13 Thanksgiving Decor Items to Ready Your House for the Holidays

Warm Autumnal Tones, Tasteful Turkeys and More

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 The Spruce / Margot Cavin

One of our favorite things about the holidays—aside from gathering together with friends and family, eating a ton of delicious food and getting time off from work—is decorating our home to reflect the spirit of the season. From wreathes for your door to autumnal throw pillows and blankets, we found 13 Thanksgiving decor items that will help set the mood and make all your guests comfortable when you gather to celebrate all you're grateful for this year.

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    Metallic Faux Pumpkins

    Courtesy of Target

    We love the way warm metallics like rose gold, bronze and gold go with autumnal hues like yellow, orange and red. When it comes to decorating for Thanksgiving, try interspersing these sweet decorative gold faux pumpkins with candles, berries and more holiday-themed pieces for a modern and playful mix.

    Threshold tabletop pumpkin, $13, Target

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    Faux Berry Candle Rings

    Courtesy of World Market

    There's something so quintessentially "holiday" about berries, even if their faux. So when decorating with real cranberries isn't an option, look for small, affordable faux options like this candle ring. 

    Metallic berry candle ring, $7, World Market

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    Festive Party Poppers

    Courtesy of World Market

    Big family gatherings can be stressful, let's be honest. Once you gather the generations around the table, release a little tension and start dinner with a "bang" with these crackers. Each one contains a paper crown (to wear during dinner and perfect for fun Instagrams!) and a small toy.

    Windup Turkey crackers (8 count), $20, World Market

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    A Seasonal Wreath

    Courtesy of West Elm

    Welcome Thanksgiving guests to your home with a festive wreath. We love that this Magnolia wreath from West Elm because it's seasonal and festive but not outwardly thematic. The pinecones and gentle fall colors are perfect for Thanksgiving but will last throughout the winter.

    Magnolia wheat wreath, $75, West Elm

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    Seasonally Hued Throw Pillows

    Courtesy of Target

    Perhaps out-and-out holiday decorations aren't really your thing—and that's okay. Bring in the warmth and color of the season with a few tasteful throw pillows. We love the affordable price and rich tones of this velvet cushion from Threshold. Mix them in with your usual decor for a nod to Thanksgiving colors without a decorative turkey in sight.

    Threshold quilted velvet lumbar pillow, $25, Target

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    A Holiday Doormat

    Courtesy of Crate & Barrel

    Go all-in on your Thanksgiving decor... From the outside. Set your holidays off on the right foot (sorry, we couldn't help it!) with this tasteful doormat from Crate & Barrel.

    Thankful coir doormat, $29, Crate & Barrel

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    A Garland for the Hearth or Table

    Courtesy of Crate & Barrel

    While perhaps more traditionally associated with Christmas, there are a lot of autumnal and Thanksgiving-appropriate garlands you can incorporate into your tablescape or hearth decor. Crate & Barrel has one of our favorites—oak leaves in muted shades of golden yellow and orange—that will go perfectly with metallic and glass elements.

    Oak leaf garland, $49, Crate & Barrel

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    Poufs For Extra Seating

    Courtesy of Lulu and Georgia

    ​Hosting your extended family (or friends) can put a strain on your usual seating arrangements. For a temporary fix that will look stylish (and store easily when you're not using them) try a few Moroccan poufs. 

    Kenza Moroccan pouf, $205, Lulu & Georgia

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    Cozy Throws

    Courtesy of Anthropologie

    Perhaps you already have a throw blanket or two—we get that. But picture the post-pie food coma you'll be facing on Thanksgiving. Gathering in the living room and snuggling up with a glass of red wine under a cozy faux fur will be just what you need to put the cherry on top of a delicious holiday. 

    Fireside faux fur throw blanket, $98, Anthropologie

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    Autumnal Scented Candles

    Courtesy of Anthropologie

    It's no secret that Anthropologie is one of the best resources for tasteful scented candles without blatant branding or labels. These Mercury Moonglow candles come in a variety of sizes and prices, and with elements of cedar, make for a perfect Thanksgiving mood-setting scent before the kitchen takes over.

    Mercury moonglow candle, $16 - $68, Anthropologie

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    Traditional Table Linens

    Courtesy of Wayfair

    Setting your Thanksgiving table with a traditional table cloth might sound a little stuffy, but hear us out. A rich cranberry color is both on-theme for the holiday and on-trend right now. The subtle leaf embroidery is evocative of the time of year and of course, the holidays, but it will have a modern feel when you top it with beautiful glassware, tea lights and simple dishes.

    Heritage Lace leaf round table topper, $22, Wayfair

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    Festive Place card Holders

    Courtesy of One Kings Lane

    There's something so elegant and formal about place card holders—even ones that are shaped like fancy turkeys. We found this fun and funky duo from One Kings Lane, but there are tons of playful and elegant options around the internet. Giving each guest at your table a specific seat will eliminate some of your planning anxiety and make everyone feel just a little bit special.

    Set of two turkey place card holders, $56, One Kings Lane

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    Glowing Pumpkin String Lights

    Courtesy of Pier 1

    Whether you string them around the entryway or up your banister, these playful pumpkin lights will add a whimsical touch to your Thanksgiving decor. At just $21, you can get a couple of strings and give any room a warm and inviting (and twinkle-y!) glow.

    Mercury glass pumpkin LED lights, $21, Pier 1 Imports