By Bethany Adams
With the harvest season upon us, it’s safe to say that every front porch, dining room table, and mantel will soon be spilling over with pumpkins of every shape and shade. And while the iconic orange fruit is a timeless staple for fall, its ever-increasing popularity can make it easy to forget all of the other options available to the autumn décor enthusiast. From colorful leaves to cinnamon sticks, here are 10 of our favorite pumpkin alternatives that will fill your home with enchanting fall style.
From ruby red to golden yellow, changing leaves are the inspiration behind the warm and vibrant tones we love to surround ourselves with every autumn. Dry them and bring them inside to enjoy their stunning tones from the comfort of your home.
If you’re looking for a way to add rich color and texture to your fall display, consider incorporating a few ears of flint corn. Colloquially known as ornamental corn or Indian corn, it’s the perfect touch for a country-style centerpiece.
Crisp and bright, a few apples strewn across your harvest table can add a touch of sweetness to any spread.
Perfect all on their own or as a filler for your favorite glass vase, acorns are a charming reminder of the season and a great way to add texture and warmth to your favorite autumn display.
Make sure your home puts it best foot forward this season. Hanging a wreath on the front door will welcome your guests the right way, and choosing one woven with vibrant berries is an easy way to inject some color into your entryway.
Perfect for every season, a bundle of fresh-cut blooms is always a good choice. To help them blend with your autumn décor, choose flowers that boast rich reds, oranges, and yellows and tuck in a few sprigs of berries for a charming accent.
From garlands to wreaths to table settings, pine cones add a note of woodland charm to every space they’re included in. And since they’re easy to transition from fall to the holiday season, you won’t have to say goodbye to these décor favorites quite so soon.
Not only do they add rustic charm to any fall display, cinnamon sticks infuse your space with a warm aroma that welcomes in the cozy vibes of the season.
Celebrate the harvest season by bringing in the sheaves. Bundles of wheat tied with a ribbon are ideal for centerpieces or quaint additions to your mantel.
Don’t keep your potpourri confined to a bowl in the powder room or the bottom of a drawer—fragrant dried oranges and colorful leaves are best enjoyed in the open, and the spiced scents of anise, cinnamon, and nutmeg will fill your home with the wonder of fall.