I like to have a little extra color for fall in the front garden, so I use natural items I can purchase. A few pumpkins placed strategically where they are easily seen from inside or outside of the house add a homey feel. Stage each one on a planter, pot, urn, or garden bench and add a few fall trimmings from around the yard to complete your display.
Pumpkin in an urn with pyracantha. Other berries or crab apples could be used.
Pumpkin with peony foliage in tall planter.
Acorn squash in a basket with fall foliage.