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6 pumpkin decorating ideas for Halloween

October 5, 2022

Looking for pumpkin decorating ideas this Halloween? It’s not all about carving your pumpkin, you can decorate it too… Here’s what’s big on Instagram right now…

There may be a lot of fun to be had pumpkin carving, but if you look at the top interior accounts posting their pumpkins this year, you’ll find that they’ve each taken an alternative approach to this year’s seasonal display.

We’ve scoured Instagram for some of our favourite pumpkin decorating ideas to help inspire your own Halloween display.

1. Pumpkin vases

Creating vases out of your pumpkins and filling them with seasonal blooms or dried flowers is a simple and effective way to decorate your pumpkins. Bloom & Wild has a great online pumpkin vase tutorial with floral stylist Amelia Christoffers to help you make your own.

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Photo: Bloom & Wild

2. Pumpkin slogans

Melanie Lissack of Melanie Lissack Interiors, the queen of the doorscape, is always one to keep an eye on for seasonal inspo. She’s been going a little more au naturel of late, but this 2020 classic is a great one if you’re a fan of painted puns on pumpkins.

3. Pumpkin planter

This clever idea from Waitrose is a fun way to incorporate a pumpkin into your everyday scheme, and you can simply re-pot your plant once the winter squash season has passed.

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Photo: Waitrose & Partners

Read more: 10 best UK pumpkin patches to visit this Halloween

4. Pastel pumpkin palette

If the oranges and blacks typically associated with Halloween decor don’t jive with you, why not pimp your pumpkins in a pastel palette? Lisa Dawson has embraced various shades of purple and pink, running from deeper to lighter shades and larger to smaller-sized gourds with this great pumpkin decorating idea.

 

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5. Gingham pumpkin

Painting your pumpkin is a great way to make sure it fits with your decor scheme. This gingham-painted pumpkin by @victoriawright____ looks simple enough that even the artistically challenged among us couldn’t go wrong.

 

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6. Abstract pumpkins

Luke Arthur Wells, an interior designer, stylist and writer who once appeared on the BBC’s Great Interior Design Challenge, has created a contemporary, understated¬†abstract pumpkin design to work in his minimalist home.

 

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Let us help you create the home of your dreams! Get ideas & inspiration from Good Homes every month, delivered direct to your door. Visit goodhomesmagazine.com/newsletter to sign up for the weekly Good Homes newsletter. Meet the Good Homes team at Ideal Home Show and be inspired by our on-trend roomsets.

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