What’s not to love about this orange fruit called pumpkins? Pumpkins are considered a fruit because the definition of a fruit is “the sweet and fleshy product of a tree or other plant that contains seed and is edible. Pumpkins can definitely be eaten, and if you’ve ever cut one open, you know it’s full of seeds. Therefore, the pumpkin is the fruit of the pumpkin vine! I love everything from pumpkin hot chocolate to pumpkin pie, pumpkin ice cream, and most of all, I like the fruit itself because there is so much you can do with them. You can paint them, create mini succulents to large decorative ones, and make a wreath out of pumpkins plus much more. Here are a few ideas on how you can decorate your home or office space with real pumpkins, faux pumpkins, or pumpkin-themed accents!
Pumpkins are a great way to create succulents or planters for flowers, vegetables, and a variety of edibles. Hollow out mini pumpkins to create small succulents that you can place in clusters on your dining table or on top of your fireplace mantel. You can even hang mini pumpkin succulents above a kitchen sink or in an empty corner space to add texture and visual interest, while bringing nature indoors. Use larger sized pumpkins for flowers, seasonal plants, or vegetables.
If you are looking for something other than using real pumpkins to decorate your space, try peel and stick removable wallpaper in a pumpkin patch quatrefoil design. Lining up the wallpaper accurately will take a bit of time, but the result will be unique, creative and stunning. Create an accent wall in your powder room, entrance, or small nook area using removable wallpaper in pumpkin designs. It will be a focal point that is sure to catch the attention of your guests.
You can create your own DIY wreath made of mini pumpkins and gourds or purchase a faux wreath like this beautiful pumpkin and berry wreath from Williams Sonoma. To make your own wreath, use tiny foam or faux pumpkins, small gourds, and hot-glue them to a plain wreath from the craft store. Add a gingham ribbon and insert fake wheat stalks, maple leaves, or green moss into the gaps. Once completed, hang the wreath over your front door, your fireplace, or above a console by the entrance.
5. Velvet Pumpkins
Decorate your dining table, coffee table, or console, with clusters of velvet pumpkins in various sizes and colors. What makes these velvet pumpkins so creative and fun are the real stems that are used, in addition to the many colors and various patterns you can choose from. Plus, you can use them as decorative accents right through Thanksgiving.
You can use real mini pumpkins as candle holders, or if you want a contemporary twist to the traditional look, try these glass gourd votives from Pier 1. These ombre pumpkin shaped candle holders provide a warm glow of teal and amber glass setting the mood for an intimate dinner among family and friends. You can also purchase pumpkin scented candles in simmering spices of clove, nutmeg and cinnamon to fill your space full of autumn fragrance.
Love to cook? Staub’s cast-iron pumpkin cocotte is perfect for slow-cooking pumpkin soups, stews, pot roasts, and braises. The cocotte comes in various colors and sizes and best of all, the pumpkin shape is perfect for decorating your table setting.
Protect your tabletop from hot pots and pans with a pumpkin trivet in gold, copper, cast iron, or ivory porcelain. Plus, what’s better than placing a piping hot pumpkin pie dish than on a pumpkin shaped trivet while adding harvest-inspired charm to your table setting?
9. Decorative Pumpkins
Add a modern twist to the traditional orange pumpkin with faux designer pumpkins in floral, checkered, or harlequin patterns. Or, paint real pumpkins in white, black, or metallics and adorn with polka dot, floral, or geometric designs. Place a few in different sizes and designs to your front porch, by your hearth, or on your dining table.
These are simple ideas that you can use right away to decorate your home or office. Plus, most of all it’s affordable. If you want a designer’s touch to spruce up your space and are ready to jump in with your design project, please contact me for a complimentary design consultation. To schedule your consultation, click here. In the meantime, happy decorating!