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20+ Creative Ways to Decorate Your Home with Pumpkins

Fall decorating is right around the corner! As harvest time rolls in, it’s a great time to consider adding small bits of fall decor around the house. If you wonder when you should start decorating with pumpkins for fall, you can even start adding pumpkins as early as September as they have the perfect cozy feel leading through October without screaming Halloween! And if it’s too early to find real pumpkins, it’s perfectly acceptable to decorate with faux pumpkins! If you’re wondering how to decorate with pumpkins, we’ve gathered ideas that are simple and easy to inspiring, DIY and crafty! Check out these 20 creative ways to decorate your home with pumpkins this fall. When it comes to fall decorating, pumpkins are a must! Check out our roundup of FABULOUS creative pumpkin decorating ideas that are SIMPLE, CHEAP and SUPER CUTE!

kitchen sink decor for Fall
  1. If you want to decorate with an understated, simple feel for fall, start by placing a few teeny pumpkin on windowsills and around the home adds a pretty fall touch. The Munchkin variety of pumpkin are the ones you normally see in the grocery store that have that cute curly stem. As few of them clustered together or arranged on a mantel make  a sweet fall touch with some fall foliage. See how they are displayed on this mantel with hand-painted leaf art.
Japanese Maple branches for Fall decor

2. Nestle your pumpkins in with plants for a fresh and green feel. This option keeps it feeling like fall hasn’t totally taken over yet when the weather is still warm out.

Basket with plants and pumpkins and 20 creative ways to decorate your home with pumpkins

3. Mix white mini pumpkins (called Baby Boos or Casperitas) and mini-orange pumpkins in a basket together in a wood bowl for a cute coffee table display or dining table centerpiece. For a longer shelf life, paint pumpkins with terra cotta paint for a concrete look and nestle in a paper mache bowl. The mix of textures feels cozy and organic. This post shows you how to paint your own terra cotta pumpkins. You can also use chalk paint for a similar look.

Terra Cotta painted baking soda paint pumpkins with a vase of flowers and apples in a paper mache bowl

4. Use a Faux pumpkin and faux flowers to create a one of a kind centerpiece that doubles as a cakes or display stand. This project uses a faux pumpkin and a wood slice to create a one of a kind fall decor item.

5. Pumpkins can be pretty , floral and fallish with mod podge decoupage! Embellish your faux pumpkins with pressed dried flowers for a pretty and natural touch. You’ll want to leave these decoupaged dried floral gorgeous pumpkins out all year long! Make sure you pin this one!

Dried floral decoupaged pumpkins

6. Nestle a small ceramic pumpkin in a dried hydrangea in a cute, little dollar store urn. This is the perfect accent for a small bathroom or on a side table.

7. Set your dining room table with mercury glass pumpkins for a fall tablescape and preserved fall oak leaves for a centerpiece to stretch from summer all of the way to Thanksgiving.

Thanksigving fall mercury glass tablescape

8. Display small pumpkins under vintage glass cloches or domes. These can be found at the thrift store or purchased new at a home goods store.A great item to have on hand, cloches or old clock domes can be repurposed in every season.

What is your favorite so far out of 20 creative ways to decorate your home with pumpkins? Decorating your home with pumpkins is a great way to bridge fall and Halloween decor.

9. This super cute pumpkin wreath is the perfect and easy way to bring in hanging pumpkin fall wall decor and on the front door!

Fabric pumpkin wreath

10. These pumpkins are a clever way to use bandanas. I have a ton shoved in drawers and I love how simple and sweet they are!

Cute fall pumpkins made with bandanas

11. Blankets and quilts are a great fall decor item since it’s a good time to get snugly with the cooler fall weather. This super cute pumpkin quilt block from The Sewing Loft would be a great addition to quilt-making in your fall decor with this fun pumpkin design! The twine at the top is a cute touch and the different bandanas are a nice pop of color!

Pumpkin quilt block and orange tones fabric with a small faux pumpkin

12. If you have some extra wood on hand, make these fun scrap wood pumpkins.

Pumpkins made from scrap wood

13. An easy pumpkin topiary nestled in an urn is a great way to dress up your front porch or stoop using a craft pumpkin or two (or three) ! I love the added faux eucalyptus sprigs! The branch pumpkins’ stems are so cute!

Easy fall pumpkin topairy in an urn for the front porch with faux eucalytpus and white pumpkins

14. When decorating for fall, you don’t have to stop when it comes to the walls! This fun wall art by Songbird looks adorable in a front entry made with natural fabrics would also be so cute going up a stairway!

DIY framed pumpkin wall art with pumpkin clusters on a white wall

15. This cute centerpiece idea by Stacyling uses real pumpkins and real mums to bring in the outdoors inside. Smaller ones would be cute to use as pumpkin vases too.

mums inside of pumpkins for a table centerpiece with candles burning

16. Painting a custom piece of art to hang over a mantel is a great way to stretch you creativity and bring in fall pumpkin decor. Craft paint is an inexpensive way to paint this project!

Fall mantelscape idea with a rustic painted pumpkn and mantel with cnaldes and wheat

17. These super cute glitter pumpkins with woodland animals nestled inside are such a fun and glitzy way to make it feel like fall without screaming Halloween decorating!

Fun glitter pumpkin dioramas with woodland animals inside

18. These cute, rustic wood pumpkins are a great way to bring in a fall touch using old wood.

Palette wood pumpkins

19. This is a sweet way to set a fall table with pumpkins as an accent. I love the way the small white pumpkins are nestled in the bowls and the colorful leaves.

Fall tablesetting with placecards and pumpkins and white plates

20. Boho pumpkin topiaries are an amazing way to add color to a front porch or step. These are super fun and can have a battery operated candle in them at night!

boho pumpkin topiary

21. A cute pumpkin banner is a fun way to dress up a fall mantelscape on your faux mantel. Print this pumpkin and sweater on cardstock and let the kids help to cut out the images and punch the holes!

Fall banner with sweaters and pumpkins and raffia tassels

22. Adding cute pumpkin pillows is another great way to dress up your couch for fall flanked by lanterns and fall blooming mums!

Fall deck decorating with lanterns and mums

23. Adding pumpkins and a plaid blanket to an outdoor tablesetting feels cozy and welcoming in a backyard.

Outdoor fall tablescape with pumpkins

24. A pumpkin as an ice bucket is a clever way to keep your drinks cold at a fall party!

Pumpkin made into an ice bucket

I hope you were inspired to decorate for fall with these super fun 20+ creative ways to decorate your home with pumpkins!

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Graphic 20 ways to decorate your home with pumpkins for fall with images of different pumpkins in displays


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