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Helpful Tips That Will Make Your Thanksgiving A Success

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The holiday season is upon us and it’s the time of the year we share and give thanks to our friends and family. It can also be the most hectic time of the year, especially if you’re hosting a Thanksgiving dinner. We’ve put together valuable tips that will keep your guests feeling welcome, comfortable, and most importantly, out of the kitchen.

A dining table filled with delicious meals is a Thanksgiving tradition. Choose a long, wooden dining table that will accommodate all of your dishes. Now give the table a dash of color by adding a rustic plaid table top cover. Make your table memorable by placing matching floral napkins below your tableware.
 
Having proper lighting lamp for your Thanksgiving party is crucial. Too much light can have your guests feeling overwhelmed. Typically, soft and dim lighting is ideal. You can also add creative lighting options like tea lights, candles, and string lights.

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A few weeks before your Thanksgiving dinner, be sure to have an estimate on the number of guests attending. It’s important to keep in mind any unexpected friends or family members that could stop by. Be sure to arrange your living room with comfortable seating that includes armrests and place them close to each other to allow conversation. You can find a vast selection of high-quality arm chairs at well-established furniture liquidators for a fraction of retail.

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to be around those that you love. While it’s key to have a perfectly cooked turkey, so is sharing and creating memorable experiences. Make the most out of your Thanksgiving this year by enjoying great food with great company!

Don’t Oversaturate Your Interior Spaces

When thinking about interior design saturation, the first thing you need to do is stand back. By that, we mean you need a point of reference, somewhere you can go in your interior to centralize your perspective, provide an objective framing point to assess the room.

Think of these as places where you generally access a room: a doorway or a hallway, or maybe a central point of furniture. From there, consider the way the color is laid out: where is the accent, where are the neutrals, and how much of each is there?

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But don’t stop at the walls – look to the décor for places where the color saturation plays out throughout the entire space, and consider where and how it’s distributed.

From there, it’s a good idea to get some perspective. Separate yourself and look at the space from a distance to see where color is popping out as either too heavy or too absent. Maybe certain textures start to pop out as you see the space in its entirety rather than in small parts, which can give you some ideas about ways to rearrange furniture or places to add some pops of color.

But don’t stop there – that’s only one room. Keep in mind that each space in your home communicates with each other, and that all the interior design elements interplay as you shift them.

You can be one-dimensional and do it one way throughout, but keep in mind that mixing things up could provide a unique flow for your home.

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Writing Credits: Juan Martinez (Interior Designer) and Bryce Emley
Photo Credits (From Top): Charlotte Holmes, Jurgan Leckle, Jurgan Leckle