We can not allow fall in New England to pass us by without adding some decorating ideas from the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) innkeepers. A trip to any of the 12 DINE inns during any of the autumn months will reveal some great ideas using all species of gourds and mums to decorate inside and out. As if Mother Nature doesn’t provide enough of a cornucopia of color, these 12 distinctive inns offer everything from gorgeous wreaths to centerpieces and more using a variety of gourds, pumpkin and squash, not to mention corn stalks, hay and scarecrows too. Every romantic getaway to one of the DINE inns will reveal creative decorating ideas leaving you saying, “Oh my gourd!” each time you see another one!
According to Google, pumpkins, squash and gourds are members of the enormously diverse Cucurbitaceae family, which contains more than 100 genera and over 700 species. Take an armchair tour of the yellow gourd road through DINE country with us as you gather some wonderful decorating ideas for your own homes.Double front doors mean double wreaths at Cliffside Inn during fall months.
Porches offer the ideal setting for your fall decorations. Gather seasonal gourds, pumpkins, corn stalks and mums to decorate like these innkeepers do! A few scarecrows added in will help add a festive fall feel.
Sometimes the simplest of fall’s bounty makes for the best greeting to guests. Whether it’s a single pumpkin or fall’s beautiful bittersweet, the photos capture the best of autumn’s artwork.
Fall sunsets can make for the most dramatic of photos, especially when colorful mums add to the landscape.
Sometimes in the fall we turn to animals to help us decorate the lawn. This guy made his Columbus Day debut a few years ago on the lawn of the Manor on Golden Pond.
And farm stands offering up piles of pumpkins and gourds offer the perfect place to find components for your autumn decor.
And when all is said and done, one of the best parts about decorating with gourds is sitting back, enjoying a glass of wine and reviewing the beautiful artworks you’ve created.
Next time you need decorating ideas, no matter what the season, pay a visit to one of the Distinctive Inns of New England. Learn more about planning your next romantic getaway to the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England by clicking below on links that will take you directly to each of their websites.
In Rhode Island: Cliffside Inn in Newport
In Connecticut: Inn at Harbor Hill Marina in Niantic