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Beautiful and Easy Velvet Pumpkin Decor Ideas You’ll Love

Velvet pumpkins add a soft and modern touch to your seasonal decor. Find gorgeous ideas for velvet pumpkin decor displays!

Isn’t there something so luxurious about velvet? It adds a soft layer to your everyday decor, can really punch up your seasonal styling, and velvet furnishings, curtains, and decor are everywhere now thanks to its trend.

12 Velvet Pumpkin Decor Ideas

A few years ago, I jumped on the DIY velvet pumpkin train and love using them in my Fall decor every year.  It’s the only Fall decor that made the move to Japan because of its modern and beautiful aesthetic so I try to think of new ways to display them every year.  So here are my favorite ways to decorate with velvet pumpkins.

Display them on something unusual.

Last year, a few of them sat in a mirror, kind of weird right? But it made a great little display on top of books in Autumn hues and some beach decor.

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Velvet pumpkins displayed in a mirror on a sofa table.

Add interest to your built ins.

I used them in our Okinawan foyer.  The natural light and white finishes in the rental made the perfect backdrop for Fall/Halloween colors to really pop!

Velvet pumpkins mixed in with other fall decor on built ins.

Use a cake plate to showcase them.

I created a West Elm inspired cake plate with dollar store supplies.  I love the moodiness it brings with Daphne, feathers, and worn music books.

Velvet pumpkins displayed on a DIY cake stand.

Set them on pillar candle stands at various heights.

This lovely little vignette was a transition between halloween and Thanksgiving and incorporates silk velvet orange pumpkins displayed on our beautiful Okinawan pine table.

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Velvet pumpkins sitting on a candle holders.

Use them on your fireplace mantel.

One day I hope to have a real fireplace mantel to decorate but that doesn’t stop me from using a faux fireplace surround to showcase art and seasonal decor.

A stack of books topped with a larger velvet pumpkin.

Use a monochromatic color scheme for a centerpiece with your pumpkins.

I used a soft color palette of white, sea-glass, and metallics for a casual and coastal Thanksgiving table setting.

A neutral tablescape with white velvet pumpkins.

Spotlight a gorgeous velvet pumpkin with a sculptural object.

By setting an unique tea candle holder on a stack of books, it gave my pumpkin more visual interest in the foyer.  You knew as soon as you came into our house that Fall was on the mind.

A vevlet pumpkin on a candle holder and books in a modern vignette.

Use your neutral pumpkins with nature inspired decor.

Mix white pumpkins with moss rocks in a gold bowl for neutral decor inspired by nature.

White velvet pumpkins with moss rocks in a gold bowl.

Display pumpkins with modern art and/or glass.

I love using my pumpkins with non traditional Fall decor like Japanese glass floats and styled in front of a modern print.

A modern table top fall setting with velvet pumpkins and blue glass.

Make pumpkins and succulents/air plants friends for a trendy look.

A little peek into this year’s decor.  A couple of my pumpkins with a faux air plant in a Japanese thrifted bowl.

Velvet pumpkins with an air plant in pottery.

Set a grouping together on a dresser or chest.

Use similar colors in your decorating palette and add them into an existing vignette in your bedroom, dining room, or foyer table.

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A grouping of velvet pumpkins on a bedroom dresser.

Include them with other soft furnishings.

They can beautiful by themselves when placed on or near other soft furnishings. Just think of them as a throw pillow but throw “pumpkin”.

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Velvet pumpkins on an upholstered bench.

Need a simple and quick tutorial for DIY velvet pumpkins?  Click the picture below. These are the pumpkins I made years ago and showed many examples of how to decorate with them.

DIY velvet pumpkins with real stems.
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Want more inspiration?  Check out how velvet pumpkins are displayed in beautiful blue and white chinoiserie decor and 50+ ideas for Fall seasonal and holiday decor. How do you display your velvet pumpkins?  I would love to hear from you in the comments below.



      1. Hmmm… I hot glued the stems to the top of the pumpkins. Where you talking about feathers somewhere else? I had a lot of photos with feathers in them. lol

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