Thanksgiving Decorations and Party Ideas

When guests are invited to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner at your house, you may want to create festive and beautiful Thanksgiving decorations to transform your home into a wonderful autumn landscape.

Thanksgiving dinner is usually set around a formal dinner setting but if you are having a lot of guests and don’t have enough seating, you can set up a buffet table. Start off by using natural items you would find in the fall months. Go outside and collect changing leaves, pinecones, twigs with berries still attached and any other element from nature that you might think you can use in your decorations.

Press the leaves in books ahead of time so they have time to dry out before Thanksgiving Day. Create a thrilling cornucopia by spray painting all of the vegetables the same color; burgundy, silver, or gold. Your cornucopia can be used as your table’s centerpiece or for a decoration on another flat surface.

Use your leftover Halloween pumpkins in your Thanksgiving decorations. Bring a Thanksgiving scene to life on the front of your pumpkin by using paint with stamps or stencils. Cut a hole out of the top of the pumpkin and use it as a vase to hold gold or orange mums or carnations or daisies.

Instead of using pieces of paper for place cards, create variety by using mini pumpkins or gourds. Write the names of your dinner guests on the mini pumpkins or gourds to mark each table setting. Create an interesting and beautiful autumn garland by using autumn leaves, small pinecones, nuts and berries.

Drape the garland around the room for a festive Thanksgiving atmosphere. Plan a few fun games and activities if you are going to have kids at your dinner. Surf the internet for ideas. Make sure to use plenty of Thanksgiving Day colors throughout your entire home. Oranges, gold, browns and burgundies are the perfect Thanksgiving Day pallet.

Decorating a Home or Office With Landscape Art Prints

Decorating with a beautiful, natural landscapes can help create a relaxing atmosphere in your home or office. Choosing the landscape artwork for the room you are decorating allows you to express your own personal style. You can choose from among many different artists, artistic styles, colors and frames to create unlimited options.

Interests

The first thing you will want to consider is coordinating the colors of the framed picture with the other furniture and accent pieces already in place. Next, think about your interests and choose an artwork based on your hobbies or other things that you like. For example, identify your favorite season or color. You many also want to consider your dream vacation, whether it’s a tropical beach paradise, a majestic mountain getaway or a cottage with rolling hills and trees as the scenery. By choosing a landscape art print you love, you can create a sanctuary where you will love to spend your time.

Seasonal Art Prints

Enjoy your favorite season all year with home decor items. Spring art prints complement rooms decorated in pastel colors. Choose a summer-themed print if you want to decorate with bold, warm colors. Orange, red and yellow hues will coordinate well with fall landscape decor. The beautiful cool colors of winter from a framed piece of art can put the finishing touch on your winter wonderland.

Scenery

If you want to be whisked away to your favorite vacation destination, choose a landscape artwork that can help your imagination can run wild. Travel to Tahiti with Paul Gauguin’s art prints or discover the beautiful scenery of the Western United States with Albert Bierstadt art. Kick back and enjoy the tropical beach scenery, beautiful views of Italy or lush forests from Diane Romanello’s paintings. If the hustle and bustle of the big city is more your style, Henri Silberman’s black and white photography is perfect for a room with modern decor.

Artistic Style

One final consideration is your artistic style preference. If you appreciate photography, artists such as Ansel Adams and Jeff Maihara, should be considered. Impressionist landscape art prints from Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Claude Monet are beautiful and will add a touch of elegance to your interior. Other artists to check out when decorating with landscape art prints include: Steve Thoms, Camille Pissarro, Winslow Homer and Katsushika Hokusai.

Selecting the right landscape artwork can be an exciting adventure as you explore all the different sceneries from around the globe.

Design Your Landscaping With Christmas Decorating in Mind

Every landscaping project has different considerations according to the needs and wants of the owner. Decorating for Christmas and other holidays is a big deal to a lot of folks and so planning electrical access specifically for it into their landscaping can prove to be a convenience when it comes time to decorate for the holidays.

When talking about landscaping for Christmas, most folks will be considering the role of certain plants in the Winter garden. Evergreens like Holly of course are a common symbol of Christmas and keep their color all year. They’re also a common plant for making wreaths. Many other plants that produce red berries, again like the Holly, also can create a Christmas atmosphere throughout the Winter landscape.

While certain types of plants are necessary for design structure and Winter interest in landscaping, this article doesn’t focus on the actual landscaping structure itself. What this article addresses first is the folks that go all out to decorate their yard and home for the holidays. For them, a special consideration in their landscaping plans is for decorating, decorations, lights, and preparing the landscape to use them in an efficient way. What this basically means is to create and provide electrical access throughout the entire landscape.

Some of the Christmas decorations and lighting displays of today are quite elaborate and require a lot of electricity to run them. From simple single displays to incredible computerized syncronized orchestrations that incorporate the entire yard and home. The outlets and circuits required to run these displays may exceed the outlets and power that most homes have available. And most landscaping plans never consider and supply electricity and outlets where they’re needed most for such activities. In the yard itself.

Aside from Christmas and other holiday decorations, having electrical outlets throughout your property is often convenient for a lot of other purposes. And while we most generally plan for low voltage electrical lighting throughout the landscape, very few of our clients ever consider the need for house current in the yard until we mention it as an option in their design.

So once decided as a consideration for your landscaping plan, electrical outlets, lines, and anything house current has to be installed by professionals. There’s is no room for error with electricity. It’s a good idea for the entire network to have its own panel box and circuit breakers. That way, it’s generally assured there is plenty of power for the yard decor network. And if there are problems with the system, it can be shut down independently without affecting the power to the entire home.

A final consideration for placing electrical outlets and other utilities throughout your yard is the visibility factor. Few things look worse in a well groomed yard. If flower and planting beds are in the landscaping plan, electrical outlets can easily be hidden among shrubs, groundcovers, and other plants in the bed areas. Another option, in or outside of the flower beds, is specially designed weatherproof outlets that fit close to the ground. They can be used when needed and are otherwise unaffected by sprinkler systems, mowing, and weather.

Again, every landscaping project is different with different considerations according to the owner. Decorating ideas for Christmas and other holidays is a big deal to a lot of folks, planning it into their landscaping can prove to be a convenient time saving addition when it comes to time to decorate for the holidays.