Fall decorating is all about adding autumnal touches to your home – and nothing says fall more than pumpkins and gourds on display. With their shapes and vibrant colors bringing life to every corner, pumpkins are one of the simplest and most charming way to decorate for fall. In this guide, we share how PUMPKIN DÉCOR can create a cozy atmosphere for any space — from your porch to the living room and dining table.
Why Are Pumpkins Related To Fall?
Pumpkins are harvested in autumn and most abundant at this time of year, along with winter squash varieties like acorn and butternut. They became a staple during Halloween in the 19th century when Irish immigrants brought with them the tradition of using pumpkins to scare evil spirits away. Soon after, many households also adapted this practice every October 31st.
How To Decorate With Pumpkins
Pumpkins are versatile pieces that you can use throughout fall, including Halloween and Thanksgiving. Display them in key areas such as the porch, living room, dining room, and patio to spruce up the space. Here are some of the best ways to use pumpkins as decorations.
1. WELCOME FALL
Dress up your porch with pumpkins and foliage in rich fall colors. Drape a FALL GARLAND over the entryway and hang a pumpkin wreath on the front door. Group together gourds in different colors and place them on both sides of the door with a welcome mat in the middle. Add lanterns and candles in various sizes to complete the display.
2. LIGHT THE WAY
When it’s closer to HALLOWEEN, line up your pathways with lit Jack-o'-lanterns to guide guests or visiting trick-or-treaters. You can also use these for your patio or backyard along with string lights to illuminate outdoor gatherings. Spruce up the rest of your al fresco areas with OUTDOOR-SAFE DECORATIONS to make sure they're protected from sun and weather damage.
3. SET THE SCENE
Crisp fall nights call for evenings by the fireplace. Make the living room extra cozy when entertaining friends and family by sprucing up your mantel. White pumpkin décor adds elegance to the space and pairs well with colorful foliage. Add some books and candles to create a stylish vignette, then complete the relaxing atmosphere with nostalgic FALL SCENTS.
4. GIVE THANKS
Style an impressive THANKSGIVING table with glass pumpkins and other fall accents. Instead of a runner, use a garland that runs the length of your table, then fill the gaps with mini pumpkins, pinecones, and figs. Use metallic votive holders for your candles to add a soft glow to your tablescape and complement the shimmer from the glass pumpkins.
We hope this guide inspired you to decorate with pumpkins this fall season. For more entertaining and styling ideas, sign up for our NEWSLETTER and browse our collection of fall décor at the Balsam Hill website.
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