decorating with pumpkins for fall

’tis the season for fall decor. whether it’s outdoor or indoor decoration, tablescapes or serveware, pumpkins are featured prominently in fall decor. it’s easy to associate the autumn season with pumpkins. from carving jack-o-lanterns to pumpkin spice-everything, this fruit is synonymous with fall. in fact, in the US we celebrate national pumpkin day on october 26. today, we are taking a look at how we decorate with pumpkins at the djalai households. i have some fun tablescapes and kelly will show you how she has decorated with pumpkins at her house. so get a hot cup of pumpkin spice coffee and enjoy our look at decorating with pumpkins for fall. 


Irish sweater | similar sweater 1 | similar sweater 2Wit & Wisdom jeans | similar black loafers | Adirondack door basket

i like to decorate my front porch with a variety of fantasy pumpkins, colorful mums and an Adirondack door basket. fantasy pumpkins are multi-colored, oddly shaped pumpkins. they add fun visual difference.

pumpkin themed tablescapes and serveware

pumpkin tureen 

a pumpkin tureen is a festive way to serve soups and stews this time of year. it is functional and looks gorgeous as a centerpiece. this tureen would be a wonderful way to serve stuffing on thanksgiving! 


black pillar candlesticks (similar candlesticks) in a variety of heights add a little drama and a nice contrast to the oranges and ochres of autumn. i have topped the candlesticks with mini pumpkins instead of candles. mercury glass pumpkins (similar glass pumpkins) add some shine and a little glam to this tablescape. 

muted harvest pumpkin napkins continue the theme. i love these pumpkin cocottes! i served chili in these cute little pumpkins last year, see the original post for the slow cooker chili recipe. brown rattan placemats and napkin rings are a great neutral canvas, and they add a nice texture. don’t forget the gold flatware! their shine and brushed golden color are perfect for a holiday place setting. 

you can create a modern look by folding a napkin and placing it on the plate with a mini pumpkin, as i have done here. add some fresh rosemary or other herb sprigs for a natural touch. 


this adorable salt and pepper shaker set is no longer available, but there are a few other options: salt and pepper 1 | salt and pepper  2 | salt and pepper 3


a rustic, yet elegant tablescape

for my second tablescape, i have my grandmother’s botanical china. for a similar botanical look try these options: Botanical Harvest Turkey Stoneware | Harvest Pumpkin Stoneware | Harvest Bird Stoneware

you don’t have to break the bank by purchasing a whole new dinnerware set. how about a salad plate placed on a plain white plate? try these salad plate options: here, and here

a large rustic vase with tall sunflowers gives this tablescape height and a natural elegance. rustic green chargers add a nice color contrast to the yellow sunflowers and the orange pumpkins. these chargers are several years old, but if you like to mix in rustic elements as i have, try these rustic chargers, or these


gold metallic napkins add a subtle glam to the overall table setting. dot your table with mercury glass votives for a soft romantic glow. 

mercury glass votives 1 | mercury glass votives 2 | mercury glass votives 3  

over at the other djalali house…

hi everyone, kelly here. alex and i have leaned more toward halloween with our fall decor. but, we have a few key pieces that will work well when halloween is over. 

i have gone for a mix of real pumpkins and faux jack-o-lanterns for our front entry. the fantasy pumpkins add some rustic whimsy with their muted colors and natural shapes. 

the faux pumpkins are etched with LED lit flames. the flickering flame light gives a subtle spooky glow. here is a great option for cute LED jack-o-lanterns. once halloween is over we will replace the spooky wreath with a lovely faux autumn foliage wreath


inside, we have gone for faux pumpkins and fall foliage garland. the black metal jack-o-lanterns add a nice ambiance. 

deck the halls

i hope you have enjoyed our tips for decorating with pumpkins for fall. we may have our fall decor front and center, but that doesn’t mean we we don’t have an eye to christmas and holiday decorating. we have curated a list of holiday decor below. you can shop directly by clicking the product image. and you can click the heart accompanying each image to get a sale alert for that item. happy decorating!



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  1. elle wrote:

    love the sconces at Kellys house! source?

    Posted 10.22.20
  2. Carroll wrote:

    I love the front doors at both houses!

    Posted 10.22.20
  3. Eve wrote:

    It all looks wonderful! I like Kelly’s black jack o lanterns. The beautiful botanical China is just so beautiful. I’m not decorating for Halloween but I really enjoy looking at the things others put out. I like the fall ideas when they can be used after Halloween.

    Posted 10.22.20
  4. Susan wrote:

    The shorter hair style looks gorgeous!

    Posted 10.22.20
  5. Robin wrote:

    The botanical plates are lovely!
    And I like the flame jack-o-lanterns.
    Y’all have fun.

    Posted 10.22.20
  6. Andrea wrote:

    We, have already finished our Thanksgiving celebrations. It was a none event here due to restrictions but I still decorated and will again for our non event Halloween- and probably non event Christmas. What a year! I love to decorate with real pumpkins outside so they can be donated to the shelters after, as so many families are short of food now. We survived WW11 in the UK and then we emigrated to Canada, so celebrating alone was just normal for us and sometimes during ‘blackouts.’ I think decorating with whatever you can, especially outside, keeps us strong as communities. Thanks so much for your inspirations, Beth. Enjoy and stay safe.🥂

    Posted 10.22.20
  7. Janice Lavoie wrote:

    I love Kelli’s fireplace décor. Can you share where the tiles are from, they are gorgeous.

    Posted 10.24.20

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