Thanksgiving Tablescapes to Try

Don’t throw out those Halloween pumpkins just yet! This blog is stock-full with some beautiful ideas on how to set your table this Thanksgiving; all for tricking your family into thinking you are the Pinterest Master. A lot of these can be altered to fit your home’s existing decor, too! If the bright orange stands out a little too much on your table, try finding some fake white ones to leave white or paint emerald, navy, black, or gold for extra flair and coordination.

Love succulents? Congrats, you can still incorporate these into your fall-themed tablescape! Plant some into a more flat, rectangular pot and fill around them with Spanish moss and fall-colored stalks to seamlessly incorporate them into your decor. Placing green and white spotted pumpkins will also help mellow out the bright orange ones and blend all the elements together.

Home with Holliday's Top 10 Posts of 2019 - Succulents and Pumpkins Thanksgiving Table Setting

Home with Holliday's Top 10 Posts of 2019 - Succulents and Pumpkins Thanksgiving Table Setting

If you’re really crafty, find a fake pumpkin that is hollow and work on the placement of stalks, leaves, and pinecones for an adorable autumn centerpiece. All of these can be found at your local craft store and only takes an afternoon to put together. We love this idea for a more wooden-cabin theme because you can incorporate the dried leaves and wood slices as placements around the plates.

DIY Pumpkin Vase

Here we even sourced some pieces you’ll need to create your own fall-themed succulent centerpieces. Remember to play around with the placement of the plants until you get the perfect look and don’t forget to take the credit when your friends and family compliment your masterpiece.

1. Assorted Succulents

2. Orange Pom Pom Stem

3. Pink Foxtail Stem

4. Spanish Moss

5. Succulent Planter

If you still love the all-white-everything look in your home, this one is perfect! All you need are some candles, white pumpkins, and greenery. It is really up to you whether you decide to use real or faux plants; faux can be reused but nothing can beat the real thing. This classy look will surely set the mood for a formal family gathering and elevate the surrounding table settings. The fun part with this option, the surrounding glass pumpkins will beautifully bounce light off the candles.

fall farmhouse dining table

neutral fall tablescape white pumpkins

Whether you want the real deal pumpkins or find some assorted sizes on sale, here is a quick list of some affordable supplies to create the flawless setup. With so many pumpkins, you could even use them as decor around your home until the night of. And you can never go wrong with some gathered candles and a eucalyptus vine sitting around your home throughout the year.

1. Flameless Candles

2. Eculyptus Vine

3. Assorted White Pumpkins

This casual centerpiece is perfect for a quick setup for dinner! It screams fall and comfort and is great for incorporating some jewel-tones to match your surrounding home. The colors add moodiness and depth to the table. And with all of these options and information, just remember to choose what makes your happiest looking at in your home!

gorgeous fall tablescape for a fall fest dinner

We sourced some beautiful velvet that you can reuse every year and even have some color options to adjust to your home decor! The gingham would match your farmhouse look perfectly and could be left alone throughout the year even!

1. Velvet Pumpkins

2. Wheat Stalks

3. Gingham Table Runner

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How to make your home look magazine ready

If you’re like us you probably love to relax with a cup of coffee and new magazines. Have you ever flipped through a home magazine and dreamed that your living spaces were worthy to be on those pages? There are many factors that go into making a room picture-perfect, however, there are elements that all those beautiful pictures have in common that you can apply to your home!

 

Rule of Three 

The rule of three is widely known and used guidelines in all forms of design. When things are arranged in odd numbers such as 3, 5, 7, 9 it is visually more appealing than when things are grouped evenly with numbers like 2,4,6,8. When arranging the top of things like a coffee table, side and accent tables, look for three items that compliment each other. This means taking into account size, proportion, color, and functionality. (For example if you want to put a small box on your living room coffee table be sure to get one large enough to house all your remotes that way it is functional and not just decorative.) You can see below how we executed the rule of three in a few projects.

Go Big or Go Home

All too often we see spaces look incomplete or lacking and not because of the number of items in a room but rather because of size. When you use smaller elements such as vases, mirrors, lamps, and art it can make a room seem underwhelming. Space needs a balance of proportion to feel whole and look like its ready for its close up. (Tip: when shopping always have a tape measure handy so you don’t choose something too large and overpowering. You want a nice balance) So don’t be afraid of large mirrors, and grand pendents. They are your friend and possibly the key to making your room feel whole.

 

Florals, Florals, Florals

Like jewelry completes an outfit, accessories complete a room. One of the most important accessories you can add is a natural element like a floral arrangement. We’re practical people, we know keeping fresh flowers in your home 24/7 is unrealistic. That’s why we love to incorporate beautiful faux floral arrangements into our designs. The faux flowers look just as lovely as fresh flowers without the upkeep. (Keep in mind not all faux arrangements out there are winners. Be choosy and find one that would make someone do a double-take if you told them it was fake)

Books, Blankets, and Pillows Oh My

If you look closely at those perfected magazine images you will see numerous fluffed pillows, large strain out throws, and stacked books galore. These are the finishing touches that really complete your room. Like they say “it’s all about the details”. Make sure all of your pillows look full and have been chopped down the middle (Amber is beautifully demonstrating the “pillow chop” move below) Layout a nice throw blanket on a chase or the end of a bed. This is a practical accessory because who doesn’t love to wrap up in a blanket. Lastly, don’t be afraid to stack and layer books. You can put a candle on top that will add height and interest to any table surface. (If you don’t want to buy a ton of books look at what you already have. Maybe you can take the book jacket off to reveal a pretty blank book underneath!!

Light those Candles

Candles are one of the oldest design features that we still use today. Many people light candles for their fragrances. But candles offer a-lot of design perks as well. They can set the mood for a room and offer ambient lighting. You can even get candles in unique decorated cans/jars that will add to your design. (Tip: Look for candles that are soy-based. Soy-based candles are better for your allergies and they have a much longer burning life.)

Declutter

One main thing all magazine spaces have in common is no clutter. What a dream I know right. With busy lives, jobs, kids, and pets it can seem impossible to keep the clutter hidden far far away (where we want it). One big step to making things appear more organized is hiding all tv and electronic cords. This can be done things like baseboard strips or you can even see about running your wires behind the wall so it’s like they’re not there at all. Another way to keep organized to have plenty of storage for your stuff to go in. Ottomans that have storage are a great place to store unwanted shoes and toys lying around.

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