Dining Table Decoration Ideas

Dining Table Decoration Ideas for Thanksgiving

Create a beautiful table this fall or Thanksgiving with these dining table decoration ideas utilizing pumpkins, flowers, and magnolia leaves.

Dining Table Decoration Ideas

Happy November! To welcome the start of one of my favorite months of the year and one of my favorite holidays, hello Thanksgiving (eeekkk I am so excited!), I thought I would share simple dining table decoration ideas to create a beautiful fall tablescape.

Now in full transparency, I actually had a different idea for this November 1st blog post. My original plan was to share how to make pumpkin candle holders with small white pumpkins. I had the whole blog post laid out and how I was going to stage & photograph the adorable pumpkin candle holders I had pictured in my mind.

Dining Table Decoration Ideas

Let’s just say my idea did not go as planned! When Dave broke out the power tools and pumpkin started flying all over my kitchen, I thought…there is no way I am going to share and recommend making pumpkin candle holders to my readers!

So, I had to turn to plan B. Dining table decoration ideas using pumpkins, gourds, flowers, magnolia leaves, and the now infamous pumpkin candle holders.

Dining Table Decoration Ideas

In all honesty, I am kind of glad my original blog post idea didn’t work out. I love how these fall dining table decoration ideas came together! The resulting tablescape is simple, natural, colorful, and elegant…perfect for entertaining Thanksgiving guests!

Fall Tablescape

Dining Table Decoration Ideas: #1 Linens

Table linens are the base for setting your dining table. It’s the first piece that is added to the table and sets the tone for the entire tablescape.

Fall Tablescape Linens

For this fall tablescape, I added a white cotton tablecloth and then layered a cotton mustard colored gingham table throw (the table throw is no longer available, but this tablecloth has the same gingham pattern) over top.

I always love to layer linens when I can for depth and texture!

Fall Tablescape

These other table linen options would be a beautiful base for a fall tablescape:

Dining Table Decoration Ideas: #2 Flower Centerpiece

Flowers are always a great option for dining table décor. They add beauty and freshness to any table in any season.

Fall Flowers

I like to keep my dining table flower arrangements at a lower height so that guests are able to easily see and speak to one another across the table.

I started this colorful flower arrangement with a small copper pot, then filled it with burgundy & pink flowers along with magnolia leaves & pine boughs.

Dining Table Centerpiece

Here is exactly what I used for materials to create this flower centerpiece. All plant material was purchased at our local Trader Joe’s.

  • Small vintage copper pot
  • 2 bunches of burgundy dahlias
  • 1 bunch of pink mums
  • 1 bunch of small burgundy mums
  • 1 bunch of a seeded fall filler
  • 1 bunch pine boughs
  • 1 bunch magnolia leaves
Fall Dining Table

I also sprinkled the magnolia leaves around the center of the table for a pop of color and texture.

Dining Table Decoration Ideas

Dining Table Decorations Ideas: #3 Pumpkins & Gourds

Pumpkins and gourds are a wonderful, natural, seasonal element to utilize in fall tablescapes!

Pumpkins & Flowers

I placed several pumpkins & gourds in varying sizes down the center of our fall table. For this colorful tablescape, I used pumpkins & gourds in shades of pale orange, which I thought looked pretty with the copper pot holding the flower arrangement.

Among the larger pale orange pumpkins & gourds, I layered in smaller white pumpkins around the center of the table.

Pumpkin Centerpiece

Pro Tip: Wait to purchase your pumpkins/gourds until about 2 weeks before Halloween. Grocery stores and farmer’s markets will discount the pumpkins/gourds to move their stock out the door before the holiday.

Pumpkin Fall Tablescape

Dining Table Decorations Ideas: #4 Pumpkin Candle Holders

I know…I said at the beginning of the post how these pumpkin candle holders did not go as planned! And that is very true!!!

Dining Table Decoration Ideas

However, once we did a little trial and error, I think Dave figured out how to successfully make these. That doesn’t mean these were necessarily easy to make or that pumpkin didn’t continue to fly throughout our kitchen. So, take it from me, if you are going to make these…do it outdoors and have a few extra pumpkins on hand in case one or two don’t go as planned!

I do think in the end, these pumpkin candle holders came out very cute! You could also simply use candlestick holders instead of the pumpkin candle holders for lighting and ambiance on your dining table.

Pumpkin Candle Holders

Pumpkin Candle Holder Supplies

  • Real mini white pumpkins (Any color small pumpkins will do.)
  • Sharp utility knife
  • Drill bit (The bit should be the size of the base of taper candle you will place in your pumpkin candle holder.)
  • Taper candles
Pumpkin Candle Holders

How to Make Pumpkin Candle Holders

Take a small white pumpkin and with a sharp utility knife, begin placing small cuts where the stem meets the pumpkin. Continue doing this all the way around the stem to loosen it from the the pumpkin. Once the stem is loose, pull it from the pumpkin. The entire stem should release in one piece.

Next, with a drill bit (the size of the base of the taper candle) drill straight into the hole where the stem was located. Drill about 1/2″ down, or down enough until you hit the center of the pumpkin. Be careful not to drill too far or through the other end of the pumpkin.

Place the candle inside the hole of the pumpkin, and you have the cutest pumpkin candle holder!

Pumpkin Candleholders

Pro tip: The easiest and cleanest way to make these pumpkin candle holders is by removing the entire stem before drilling. We did not do this at first, which resulted in the holes being off center and very messy.

Pro tip: Do this outside! Pieces of pumpkin will fly everywhere when drilling into the pumpkin.

Dining Table Decoration Ideas

More Dining Table Decoration Ideas

Here are a few other dining table decoration ideas that would be beautiful for fall or Thanksgiving.

I created this fall tablescape with neutral pieces along with accents of dried orange slices.

Fall Entertaining

An heirloom pumpkin centerpiece would look gorgeous in the middle of a Thanksgiving table.

Heirloom Pumpkin Centerpiece

I love this Thanksgiving tablescape I created last year which included a beautiful handwritten table runner.

Thanksgiving Tablescape

This holiday table was the perfect combination of Thanksgiving and the holidays with the use of pomegranates, pine boughs, and eucalyptus.

Holiday Tablescape

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Fall Entryway Décor

Fall Entryway Décor: 5 Cozy Essentials

Welcome family & friends home with cozy, neutral, fall entryway décor essentials with a little help from my friends at Birch Lane.

Fall Entryway Décor
This post is sponsored by Birch Lane.
All thoughts, ideas, and opinions are 100% my own.

The entryway is one of the most important spaces in any home. It’s the first space guests see when they enter your home, and it’s the last thing you’ll see when leaving for the day. Entryway’s should be functional & practical but also warm & welcoming just like any other part of the home.

Fall Entrance

With Thanksgiving less than a month away, I am teaming up with Birch Lane to show you how to create a cozy, neutral fall entryway to welcome your guests home for the holidays. It doesn’t matter how big or small your entryway is (ours is tiny!). All you need are a few cozy essentials to express big hospitality in a small space.

Fall Entryway Décor

For this blog post, I wanted to share with you a side entrance to our home that leads into our kitchen. It’s a small space and one I don’t share very often. However, I thought it would be fun to share with you that even a small side entrance can be a beautiful & functional space too.

Here are 5 cozy, fall entryway décor essentials to consider when welcoming guests to your home, big or small, this fall and Thanksgiving.

Fall Décor

Fall Entryway Décor: Doormats

A door mat is not just for wiping dirty shoes and feet. It’s also a great way to dress up the entrance of a home. A door mat should be practical and stylish; matching the aesthetic of your home.

Fall Entryway Décor

I added this cozy farmhouse style 2’x3′ black & white plaid indoor/outdoor doormat to the side entrance of our home. The plaid black & white pattern of this rug worked well with the white mum, orange pumpkins, and green gourds we already had on our porch.

I also loved the versatility of this doormat. This doormat can be used on either the inside or the outside of an entryway and can also be layered underneath another doormat. I love products that are not only beautiful but multi-functional too!

Fall Entryway Décor

A Couple of Things to Consider When Shopping for Doormats

  • Consider where the doormat will be used. Is the mat you’re shopping for made for inside or outdoor use, or both?
  • Check the size. Doormats come in all shapes and sizes, so it’s important to find a mat that fits the size of your door and space.
  • Layer the doormats. I like to do this at our front entrance, because it has the most foot traffic into our home. Place a washable patterned mat down, and then layer a natural coir doormat on top. The coir mat removes dirt & debris while the washable mat soaks up moisture.
Fall Entryway

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Black & White Plaid Doormat
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Fall Entryway Décor
Black & White Stripped Rug
Striped Doormat

Fall Entryway Décor: Wreaths

Hanging a seasonal wreath on the front door instantly makes a home feel welcoming & inviting and adds the perfect festive touch.

Fall Wreath

A wreath is a fun way to accessorize the outside of your home either for the season or the holidays. It gives your home personality as well as a pop of color.

I love to change the wreaths on our outside doors seasonally; it’s a fun & relatively inexpensive way to change up the outside of our home.

Fall Entryway Décor

Make the store bought wreath special by adding ribbon. (This is the ribbon I added to our fall wreath.) Use ribbon as a way to hang to your wreath from the door or by simply tying a bow to the wreath. There are thousands of different ribbons to choose from and hundreds of different ways to add ribbon to a wreath. Have fun selecting and adding ribbon!

Fall Entryway Wreath

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Fall Wreath
Faux Olive Silk Wreath
Fall Wreath
Bittersweet Wreath
Faux Willow Wreath

Pro Tip: Make sure when shopping for a wreath that will hang on the outside of your front door, that the wreath is weather resistant. Good quality, weather resistant wreaths can be used and repurposed for many years.

Fall Entryway Décor

Fall Entryway Décor: Baskets

Entryways are notorious for collecting clutter (well in our house anyways)!

Fall Entryway Style

Baskets offer a creative solution to declutter while adding storage to the entryway of a home. Baskets in an entryway can used to hold shoes, hats, mail, dog accessories, keys, winter apparel, or even firewood. So versatile, right?!

Basket of Wood
Basket of Wood

Baskets can be placed anywhere in an entryway from hanging from hooks, to tucked under benches, or even hung on walls.

I love how this handled seagrass basket full of firewood looks sitting next to the door. We are ready to stay cozy by the fire all fall & winter long!

Fall Basket of Wood

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Fall Entryway Décor
Farmhouse Baskets
Fall Entryway Décor
Set of 3 Baskets
Low Baskets

Fall Entryway Décor: Seating

Have a spot in your entryway for guests to be able to sit down to remove or put on their shoes and jackets.

Fall Entrance to Our Home

Both of the entrances in our home are tiny, so having a spot in the entryway for someone to sit is challenging. However, this stool is the perfect option for our small space. This accent stool is not so big that it takes up the entire entryway and it’s not too small for someone to plop their bones coming in from the outside.

Accent Stool Seating

I love the natural wood tone and style of this stool. Spindled legs just get me every time! It fits our cozy cottage farmhouse décor perfectly. This stool looks so cute with a few pumpkins stacked on top too!

Fall Entrance

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Accent Stool
Accent Stool
Fall Entryway Décor
Accent Stool
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Fall Entryway Décor: Artwork

The entryway sets the tone of your home and reflects your taste & personality. Adding artwork to your entryway tells guests who you are and what you love.

Just like the rest of your home, art adds depth and texture to your walls, so don’t neglect the wall space in your entryway!

Autumn Entryway

We added this vintage inspired landscape print to our entryway. I loved the cozy, country scene and the dark frame really made the artwork pop against the light neutral wallpaper.

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Vintage Landscape
Gallery Prints
Vintage Artwork
Fall Entryway Décor
Lemon Artwork

More Cozy Fall Entryway Décor From Birch Lane

Here are a few more neutral fall décor ideas that you could use to create the coziest entryway.

Cozy Throw Blanket
Cozy Blanket
Floor Lantern
Beeswax Candles
Cozy Throw Pillow

Don’t forget to check out the fall & Thanksgiving décor at Birch Lane! They offer everything you need to create a cozy home from furniture, rugs, lighting, to what I’ve got on my eyes on…holiday décor!

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Thanksgiving Décor Ideas to Create the Coziest Holiday

Create lasting memories for your family with these 15 unique Thanksgiving décor ideas for a beautiful, cozy home for the holidays.

Heirloom Pumpkin Centerpiece

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays of the year. It’s a time to reflect on all we have to be thankful for, gather with family, and maybe the most important part…eating delicious food!

It’s a holiday where there is no pressure of gifts, it’s just simply a time to gather with those we love, and enjoy each other’s company.

Fall Flowers

And so, as we begin planning for the upcoming holiday, I thought I would share Thanksgiving décor ideas from around the web. To show you how to easily create a cozy, memorable Thanksgiving in your home with centerpiece & tablescape ideas, hosting tips, and maybe some new Thanksgiving traditions to try as well.

Thanksgiving Décor Ideas

What is better than sharing Thanksgiving décor ideas?! Doing it with friends! My friend Rachel from The Ponds Farmhouse is hosting this Thanksgiving round up with some of my favorite bloggers. I am so thankful to be included in such a talented group!

Pumpkin Centerpiece

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Thanksgiving Décor Ideas: Centerpieces

Heirloom Pumpkin Centerpiece

Thanksgiving Décor Ideas

I shared this heirloom pumpkin centerpiece a few weeks ago on the blog and I think it might be one of my favorite centerpieces ever! This would make the most beautiful centerpiece on a Thanksgiving table or in the center of a buffet.

Your guests will think this centerpiece took you hours to create, but takes only minutes! For the tutorial on how to create your own pumpkin centerpiece for Thanksgiving and everything you need, click here.

DIY & Vintage Centerpiece

Rachel ~ The Ponds Farmhouse

The Ponds Farmhouse

This fall centerpiece is perfect a Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving dining table. Rachel used a combination of DIY and vintage pieces for a unique table arrangement.

Artichoke & Magnolia Centerpiece

Jen ~ Midwest Life & Style

Artichoke & Magnolia Centerpiece

Wow your family and friends with a simple and beautiful DIY artichoke and magnolia centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table.

Simple Rustic Thanksgiving Centerpiece

AnnMarie & Anne ~ Simply 2 Moms

Simple Rustic Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Create a simple rustic centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table this year. Pretty neutral style can be used for the entire autumn season.

DIY Thanksgiving Cornucopia

Wendy ~ WM Designhouse

Cornucopia

Decorate a Thanksgiving table with a homemade cornucopia. Use chicken wire and rope, and then fill it with pumpkins, gourds, feathers, and flowers.

It’s a beautiful and festive decoration that will get anyone in the Thanksgiving spirit.

Dried Wheat Centerpiece

Jennifer ~ Cottage on Bunkerhill

Thanksgiving Décor Ideas

Do you love the look of dried wheat? I do too! I love the natural color…it’s so pretty. Jennifer created an interesting way to use dried wheat in her fall decorating.

Thanksgiving Décor Ideas: Tablescapes

How to Create a Beautiful Thanksgiving Tablescape

Robyn ~ Robyn’s French Nest

Thanksgiving Décor Ideas

Robyn shares tips for hosting a large gathering with budget-friendly Thanksgiving table elements. At the same time, learn what pieces you can pull together from around your home, and how to best layer them. Then, you can easily create a thoughtful and beautiful tablescape this Thanksgiving.

Simple Thanksgiving Fall Table

Ann ~ Dabbling & Decorating

Thanksgiving Décor Ideas

A simple thanksgiving table that can be put together with new and vintage pieces. I love the brown transferware dishes Ann added to her Thanksgiving table.

Thanksgiving Dining Room With Copper Accents

Cindy ~ DIY Beautify

Thanksgiving Décor Ideas

Easy tips to set a memorable Thanksgiving table with printable place setting cards that can double as a gratitude garland!

The Perfect Table for a Thanksgiving Feast

Renae ~ Peacock Ridge Farm

Thanksgiving Table

If you’re not sure how to create the perfect table for your Thanksgiving celebration, don’t worry! Renae shares her tips on how to decorate your table for Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Table Ideas

Mary ~ Life at Bella Terra

Thanksgiving Décor Ideas

This post is full of ideas on your Thanksgiving table from space planning, table design, setup, place settings and unique centerpieces.

Boho Cottage Fall Tablescape

Jen ~ Tatertots and Jello

Thanksgiving Décor Ideas

Create a warm and inviting Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving table by making a DIY table runner, pillows, and a beautiful footed bowl centerpiece filled with textured, fabric-covered pumpkins and leaves.

Simple Fall Table & Affordable Serving Pieces

Karianne ~ Thistlewood Farms

Thanksgiving Décor Ideas

Simple ideas for a Friendsgiving tablescape. Why not add a little blue and white with your pumpkins? Lots of easy ideas to make your holiday celebrations just a little easier this season.

How to Host the Best Thanksgiving

Stacy ~ Bricks ‘n Blooms

Thanksgiving Décor Ideas

Looking for ways to organize yourself to host Thanksgiving? Here are 9 simple tips to hosting the best Thanksgiving dinner ever.

Not hosting this year? Check out Stacy’s Thanksgiving hostess gift ideas.

New Thanksgiving Traditions

Kristin ~ White Arrows Home

Thanksgiving Traditions

These easy Thanksgiving traditions make it a favorite holiday to look forward to all year.

Thanksgiving Décor Ideas

I hope you enjoyed this round up of Thanksgiving décor ideas! It is always fun to see how others decorate and celebrate the holidays in their homes. I hope you were inspired to create a cozy, memorable Thanksgiving for your family this year and for years to come.

Thanksgiving Décor Ideas

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Country Cottage Wallpaper in the Kitchen & Entryway

Country cottage wallpaper is the newest update to our cottage farmhouse kitchen & entryway.

Country Cottage Wallpaper

I can happily say that we have officially checked one more thing off the checklist when it comes to kitchen renovation…our country cottage wallpaper! It felt like this paper was never going to be hanging on the walls in our kitchen/entryway, but alas it is finally up. And, to say I’m OBSESSED with our new wallpaper would be an understatement!

There is so much to love about our new country cottage wallpaper from the neutral colors, to the beautiful print! If you look closely you will see groups of acorns, budding & blooming flowers, and oak leaves.

Country Cottage Wallpaper

I’m sure you remember the wallpaper we had in our entryway previously, if not you can check it out here.

The old peel & stick olive branch wallpaper from Magnolia Home (which Dave & I had installed ourselves a couple of years ago) needed to go. As much as I had loved it at one time, it was beginning to bubble, it felt like it was not matching the aesthetic of the rest of our home, and I wanted a neutral wallpaper we could wrap around the entire kitchen.

Country Cottage Wallpaper

If you’ve been thinking of adding wallpaper to your home, here are some things to consider and how to choose the right wallpaper for your space.

In full discloser, I am not an expert on wallpaper or wallpaper installation. My views, suggestions, and opinions in this blog post are simply from my love and limited knowledge & experience with wallpaper.

Country Cottage Wallpaper Things to Consider

  • Measurements: Take good, accurate measurements of the area you want to wallpaper. This will give you an idea of how much wallpaper you will need and to create a budget. (A wallpaper installer can help with final measurements to ensure enough rolls of wallpaper are ordered.)
  • Budget: Once you know how much wallpaper is needed for the area, decide on a budget. Wallpaper can range anywhere from $10 to $600+ per roll. You do not want to fall in love with a wallpaper that is outside of your budget! Also, consider if you want to hire a professional installer. The cost of labor for your project should be factored into your budget as well.
  • Hiring a Professional: Hire an experienced, professional wallpaper installer. It is the best decision Dave and I ever made (and possibly saved our marriage)!
  • Type of Wallpaper: There are a ton of different types of wallpaper from vinyl, painted, bamboo, peel & stick, etc. Decide which type of wallpaper will work best for your project (your wallpaper installer can help with this too).
  • Where is the Wallpaper Being Installed: Some types of wallpapers are not ideal for certain spaces. For instance, grass cloth is not an ideal wallpaper choice for a kitchen or bathroom because of humidity & cleanability. So, make sure you take the room the wallpaper will be installed in, into account when deciding on the type of wallpaper you want to install.
  • Order a Sample: Always order or take home a sample of wallpaper. Something that may look good online or in a store may not look the same in your home. Wallpaper is an investment so you want to make sure you’re making the right choice when it comes to the style, design, and color of the wallpaper you chose for your home.
Country Cottage Home

Choosing a Country Cottage Wallpaper

With the decision made to install new wallpaper in the kitchen and the entryway, I began my quest to find the perfect wallpaper on Wallpaperdirect.com. What I liked about shopping wallpaperdirect.com was the large selection of wallpapers to choose from, along with a number of filters (type, color, style, brand, price point, etc.) to help narrow my search.

For our kitchen I knew I wanted a single colored, traditional, symmetrical patterned wallpaper. A print that almost looked like a stencil and would blend in seamlessly with the rest of our neutral colored walls downstairs (our entire downstairs is open concept).

Pure Acorn Wallpaper by Morris & Co

After doing a little searching, I ultimately found pure acorn wallpaper from the Morris Pure Wallpaper Collection. I instantly knew this was the country cottage wallpaper I wanted for our home. And, it fit within our budget! We ordered samples of 2 of the colors, pure acorn linen/ecru and pure acorn ivory/pearl. This way we could decide which color looked better in our home. Pure acorn in linen/ecru looked best once we placed the samples on the wall, so that is the color we ordered & installed.

Pure Acorn Wallpaper

Installing Country Cottage Wallpaper

There are 3 ways to install wallpaper based on the type of paper you purchase.

  • Peel & Stick: This is the least expensive wallpaper option. Most homeowners can install this wallpaper without the help of a professional installer. The benefit of peel & stick wallpaper is that it can easily be removed with little to no harm to painted walls. So, if you are afraid of making a long term commitment to wallpaper, this could be a good option for you. In all honesty, Dave and I have hung peel & stick wallpaper, and will never do it again (it almost lead to a divorce lol!).
  • Traditional Pasted: The traditional way of hanging wallpaper is by pasting the back of the wallpaper and then hanging the pasted paper on the wall. This can be messy and cumbersome if you’re not a professional.
  • Dry Hung: This is the newest way to hang wallpaper. Wallpaper paste is applied to the wall and the wallpaper is then placed on the pasted wall. Some of the higher end wallpaper brands have started manufacturing their wallpaper to be hung this way. It is an easier method for hanging wallpaper and one in which a homeowner could potentially do on their own. This is how our wallpaper was hung.
Country Cottage Wallpaper

I highly recommend hiring an experienced, knowledgeable, professional wallpaper installer. Not only will a professional make your life easier, but you can count on a nicely finished product that will be completed in about a quarter of the time it would take you. We were lucky enough to find David of boston.wallpaper several years ago and have used him for a total of 3 wallpaper projects now!

Pro Tip: A good wallpaper installer will cover all switch plates & electrical outlets with wallpaper that matches the pattern on the wall.

Pure Acorn Wallpaper

How to Pick the Right Country Cottage Wallpaper

The right country cottage wallpaper for your home really depends on what you love and the aesthetic you are trying to achieve.

Take good measurements and come up with a budget. Once you know those things, you can begin to browse the internet or your local retailers for the right wallpaper. Order samples and hang those in the room you are thinking of wallpapering. Take your time and enjoy the process! The perfect wallpaper will speak to you and you will know when you have found the right one.

Country Cottage Wallpaper

Remember, wallpaper is not permanent! Although it’s an investment, it does not need to stay in your home forever. So, don’t be afraid to take the plunge and add a little country cottage wallpaper to the walls of your home, it can always be changed!

Other Country Cottage Wallpapers

Here are some other Morris & Co. wallpapers from Wallpaper Direct that would look beautiful in a country cottage home as well.

Fall Country Home
Country Cottage Wallpaper

I hope you love our new wallpaper as much as we do! I look forward to sharing it in our home with you for years to come.

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Heirloom Pumpkin Fall Centerpiece

Wow your guests with an elegant fall centerpiece utilizing a real heirloom pumpkin and seasonal fresh florals that only takes minutes to create.

Cozy Fall Kitchen

With pumpkin season in full swing, I find myself drawn to the boxes and boxes of fresh heirloom pumpkins at our local supermarket & farmer’s market. I can’t resist grabbing one or two each time I head to the store. The types, varieties, colors, and textures of heirloom pumpkins are vast & endless. Which makes shopping for them so incredibly fun!

Pumpkin Centerpiece

Heirloom pumpkins are full of character and are beautiful all on their own whether they are grouped together at a front entrance, lining a staircase, or stacked on top of each other on a counter or table.

Heirloom Pumpkin Centerpiece

Today, I am sharing with you another way to utilize a real heirloom pumpkin to create an elegant centerpiece for an autumn gathering or for a Thanksgiving table.

Your guests will think you spent hours putting this centerpiece together, but it will only take you minutes!

Sink Full of Flowers

Heirloom Pumpkin Centerpiece Supplies

These are the supplies I used, however the flowers and pumpkin can easily be swapped or changed for what is readily available in your area.

  • 10″ Round Musquee de Provence Heirloom Pumpkin
  • Glass or Plastic Vessel (Something to hold the flowers inside the pumpkin.)
  • Clear Tape
  • Sharp Carving Knife
  • Sharpie
  • White Roses
  • Marigolds
  • Chamomile
  • Ecualyptus
  • Golden Rod
  • Droopy Fall Accent Flower
Heirloom Pumpkin & Flowers
Fall Flowers

Creating an Heirloom Pumpkin Centerpiece

Starting the Centerpiece

To start your pumpkin centerpiece, you will want to find a vessel that will easily fit inside your pumpkin. I had this glass bowl which was the perfect width and height for our pumpkin.

Glass Bowl
This glass bowl was the right size and shape to easily fit into our pumpkin.

Trace the widest part of the bowl around the top of the pumpkin with a sharpie. With a sharp knife, cut out the outline of the bowl on the pumpkin. Remove the top of pumpkin and all of the seeds from inside of the pumpkin, discard.

Heirloom Pumpkin
With a sharp knife, cut out a shape at the top of the pumpkin big enough to place a vessel inside of the pumpkin, and remove all seeds.

Create a grid on top of the vessel with clear tape (see photo). This will help to keep the flowers in place when creating the arrangement. Place vessel inside the pumpkin, and carefully add water to the vessel.

Pumpkin Centerpiece
Create a grid with clear tape on the vessel.
Pumpkin Vase
Place the vessel into the pumpkin and carefully fill vessel with water.

Adding the Flowers to the Centerpiece

Now the fun part, adding the flowers to the centerpiece!

Full disclaimer…I am no flower arranging expert! I like to start my arrangements by adding a few of the larger flowers in groups, and then adding in the smaller “filler” flowers around the larger flowers as I go.

Flowers in Pumpkin
I started this arrangement by adding a small group of roses along with a marigold.

Here is another view of how I began the arrangement in this pumpkin centerpiece. The flowers around the outside of the centerpiece should be shorter with longer flower stems toward the middle of the arrangement for height.

Pumpkin Centerpiece
Keep shorter flower stems on the outside of the arrangement and longer ones towards the middle.

Continue adding flowers around the arrangement until vessel is completely filled in. I like to save the droopy stems like eucalyptus until the very end and add those to the outer edges of the arrangement.

Creating a Pumpkin Centerpiece
Continue adding flowers around the arrangement until vessel is completely filled in.

Finishing the Centerpiece

Don’t worry if the flowers in your pumpkin centerpiece do not look “perfect”! There is no right or wrong way when arranging flowers. A beautiful centerpiece should look natural, organic, and free flowing.

Pumpkin Centerpiece
Pumpkin Centerpiece

Turn your pumpkin around and look at it from several different angles. If something looks bare, add in a few more stems. If something looks off, take out a few stems and adjust until you achieve your desired look.

The important thing to remember is to have fun creating a fall pumpkin centerpiece for your home!

Heirloom Pumpkin Centerpiece

How to Style an Heirloom Pumpkin Centerpiece

I placed our heirloom pumpkin centerpiece on a wood slice right on our kitchen island for our fall home tour. You can view our recent fall home tour, by clicking here.

I love the simple, organic beauty of the pumpkin on the wood slice.

Heirloom Pumpkin Centerpiece

This pumpkin centerpiece would be the perfect addition to any fall tablescape. I created a pumpkin centerpiece last year for a fall tablescape in which I added candles and smaller white pumpkins around the heirloom pumpkin centerpiece.

Cozy Fall Kitchen

How long will a heirloom pumpkin centerpiece last?

Since this centerpiece is made with a real pumpkin and fresh flowers, your centerpiece will last anywhere from 3-5 days. Here are a few suggestions to getting the longest life out of your centerpiece.

  • Make sure there is no foliage in the water. Remove all leaves and any foliage from the stems that may be at water level.
  • Start with a clean vessel.
  • Cut the stems at an angle.
  • Keep centerpiece cool.
  • Refresh the water daily.
  • Remove any dead or dying stems to keep centerpiece fresh.
Heirloom Pumpkin Centerpiece

Other Pumpkin Centerpiece Ideas

I love this pumpkin centerpiece with a faux pumpkin & florals from Liz Marie Blog.

This gorgeous pumpkin centerpiece was made with fresh florals along with a faux pumpkin from Sanctuary Home Décor.

The Crowned Goat shares a quick & easy heirloom pumpkin centerpiece using a dough bowl & pumpkins.

I recently shared a decoupage pumpkin using napkins that would make a great centerpiece too!

Fall Flowers

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Cozy Fall Home Tour

Cozy Fall Home Tour

Grab a cup of hot apple cider and join me on a cozy fall tour of our home for seasonal styling inspiration that engages each of the five senses.

Cozy Fall Home Tour

A cozy home is essential during the season of fall. There is no better feeling than walking through the doors of our home on a brisk autumn day to a warm, inviting, cozy space. I love the ambiance, warm textures, & spicy scents that welcome our family home. That warm, cozy fall feeling can easily be achieved in any home by creating an atmosphere that engages all five senses. The more you can “sense” coziness with each of the senses, the more at home you, your family, and your guests will be.

Oak Leaf Wreath

So…sit back, get comfy, and enjoy a tour of our home for inspiration on how to create your own cozy fall home using each of the senses.

Cozy Fall Dining Room

Blogger’s Best Fall Home Tour

To celebrate the start of fall, I am joining 29 blogger friends on a week long, fall home tour. I love taking a peak inside someone else’s home and finding inspiration! This Bloggers’ Best Fall Home Tour is hosted by Kelly at The Tattered Pew. You can find links to the other home tours at the end of this post.

Bloggers' Best Fall Home Tour

If you are coming here from The Pond’s Farmhouse, welcome! I love Rachel’s ideas on how to add budget friendly, fall décor to your home. Rachel always inspires me with her unique, eclectic, and collected style.

Oak Leaves

Welcome to Our Cozy Fall Home

If this is your first time stopping by Eleanor Rose Home, welcome and thank you for being here! I’m Heidi, the creative mind behind ERH. My family and I are lucky enough to call New England home, which I think might be the prettiest place to live in fall! I love creating a cozy home for my family with new & collected décor, natural elements, textures, and of course seasonal touches.

Our Family

To learn more about me, my family, and the reason behind the name, Eleanor Rose Home, click here.

Cozy Fall Kitchen
Cozy Fall Kitchen

Cozy Fall Kitchen

I love being in the kitchen the most during the fall months. After grilling and eating most of our dinners outside during the summer months, filling our home with the delicious scents of comforting, oven baked food during the cooler months makes our home feel so cozy.

Cozy Fall Kitchen

You can always find fresh baked goods in our kitchen during the fall. 3 ingredient pumpkin muffins are a cozy fall favorite of ours. What tastes and smells like fall more than pumpkin, cinnamon, and cloves?! I like to take advantage of seasonal flavors, because before you know it, the season is over and we are on to the next!

Pumpkin Muffins
Cozy Fall Kitchen

Last spring, we added a peg rail and shelf to this area of our kitchen. It has quickly turned into my favorite area in our home to style.

I recently added a few small touches of Halloween to our kitchen peg rail and shelf. We are not huge Halloween fans in our house so the Halloween décor in our home is more on the spooky side rather than scary. The spooky ghost garland was a fun DIY, and is the cutest addition to our peg rail.

Halloween Décor in the Kitchen
View of the Kitchen

These glass bon bon jars are a favorite among ERH followers! These jars are not only beautiful on our kitchen countertops, but are functional too. You can shop these bon bon jars, here.

Cozy Fall Kitchen

Natural, seasonal elements are essential in our home. For spring it’s tulips & daffodils, summer it’s hydrangeas, and for fall it’s oak leaves, pumpkins, and rich fall colored flowers. This pumpkin centerpiece is the perfect natural & seasonal addition to our cozy fall kitchen décor.

For more on this gorgeous heirloom pumpkin centerpiece, check out this post!

Pumpkin Centerpiece
Seasonal Fall Kitchen

As we move from the kitchen into the dining room, this side entrance to our home is another favorite area of mine to style. Over the summer, we added these adorable gold sweet home signs with hooks. The side door leads to our pool area, so this spot was perfect for hanging towels and other essentials for the pool over the summer.

With the pool now closed this door is not used much. So, I simply added a DIY oak leaf wreath (see how I made it, here) along with a cozy shawl, and a pair of rain boots for intentional, seasonal styling.

Cozy Fall Home Tour
Cozy Fall Home Tour

Cozy Fall Dining Room

The dining room is the latest update to our first floor. This room was actually what we called “the library”, with a long sofa in front of the fireplace. We sold the antique sofa, and moved our kitchen table into the now dining room. The dining room is still a work in progress, however we are now able to gather here as a family for dinner or family game night.

Cozy Fall Dining Room

We placed this rug in the dining room. The rug has a thick, cozy texture, a simple plaid pattern, and ties the entire room together beautifully.

The décor on our dining room table is very simple with more natural, seasonal elements that include pumpkins and oak leaves. For a more formal dining table, I recently styled this fall tablescape with the help of Birch Lane.

Fall Tablescape
Fall Tablescape

To create this informal tablescape, I started by adding a gingham tablecloth to the table. I added an olive bucket with oak leaves right from our yard to the table with a brown, satin ribbon for a whimsical, romantic touch. Then, I placed a stack of faux pumpkins with a few real small white pumpkins sprinkled throughout. Finally, I added a group of candles to complete this simple, cozy fall tablescape.

Cozy Fall Tablescape