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Thanksgiving Table Décor Ideas

We are back again with some Thanksgiving Table Décor Ideas & Inspiration! Sitting around a table full of yummy, comforting food is a great way to spend Family time. So why not take it up a notch, and decorate your table with beautiful Autumn colors and textures. 

Chelsi, our Visual Merchandiser and Interior Designer, shows you how to can get a designer curated look using only items found at HomeSense! Missed last week’s blog? Click here to find out how to switch up your décor for the season with any budget!

Step 1: Start with a Centerpiece

When planning out any space, it’s always best to start with a centerpiece, or main “feature” of the room. When looking for inspiration for this Fall themed tablescape, Chelsi came across this charming floral arrangement. With the natural tones and elements of Fall, it inspired the rest of the set up. 

TIP: This centerpiece is actually meant to hang on a door or wall! By laying it down on a table instead (or fireplace mantle!) you have a beautiful focal piece. 

Step 2: Pick your Place Settings

Using the centerpiece as inspiration for the rest of the décor, Chelsi set out to look for natural materials & Autumn harvest colors to pull the whole look together. 

Starting with the placements, she wanted something with a natural texture, like a jute or burlap, to tie in with the burlap ribbon on the centerpiece. These placements were the perfect choice to bring in the harvest colors. 

Next, you want to keep the plates more on the muted side. Chelsi found these great plates with a slight speckle to them on a creamy white background. 

Lastly, to add some color the rustic orange napkins really pulled the whole look together. 

Step 3: Add in Décor Items

The last step to decorating your table for Thanksgiving Dinner is to add in some cute décor items. 

On the table itself there are 2 ways you can finish off the centerpiece. Either by adding height, with some tall candles or similar to the middle, or as shown, Chelsi found these cute little pumpkin lights that add an extra bit of ambiance (and are child friendly!) She also found little pinecones to add an extra element to the place settings themselves. 

If you have a sideboard or buffet in the room, you can add in decor pieces here as well, or even Fall colored serving ware to hold pre dinner snacks and treats. Add in some Autumn florals and Fall smelling candles, and your designer curated Fall tablescape is ready to go. 

Showhome: Sterling Homes Thomas showhome in Kinglet Gardens. 

To view all the furniture available for sale in this showhome, head to the ‘Shop the Showhome‘ page for this home. 

The décor products used in this post were all purchased from HomeSense in Edmonton, Alberta.

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Fall Décor Ideas for Any Budget

Fall is here, and we absolutely LOVE this season at designQ. The colors, the fabrics, the smells – everything about it speaks to us. Our Visual Merchandiser & Interior Designer, Chelsi, is probably the biggest Fall lover of us all. So we drafted her to give us some Fall décor ideas that anyone could achieve in their own home. 

Chelsi hit up the local HomeSense and purchased a a few Fall inspired décor items to show you how easy and affordable it can be to get your home ready for the season. 

Keep Some of Your Existing Décor Pieces

Switching up your décor for the seasons doesn’t have to be expensive! Chelsi recommends to keep some of your existing décor pieces, such as large mirrors, vases, even neutral colored blankets or pillows.

You can easily incorporate them with smaller seasonal pieces, especially if they are neutral colors. If you do have a large art piece that is very “seasonal focused” in the same area you are decorating, then you may want to switch that out too. 

Add in Seasonal Flowers

Greenery is always in style, no matter the season. For Fall, you really want to bring in harvest inspired plants & flowers such as sunflowers, wheat, mums or fountain grass. Adding in texture with twigs or branches adds to the outdoor essence. And of course using leaves in the shades of orange, red and yellow will really help tie it all together. 

And speaking of “tying it all together”, if you are creating your own floral arrangement think about using natural materials such as burlap to finish it off. 

TIP: The flower arrangement Chelsi used for the fireplace mantle is actually meant to hang on the wall! So don’t limit yourself to only using items meant for specific purposes – get creative with your décor! 

Heat Things Up with Fall Scented Candles

The Autumn season is all about being cozy and warm. Think chunky knits, fuzzy blankets, hot coffee. To create that warm, cozy ambiance indoors try adding in some candles. They don’t have to be scented either, although being surrounded by the smell of apple cinnamon pie all day does sound nice! 

Chelsi suggests looking for candles that not only smell like Fall, but have the colors of Fall as well. Most of the time candles come in a container of some sort, so you can use that to bring in extra colors to your décor. Go for greens, oranges, yellows or even browns to really capture the feel of a forest walk during a crisp Fall day. 

Don’t Overwhelm with Themed Décor 

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When decorating for any season, you want to try to ease back a bit on really themed décor (except for maybe at Christmas.. snowmen & reindeers might be the exception!). What we mean by this is don’t go crazy with the pumpkins and turkeys. You don’t want to overwhelm the space with the season, you just want to lightly sprinkle Autumn into your home using Fall colors, smells and florals. 

But that doesn’t mean you can’t have any pumpkins! Grab a few that really speak to you, but then stop there, and let the rest of the décor items do the talking.

Snug as a Bug in a Rug (or a Blanket)

And lastly don’t forget about the blankets! It’s time to swap out the lighter fabric materials & colors, and bring in the rusts, greens, oranges and golds. And they must be fuzzy, cozy and comfy! 

You can bring in those same colors with accent pillows as well. If you have a neutral colored couch or pillows already, it would be easy to grab just a few fall colored pillows or blankets to keep the costs down. 

Adding in natural looking baskets to hold your blankets and extra pillows is a great addition too. The natural look and texture of the baskets will help to bring in the season too! 

Showhome: Pacesetter Homes Ellerston showhome in Jensen Lakes

To view all the furniture available for sale in this showhome, head to the ‘Shop the Showhome‘ page for this home. 

The décor products used in this post were all purchased from HomeSense. 

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Fall Fabric Guide: Coziest Colors, Materials & Uses For the Cooler Seasons

We are back with our 2nd addition to our Fall Décor series to talk about Fall Fabrics! If you missed our other Fall blogs, check out Fall décor ideas for your home, and how to set your table for Thanksgiving.

Chelsi, our Visual Merchandiser and Interior Designer, breaks down everything you need to know about picking Fall fabric for the cooler seasons. There are really 3 main things to look for when making your selection – Color, Material & Use. This information can be used across all upholstery items in your home from sofa’s & sectionals to smaller accent chairs, throw pillows and even drapery! 

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Fall Fabric Guide: Colors

When selecting your fabric colors it’s important to take in to account the overall color pallet of your home. Do you have warmer tones, or cooler tones? 

Warmer tones are typically described as browns, beiges, lighter off-whites and more neutral coloring. If your main flooring surface has a brown tone to it, then you probably are on the warmer side. 

Cooler tones are, well the opposite. You probably tend to have more greys and stark whites. You main flooring will tend to be more on the gray side, with a grey carpet and white walls. 

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Warmer Color Pallet

For a warm color pallet, you should try to bring in more neutral, lighter colors. Think light beige, off whites, more creamy soft colors. 

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Cooler Color Pallet

For a cooler color pallet, you will want to bring in deeper, richer colors such as greens and greys.

A nice brown leather works beautifully with either a warm or cool color pallet, as does bright pops of color such as oranges or yellows. 

Fall Fabric Guide: Materials

When it comes to picking the coziest fabric to snuggle into on a cool Fall day, there are a few options Chelsi recommends.

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Chelsi’s 1st Pick:

The first fabric that comes to mind is a very soft velvet plushy material like the Orca Series by Stylus. These fabrics are very warm, and almost feel like a fleece type material but not as thick, and they are available in a few different colors. 

This type of fabric goes great on any large piece of furniture like a sofa or sectional, but also works great on a smaller accent chair too. 

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Chelsi’s 2nd Pick:

A really popular fabric right now is a Boucle fabric. It’s a looped yarn type material, and as Chelsi says “it just looks like the comfiest thing you would ever want to sit on”. 

This fabric is seen on a lot of sofas, chairs & sectionals in many popular retailers right now, and designQ Shop also has a few selections too like the Everly C Sectional as shown in the Cypress Showhome in Griesbach. 

Chelsi’s 3rd Pick:

The last product that Chelsi loves for a beautiful natural look is a leather type material. This material wears so nicely, and will give you a beautiful patina over time. It is also very durable, easy to clean and maintain. 

You can switch things up a bit here and add this leather type material to a headboard to really give your bedroom a cozy, chalet type feel as seen in the Allure showhome in Uplands. Or if you really want to be bold, try adding leather fabric to a window valance.

Fall Fabric Guide: Usage

Now that you have the fabric color and material picked, what would be the best use for them? Where will these pieces go, how much wear will they see and how will they fair over time. 

As mentioned above, the leather type fabric is great for headboards, seating and even pillows. It wears really well, and is very durable and easy to clean. So it really will work on almost any application. 

The softer plush fabrics and the boucle fabrics are a great choice for seating such as sofas & accent chairs, but keep in mind that pet hair will stick to them quite easily although it is easy to vacuum off. 

The linen textured fabrics are perfect for high traffic areas. They work great for seating, ottomans & pillows as they are very durable and easy to clean.

When you are trying to transition your home from the warm Summer season to the cooler Fall and Winter season, don’t forget about window coverings. Drapery panels can actually help keep the warmth inside of your home during Winter, and the cold out. 

By adding in a thick velvety drapery fabric, it will look and feel warmer and hang really nicely. There are numerous colors to choose from as well, so matching the fabric color to your homes color pallet won’t be an issue. 

You can also add in leather drapery to a valance or even panels to give a really natural, woodsy look. 

But Chelsi’s favorite Fall inspired drapery fabric has to be the wool drapery fabrics in the Sherlock collection. It’s like wrapping your home in a cozy sweater. 

All fabric colors and materials used in this post are available through designQ Shop. We are able to customize almost any piece of furniture to have the fabric color and material you like! Click here to learn how you can customize a sofa or sectional, or here for custom beds & headboards!

Interested in updating your window drapery? Click here to learn more about our custom upholstery & drapery programs!