7 Simple Ways to Decorate with Pumpkins

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WORDS BY The Havenly Team

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Published on October 10, 2015

It’s that time of year! If you haven’t added a dash of fall or Halloween decor to your home just yet, this is the weekend to do it. Many of us wish we had the time and artistic talent to create some of those incredible and intricate DIY decorations. I mean, have you seen these lace-patterned pumpkins? But, that doesn’t mean we can’t quickly add some stylish seasonal decor to our homes.

Try one of these 7 simple, but beautiful ways to decorate your home with pumpkins:

1. Coffee Table

Let’s face it, pumpkins and wood go together like cheese and wine. If you’re looking for a simple way to style your coffee table for fall, simply grab a wooden bowl, tray, or small crate and a handful of miniature pumpkins. The combo looks especially exquisite on top of a white table runner or placemat.

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[Images via 12th & White, Pop Sugar]

2. Front Porch or Mudroom

The distressed look is super hot in decor right now, so why not combine that approach with some seasonal style. All you need to do is purchase or paint 3 or 4 white pumpkins and arrange them on a distressed chair or a few wooden boxes or crates for a charming rustic look. We also love this collection of small orange pumpkins in an old wooden basket.

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[Images via Rusty Hinge, Designing Dining & Diapers, Babble]

3. Mantel

Let’s state the obvious, shall we? Pumpkins have always looked exquisite on top of a mantel. it’s one of the easiest ways to incorporate fall into your home, and looks even better when you add candles! For a more minimalist or traditional look, purchase 3 to 6 medium-sized pumpkins that have a neutral color.

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[Images via Moritz Fine Design, Twenty Something Transue]

4. Bookcase or Hutch

Why do front porches and mantels get to have all the fun? Pumpkins looks great in many places in our home and add a warm, earthy quality to the room. We love the simple and subtle addition of orange, white, or silver pumpkins to these bookcases.

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[Images via Always a Mrs. Forever a Kid, Smile & Wave]

5. Dresser or Nightstand

If you like the idea of adding pumpkins in an unexpected area of the home­, consider a bedside table or on top of a dresser. That way, every morning when you wake up and before you go to sleep, you can enjoy the charming ambiance of the season.

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[Images via Dear Lillie]

6. Bathroom

This time of year, we invest a lot of time getting our home ready for guests. During the preparations, bathrooms often get a good cleaning, but rarely get styled for the season. White pumpkins paired with fresh flowers and gold accessories, are an easy and elegant way to style your bathroom for the season’s many visitors.


[Image via French Country Cottage]

7. Centerpiece

Last, but certainly not least, is the dining room and kitchen table. A must-have decor component for any holiday meal is a seasonal centerpiece. But, how do you find time to create a chic centerpiece when you’re busy cooking and hosting family? The solution is to keep it simple. Stack some small pumpkins and other fall fare (e.g. pine cones, gourds, leaves) on top of a silver tray, wooden tray, or white bowl. Voila, masterpiece!

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Fall centerpiece ideas for the coffee table.:

[Images via AKA Design, Froken Knopp, Examiner]