Thanksgiving and Halloween are just around the corner. Decorating and preparing for festivities is always an exciting and motivating time of the year. The holidays are always a great symbol of love, generosity, and gratitude, so what better way to prepare than with a little dÃ©cor!
There are so many of us that are in a financial pinch these days, and some that would just rather save their bucks. Nevertheless, since family gatherings and joyful periods of the year make us want to spend some money, there are great options to make the most of your decorating and entertaining expenditures. Local stores like Canadian Tire, Loblaws, Pottery Barn and others offer some innexpensive and smart products for home decorating. You will be able to find everything from serving platters to decorative reefs. Selecting a few speciality products will truly help create the holiday spirit; a few decorative items such as leaf-shaped plates, twigs, wood stumps, leaf garlands, or napkins in the warm fall tones of burnt orange and natural greens will create that seasonal touch.
Consider using fresh fruits and veggies to decorate your tables and fireplace. There are so many fun ways that you can use Indian corn, pumpkins, pepper squash and other varieties.
If your creative thumb is limited just find a large open bowl or a voluminous canister and fill it with the colourful winter veggies. You can also do the same with iconic fall fruits such as apples and pomegranates.
Inexpensive ways of decorating for fall can be creative and lots of fun. Consider countless ways to display the classic pumpkin; they have a beautiful and naturally sculpted shape with such a vivid colour that it makes this veggie a great item to decorate with. One of my favourite ways to decorate with pumpkins is to buy a large selection (10-12) in varying sizes, from very large to mini and they don’t need to be carved or adorned. I use these in a random display to decorate my fireplace just as one would do with candles because it creates a simple and elegant display. If you don’t have a fireplace consider a similar arrangement at a vestibule, on a terrace or even on a console or countertop.
Consider using pumpkins as candle holders. Carve out a hole that would accommodate your favorites, from pillars, tea lights to dinner candles. You can make any of these work! Use these on a fireplace mantle or as a centerpiece.
You can also transform your pumpkins by painting them! Create an elegant and glamorous look by painting them all white or spook them up and paint them in charcoal and black tones.
My last tip for decorating with pumpkins would be to re-use your existing urns that you may have had out on your front porch for the summer. Now that your flowers have all dried up, find a large enough pumpkin that can sit inside, a simple statement can speak volumes.