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The Best Plants That Will Make Your Home Festive For Fall

If you’re like us, you love fall & the festive décor that is a part of this wonderful season. Want to use your plants to make your home festive for fall? Here’s a list of our favorites.

a large display of pumpkins & other fall squashes in many shapes & sizes

Another year, another fall season – how we adore you! Did you know that fall is an excellent season to decorate? Think about it: many of our favorite plants include foliage that’s going to start changing to rich, inviting shades. If you’re like us, you may already be thinking about how to make your home festive for fall.

The different scents that awaken our senses… as long as we welcome these wonderful plants into our home. The smell of the crisp autumn air… Standing in the warm sun with a cool breeze… our favorite sweater hugging us tightly… where was I? Oh, yes! Décor! What better way to deck out your cozy home environment than to bring in some awesome, festive plants! Sounds inviting, no?

The Best Plants to Make Your Home Festive For Fall

Well, if you’re here, chances are you enjoy a household full of herbs and shrubs. If you need some inspiration, I have the perfect list of the best plants to make your living space festive for fall! Below, you will find the best plants to make your living space festive for fall:


You knew this one was going to make the list (I’m sure you’ve already purchased your first Pumpkin Spice Latte of the season). At any rate, what better way to welcome the fall season than to bring a couple of pumpkins home?

You can’t go wrong with these delightful, round works of art! They come in a variety of warm colors such as yellow, beige, orange, and even green; all of which fit right in with our festive fall theme!

white & orange mini-pumpkins displayed in a large tractor tire for festive fall decor

You may be surprised to find that there are dozens of various types of pumpkins! Here are different types of pumpkins you can purchase at your local harvest:

Jarrahdale: This blue-ish pumpkin is actually a squash that tastes good in pies and soups
Cinderella: They’re popular for their bright colors, plump shapes, and of course, their name!
White Pumpkins: For their lighter, airy colors, you’ll be reminded of ghosts and graveyards
Pimpled Pumpkins: They’re freaky looking and reminder most people of witches and goblins!

Check out Nell’s DIY Fall Table Decoration Made Out of Succulents, Pumpkins, and Other Natural Elements!


a vibrant orange chrysanthemum for festive fall decor

These fun gems are known for their variety of color. Be sure to grab a green, orange, red, white, and yellow one to fit in with the fall theme! The shapes and sizes of mum blooms are quite magnificent. They come in a wide range of sizes such as the small cushion mum to the giant spider mums.


This perennial evergreen shrub is perfect for home décor because it easily compliments flower arrangements, baskets, centerpieces, candles, and more. The dark green, needle-like foliage brings a great, piney scent to your home (shocking, right?!).  There are many varieties of Rosemary on the market and are used mostly for landscaping purposes, especially for its tolerance to warmer climates. You can grow it indoors in a high light spot; just be sure to keep it on the dry side.

make your home festive for fall


A popular plant among our readers, these houseplants are easy to care for all year round. We thought that they were a great addition to this list because of their color variety. You can find them in orange, red, and even purple and green. They’re long lasting color and will be a great additive to any fall display!

You can view our entire list of blog posts on bromeliads here!

many red & yellow bromeliads on a table for festive fall decor

Croton Mammy

The Croton Mammy has a look and feel that’s similar to Poinsettias. The colorful leaves grow in a spiral fashion, and they come in red, yellow, and green colors. If you grow it indoors, it can easily grow to 3-feet which will naturally attract the attention of your guests.

close up of a very colorful Croton Mammy for festive fall decor


Kals come in shades of red, orange, and yellow will fit nicely in an autumn foyer display. While they’re native to Madagascar and Africa, they are versatile in different climates. These succulents grown for their flower displays can handle the dry air in our homes just fine.

You can follow our detailed guide on caring for Kalanchoes both indoors and out right here!

many red kalanchoes for festive fall decor


These golden lovelies commonly known as black-eyed Susans are a fall favorite for many! They have a number of popular varieties such as the Goldsturm and Little Gold Star. You’ll find they grow in yellow, orange and red. The flower pictured below is also known as “Irish Eyes”. If you have them growing in your garden, be sure to pick a bouquet to add to your fall table.

rudbeckia irish eyes bright yellow daisy-like flowers with green centers for festive fall decor

Ornamental Kale

While kale is a nutritional addition to your diet, ornamental kale has a bitter taste. Luckily, it grows in vibrant colors so it’s often used as a garnish in gardens and centerpieces. They’re intolerable to summer heat so you should plant them in mid-summer and the winter in more temperate climates. They’ll be fully flourished before the upcoming holiday season.

many purple ornamental kales in the bright sun for festive fall decor


These are great fall flowers because they thrive well in the cooler months. They’re annuals that bloom in the fall. Another wonderful thing about Celosias is that they dry beautifully making them extremely long lasting. The variety pictured below is “Cocks Comb”.

bright pink & red celosia cock's comb next to bright yellow marigolds for festive fall decor

As you can see, there are a number of plants that fit the festive fall mold. There are so many ways that you can make your living space more tasteful! Our goal was to help you find some inspiration to make your home festive for fall. You can purchase all of these plants online, and most of them at your local store.

We highly enjoy plants, vegetables, herbs, and flowers that come in a variety of colors, plus unique foliage. Make a festive impression when you invite your family and friends over for the holidays! How about an evening of sipping apple cider and pumpkin carving?

close up of an arrangement of pumpkins pomegranates mini pears magnolia cones mini peppers to make your home festive for fall

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One comment:

  1. Great post! I totally agree with you about making our homes look festive for fall. I seem to never get tired of using pumpkins as decors though. 🙂

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