When the weather gets cooler and the days get shorter, we all tend to spend more time inside. If you’re planning to have the annual Thanksgiving celebration at your home, this is a great time to freshen up your home décor to make it more inviting. So, before the family arrives this November, get your home ready for Thanksgiving with these tips!
Liven up an entryway, freshen up a guest room or make your family room cozier, just in time for Thanksgiving…all with a fresh coat of paint! If you’re feeling daring, the latest trends use deep, bold, jewel tone colors, often tone on tone, on all the surfaces in the room. The photo inset shows a deep purple by Benjamin Moore called Passion Plum from New York designer Steven Gambrel as featured in the Wall Street Journal.
If those colors are too bold for you, Diamond Vogel Paint suggests that paint trends for 2017 will include colors like reds and grays, utilization of opposite tones and even vibrant colors such as orange. For the more subdued, you’ll be happy to know that soft blues, greens and yellows will continue to play a role in home design, without being too trendy.
Dust & Polish
Thanksgiving is one of the few times we get out the good stuff! So, make sure your silverware is clean and shiny before the big family feast. Dust off those old heirlooms, knick-knacks, blinds and ceiling fans! Nothing says dirt like dust! Use a vacuum or microfiber cloth to capture the dust, not just disturb it. Change the filter on your furnace which can help trap dust and reduce allergens.
Clean Your Oven & Refrigerator
When you or your guests open your oven or refrigerator, let it shout out, “I’m clean!” There are a variety of natural, non-toxic methods you can use to get your oven sparkly! Discard all old food from the fridge, and clean all surfaces. You’re going to need plenty of space in the fridge for all those delicious leftovers!
Decorate But Don’t Over-Do
A beautifully decorated fall theme will help your home feel cozy and comfortable. When you tastefully incorporate each space of your main living area, your guests will feel the warmth! Hang a fall wreath on your entry door to welcome guests. Light a pumpkin scented candle in your powder room. Display a beautiful centerpiece on your dining room table. Add a few other small decorative items to help create a festive atmosphere without overwhelming guests.
If you’d like to get your home ready for Thanksgiving with a small or large remodeling project, contact the folks at Parker Design Build Remodel for a free project consultation.