Thanksgiving Day is primarily to celebrate and give thanks to friends and family. Usually celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November, this day is celebrated with gusto in America and Canada. Besides the food and other fun things at a typical Thanksgiving party, preparing and decorating your home adds to the excitement.

Thanksgiving is celebrated during the autumn season and as a result, bright colors like deep oranges, yellows, rust gold, etc. are ideal colors for your Thanksgiving decorations. Barrows filled with pumpkins, gourds, and apples are some of the commonly found Thanksgiving decorations. A cornucopia overflowing with fruits and vegetables is beautiful symbol of abundance and sharing.

Your Thanksgiving table should look pleasant and inviting for your guests. Setting up a Thanksgiving table for dinner is easy if you follow these easy tips. The tablecloth and napkins with autumn motifs would look perfect. Using autumn leaves as place cards is also a good way to go about decorating for the season.

Once Thanksgiving is over, it’s time to decorate your home for Christmas. You can plan your Christmas decorations in advance or you can also make changes to the leftover decorations from your Thanksgiving party. To do up your Christmas tree, reuse the tinsel garlands, swags and silk flowers, if you have them in Christmas colors like red, green and/or metallic shades. The simplest way to rev up your Christmas decorations is to get empty cardboard cartons and wrap them in red or green colored decorative papers to look like shiny Christmas presents.

Creating homemade decorations for Christmas can be a rewarding experience for kids and you can involve your children in making personal ornaments for the tree. Even if you can’t create these at home, a lot of readymade Christmas decorations are available in vivid colors and patterns to suit your needs. So decorate your home with these handy tips and welcome your guests to the warmth and joy of the season!

Author's Bio: 

Donald Baker is a certified interior designer and runs his own interior decoration consultancy. Donald especially loves decorating a home in wooden furniture and believes that nothing gives a home as warm and cozy a touch as all-wood furniture and decor. Donald loves reading up on new design ideas, and has a special interest in space saving techniques. Here he writes about how to enhance your thanksgiving decorations with christmas decorations.