Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas

Ah, cornucopias… a classic Thanksgiving centerpiece and symbol representing abundance. If you are thinking of approaching the holiday with a traditional feel, this is the way to go. Most flower shops carry them already made, but you can also make them yourself.  Just buy a woven or iron cornucopia and fill it with your choice of fall flowers, leaves, and berry picks.  You can also make it look more rustic by placing it on an antique silver tray and filling it using gourds, squash, and dried corn. Make sure it looks like it’s overflowing with harvest!

Earth-toned and comfy, candles do a magnificent job in turning any space into a cozy retreat.  This is a great way to welcome your family to the dinner table. You can place a few orange candles on vertical candleholders, and add some autumn flowers to a block of oasis to create an elegant Thanksgiving centerpiece. The flowers can stretch as wide as you want to be proportional to your table. Another idea is buying glass votives in different shapes and sizes, placing white candles inside, and filling the votives with small acorns, dried corn kernels, or whatever you like! Keeping the candles white will allow for contrast between the candles and the filling of your choice.  A simpler way to use candles as a centerpiece is taking a variety of warm colored candles, placing them on a long candle tray, and wrap some berry picks around them.

 

First thing that pops into my head when I think of fall is pumpkins!  They are also a well-known symbol of the fall season and Thanksgiving.  People place pumpkins outside their homes as decoration, and you can also bring them inside as your centerpiece! This is an easy and stress-free way to bring autumn onto your table. Place them on a tray or a basket with different colors and sizes, fill the tray or basket with a few leaves or acorns and you’re done! You can also stack them from biggest to smallest as the main part of the centerpiece and spread the smaller ones around the table with candles. Wrap some pumpkins with dried vine for some extra flair!

 

If you are looking for a unique way to decorate your dinner table this Thanksgiving, Wheat will be sure to spark a conversation during the meal. This is a gorgeous way to add some height to the table.  Just take a bundle of wheat stocks, and wrap them with ribbon and there you have it!  You can have a large one in the middle followed by two smaller ones, or you can have just one in the center with candles spread around.  It is affordable, flexible, quick, and beautiful.

Hope these Thanksgiving centerpiece ideas from Blinds On Time inspired you to create your very own centerpiece.  You free to combine and dismantle these ideas into your own design. Share some of your finished centerpiece photos with us and inspire other people this Thanksgiving. Gobble, Gobble!

Unique Curtain Ideas For More Drama and Less Hassle

As I’m roaming through Pinterest, I quickly noticed curtains and drapes were being used for more than just window treatments.  Take a look these wonderful, unique curtain ideas and get inspired!

unique-curtain-ideasThe first unique curtain idea is for the bedroom! The drapes in this room give the illusion of height with their vertical lines extending from floor to roof. Changing the color of the drapes behind the bed also acts as a focal point to draw your eyes to that area.

unique-curtain-ideasUsing drapes in an entry way is another unique idea for curtains. Walking through that door and seeing that view would take my breath away. This entry screams chic! These drapes seem light and airy because of their white color and the way they fall to the floor from heaven—well, in this case, the ceiling. It creates an intimate, unique entryway with curtains to the bedroom, and in a sense, guides your eyes to look forward.

unique curtain ideasGot a cramped space? No problem, we have a curtain idea for you! In this case, they used drapery to hide the bunk beds from the living area when guests are present. This allows for an inexpensive and functional way to use a limited amount of area. Because the drapes and surroundings are white, it creates the idea of a bigger room.

Try creating your own unique twist with curtains in your home.  Use these ideas and explore the possibilities with our Window Treatments.