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Now that Halloween is over, it’s officially the holiday season here in North Carolina. The morning air is cool and crisp, and the grass is dewy. You have pumpkins on your front porch and may be considering all of the yummy dishes for your Thanksgiving menu. So what about your table? We love earth tones for the fall and want to share our fall-inspired Thanksgiving table with a simple, modern place setting and centerpiece. With this simple decorating, you are sure to master Thanksgiving entertaining!
Entertaining is one of our favorite things about the holidays. We know how to throw a dinner party and entertain elegantly without stress. Here’s how to achieve the effortless dining table we set by layering in textiles and using an oversized centerpiece to finish the look.
Fall decor can be anything associated with the season. Don’t be afraid of bringing your personality into the decor. Pumpkins, gourds, fall foliage, magnolia leaves, and pinecones are some of the most popular items that inspire fall decor and are used to dress up your home for the season. Instead of flowers and cornucopias, use a large bowl or tray to create a dramatic centerpiece. Keep the filler elements the same for a clean look, or mix them.
Warmer tones are great for the fall but so are more neutral, muted fall colors. Nature-inspired hues redefine traditional fall colors, including soft ivories, whites, and pale greens, making a perfect Thanksgiving palette. We love how using white and black accents change this fall table into a modern and classic feel.
There is nothing like the smell of a home-cooked meal, and a Thanksgiving meal is on another level! So how do you elevate your Thanksgiving entertaining? Aroma! Candles and fragrances are one of our favorite ways to get your home in that fall mood and to perfect your Thanksgiving day entertaining.
A cozy homemade potpourri is perfect for setting the tone of your home. Combine the ingredients before or after dinner to make your home smell lovely. It’s as simple as slicing the fruit, adding water and spices, and putting them on a low simmer. In no time, the wonderful spicey fragrance will bring seasonality into your home.
1 mandarin orange peeled & the peeling
2 cinnamon sticks or cinnamon spice
1 tsp. vanilla
1 whole nutmeg
2-4 cups of water
Gracious Home Interiors had the pleasure of working with a local Charlotte, NC builder, Bridwell Homes, to design this beautiful home in the Villa Heights neighborhood. To see more about this 5 Bedroom/4 Bathroom home, take a look at this project. Schedule an Inspiration Call with us if you want to build a new construction home or need some updating. We would love to hear about your project and how we can help you achieve the home of your dreams!