5 ways to welcome your guests at the front door this Thanksgiving


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5 ways to welcome your guests at the front door this Thanksgiving

By emily.bailey

Thursday, November 19, 2015

5 ways to welcome your guests at the front door this Thanksgiving

Here are five ways you should consider decorating your front door and porch this Thanksgiving.



With Thanksgiving Day less than a week away, you may be in the midst of creating your to-do list to prepare for the arrival of your closest family and friends. While the table setting and menu are the heart of your Thanksgiving gathering, don't miss an opportunity to make an impression before your guests step through the door. Here are a few of our favorite ways to create a front porch look that will welcome your guests in style.

1. Go completely festive

You may already have your front porch decked out for fall but Thanksgiving provides a good excuse to switch things up a bit. If time is not an issue for you, try creating a perfectly styled fall scene like the front porches below.

2. Choose decor that's easy to transition into winter

You may be thinking it's not worth the work to decorate your front porch for Thanksgiving when winter and the next wave of holidays are lurking right around the corner. Make the transition from fall to winter easier by trying out one of these decor ideas. Simply add in twinkle lights or replace pumpkins with festive ornaments to take a classic look from season to season.

3. Keep it simple with a few lanterns or seasonal wreath

Even the smallest of touches can go a long way in making your guests feel warm and welcome. The perfect fall wreath or a candlelit lantern are all you need to create a cozy atmosphere.

4. Create a cozy gathering space

After filling up on a delicious meal, give your guests a little change of scenery by creating a welcoming front porch space. There are few things more relaxing than cozying up outdoors with a hot cup of coffee and good conversation. Simply provide a few pillows and blankets and you'll have a whole new space to entertain.

5. Place a thankful reminder

Finally, don't forget the reason for this holiday. Place a reminder to be thankful from the start and enjoy this special time with your closest family and friends.

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