runners, placemats, or napkin rings add a rustic touch to your table setting.
3. Wooden Decor
Incorporate wooden elements like log slices as coasters or chargers, wooden trays for serving, and decorative wood signs.
2. Dried Flowers
Dried flowers and herbs like lavender, thistle, and eucalyptus make for fragrant and long-lasting arrangements.
1. Handmade Crafts
Get creative with handmade crafts like painted pinecone turkeys, leaf-stamped place cards, or a DIY gratitude tree.
By embracing natural decor elements, you not only create a warm and inviting space but also pay homage to the beauty of the season. These 12 natural Thanksgiving decor must-haves will help you create a memorable and heartfelt atmosphere for this special holiday.
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Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.