Vintage Inspired Thanksgiving Decoration Ideas

Thanksgiving is only a few days away, have you started planning? Are you going to be hosting at your home? This year we’re going to my in-laws for the Thanksgiving feast, but I will be setting the table. I love the fall season and each year I look forward to celebrating Thanksgiving around the table with my family. This year’s decorations will be eclectic and whimsical using my vintage collection of tableware. During the past week I’ve been researching and found some vintage inspired Thanksgiving decoration ideas.

Remember, when assembling anything that’s vintage inspired, don’t be fussy or a perfectionist. In order to pull a tablescape or vintage room together you need to allow your personality and charm to come through. Pick your favorite color, pattern, and get creative.

Here are some ideas, look through your home and find objects that can be recycled and re-purposed. Remember the turkey dishes you picked up at the flea market in July? It’s time to take them out. Find coordinating glasses, stemware, tablecloth, and arrange a unique eclectic place setting that reflects your style and shows off your collections. Remember Vintage inspired Thanksgiving decoration means nothing has to match.

Don’t forget to bring the bounty of fall indoor, seasonal flowers, branches with fall colors, all can be arranged to help celebrate the season. Candles are always necessary and cast a beautiful light, select candle sticks that are all the same color like silver or crystal, or maybe even colored glass.

Try to assemble all the decorative elements in groups of three or odd numbers. Gold chargers, beautiful napkins and candles are great ideas for adding sparkle and a festive vibe to the vintage inspired table.

Remember to keep things simple and seasonal, pine cones, and ornaments, make beautiful arrangements.

Twig charger and a collection of mismatched plates are charming and certainly have the vintage idea.

Think out side the box, put away the idea of a traditional table cloth and find new ways to dress the table.

I have a collection of amber glass, the only thing they have in common is the amber color, I think I’ll use them at the desert table.

Make a display of serving pieces. Display items that have one thing in common, like color, style or manufacturer.

However you dress your table on Thanksgiving; we wish you a wonderful holiday season.
And remember to:

You can find a large selection of area rugs, throw pillows, lighting, home accents and wall decor to help you create a beautiful home at Carmel Décor.

Happy decorating,
by Firoozeh Khorrami
Carmel Decor

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How To Use Area Rugs To Define Different Functions In A Multipurpose, Great Room

Today’s modern lifestyle is much more casual and friendly. Families like to all gather in one multipurpose space to spend an evening together and to be able to play games, watch TV, eat, cook, do homework all at the same time. We enjoy hanging out with friends and family while preparing a meal or snacks. This is why today’s contemporary homes with open floor plans are so popular. The ugly utilitarian kitchens of the past have transformed into beautiful, functional rooms. Today’s kitchens are no longer separate rooms they are now part of great rooms. So how can we create a great room that is beautiful and multifunctional, with distinct areas in an open floor plan? How can we create separate rooms without walls? First, we need to create a furniture plan and traffic patterns. However if furniture is placed in a large room with no boundaries it will appear as though it is floating in the space at best and like a warehouse full of furniture at worse. Area rugs are an easy way to anchor and define different areas in a multifunction room. It’s also a way of creating a visual traffic pattern, or highlighting a focal point.

Don’t be overwhelmed by the process of picking multiple rugs for the same space, there are a few easy guides that can help the selection process:
Try using the same rugs; easy breezy, right?

There is a large selection of rugs manufactured today that can be purchased in multiples or different sizes and shapes. So if the living area is a rectangle and the dining table is round, you can purchase the same rug as a rectangle for the living area and let’s say, round for the dining area.
If you love the rug you have and think having two different patterned rugs is too much for your space, try a solid rug in a complimenting color or in a neutral color. Like the picture below

Do you love Oriental or Persian rugs; combine rugs from the same region with similar colors but different patterns. This is an easy way to have an eclectic look that compliments the room’s decor.


The room below is unusual, here is a hide and a patterned rug. The look is very sofisticated and what makes it work is that the two rugs are considered neutral. If you like the style of this room and have never done something like this before you might need to try a few different rugs before it looks “right”.

For a more contemporary style try different solid colored rugs with common colors, like jeweled tones, or colors that are next to each other on the color wheel.

I hope these few ideas will help the selection process, if you have any more tips and tricks please let us know. We love to hear from you.
You can find a large selection of area rugs, throw pillows, lighting, home accents and wall decor to help you create a great room at Carmel Décor.

Happy decorating,
by Firoozeh Khorrami
Carmel Decor

You can find these images plus more on our Pinterest page here.
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