Courtney Warren is a Texas-based interior designer whose work has been featured in Real Simple, Better Homes & Gardens, Good Housekeeping, Apartment Therapy, and Today.com. She is a frequent consultant on Fox 4 TV’s Good Day program in Dallas, was ranked in the top 3 percent of interior designers in the US by Houzz.com, and starred in the Dallas episode of TLC’sFour Houses. She delights in helping overwhelmed clients create beautiful spaces—and will never turn down a warm chocolate chip cookie or Diet Dr Pepper.
Fall is here and one staple I always include in my fall decorating is pumpkins.
Do they have to be plain orange or carved with a scary face? Absolutely not!
Pumpkins can be any color and embellished to fit your fall décor. Let’s get crazy!
Have you tried these pumpkin prepping ideas?
-Use thumb tacks to make your initial or spell a word like “Welcome” or “Friends”.
-Grab some permanent markers and draw a picture or your monogram. Or write words in fresh fonts you can download and trace.
-Paint pumpkins with acrylics or chalk paint to match your room’s color scheme. How about metallic? Or paint a pattern. Abstract? Stenciled leaves? Sure! (Tip: if you paint on a plastic, resin or papier mache’ pumpkin, you can save it and reuse for years. Want it glossy? Spray with a clear finish after painting.)
-Wrap your pumpkin in lace or other fabric to give it some texture.
-Carve out the middle of your pumpkin and set a potted mum in it. Instant planter!
-Spread your pumpkin with glue and sprinkle on some confetti, sequins, or glitter.
-Use cookie cutters to trace shapes such as leaves or polka dots. Carve, then insert an LED candle to light things up!
A personal favorite: just fill a large vase or glass cloche with tiny ghost pumpkins!
Whether you go au naturel or dress them up, pumpkin decorations can help make fall fabulous!
Want some other ideas for fall decorating? Let’s talk!