Fall decorating ideas seem to be exploding on Pinterest and blogs lately. Everyone seems to be very excited about decorating this year which is fantastic. And while it is great to have huge, amazing displays, sometimes all you need is a couple pumpkins. Even if you aren't that into decorating, there isn't anything easier than sticking a few around for just a glimpse of fall.
Here are some easy ideas for using real or fake pumpkins around your house.....no DIY or decorating skills needed!
CREATE A STACK
This display was created at an antique show, but shops and shows are sometimes the best places to be inspired about decorating for your own home. The stack is sitting on a short column and was created by stacking three different colored pumpkins with hay between them. You could also rest a stack in an urn or a bucket or on a table or bench.
USE AS A FAVOR FOR YOUR GUESTS
Last fall, I used pumpkins to decorate my guests' plates for a fall dinner. It is always nice to give your guests a little something to take home with them and it is also a great way to spread your decor throughout the table!
LINE YOUR STEPS
What could be more welcoming to someone walking up to your home? Lining the steps with pumpkins looks great during the day. But the addition of the lanterns carries the look into the evening as well. This could also be done inside your house on the steps to your second floor or basement.
FILL A SCALE
A scale makes a perfect place to add a pumpkin or two. If you have a vintage scale with a flat top, you could add a bowl or basket to hold pumpkins. Or just rest a single pumpkin on the top.
PLACE UNDER A CLOCHE
Placing a single pumpkin under a glass cloche instantly makes the pumpkin seem more important and noticeable. You can also gather many smaller pumpkins under the dome.
MIX THEM UP
Pumpkins can be mixed and matched in a group as long as there is a common characteristic between them. These pumpkins are very different, but all three are shades of orange. You could mix pumpkins of different colors if they are the same size or style.
LINE A MANTEL
There are always great decorating ideas coming from French Country Cottage and this one is no exception. The entire mantel has been lined with different colored pumpkins with just a few pinecones and flowers tucked in. The pumpkins are the focus. If you don't have a mantel, you could always line a shelf or do a display down the center of your dining table.
FILL A BOWL
I love old (or reproduction) dough bowls. They look so nice filled with pumpkins, leaves, pinecones, or berries. I really love this display with the green pumpkins and gourds. It is so simple, yet looks complete.
SET ON CANDLESTICKS
An easy way to create some height in a fall display is to raise the pumpkins up on candlesticks. You can do this with a single candlestick or use a variety of heights and sizes for a big display.
LAYER ON BOOKS