‘Tis the season… for pumpkins! Whether you love to line your porch with smiling jack-o’-lanterns, fill vases throughout your home with mini gourds, or create stunning tablescapes with the bounties of the season, there’s no doubt that pumpkins rule the fall. It’s easy to get into a comfortable rhythm when it comes to seasonal decorating, so why not take a moment to consider your options? We’ve compiled some of our favorite pumpkin-themed Instagram posts to inspire your creativity, so get ready to see our practically perfect pumpkin possibilities!
Tip #1: Keep It Light
Halloween décor can sometimes feel dark and dreary, and autumnal offerings are typically comprised of earth tones (browns, reds, yellows, etc.). Keep things on the lighter side by including white pumpkins when decorating for fall. They complement practically any seasonal setting, and they’ll be sure to add a touch of class wherever they are.
Looking for a quick and easy way to dress up a boring surface? Mix small white pumpkins and light-colored gourds with metallic or ceramic pumpkins, like our Recycled Glass Mercury Pumpkins. The clean look will elevate any space beautifully, and the entire thing will take you only a few minutes.
If you want a bit more structure to your display, consider filling a bowl or vase with small white pumpkins. We love how Lucy from Craftberry Bush used our Emma Serve Bowl as a simple and effective vessel for some quick autumnal décor.
We absolutely love the pared-back centerpiece that Eliza of edb designs made using our bronze Malta Lanterns and a handful of mini white pumpkins. Impressive-looking but incredibly stress-free to create, the display is perfect for nearly any occasion, whether you’re setting the scene for a weekend meal with friends or going all-out for a family-filled Thanksgiving dinner.
Use light-colored pumpkins and gourds — like our Terra Cotta Pierced Pumpkins — to create eye-catching vignettes throughout your home, like this gorgeous table display from the marvelous Sonja at JS Home Design.
A few white pumpkins and a little bit of paint is all you need to dress up a space, as evidenced by this adorable display from Monica Marie Design. Whether you opt for farm-grown pumpkins or reusable ones like our Reactive Glaze Pumpkin, your guests will love your seasonal style!
This classic white and green tablescape from Chad and Chell at Cambridge Home Company has us excited to plan cozy fall dinner parties. Mix seasonal objects with classic pieces (like our Emma Dinnerware Set) to create a calm and welcoming atmosphere for your guests.
Tip #2: Think Outside the House
Porches and windows were practically invented for displaying jack-o’-lanterns (okay, maybe not…), but there are dozens of other creative and seasonal ways to welcome guests this time of year. You can choose to let your white pumpkin motif spill outdoors, or you can stick to the classic colors of the season.
Fill your porch and front steps with pumpkins of all shapes, sizes, and colors, and allow them spill out naturally. Stack them 2- or 3-high, or surround your year-round planters (like our Eclectic Galvanized Metal Planters) with pops of pumpkin!
While not all of us may have a grand entrance like this one, there is so much inspiration to be taken from this shot! Seasonal wreaths and garland, simple lanterns, and a cluster of pumpkins can create a festive fall mood in a matter of minutes.
Don’t be afraid to dress up your front porch the same way you would your entryway! Sprinkle some Woven Brown Pumpkins around your front door for a natural, earthy feel.
If decorating with white pumpkins just isn’t your thing, have fun decorating your outdoor space with multi-colored pumpkins and gourds. Whether natural or faux (or even our Terra Cotta Pierced Pumpkins), mix and match oranges, greens, yellows, and browns for a more classic, fall-inspired setting.
When designing a seasonal outdoor space, there’s one accessory that’s oftentimes completely forgotten: pillows! Treat your outdoor seating the way you would your indoor seating, and use it as an opportunity to feature pumpkins in untraditional ways, like with our Painted Pumpkin Patch Pillow Cover. Your guests will appreciate the level of detail, and they’ll love the fact that they won’t have sore backsides after their visit!
Tip #3: Farm to Table
Pumpkins may be the most versatile accessory of the season: You can decorate with real ones or faux ones, white ones or orange ones, or small ones or big ones. You can carve them, light them, paint them, and roast them. Perhaps more than anywhere else in your home, pumpkins thrive when on display in stunning, seasonal tablescapes.
We’re totally wowed by this gorgeous table from Instagram user twinks74. Simply mix and match fall-friendly plates and accessories, like our Heritage Pumpkin Salad Plate and Watercolor Leaves Napkins, then throw in a handful of small pumpkins for good measure. Your guests will feel like they’re on a leaf-spotting trip when they sit down for a festive feast!
Another can’t-fail solution for fall centerpieces? Fill a PB Found Dough Bowl with pumpkins and gourds of different shapes, sizes, colors, and finishes. It’s simple, quick and always stylish!
Out with the brown and in with the… pink? Hey, it’s your home, so why not?! Personalize your space in ways that make you happy, even if that means diverting from tradition. Whether you love pink, green, red, or polka-dots, include an elegant vase, classic dinnerware, and a few white pumpkins, and even a spring-y centerpiece can feel seasonally-appropriate — and very you!
When it comes to creating a dramatic autumnal scene, we look no further than our gorgeous Orange Mercury Glass Pumpkins. Pair a few with our Silver LED String Lights for a show-stopping centerpiece for fall.
When in doubt, layer! Table runners, gourds and pumpkins of different shapes and sizes, plates, bowls… Simple to manage and more casual than recreating a Pinterest-inspired setting, layering seasonal flare can be just what the doctor ordered for a stress-free fall.
Tip #4: Spread the Love!
While dinner tables and front porches may be perfect canvases for fall decorating, don’t forget about the rest of your home! Guest rooms, kids’ bedrooms, and even bathrooms can all offer fun, exciting new opportunities to spread the pumpkin-themed love throughout your space.
We love how our Pearson Sconce looks in this bathroom by the incredible dear lillie, but what really caught our eye was the beautifully-placed cake stand full of seasonal décor! When planning your autumnal home makeover, don’t forget about spaces that are historically ignored, like the bathroom. The smallest touch will not only impress your guests, it will leave them wondering why they never thought of it before!
Sitting areas can be magical spaces: They’re often underused, but absolutely bursting with potential. A simple tray and an accent piece or two (like our Recycled Glass Mercury Pumpkins and Copper Moscow Mule Mugs) can transform an otherwise lackluster area into a seasonal sanctuary.
Guests come out of the woodwork during the winter months, so be sure to spend a few moments warming up your guest room before friends and family arrive. Simple fall touches — like leaving a pumpkin and newspaper on a metal tray, or supplying a fabulous Faux Fur Throw or Cozy Fur Robe — will ensure that guests have a five-star stay.
If nothing else, keep it simple. This gorgeous shot from Brandi at Kozy Colonial Home illustrates how one or two small, almost-unnoticeable accents (see the handful of white pumpkins?) can transform an everyday space into a sophisticated fall haven. Throw in a succulent or two (like our harder-to-kill-than-your-average-plant Potted Faux Echeveria Succulent), and your home will be ready for the season from front to back, inside and out!
There are countless ways to warm up your home each fall, whether you’re celebrating Halloween, gathering for Thanksgiving, or just enjoying the sights and smells of autumn. A simple jack-o’-lantern may never go out of style, but personalizing your space with fun, new ways to decorate for the season will keep friends, family, and (most importantly) you delighted until winter comes knocking on your door.