PUMPKIN EVERYTHING WITHOUT THE PUMPKINS – FOR ALL YEAR DECOR
Sometimes y’all, we can go a little bit crazy with our pumpkin decor for fall. I mean we have pumpkins in our wreaths, pumpkins on our doormats, pumpkins on our table runners, pumpkin napkins, and of course the actual pumpkins that tend to line our steps, or atop our mantles. Guys, we are literally so pumpkin obsessed, but there are other ways to incorporate pumpkin into the house without an actual, well, pumpkin, AND we can keep it all year! Besides going pumpkin crazy this fall, let’s go pumpkin-colored crazy, pumpkin scent crazy, and seamlessly incorporate these aspects of pumpkin into our homes, as I slowly sip my pumpkin latte. We’re talking pumpkin where you never thought pumpkin would be – okay maybe that sounds a bit strange, but I promise, you will love it!
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THE FRONT PORCH
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To start this pumpkin craze, let’s start at the front porch! It’s time to go head deep in this burnt orange pumpkiny goodness, and add the color where you can. Adding some burnt orange seat cushions to the seating, or some burnt orange mums, in your typical terra cotta pot, can be just the start. Adding an all maple leaf wreath to the door with accents of the color or full-on can also be a very welcoming way to add orange. To take it up a notch, adding some pumpkin scented sticks into the wreath, can be just the thing to take over your senses upon entering your home. An orange doormat is also a great way to brighten up the front porch, as its visually pleasing and draws attention to the color!
After getting your fix of pumpkin color while walking in, it’s time to pumpkin up your entryway! If you have a seating bench or a chair upon entering, definitely go in and add a burnt orange pillow to the chair! If you have a small table, adding a pumpkin-colored and scented candle to the table, can not only be welcoming but bring a sense of coziness to the space! Adding some faux plants to the space with orange floral can be an easy swap to an arrangement that may have already been there, to make it more seasonal.
THE LIVING ROOM & Bedroom
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Obviously going in with some burnt orange pillows would be the easy way to go in with the color, but there are way more options to add to the living room and bedroom! Other than adding textiles like a throw blanket, curtains, or a rug, adding gold accents in like mirrors or hardware, can give the illusion of the pumpkin color, while reflecting off the other accents in the room. Although daring, but definitely an all year decor element, going in with a burnt orange stain on your furniture, is literally AH-MAZING! Sometimes all it takes is incorporating the shades of natural wood, with the burnt orange, to make it take over the space, but in an ever so incredible way. Adding a furniture piece with a material like leather, or velvet, in orange, or a pouf is also great to stay with the pumpkin color all year long while giving the space that really cozy feel that fall instantly brings. Adding burnt orange frames around the room, or some wall art that incorporates orange can be perfect to offset any black or white, or neutral colors in the room!
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Adding some orange hand-towels, or orange soap dispensers, and orange runners to the floor, are easy ways to add the color. But adding some orangey leather stools to an island, or adding a geometric burnt orange tile to the floor or backsplash, can be just the thing to make a statement all year long! Adding simple things like napkins, placemats, or even a crock, can be cute ways to incorporate the color for a seasonal change! And if you want to be extra daring, painting your cabinets a leathery burnt orange – is seriously so stunning that I may have to try it soon! Extra tip – make some pumpkin muffins that will help make your kitchen smell like pumpkiny flavor goodness – the kiddos will love them!