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4 Thanksgiving Decorating Tips

November 5th, 2016

There are many ways to decorate the home for fall holidays, but it’s the big, extravagant displays that get attention in magazines. Television shows also tend to feature homes where it seems like an entire crew was needed to get everything set up. This can make the idea of decorating your San Mateo apartment for Thanksgiving seem rather daunting. Fortunately, decorating for this holiday really isn’t that hard. Here are some tips for getting beautiful results without an overwhelming investment of either money or labor.

The Media Features Exceptions, Not Norms

The first step to a stress-free Thanksgiving decorating experience is to remember that media portrayals are exceptional. It looks like it requires an entire crew to get the effects they show because they literally hire one to do up their sets! Nobody who has any real-world experience with decorating really expects you to replicate those overdone looks in your apartment.

Keep it Simple

Thanksgiving is a day where everyone wants to pay attention to the food, and perhaps, the game on TV. Nobody wants to have to be super-careful to avoid ruining any decorations; that wouldn’t be relaxing at all. Therefore, decorations should be kept simple. Since Thanksgiving celebrations often involve large amounts of people, the decorations should also be either out of reach or indestructible.

Go for Natural Decorations

Thanksgiving’s celebration date makes it easy to tie its decorations in with the season. The same is true for Halloween. This makes it so that you can keep the bulk of your decorations in place all autumn long and just change key elements to match the specific holiday. One of the easiest ways to do this is to focus on natural fall decor like colorful leaves, dried twigs and similar materials. Since it can be hard to come by naturally-colorful leaves in California, it’s a good idea to stop at a craft store for your supplies.

Pumpkins Are Still Great

Pumpkins aren’t just for Halloween. As fall produce, they’re equally at home on Thanksgiving. The only difference is that now, they should be left not carved. Small ones look great on the table, and serving pumpkin pie for dessert will complete the theme perfectly.

By following these tips, you can get your entire home to look special without an inordinate amount of effort or expense. To see our available floor plans and think about how you’ll apply your personal touches this Thanksgiving, just stop by our office. We’ll be glad to show you around.