How to Decorate Your Home for Thanksgiving

Happy Friday, ladies. Thanksgiving will be here before we know it. For many of you, that means hosting loved ones and gathering at your own home. While the meal itself is often the main attraction, adding special touches to decorate your home won’t go unnoticed. From the front door to the spread on the table, I’m sharing how to decorate your home for Thanksgiving with 50+ affordable products.

For those of you who will be traveling, I haven’t forgotten about you! I’ve included a few things you’ll want to be sure to bring to your festivities.

For Around Your House

Give Thanks Doormat

Welcome your guests at the door with this reminder to embrace the holiday spirit. I like that this doormat can be put out now and stay out all fall.

Caramel Throw Blanket

If your family likes to relax after your big Thanksgiving meal, create an inviting seating area with this cozy throw blanket.

Pumpkin Candle

This long-lasting candle smells of pumpkin with vanilla and cinnamon undertones. It’s an easy way to add a familiar but not overwhelming fall smell to the air.

For Your Table

Gingham Tablecloth

The color and pattern of this tablecloth adds instant warmth. I love that it comes in quite a few colors and sizes to fit your table. Plus, it makes for easy cleanup after your meal as it’s made of durable cotton and can be tossed in the wash.

Embroidered Pumpkin Table Runner

If you like to set a more traditional or formal table for Thanksgiving, this table runner with pumpkins and maple leaves is a great addition.

Round Woven Placemats

These come in a set of eight and are heat-resistant, making them the perfect background for your plates piled high with a Thanksgiving feast.

Taper Candles

These taper candles come in packs of four in a variety of fall colors. They are a versatile decor item that could be used in any table setting, from casual to elegant.

Set of 3 Mercury Glass Pumpkins

These mini pumpkins light up inside and can be added to your table centerpiece or used in something like a bowl or an accent throughout your home.

Pumpkin Place Card Holders

Place cards and holders are such a simple addition but go a long way. For a smaller gathering, they elevate the table with the personalization. While for larger gatherings, they help to avoid drama and confusion as to who goes where.

Coloring Page Paper Place Mats

Your grandchildren will love being included at the Thanksgiving table, whether they’re seated next to you or at a designated kids’ table. These coloring page place mats are fun and will keep them (and even you!) occupied and happy.

For the Kitchen & Beyond

Fall Pumpkin Apron

Whether you’re baking up some delicious goodies this fall or preparing your meal and cleaning up after, this apron does it all. It also makes a great hostess gift to bring to someone’s house for Thanksgiving!

Tin Foil Food Containers

Tired of losing your dishware or forgetting to return the Tupperware you were sent home with? These tin foil food containers are the solution! They are a great way to send guests home with leftovers.

Turkey Hats

Add a little laughter and fun to your celebrations with these turkey hats. Grandchildren will especially enjoy these, but they appeal to all ages.

More Thanksgiving Decor for your Home and Kitchen

I’ve included even more budget-friendly items below, including pillows, dish towels, pie pans, plates, and more that you won’t want to miss.

Are you hosting Thanksgiving this year?

Thanks for reading ladies.


  1. Wonderful helpful post! Thank you! Happy early Thankgiving!

  2. That throw is just gorgeous. I am on the hunt for a couple of new throws. There are a lot of things I could get into trouble with here FYI!

  3. Totally agree with Lin (below) as totally impressive selection regardless that here in Canada we celebrated our Thanksgiving on October 10th but I did follow the link for the table runner and will be ordering one of their Xmas ones. -Brenda-

  4. Thanks for the great roundup of festive items. I love to add a few decorations for Fall, even when I’m not hosting Thanksgiving dinner. I live in New England and enjoy the change of seasons. I love to add a few decorative touches around my home to welcome each one of them.

    1. You are so lucky to see the change of seasons. It’s pretty bland where we live in California

  5. Can you fix the link to the tin foil food containers?

  6. The decoration ideas were wonderful.
    I love to decorate for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Actually, all holidays and seasons.
    Your ideas were lovely.
    Thank you.

    1. I just did my front door this weekend, it was fun.

      1. I bet it is beautiful.
        Thank you MrsBen 2 for the mention. ❤️

      2. ♥️♥️♥️

  7. I don’t decorate with thanksgiving/Halloween specific decor. Instead, I pick fall colours to add a nod to the season. The exception is my porch where I add a fall wreath, mat with a crow, and a terracotta pumpkin. Just before Halloween I add a pretty glass pumpkin to my mantel. Now Christmas, different story. I go all out!

    1. Lol, I tend to do more at Christmas too 🙂

  8. Thanks for the ideas. I ordered the birch candle sticks and the light up Maple tree. Have a great day.

  9. I’m not interested in adding random items to my Thanksgiving table, but I do love to decorate with items I already own or can gather from Mother Nature. I like to set up a sideboard with most of the food items (including pie) and let everyone help themselves. It prevents table clutter and allows the china and crystal to shine. Tapers are nice on the sideboard too, Has anyone else noticed that men hate candles? Must be a Venus-Mars thing …

  10. We haven’t hosted Thanksgiving in several years, so our “decor bin” sits out in the garage. But some very pretty possibilities for hostess gifts.

    1. I miss hosting big Thanksgiving feasts at our home.

  11. I really love the tablecloth. They seem so hard to find anymore. I don’t even know if we are hosting this year but this was a great inspiration.

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