7 Twists on Decorative Pumpkins That Will Refresh Any Fall Space


Text by Bethany Adams

Autumn has arrived, and pumpkins are popping up in every corner, from front stoops to tablescapes. Whether you’re tired of the classic jack-o’-lantern or your autumn décor has its own unique spin, let these nontraditional pumpkin ideas inspire you to put a creative twist on a quintessential fall accent!

Check Me Out

Photography by Kelly in the City

These buffalo-checked pumpkins are perfect for any country-style space! Achievable with just a few shades of paint, they’re the perfect project for a fall afternoon.

Feeling Blue

Photography by Stone Gable Blog

Add a little elegance to your autumn display! Here, blue-and-white chinoiserie pairs beautifully with the classic, rustic shades of the season.

Plush Pumpkins

Photography Megmade with Love

Handy with a crochet hook? This project will fill your space with all the coziness of your favorite sweater. And with so many shades of yarn to choose from, it’s perfect for personalizing!

Fall Florals

Photography by For All Things Pretty

Love fall, but find yourself missing spring in the middle of October? Grab your paintbrush and create a few floral friends to brighten up the season!

Shades of the Season

ombre pumpkins
Photography by Lombard & Fifth

For a contemporary flair in your autumn home, consider giving your mantel—or other space—the ombré treatment. These pumpkins painted in varying shades of pink make a unique focal point, and the greenery tucked underneath is the perfect finishing touch.

Autumnal Arrangements


For a centerpiece certain to make any unforgettable, create a vase using a hollowed-out pumpkin. Place a glass container with water inside and add a floral arrangement of your favorite richly hued blooms.

Grow Green

succulent pumpkin
Photography by Simply Happenstance

Show off your green thumb while celebrating the season! Turning a pumpkin into a planter for succulents creates an earthy display perfect for your fall table, front porch, or anywhere else that needs a little verdant pick-me-up!

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