Pumpkins are one of the most popular and timeless decorations to use both indoors and outdoors throughout fall, Halloween and Thanksgiving, helping to make your home feel more cozy, inviting and in sync with the changing seasons.
Of course, you can never go wrong with an assortment of these real seasonal squashes when decorating with pumpkins, but there are so many fun and creative faux pumpkin designs to choose from, too.
From designs crafted from glass and wicker to unique pumpkin lights for your outdoor fall decor and outdoor Halloween decor, we've found the best faux pumpkins from some of our favorite retailers – guaranteed to bring beautiful style and unique decoration to your seasonal scheme.
The best faux pumpkins to shop this year
Whether you're looking for some pretty pumpkins for fall table decor ideas, or are thinking of switching up your usual pumpkin carving ideas for something a bit more modern for your Halloween porch decor, our collection of the best faux pumpkins are just as good – if not better, than the real thing.
The best indoor faux pumpkins
Faux pumpkins can be placed (pretty much) anywhere in the home. From using them to enhance your fall mantel decor, to placing them on a window ledge for Halloween window decor, the possibilities with pumpkins are endless.
The beauty of working with faux pumpkins is that they will be able to stand the test of time for your fall decor ideas, Halloween decor ideas, and Thanksgiving decor ideas, and, of course, they can also then be re-used year after year.
Some of our favorite indoor faux pumpkin designs work in elegant harmony with some of this year's biggest interior design trends. From colorful glass pumpkins that are perfect for dopamine decor, to rustic, woven pumpkins that embrace a more natural, grounded look, shop our favorite faux styles below.
Make a subtle statement with these silver glass pumpkin decorations; perfect for adding a touch of glamor to tabletops and mantels.
For a more rustic, earthy look for your seasonal decorating ideas, this rattan pumpkin by Pottery Barn is perfect.
A stylish, modern take on seasonal pumpkin decor, these colorful glass pumpkins have been crafted from mouthblown recycled glass.
These pretty pumpkin pillows are perfect for adding a cozy seasonal accent to a sofa, chair, or bed. Made from soft velvet, the designs are available in a palette of harvest-inspired colors.
Showcase fall’s bounty with these hand-painted pumpkins and gourds, available in a variety of organic shapes and seasonal colors, they can be placed all over the home (both inside and out) to celebrate the changing seasons.
These colorful decorative glass pumpkins are an elegant and unique take on traditional pumpkin decor. Pair with fairy lights underneath to create a gentle glow.
We love the simple, natural look of this basket weave pumpkin decoration from OKA, and how it creates a wonderful, textured look.
For a cozier take on the classic Halloween pumpkin, this soft, velvet design comes in a range of colors, ideal for placing in a living room or bedroom.
This faux pumpkin is perfect for those who are looking for a more realistic, traditional pumpkin design to add to their seasonal decor.
The best outdoor faux pumpkins
Pumpkin decor is just as important outside as it is inside your home, and there are many creative ways you can make a statement with pretty faux pumpkins.
From pumpkin lights, guaranteed to catch the eye of trick-or-treaters and passersby, to colorful pumpkin stacks, these decorations will only help to create a more fun and warm welcome into your home throughout the season.
Faux pumpkins and gourds can also work wonderfully in combination with real pumpkins, too – you don't have to choose one or the other, a mix of both can create a magnificent, stand-out seasonal display.
This stylish pumpkin has been crafted using rattan to give it texture and warmth. A lovely, rustic no-clean-up alternative to traditional candlelit jack-o’-lanterns.
Light up the fall evenings with this versatile Pumpkin Luminary; a more contemporary, creative take on the classic fall gourd.
This illuminated pumpkin offers an elevated alternative to candlelit jack-o’-lanterns, perfect for creating a more contemporary, cozy glow.
This metal jack-o’-lantern can take flameless candles or string lights to bring a little hocus-pocus to your outdoor Halloween decor.
Two of these colorful pumpkin stacks will look wonderful either side of a front door.
This bright pumpkin stack is ideal for placing by a front door or on front porch steps.
How do you display faux pumpkins?
As we have explored in this piece, faux pumpkins can be used to decorate both the inside and outside of your home, with a whole range of different display ideas to choose from, here are some of our favorites:
- Use faux pumpkins to enhance a seasonal tablescape, perfect for acting as a centerpiece or for placing beside a place card.
- Decorate your mantel and fireplace.
- Decorating shelving and window ledges.
- Add a seasonal touch to your coffee table.
- Elevate your entryway console table.
- Place on the floor beside your front door.
- Place it on your front porch.
- Decorate outside steps and pathways.
As well as buying pretty faux pumpkin designs and embracing traditional pumpkin carving ideas, there are many other ways you can create a more unique seasonal scheme with pumpkins.
From pumpkin painting ideas and no-carve pumpkin ideas, to trying your hand at learning how to make a pumpkin planter, there are so many fun styling opportunities and craft and design ideas to try when decorating with pumpkins.
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Zara joined Homes & Gardens in February 2022 as a Content Editor. After studying English Literature at University, she worked as an Ecommerce Website Editor, Content Writer and Buying Intern at multiple independent businesses within the luxury retail and lifestyle sectors. Her role at Homes & Gardens unites her love, experience and passion for the world of design and desire to create inspiring written content. She enjoys nothing more than discovering new trends, brands and products, whether that be in fashion, interior design or lifestyle.
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