Pumpkin Spice: How to Add Orange to Your Home and Wardrobe

Pumpkin Spice: How to Add Orange to Your Home and Wardrobe

Autumn is here, and for me, nothing says Autumn like orange. From decorating the house with squash to keeping warm in golden-hued knitwear, finding ways to add orange to your home and wardrobe couldn’t be easier.

Home Decor

This year, as the renovations to our home and garden have been finished, I picked up some new home decor items to mark the seasonal transition. These velvet pumpkins are so beautiful and the deep burnt orange sits beautifully with the off-white and mustard. I’m using them alongside acorn fairylights to decorate a little nook going up the stairs. I also have these beautiful maple leaf lights winding up the bannister alongside this gorgeous seasonal bunting inspired by The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady (a favourite of mine), and another set on the mantelpiece.

If you want to make an impression in your porch or entranceway, this wonderful wreath will make any front door more welcoming.

Cooking and Dining

If you like to host or just add a few special seasonal touches to your family mealtimes, there is some beautiful and practical cookware and dining items to add to your autumn collection. I have this sweet and handy pumpkin dish, which can be used for serving or cooking. If you prefer you can also use it to set out sweets or nuts on a side table.

I am a big fan of Sophie Allport’s homeware designs and her Halloween ranges offer beautiful colourways of muted orange, duck egg and ivory, for a fun but elegant scheme.


I have always had a soft spot for beautiful knitwear, and for the past few years, orange has been featuring heavily in my wardrobe. It all started with a beautiful burnt orange maternity jumper I bought when I was pregnant with my daughter, and once she was born, I knew I needed some non-maternity items in one of my favourite autumnal tones.

One new addition is this gorgeous lambswool turtleneck from Uniqlo. It comes in several colours but the orange jumped out at me. I was even happier when I got it and found it is a slightly deeper pumpkin than the bright orange it appears to be on the website.

Last year I picked up a lovely golden orange jumper from Thought, and it was so warm and so versatile, I can’t wait to dig it out from storage. This year, they have this gorgeous sweater, which would work brilliantly with jeans, skirts or to layer over dresses.

If you prefer just a hint of orange, these scarves (woollen check, fringed) are the perfect way to inject some autumnal colour into your seasonal outfits. Both feature an autumnal favourite – plaid – with a more modern, fun print on the woollen check scarf and a classic, elegant version on the fringed scarf.

For Little Ones

I love to include my daughter in seasonal fun and transitions, especially as she often needs replacement clothing items due to growth spurts.

I bought this sweet knitted pumpkin rattle when she was a baby, and she still enjoys it now, as both a toy and to cuddle. It also makes a cute and cosy decoration for a bedroom or playroom.

This gorgeous and soft fox towelling robe is such a lovely colour and really great for keeping little ones warm after baths during the cooler months. They even have an option for personalising so it makes a great gift option too.

There is nothing more autumnal than puddle jumping and kicking through leaves and these rust fox wellie liners make outdoor playtime even more fun.

Natural and Budget-friendly

If you like to take your seasonal inspiration straight from nature, there are so many ways to bring the outside in for your autumn decor. Decorating with real squash and pumpkins is easy! Skip the carving and they can last for months and months if stored somewhere cool and dry once you’ve finished displaying them and you can then enjoy them in the kitchen too. If you really want to plan ahead, follow my tips for growing great pumpkins and decorate with your own homegrown winter squash!

Bowls of citrus fruit make a lovely seasonal display. If you can find clementines, tangerines or satsumas with the leaves still attached, this adds to the rustic natural feel.

Bowl of satsumas

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