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Decorating Your Bathroom for Thanksgiving

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With fall in full swing, it’s time to start decorating your home for the season if you haven’t already. Bathrooms are an area of the home that some people overlook in regards to decoration. Even if your bathroom is small, you can still incorporate festive decorations into your space. You can add a few simple touches or go for an all-out Thanksgiving theme in your bathroom. Here are our decorating tips to get ready for the season:

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One of the simplest ways to decorate your bathroom for Thanksgiving is seasonal towels and washcloths. You can purchase Thanksgiving-themed bathroom décor almost anywhere. Choose linens decorated with things like turkeys, pilgrims, leaves, and cornucopias. For a more subtle look, simply replace your current towels with new orange, yellow, and red ones to fit the color scheme of fall.

If your bathroom has a window, find new curtains that coordinate with your new towels and linens. This will ensure that your color scheme is cohesive and that everything goes well together.

Candles, Candles, Candles

Another great idea is to place seasonally-scented candles, such as pumpkin or spiced apple, in your bathroom. You can light them every day or just for special occasions or when guests are over. Smells and scents can remind people of holidays past and build a festive ambiance.  To take things a step further, invest in candles that crackle and make bonfire-like noises to give your bathroom a cozy feel.

If you don’t want to invest in candles or are looking for something a little more outside the box, incense is also a great way to give your space a comforting smell. To avoid flames entirely, invest in a seasonal plug-ing. This will provide consistent bursts of scent throughout the day and you won’t have to worry about blowing anything out before you leave.

Soaps and other Scents

Seasonal hand-soaps are another fun way to decorate your bathroom. Try to “shop local” when it comes to this part of decorating. Finding cute boutiques and small vendors near your home will ensure that your soaps are unique and hand-made, giving your bathroom a warm and welcoming feel. Add a decorative soap dish and make this a focal point of fall display for your bathroom.

For an added bonus, find a nice fall themed lotion to put next to your sink as well. This time of the year is the perfect storm for dry skin and cracked hands. Help your guests out with a nice, soothing lotion.

Lighting

The lighting in your bathroom can also be changed for the holiday. You can purchase a seasonal night light for a small touch. For a more bold change, you can swap out the light bulbs in your bathroom to a soft orange. You can also put up string lights around your bathroom mirror. Choose from orange lights or ones that are shaped like pumpkins or turkeys. Another lighting idea is to place lanterns with either real or electric candles in them. Place a string of fall leaves and small pumpkins and gourds around the base to make it more fall appropriate.

Pumpkins and Gourds

One of the absolute easiest ways to decorate any space for the Thanksgiving and fall season is to stack up on pumpkins and gourds. You can choose varying colors, shapes, and sizes and arrange them in a fun fall display. For an extra fun touch, tie orange and gold ribbons around their stems. Pumpkins and gourds are cheap decor and will give your space an authentic feel.

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There are many other simple touches you can add to your bathroom to decorate for Thanksgiving. Swap out any wall hangings you have for wall art featuring fall leaves, turkeys, pumpkins, and other harvest-related items.

If you have enough shelf or counter space, you can choose any of these super simple DIY projects:

  •       Fill a vase or urn with dried or artificial flowers such as sunflowers or mums. You will want to stick with a red, yellow, orange, brown, or deep purple palette. You can include small cornstalks or even cattails to help add dimension to your arrangement.
  •       Fill a glass vase or other type of container with pinecones.
  •       Fill a basket with pumpkins, gourds, and small cornstalks.
  •       Hang a welcome sign on the outside of your bathroom door that has a Thanksgiving theme.
  •       Hang doorknob decorations on the outside or inside of your bathroom door. Some decorations have bells inside them for extra effect.

When it comes to decorating your home for the holidays, don’t forget about your bathroom! All of these ideas are quick and easy but can make your bathroom feel fun, cozy, and welcoming for all of your guests and loved ones. And as always, if you need help or tips with your bathroom accessories or are looking for a whole new remodel, don’t hesitate to contact the experts at Luxury Bath!

Thanksgiving: A Time To Be Thankful

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Thanksgiving: A Time To Be Thankful-shutterstock_227702257-300x200During the holidays we often get caught up in the rush of it all – shopping, cooking, baking – that we forget to take a breather and consider everything we should be thankful for. Around Thanksgiving, nothing is more important than family.

We tend to put the true meaning of Thanksgiving aside until the main event; dinner with all the trimmings. It may be a better practice to consider the many things we are thankful for throughout the holiday season, spending as much quality time with our families as possible. When the hustle and bustle of everyday life kicks in, we rarely have the time to focus on the people that truly make us feel loved and accepted.

Family-time shouldn’t be a forced affair. It should be a regular part of our daily lives. Especially during the holidays, it may be a good idea to involve everyone in the planning stages leading up to the festivities. Spend time in the kitchen together, make the effort to fit in at least one lengthy chat to show you care, make more than one cup of tea at a time. Consider the people you live with on a daily basis and do something for them before doing whatever it is you would usually do for yourself.

Another great way to bond as a family is to consider those who have less to be thankful for. Band together to do something for those who are less fortunate. If volunteering at a soup kitchen on Thanksgiving is not quite your slice of pie, then perhaps consider make some extra food for the traditional feast and donate it to a shelter, orphanage, or home. You would be amazed at how amazing it feels to give back to the community, particularly at a time of the year when so many people are struggling with the heavy burden of loneliness.

Create a positive behavioral pattern that becomes a habit. You will soon find that this is definitely the kind of habit worth having. Thanksgiving can last throughout the year if you take the steps to make it happen.

Being Thankful This Thanksgiving

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The week of Thanksgiving is a time of joy and togetherness. It is about feeling closer to your family and thinking about how much you have to be thankful for. While many know about the premise of the holiday, few truly take the time to take its meaning to mind. Thanksgiving is about being thankful for everything that you have, especially the things that you might sometimes take for granted. Always be thankful for your health, your family, and your quality of life. Whatever you may feel that you are missing, never forget that you still have so many things that the less fortunate do not.

At this coming Thanksgiving, take a moment to say a few words of thanks for those you love. Think about what you are thankful for, and take everything special about your life into consideration. Be thankful for all of the luxuries that you have in your life, and that you have the chance to spend time with the people that you love. Remember that there is always something to love about your life, and it is important to be thankful for all of it, appreciating your opportunities and understanding that they are not as available to others.