How to Create a Festive Kitchen with Decorative Kitchen Islands and Themed Table Linens
On Thanksgiving Day, the kitchen is a natural hub of activity with all the cooking for the scrumptious feast. Friends and family gather over tasty meals in the kitchen so decorate the kitchen islands and cabinets for the harvest fest. Dress the tables with festive Thanksgiving table linens. Here are some ideas to spruce up the for Thanksgiving.
If you have pot racks hanging over the islands, decorate them with autumnal garlands and wreaths. These racks are the perfect spot for garlands as you can easily suspend them from the hooks. Choose garlands with faux leaves as these will last through the entire season. Enhance the fall decorations with a wreath made with seed pods, stalks of wheat and other natural elements.
If you have pendant lights or other light fixtures over the islands, add string lights as trimmings. Choose lights with a festive flair such as string lights with orange or yellow bulbs to signify fall colors. String lights shaped like pumpkins or fall leaves add a playful touch to the kitchen decor. Complement the string lights with grouped votives on the island.
Above the Cabinets
The spaces between the top of your cabinets and ceiling present an excellent spot for Thanksgiving decorating. Display decorative objects and Thanksgiving-themed dinnerware on the tops of the cabinets. Charming decorative accessories such as ceramic turkeys and pumpkins are perfect for creative themed displays above the cabinets. Decorative serving pieces like soup tureens shaped like pumpkins can be placed on the cabinets before including them on the Thanksgiving table.
Create a festive vignette for Thanksgiving above the cabinets with wooden letters. Arrange decorative wooden letters and signs to spell “Give Thanks” or “Happy Thanksgiving.” You can find these letters at arts and crafts stores. Add two to three wicker baskets filled with pumpkins besides the letter sign to create a rustic and charming display.
The Kitchen Table
Continue the fall decorating theme with colorful Thanksgiving table linens. Choose table linens embellished with botanical patterns to give an autumnal touch to the harvest celebrations. Make your own Thanksgiving table linens by embellishing runners and placemats with prints of fall leaves painted with fabric paint.
Infuse the festive cheer with these creative Thanksgiving decorating tips.