If you have been holding back on this trip to the pumpkin patch, take heart from these types of porches and front yards. They reveal that one pumpkin out of the supermarket — two if you are feeling frisky — is all that’s needed to sit November.
There are instances when a porch filled with gourds, scarecrows and skeletons is precisely the way to go. There are other times when a lone pumpkin says fall in an elegantly ideal way.
Ana Williamson Architect
A single, squat heirloom pumpkin appears to have gone to the exact same paintbox as the red hot pokers in front garden.
Hello, it’s Halloween! No organizing or carving required.
Symmetrical placement formalizes the Halloween greeting in this elegant porch in upstate New York…
Neiman Taber Architects
… as does this pair of pumpkins by columns in Seattle.
Going solo amplifies the bright presence of a classic orange pumpkin.
In December swap a wee pumpkin to get a bough of holly to take you through the new year.
The Design Build Company
If you set the pumpkin farther from the doorway, select a bigger one, so it will stand out from the bigger background of your house.
Did you really go minimal this Halloween? We’d love to see how you did it.