It’s officially pumpkin season.
Nothing says ‘autumn’ like a perfectly plump orange pumpkin, but if you’re looking to upgrade your decor this year, there are plenty of interesting options for a unique take on the trend.
Whether you carve your Jack-o-lantern from a chic White Ghost winter squash or swap out your dining table centrepiece for a harvest-themed runner and some miniature pumpkins in matte black, there’s a pumpkin for every decor project.
Here are five pumpkin purchases that break from tradition:
1. INTERIOSITY, DOUGLAS
Word has it the larger sizes have already sold out at the Interiosity store in Douglas Woolen Mills, but you can still nab a handful of the more petite charcoal pumpkins to arrange in an autumn tablescape.
2. BEST OF BUDS, WINTHROP ARCADE
Looking for the perfect plush finishing touch for your entryway or living room? These oversized pumpkin pouffes (main image above) are €155 for the large version and €45 for the baby from Best of Buds.
They also do an adorable pumpkin wreath for the front door that’s guaranteed to make you smile when you unpack it every year – yours for €95 (call 021 427 4783 to order).
Aldi is where you’ll be able to find a chic, Instagram-friendly alternative to the regular orange pumpkin variety. Aldi’s Halloween Pumpkins start arriving in-store this week, with the White Ghost Pumpkin retailing at €3.99.
4. THE IRISH CHANDLER
Nothing creates an instantly cosy atmosphere like a really good scented candle. The Pumpkin fragrance by The Irish Chandler boasts sweet and spiced notes of caramel and nutmeg. It smells like a great big hug on a cool, crisp autumn evening. From €10 here.
5. NEXT, OPERA LANE
Who says hanging decorations are only for Christmas? Nab yourself a large twiggy branch from the garden and festoon it with these mini pumpkins, €7.50 each from Next. Pick up a Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks while you’re on Opera Lane.