Welcome the arrival of fall and Thanksgiving guests with gorgeous decorations

both indoors and out.

 By H. Camille Smith

Freshen Up Your Front Door

Variegated croton in saturated shades of green, gold and red

surrounded by vibrant mums and pumpkins give HGTV fan gdiveris' front entry a

colorful fall pick-me-up. Both plants are perennials and can either be brought

indoors to weather the winter or, if you live in a warm climate, 

Decorate With Fall Foliage

Give bookshelves, a mantel or any flat surface a auick fall fix

with a sprinkling of autumn leaves. Gather pretty specimens from your own

backyard or pick up a pack of the silk variety at your local craft store. Design

by Layla Palmer

Company's Coming

Thanksgiving means gathering with your nearest and dearest to

enjoy time together lingering over a well-set table. Ready your dining room for

fall festivities by polishing the silver and breaking out the good china and

crystal. Design by Sarah Richardson

Accessorize With Autumn's Hues

A tall vase filled with scarlet maple branches creates a

show-stopping fall arrangement in this Manhattan living room. Hints of burnished

gold in the leather occasional chair, lamp and pillow warm up this cozy corner.

Design by Rate My User Patrick

No Centerpiece Necessary

A few of our easy-to-create fall leaf streamers are all you need

to decorate your Thanksgiving table. Best of all, skipping the centerpiece means

there's nothing at eye level to block your view of the other guests.

Take the Celebration Outside

Weather permitting, move Thanksgiving dinner outdoors. A backdrop

of fall-colored leaves and crisp air will provide the perfect setting for the


Luxe Meets Lodge

The rustic lodge look is a perfect fit fot fall. Blending rustic

textures with sophisticated finishes, it's the best of both worlds and can be as

formal or informal as you like. This cottage at celebrity hideaway Blackberry

Farm perfectly exemplifies the style with a custom-painted wall treatment that

resembles sun-bleached pine and luxurious fabrics throughout. 

Create a Wall Grouping With Fall Flair

Shop thrift stores and garage sales for assorted small frames then

fill them with fall sentiments, black-and-white photos and pressed leaves.

Design by Layla


Bring the Outdoors In

For most of us, fall is the last hoorah before winter's blustery

weather truly sets in; enjoy a walk in the crisp air to gather clippings of

flowering plants and colorful foliage. Fill small vases with your finds and

place them throughout the house. If you're expecting overnight visitors, don't

forget the guest room.


Warmly Welcome Guests

Welcome guests to holiday gatherings with a beautifully decorated

entry table. HGTV fan Patrick created this autumnal display by placing golden

gingko and bittersweet branches in a large sculptural vase. Pears piled in a

rustic stoneware bowl, a ready bottle of wine and low dish of nuts are all

reminders of the harvest. Design by Rate My Space user Patrick.


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