The Only 3 Rooms You Need to Decorate for Thanksgiving

The Only 3 Rooms You Need to Decorate for Thanksgiving | GreyDock Blog
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You don't need to go over the top when it comes to Thanksgiving home decor.

We all know how stressful the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving are with all the planning and entertaining that goes on—so much that sometimes your home’s décor takes a backseat to all the hustle and bustle.

Here’s our secret: stick to the basics and you’ll be well on your way to a stress-free holiday.

Think of where your guests will spend the most time: the kitchen, dining room and living room. The entryway is also important especially if you’re expecting a lot of first-time visitors.

Read on to learn how to decorate these spaces and get your home ready for Thanksgiving!


Redecorate your entryway for Thanksgiving to make the space feel warm and inviting for your guests.

Hang a Holiday Banner

We love this simple Give Thanks banner that Erin from Earnest Home Co. made. With easy step by step directions provided, the hardest part of this project is getting all the supplies together.


Your kitchen will be getting a lot of traffic before and after the big meal, so keeping its décor simple will make all the difference.

Menu Board

Use a chalkboard to display your picks for dinner, drinks, or even a simple greeting. Not an artist? Doesn’t matter! It still gives your kitchen a personal touch and make your guests feel at home.


If you have the extra counter space, a cornucopia is a super festive holiday display. After all, Thanksgiving is about celebrating a plentiful harvest. Fill it as such—mini pumpkins, dried maize and pinecones all work.

Dining Room

When it comes to creating your Thanksgiving tablescape this year, decorate it with the same principles of the kitchen: simple yet festive. No need to overwhelm your guests with decorations and food.  

Personalized Place Cards

If you like to keep seating super organized, you might as well do it with style! We love these DIY rosemary wreath place cards.

Burlap Runner

Burlap is a fabric used time and time again in fall décor. Using a long strip as your table runner provides a good foundation for more décor and adds unique texture too.


Decorating your home for Thanksgiving doesn’t have to be difficult. Focus on your entryway, kitchen and dining room table – that’s it! These three areas are the most frequented spots in your home and your guests will appreciate the detail you put into decorating.

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