It’s that time of year! Pumpkins… pumpkin everything! Did you know that today is really National Pumpkin Day? Who knew?
There are so many reasons why I can’t wait for pumpkins to come back around every fall… cooking with them, carving them and of course, decorating with them. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I thought I would share some of my favorite pumpkin decorating ideas with you. So, sit back, grab a Pumpkin Spice Latte and check out these ways to decorate with pumpkins this fall.
Succulent Topped Pumpkins
Succulents are all the rage this year and, of course, always in style here in Southwest Texas. I love the succulent pumpkins! You can do this with real pumpkins and succulents or use artificial – as I did here – for a look that will last year after year.
Pumpkin-Lined Pathways and Front Porches
Another great way to give your home a rustic, country look is to line the path to your front door or the perimeter of your garden with pumpkins. Check out this amazing garden. WOW!!!
You could also use pumpkins to make a pathway to a table in the backyard for your outdoor dinner party. If that is too over the top, a few pumpkins on the front porch are timeless and welcoming and a perfect fall touch! It’s DIY-friendly and the result is adorable!
Of course, no fall table is complete without a pumpkin centerpiece. I assembled a simple one for my dining room this year with white pumpkins and antler sheds on a rough serving board. I then contrasted this with dark brown pine cones and fresh eucalyptus stems. So simple!! (Incorporating antlers into your pumpkin centerpiece is a great way to add a rustic touch.)
Bucket O’ Pumpkins
Even the teeny-tiniest pumpkins can be used throughout your house. I like to fill any small vase, basket or container I have to add a touch of fall to any surface. You can even dig out the good silver and use your silver cups for cute flower and pumpkin arrangements. Do you have a large wooden serving bowl? Add some miniature pumpkins, flowers and berries to make a lovely farmhouse centerpiece. I filled this tiered tray with white mini pumpkins, pinecones, acorns, leaves from the front yard and a few chicken feathers. I used another deer antler to continue the rustic look from the dining room. I finished with a sweet wooden sign and it made a great fall focal point for my kitchen island.
You know I couldn't leave out wreaths!! Wreaths are the ultimate fall décor canvas. You can add pumpkins, corn husks, flowers, burlap, berries, herbs, leaves and more – the possibilities are endless! Nothing says “welcome” quite like a pumpkin-filled wreath with beautiful colors and a gingham bow.
I’d love to hear your favorite ways to include pumpkins in your fall décor!