Pumpkins aren’t only used for Halloween – they are an all-around fall favorite item to use in your decor. Here’s a few ideas on how to use pumpkins in your home to decorate for fall and for the whole fall season.
When you think of Halloween, you think of cold weather, scary costumes, and pumpkin carving. While pumpkins are usually associated with Halloween, they also play a major role in fall decor. These days you can’t find fall-style inspiration without pumpkins included somewhere.
The fun thing about using pumpkins is that there is no shortage of ideas and design. You can use these items all through the inside and outside of the home. Fresh or fake, they make the perfect addition to any shelf, porch, or mantel.
How to Use Fall Pumpkin Decor
Let’s dive into the different ways how to use pumpkins in your home as fall decor.
1. Make Flower Pot Pumpkins
Instead of your typical flower pots, try pumpkin planters! Hollow out some large and small pumpkins and plant some succulents or plants. Keep the plants in their original pot so that the plant stays alive. Simply place the plant inside of the pumpkin and let it grow.
Line the pumpkin with mesh or decorative cloth and carve out a message or designs. This adds extra detail to the pumpkin pots.
2. Fill a Vintage Bucket with Pumpkins
You’ve seen the farmhouse buckets full of flowers or shrubbery placed on the front porch for curb appeal, right? Instead of flowers, create a bucket o’ pumpkins! Just place some in a variety of shapes and sizes in a bucket until it’s full.
You can pack half of the bucket with moss and the rest with pumpkins to give it a fuller look. This is a great idea to use inside your living room or outside on the front porch.
3. Spruce Up the Dining Room Table
For an autumn-inspired tablescape, lay a table runner across the center of your table. If your table is round, use the runner that best fits. Pick up pumpkins of all sizes – large, medium, and small. Depending on the size table you have, about three of each will do just fine.
Layer them onto the table runner in the center of the table. Add your decorative plates and drinkware to finish off the look!
4. Living Room Full of Pumpkins
If you have a fireplace mantel or couch table in your living room, spruce it up with pumpkins in a clear vase. Purchase a few glass cylinder vases and a few mini pumpkins. Then, place the vases in the desired space and add the mini pumpkins in until they are all full.
You can choose to decorate the vase with ribbon or a bow to finish off the look.
5. Scented Pumpkins in the Bathroom
Take away the boring flowers from your vanity and add in some scented craft pumpkin bathroom decor. You can find these at any craft store in your area. Get a few large pumpkins and a few small ones for each bathroom. I’d say about five per bathroom should work.
Place them in the center of your double sink or in the corner of your guest bathroom counter. Add them to a basket and place them on the back of the toilet for a natural deodorizer.
6. Add Them to Fill Space
Use small or medium-sized pumpkins to fill up space on your dressers, tables, bookshelves, and countertops. It’s as simple as that!
Go through your home and find spots that need filling: up against a picture frame, between two candles, or next to a decorative lamp. There will be small spaces to fill all through your home.
7. Wrap Pumpkins with Lights
Wrap some large pumpkins with Christmas lights and place them outside to light up your outside space. Use them to illuminate your walkway or doorway. If you have a covered patio or porch, use them around the chairs and seating areas for ambiance.
A fun tip for wrapping pumpkins in lights for when winter comes around, replace the lights with red and green. This way, you can keep the pumpkins outside with colored lights for a Christmassy feel!
8. Get Creative and Paint Them
Similar to carving pumpkins, painting pumpkins is even more fun because you don’t have as much mess to clean up. You can paint large pumpkins with fun messages or house numbers.
Use smaller pumpkins as decor to go with the color scheme. No need to stick with the traditional orange pumpkins – even neutral or rustic colors are great!
To be even more creative, trying painting different patterns or faces on your pumpkins. A great craft for kids is to create pumpkin farm animals. Make your favorite farm animals, such as a dog, a cow, or a goat, out of a pumpkin!
Fall Pumpkin Decor: A Must-Have for the Season
Incorporate more pumpkins into your decor for the fall season this year. You don’t have to stick with the tradition like classic orange pumpkins or pumpkin carving. There is no right way to decorate for the fall. Add your own unique creativity when using pumpkins as decor. Make it fun, make it simple and make it festive!