Most holiday activities take place at the heart of the home. At Boone Homes, we want to make sure your new Richmond home has the holiday refresh that welcome friends and family with open arms. Changing the décor in your home doesn’t have to take a lot of work or money, and adding a few mouth-watering recipes to your dinner menu is sure to keep guests happy!

Fall Decor Bring in Hints of New Color

Popular colors for the Thanksgiving holiday include shades of red, orange and brown. Throw pillows, candlesticks, flowers, table accessories and rugs can all combine to create a neutral or contrasting base that will have your home feeling cozy and welcoming in no time.

Add Natural Elements

Thanksgiving is associated with trees, leaves, mums and sunflowers. Combine natural or woodsy accessories that bring some of the outdoors in. Update your old potpourri with fresh acorns, cinnamon sticks, dried flowers and twigs. Other ideas would be to add dried berries, small pumpkin and gourds, twine and wooden accent pieces.

Implement Warmth and Create Inviting Aromas 

Transitioning to autumn weather through flannels, fireplaces and woolly rugs is the perfect way to add warmth to your new home. Plus, it’s time to put away the summer breeze and ocean spray candles and add in pumpkin and apple spice flavors.

While the traditional turkey, cranberry sauce and stuffing are a given, here are some Thanksgiving-inspired dishes that are sure to spice up your table this holiday season.  

Pigs-in-Pilgrim-Hats

These are not your traditional Pigs-in-a-Blankets. While the hot dogs and crescent rolls remain key ingredients, this recipe incorporates a new design with bologna and cheese to create a “Pilgrim hat.” While your guests wait on the main course, these Pigs-in-Pilgrim-Hats will be the perfect appetizer to start their Thanksgiving feast.

Sweet Potato Biscuitskitchen for Thanksgiving

Sweet potato flavors are Thanksgiving staples, and these sweet potato biscuits will definitely be a sweet treat that the entire family will enjoy. After you bake the biscuits add a drizzle of icing for a delicious dessert or you can omit the optional spices and add bacon for a savory dinner side.

Green Bean Casserole

Round out the rest of your Thanksgiving dishes with some greens, but not just any plain or bland vegetables, why not please your guest with a creamy green bean casserole? With its rich and flavorful dish consist of green beans, mushroom soup and French fried onion, this casserole is indeed an essential at many tables during Thanksgiving.

Pumpkin Pie with Maple Whipped Cream

Pumpkin pie is Thanksgiving’s calling card. You cannot get through this holiday without having a piece of pie melting in your mouth. This recipe is simply one of the best!

ThanksgivingIf you can’t wait to start putting these tips and recipes to use but are still looking for a new home for the holidays, let Boone Homes help. We have several quick delivery homes in our Richmond community that will make the perfect setting for all your holiday décor. For more information on these spacious, beautifully appointed homes call 804-708-5127 or visit www.boonehomes.net.