The holiday season is fast approaching, and if “hosting Thanksgiving” just so happens to appear on your to-do list, there’s no time like the present to start thinking about your décor.
Because let’s face it: between fighting crowds at the grocery store and cooking potatoes three ways, you won’t have the time—or the energy–to think about it once the day begins rapidly approaching.
Take action on these three tips and ideas and you might find that decorating for Thanksgiving is the most fun—and least stressful—part of your holiday this year.
1. Take inventory of what you have
If you’re hosting 20 people, now is the time to realize that you only have 15 chairs or to remember that your sister still hasn’t returned the cake plate she borrowed.
You don’t just think about these things when you’re already setting the table on Thanksgiving morning!
Take inventory of everything you need, from plates and cutlery to candlesticks and vases, then stock up on any items where you fall short.
2. Step outside the cornucopia
It is possible to create a festive atmosphere without strewing your table with accordion paper turkeys. You might find decorating your home to be a lot more fun if you let your personality and style shine through. For example, if you love a glamorous look, consider an all-white table with metallic accents.
You can also go bold by pairing a classic Thanksgiving color like orange with a contrasting shade of navy blue. Not only will the end results make you happier, but you’ll also be more likely to find ways to re-use any décor items when they aren’t overtly holiday-themed.
3. Hire help
Because sometimes you just can’t do it all. If you’re planning to redecorate or spruce up your home before the holiday season, it might be worth considering calling in the pros. Online interior design services like Decorist can help you bring your vision for your home to life without having to tap into your gift fund.
For just $199, Decorist will match you up with your own dedicated designer and provide you with a custom room design based on your style, inspiration boards, and images of your current space.
Your designer can even order the furniture for you so you can just sit back, relax, and soak in the compliments about how beautiful your home looks.