Switch things up this holiday season with these Farmhouse Thanksgiving Ideas. It’s a unique twist on the traditional setup of the season and instead offers a neutral, rustic tone while highlighting the best parts of the harvest season.
Farmhouse Thanksgiving Ideas
Layered Front Porch Rugs
Greet your guest’s farmhouse style from the moment they step onto your front porch. Easily accomplish a rustic look by layering a buffalo check carpet beneath a coir mat. The go-to colors are typically black and white with a splash of brown from the mat. Bonus points if the mat has a catchy greeting.
Lanterns and Candles
Once you’ve gotten your layered front porch rugs, add a few lanterns and candles. The lanterns can be basket style, antique, or a combination of the two. As for the candles, go with a bright to off-white color. These can be placed on a wooden table or on a huge planter surrounded by pumpkins, gourds, and greenery.
Farmhouse Front Door Wreath
Wreaths made of twigs, greenery, and small berries add the perfect farmhouse touch to your front door and ultimately brings your entire front porch together in farmhouse style. Go completely eclectic and gather sticks from your backyard and assemble them together bouquet style. Tie them together with jute rope and add a few sprigs of greenery for a quick and inexpensive farmhouse-style wreath.
Wooden Planter Centerpiece
Grab a wooden box of any size (maybe not too big if you’re using this as a table centerpiece) and fill it with pinecones, pumpkins, berries, and greenery. This wooden planter will offer a splash of color while staying true to the rustic touch of the farmhouse theme.
One of the most unique ways to have a farmhouse Thanksgiving is to incorporate recipe art. Take your favorite Thanksgiving dish recipe and turn it into framed art. Depending on how much space you have to work with, you can print it as an 8×10 or blow it up to double or triple its size. Choose a rustic-like font and black ink on white paper. Put it in a black frame and hang it on the wall or place it on a table.
If you’re looking to fill an empty and awkward space, try placing a few baskets of different sizes in it. You don’t even need to put anything in the baskets unless you want to. Brown woven baskets can be a decor all on its own and definitely says all things farmhouse.
Wooden frames can be assembled in a collage-like manner and hung on the wall. Choose wooden frames of different sizes (at least 3), leave two of them completely blank and open, and in the small one, put a botanical image printed on white paper.
Part of the farmhouse theme includes fruits and vegetables. These natural and bountiful elements can instantly spruce up any table. Mix and match produce of the season with a flower like hydrangeas, placing them in a tiered tray or white glass water pitcher. Place the tiered trays in the center as the focal point and place smaller things on each side.
Rustic Personalized Table Decor
Give your table and guests a personal touch with personalized table decor. For each guest, print their name on cardstock paper and place it in mini wooden frames in front of each plate. Provide napkins rolled in twine and embellished with a small sprig of greenery. Use buffalo check place mats as an added farmhouse touch.
Apple Orchard Inspiration
With it being Thanksgiving, chances are you may have an apple dish or two on the table. Meet that with an apple orchard decoration inspiration by filling a vase with real maple leaves (still on the stick) placed in a clear vase filled with water. If you can get them green, even better! Then, place several batches of red apples in black (or white) bowls on both sides of the maple leaf-filled vase.
These are just a few ways to have a farmhouse Thanksgiving in your home. Most of these ideas can be accomplished by using things you already have on hand or with things you can pick up from a local thrift store. What theme are you planning on doing for your Thanksgiving? Let me know in the comments below!