Thanksgiving is a holiday in which Americans gather with family and friends to enjoy a traditional meal of turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, and so much more. Staring at your old decorations can be disappointing when you think of just how much they would get worn out by next year. In addition to your personal feelings about the old decorations not matching the new décor, it means that you’re throwing away money on something gone stale. This year, embrace a few of these tips to make your decorations feel new again.
Tips for Making Your Thanksgiving Decorations Fresh Again
1. Buy New Tablecloths
A great way to give your dining table a new look is with a new table cloth. Look for a pattern that is similar to last year but add in a few of your colors and textures as well. This stylish tip is also an excellent way to bring in colors from other parts of your home décor that were not represented last year.
2. Change Your Candles
When you think of Thanksgiving, you think of candle light dinners. Instead of sticking with your old candles just because they happen to match last year’s theme, look to get new candles that are more contemporary in design. If you’re looking for something simple, consider pillar candles which come in a variety of sizes and styles and are an easy replacement for your old ones.
3. Refresh Your Accessories
If you’re not worried about matching your last year’s holiday décor, then you can focus instead on getting new decorations that have meaning to your life right now. Whether it’s wrapped gifts, or picture frames with family pictures, there are few things more meaningful than displaying your favorite memories on the holiday that they were created.
4. Choose New Wall Art
Another great way to update your Thanksgiving décor is to start from scratch. Use your favorite photos of the time spent with family, throw in some modern touches like a graphic print or interesting photo mat, and hang them in frames on a wall. As you put up each photo or print, think about what story it is telling and what memory it represents. When you’re finished, you’ll have something that not only looks new but feels personal to you as well.
5. Reuse Your Backdrop
Instead of buying something new to add to your Thanksgiving table, consider instead using your old backdrop as an item of décor. For example, find some items that you used last year and repurpose them as a centerpiece decoration by sticking them on the table with stickers or tacks.
Thanksgiving is a time for sharing and reflecting on the year’s past. Whether you choose to follow these tips to give your old decorations fresh new life, or if you choose to create all new items and create something with meaning to your present life, few things are more enjoyable than enjoying the holiday with family and friends.