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If you’re looking to update your home for the fall season, you can’t go wrong with pumpkins. Pumpkins are always a favorite for fall decorating. They’re the quintessential fall harvest item. And their bright orange coloring adds an instant boost of fall color to a space. But displaying the same standard orange pumpkin can get old year after year. Luckily, pumpkins are more versatile than they seem at first glance. You can update them by using different colors, textures, materials and finishes. Below we’ve compiled some updated, chic ways to decorate with pumpkins this fall season.
Dark colors and jewels
If you’re looking to go chic this fall season, take a look at Target’s 2018 Dark Wonder Collection. It uses dark coloring, bright jewel tones and deep textures to get a more elegant style this Halloween. Some of the items work well for the whole fall season, like the black, jeweled pumpkin in the photo above.
This collection has many different pumpkins to choose from, with a variety of colors and jewels. Purchasing multiple items from the collection creates a cohesive look in your home. The collection was designed with the idea that you could layer different pieces together.
An instant way to go chic with pumpkins is to change the material they’re made out of. The glass pumpkins in the photo above are a good example. The more unnatural glass texture gives the pumpkin an updated feel. The high-gloss look and unusual coloring also adds to the abstract, modern styling. Placing these throughout your room of choice will add design cohesion to your fall decorating. You can find them at Wayfair.
Another way to decorate with pumpkins is to look for shades of white. Light and bright color schemes are popular in modern homes, so a white pumpkin would fit right in. It still gives you a fall harvest feel without pumpkins’ traditional orange dominating the space.
This idea also allows for more creativity. The photo above shows how you can stack two white pumpkins to form a ghostly body. It’s a wonderful addition to the home during Halloween and is a great way to greet trick-or-treaters.
Using texture to decorate with pumpkins
You may also choose to get creative with texture. For instance, the neutral twine and wood pumpkin above from Wayfair allows it to fit in with any décor style. It fits particularly well in a rustic chic style.
If you’re crafty, you can purchase a faux pumpkin at a craft store and add your own designs to the outside of the pumpkin. This method gives you full creative license to add things like sequins, glitter, colored rope or fabric.
Another unique idea to decorate with pumpkins? Painting them. Metallic paint turns pumpkins into eye-catching pieces that demand attention from anyone walking past. Metallic pumpkins make a chic addition to any space; the metallic hue makes them look updated and modern, while the high-gloss shimmer adds brilliant texture.
You can get creative with this idea, too. The metallic pumpkin above features white polka dots, but you might also try stripes or a half-matte, half-metallic design.
For a more understated outdoor decoration, you may choose pumpkins that are designed to light up. This unique look from Wayfair disperses light as a jack-o’-lantern might, but in a much more updated way. It’s designed so you can place a regular light or candle inside. A candle, in particular, gives a spooky, wavering glow that would be great for Halloween. This design also comes in a white shade, if you want to go even more modern.
What are some of your go-to ways to decorate with pumpkins? Will you be updating any of your designs this year?