I've noticed my decorating style is getting simpler and simpler. What I've learned about myself is that extra stuff makes me crazy. You can only imagine what a tricky balancing game this creates because I love having things on hand (especially party supplies and holiday decor), but I hate clutter.
Additionally, if you have recently renovated your interiors (probably with the help of renowned decorators), a simple decoration might suffice. Remember that overstuffing the room could make you look like a hoarder and not a person who understands interior design. I mean, if you have already opted for wall art or added more curtains or new light fixtures like Neon Signs or pendant bulbs, then these could be enough to make your space look lively. Adding any more elements to the room could make the area look cluttered. It is best to refrain from doing that. This is the most basic understanding that you, as a homeowner, should have. Talk to any professional decorator, he would say the same.
Anyway, keep in mind that the same could be true if you have recently added more pieces of furniture (like big farmhouse bespoke dining tables) or showpieces (like vases) inside the space. Hence, I feel that keeping it simple could be a great idea. For instance, I had grand visions of hand-making a gratitude tree, but you know what? Even that sounded too complicated and, in my head, made my interiors look a bit drab, so instead, I settled on a simple $3 Gratitude Tree from Target. Bless that store.
So, whatever decor I did this Thanksgiving is mentioned below. As for a few new ideas that I got from online surfing, I might use those next time.
See this darling acorn garland? I went out to the mail one day and found this from a dear friend. She must have known I was in a funk and this totally cheered me up.
I made this Thanksgiving banner in about 15 minutes, using this pattern from the 4th of July banner I showed you this summer. It's just the right touch to make our home feel more warm for the Thanksgiving season. And those pine cones? They are from a recent adventure to the mountains. The pumpkin is my leftover decorated pumpkin from Halloween. I simply stuck white thumbtacks to make a monogram pumpkin. So easy.
I hope you are enjoying the Thanksgiving season! And don't forget to share your photos of you Cherishing the Day! Tag @sofestiveblog with #sfcherishtheday to win a holiday package!