Thanksgiving, Conventionally Unconventional
- By Tudor
The leaves have started changing colour and the days are crisp and chilly; fall is definitely here. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it’s time to get those Pinterest boards fired up, charger plates dusted off and decor picked. Turkey Day is about family tradition and we love that–it’s just that traditional sometimes equals conventional. So let’s push those boundaries in style!
When we think of fall colours we often picture oranges and yellows, dark earth tones, and metallics like copper and brass. And by association, these colours get lumped in with Thanksgiving as well.
Tablescapes are a big deal for Thanksgiving; the table is the focal point for both entertaining and dining. So instead of the conventional fall colours, pick brighter hues, experiment with pastels, even incorporate an electric blue here and there.
Natural elements are a big feature in Thanksgiving decor. The can be used to add a variety of textures and hues. For the truly DIY, they are also a relatively low-cost option to decorating your table for the holidays.
We often like tradition to provide guidelines for our decor, but for the truly bold a reinterpretation of the rules isn’t always enough.
And finally, the pumpkin: the staple of all things autumn. When it comes to Thanksgiving decor, you can’t go wrong with everyone’s favourite shapely gourd. But let’s see if we can’t put our own spin on a fall classic.
Even a Thanksgiving tradition like apple pie isn’t safe from a refresher. Bacon adds a savoury, smoky kick to this sweet treat.
Hungry for more unconventional Thanksgiving inspiration? Check out our Pinterest board for decor ideas and more!
Follow Novell Design Build’s board Unconventional Thanksgiving on Pinterest.