8 Thanksgiving Window Displays You're Sure to Fall For

These autumn looks will have you in the thankful spirit all season long.

entryway with fall decorations
Photo: Werner Straube

The beauty of fall decor is that it can instantly add a warm touch to your home. Take your fall decorations to the next level with gorgeous Thanksgiving window decor that works well both inside and outside. Gourds, pumpkins, and autumn flowers last for a long time so you don’t have to worry about switching them out every week—and that means with a few easy tweaks, your Halloween display may last right through Thanksgiving.

Flowers, fall wreaths, and gourds in all shapes and sizes get their chance to shine with these Thanksgiving window displays you’ll fall for.

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A Fall Window Box

gourds, succulents and fall flowers window box
Jason Donnelly

Repurpose a metal colander to make a unique succulent display in your fall window box. (This method works well because it already has drainage holes.) Stacked white and orange pumpkins look rustic and not-too-perfect, and some orange fall flowers with waxy leaves and plenty of greenery round out this farmhouse Thanksgiving window decoration.

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A Basket of Gourds

entryway with fall decorations
Werner Straube

A wire basket is an excellent way to store colorful gourds because it keeps them contained while still showing their shapes and fall colors. A simple gourd display adds a fall touch to any windowsill, and faux leaves add a bit of texture and color under a bigger pumpkin. Because of its placement, this Thanksgiving window decoration is visible to passersby or guests inside.

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An Autumn Entryway

Window decoration with lamp, candles
Werner Straube

No one said your Thanksgiving window display actually has to be a functional window. Here a faux window made from an old glass pane adds a rustic touch that looks even prettier when styled simply with white and yellow gourds and an arrangement of orange berries in a simple pitcher. Candles in farmhouse-style pillars add to the fall look.

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A Thanksgiving Planter Box

purple mums and gourds in fall window box
Miki Duisterhof

A window box brimming with mums and gourds makes for stunning but inviting Thanksgiving window decor. Flowering kale adds texture and pink and purple blooms look lovely and festive. Placing heavier items like pumpkins and gourds toward the bottom and topping with lighter flowers provides some structure to the Thanksgiving window box.

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A Rustic Sunflower Wreath

fall wreath with sunflowers on door
Jacob Fox

Wreaths aren’t just for Christmas. This fall wreath is made with faux pussy willow branches, plus white and yellow sunflowers. The burlap wrap is a nice alternative to a more traditional bow, and it works well to hide the over-door hook in a rustic way. Use a hot glue gun or wire to secure pussy willow branches to a grapevine wreath for a final result that is simple but elegant. Hang a fall wreath on a door with glass panes, or hang them over your front windows for a welcoming touch.

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A Simple Eucalyptus Wreath

door with glass pane and small fall wreath
Jay Wilde

A simple eucalyptus wreath is all a glass door really needs, especially when your fall porch display is this festive. Wooden crates filled with pumpkins work well to create tiers that elevate the colorful fall blooms, and tall pots of purple fountain grass, wheat, or other willowy fall foliage add texture and depth to a Thanksgiving window or door display.

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A Faux Leaf Wreath

fall leaf wreath on cream colored door
Adam Albright

Add a rustic touch to your front door or window with this DIY fall wreath that you can use year after year. All you need for this project is some faux foliage and a handful of berry sprigs in autumnal colors, along with a glue gun and a foam wreath form. Play with the proportions to create a wreath that's the perfect size for your front door or windows.

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A Fall Floral Window Box

Window planter with variety of plants
Jay Wilde

An empty window box looks blah after the summer blooms fade, so take the time to fill your window boxes with a display of autumn flowers. Kale, chrysanthemums, black-eyed Susans, and all sorts of greenery thrive in cooler temperatures and they add a rainbow pop to your windows. If you’re looking for lighted Thanksgiving window decorations, line the box with battery-powered LED lights that will twinkle at night.

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