There is something magical about fall, the beautiful foliage, the advent of cooler temperatures, and spending time with family and friends. Did you know that the color orange is connected with joy and the color yellow is associated with positive feelings? I love decorating for fall. I favor more organic, natural decor in my own home. I am particularly smitten with the quirky, textural heirloom pumpkins. You can find them everywhere. Let’s take a look at Fifteen Natural Creative Ways to Decorate with Pumpkins.
What’s simpler than filling a basket with a variety of pumpkins, gourds, pomegranates, moss and oak twigs? I created this arrangement for our lake house table many years ago.
Here I added pumpkins, persimmons, hedgeapples and fall leaves to an old board for an easy diy Thanksgiving centerpiece one year. I always love the glow votives provide. They are particularly inviting in fall. You can see more of this tablescape and six others in my post Seven Fall Tablescapes your Guests will Love.
At my son and daughte-in-law’s craft beer and wine bar (Farmers Union Pourhouse), I filled a vintage galvanized bucket with cotton and added a few pumpkins to the base.
Surround a lantern with olive branches, mini pumpkins, persimmons, dried artichokes and mini pumpkins. You can find all the details on how to recreate this tablescape in my post An Organic Thanksgiving Table Your Guests will Love.
This was our dining table in our Chualar home. Our friend Steve built the box out of old fence boards. You can read about that in An Organic Fall Tablescape you can Copy. I filled the box with white green and orange pumpkins, dried sunflower heads wheat and preserved leaves.
Here is the dining table from our Chualar home again. That year I used only white pumpkins, moss, twigs and green pumpkins for the centerpiece. I layered the pumpkins down the middle of the table on a runner that is hidden.
This is yet another version of our fall Chualar table. That year I purchased a giant vintage dough bowl from Patine. I filled it with a mixture of fall foliage and pumpkins.
Here is the same bowl on the same table here in our new home. It is filled with pumpkins and two kinds of moss.
I created this fall floral arrangement for the post How to Create a Collected Fall Tablescape. You can find all the details in the post.
Here is a simple pumpkin decor idea for your front porch. Fill the planters with mums and potato vines, and stack pumpkins in front. Note the interesting stem on the pumpkin on the left. You could add a little Halloween decor to the mix for halloween fun. How about witch on a broom in the center of the wreath to surprise the trick or treaters? The pumpkins are glued to the moss wreath with a hot glue gun.
Here is our front gate of our current home adorned with cornstalks and pumpkins. The wine hotte is filled with a mix of dried and faux fall foliage.
This was the mantel in our fixer upper. I decorated it with sunflowers and a single orange pumpkin. On the coffee table is a terra cottta bowl filled with pumpkins and squash of all textures and shapes.
Here is our courtyard fireplace last year. It is decked out with pumpkins and fall foliage. You can read the full post Easy Foraged Outdoor Fall Decor you Will Love.
I created this table setting featuring Artful Home’s beautiful ornaments a few years ago. I filled a large vase with branches from our property and hung the ornaments from the branches. I tucked in pumpkins and leaves around the base.
Why not create a pumpkin planter. We found these big urns at Lowes last year. I think they are perfect on the columns at our entryway to the house. I surrounded the pumpkins with foraged fall leaves and berries from our yard.
HGTV has some great ideas for decorating with pumpkins in their article 30 Genius Ideas for Decorating with Pumpkins this Fall. You can also find additional inspiration on my Pinterest board Fall Inspiration here,or PD Fall Tablescape here. If you don’t have access to fresh pumpkins there are a lot of great faux pumpkin options to choose from.
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I hope this post Fifteen Natural Creative Ways to Decorate with Pumpkins will give you some inspiration to welcome the arrival of fall in your home.