Falling leaves, chilly nights and pumpkin spice lattes mean Thanksgiving is just around the corner. If you’re looking for a festive way to decorate your table, take advantage of the season’s natural beauty.
Add plants with striking colors and interesting textures for a look that will stun guests.
5 Ways to Incorporate Flowers into Thanksgiving Décor
1. Fall flowers
The fall garden is a great place to start for Thanksgiving décor. Create fresh flower arrangements by snipping mums, asters and ornamental grasses. Grab branches of fall leaves, berries or evergreens for dimension. Create one large centerpiece or utilize mini vases at each place setting.
Cacti, orchids and aglaonemas make for show-stopping centerpieces. Mix and match plants into one long dish garden to sit on your table. Houseplants can work well, too. Pick a focal plant and use it to guide the rest of your décor. Crotons, for example, are rich with the red and yellow hues of the season and light up tables with their variegated leaves.
3. Container artwork
While plants impress guests all on their own, many new, unique containers take displays to the next level. Find colors that accent your table décor and theme. Use orange-hued terra cotta for a seasonal look that’s easy. Be sure to choose pots with drainage holes.
4. Choose supporting accents
Look no further than your own backyard for fall accents. Carve a pumpkin or gourd and fill with flowers to add flair to Thanksgiving tables. Orange mums, pine cones and branches all add a natural theme to your table.
5. Give plants as favors
Thank guests for attending your dinner by using small succulents or houseplants that double as table décor and favors. Attach tiny tags to plants to use for seating assignments so friends and family will be reminded of good memories every time they water the plant.