Decorating with pumpkins in October, November, and even into December adds a certain warmth and festivity to your home for the holidays. If you’re not keen on the traditional orange pumpkins, you can paint them to match your décor or go with a less traditional pumpkin in creamy white or even bluish-gray.
Make the pumpkins creepy for Halloween by placing them on the mantel and then covering them with cobwebs, spiders, and adding a crow for a little something extra. After Halloween, you can remove the creepy extras and leave the pumpkins on display.
If it’s not quite cold enough outside for a fire, but you’re dying for the aesthetics of one roaring in the fireplace, consider battery-operated candles inside pumpkins that have flame shapes carved into them.
You can take the pumpkin decorations outside by hanging a few white pumpkins from hooks with twine. If you’re not into carving pumpkins, these take less effort. The bats are drawn on with permanent marker.
Create the perfect centerpiece when you scoop out the inside of a pumpkin and create a vase for your fall flowers. Round pumpkins work best.
Using pumpkins in home décor can be creepy or cozy depending on the season and the effect you’d like to achieve. They’re surprisingly versatile and functional.