Thanksgiving may be all about food, friends and family but it can also be about decor.

For many, this year’s celebrations will mark the return of Thanksgiving dinners of old, with many families reuniting around the table. From warm fall colors to foliage and pumpkins, the season offers many ways to embrace its natural aesthetics.

Good Housekeeping has a list of ways you can invite the spirit of the holiday and the season into your home. Here are a couple of decorating tips.

A fall-themed wreath

Wreaths are not just for Christmas. You can use a fall-themed door ornament to welcome guests into your home. Country Living suggests a DIY pinecone version. You can make it by wrapping a 16-inch wreath form with burlap and ribbon and looping a piece around it for hanging. Use the pine cones as-is for a rustic look or paint them in fall colors using acrylic paint. Brush the tips in matte Mod Podge and sprinkle with gold and copper glitter for fall flair. Let it dry and wrap a 10-inch floral wire around the base of each pine cone. Then, twist tie around the wreath to secure it while layering and overlapping the pine cones.

Seasonal flair at the table

Take your dinner table up a notch by placing a festive runner on it. Don’t be afraid to embrace the farmhouse feel, either.

“Instead of using a traditional table runner, why not use something that is a bit more out of the box,” Leah Ashley of Living with Leah told SF Gate. She noted using burlap is more affordable than buying one from the store. Pair it with blues and greens for a complementary look.

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A fall-themed door ornament can welcome guests. Reann Huber/FOR THE AJC

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A fall-themed door ornament can welcome guests. Reann Huber/FOR THE AJC
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A fall-themed door ornament can welcome guests. Reann Huber/FOR THE AJC

Credit: Text by Lori Johnston /Photos by Reann Huber

Credit: Text by Lori Johnston /Photos by Reann Huber

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Wreaths are not just for Christmas. Adding pine cones to a wreath can give it a rustic look. Reynolds Rogers/FOR THE AJC

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Wreaths are not just for Christmas. Adding pine cones to a wreath can give it a rustic look. Reynolds Rogers/FOR THE AJC
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Wreaths are not just for Christmas. Adding pine cones to a wreath can give it a rustic look. Reynolds Rogers/FOR THE AJC

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Credit: Reynolds Rogers

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Red and orange leaves in a vase on the table can add a splash of fall color to the room. Christopher Oquendo/AJC FILE

Red and orange leaves in a vase on the table can add a splash of fall color to the room. Christopher Oquendo/AJC FILE
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Red and orange leaves in a vase on the table can add a splash of fall color to the room. Christopher Oquendo/AJC FILE

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Paint hues can also symbolize the seasons, like in this dining room. Christopher Oquendo/AJC FILE

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Paint hues can also symbolize the seasons, like in this dining room. Christopher Oquendo/AJC FILE
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Paint hues can also symbolize the seasons, like in this dining room. Christopher Oquendo/AJC FILE

Credit: Christopher Oquendo Photography

Credit: Christopher Oquendo Photography

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Fall trinkets like pumpkins and pinecones evoke fall. Christopher Oquendo/AJC FILE

Fall trinkets like pumpkins and pinecones evoke fall. Christopher Oquendo/AJC FILE
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Fall trinkets like pumpkins and pinecones evoke fall. Christopher Oquendo/AJC FILE

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