With a bit more time than usual on our hands this Autumn, we are bringing you three outdoor fall decor ideas you can personalize to create a beautiful and trendy home exterior.
It is time to embrace the season of changing leaves in fun ways. Adding Fall porch decor is a fun and easy way to increase your curb appeal this season. When you think of fall, you probably think of cooler weather and pumpkins - but there is so much more to embrace when coming up with designs for your home.
We have a few ways to incorporate little vignettes of fall, with or without pumpkins, around the exterior of your home. With a little creativity and time, the next time you pull up to your home, it could have a refreshing new look!
1) Outdoor Fall Decor Ideas: Picking a Color Scheme
Fall decor can be exciting, but if you feel overwhelmed by all the options, begin your decorating adventure by choosing a color scheme. How can you do this easily? Read on!
If your home is a bright, non-neutral color:
Stick with a neutral color palette. Use decor that features natural elements like branches and garland.
If you like pumpkins and gourds, stick to two or three color variations.
If the color of your home is neutral or has natural elements like stone or wood on the exterior:
Embrace dark reds, oranges, and yellows for your fall decor color scheme.
Photo: Wedding Chicks
Neutral homes can get more creative with Fall decor ideas because your home is a blank slate. Have fun with textures and materials you may not normally consider “fall”. For example, use colored glass vases instead of the commonly used woven basket. Rather than hay or cornstalk, use garland and pumpkin vines (you could even skip the pumpkins altogether if you want to go totally non-traditional).
2) Fall Decor Ideas: Focus on the Porch
One of the easiest places to begin adding outdoor fall decor is on the porch. The Lowcountry is all about porch swings, rocking chairs, and comfortable seating. Add cozy textiles in outdoor-friendly fabrics to make the seating feel warm and relaxing. We love thick, tightly woven blankets in deep earth tones. Add small pillows on rocking and Adirondack chairs to complete the cozy look.
Photo: Samantha Hammack
If you have steps up to your porch, consider placing planters, lanterns, and/or pumpkins along the sides. You can fill in spaces with fall foliage to complement your home.
Mums are the perfect seasonal flower and make for an easy place to begin decorating. There are a variety of colors to choose from, and you will certainly be inspired to continue adding more decor items after placing them on the steps.
Whether you decide to do spooky adornments or classic fall porch decor, lanterns are a must! If you want to do a small project, makeover your summer lanterns! You can’t go wrong with black spray paint and a neutral pillar candle.
3) Fall Decor Ideas: Add Foliage
Are you the proud owner of a window box or two? This one’s for you! Here is an example of how to style your window boxes with true fall flair:
Photo: Better Home & Garden
Incorporate natural elements into your decor by snipping a few stray branches and blooms from the yard if you have them! If not, your local garden center is certainly overflowing with foliage options.
Place the foliage in an old pot or vase you have in storage. Container gardens are very popular as well! For a more rustic look, add wooden crates and have fun mixing faux garland, flowers, and pumpkins.
Photo: Better Home & Garden
For a finishing touch, dress up the door! We love starting with a branch wreath and then consider your color scheme and attach faux leaves, cute bows, and even a small sign with a fun fall phrase. You will have a nice, welcoming autumn setup in no time!
When you are ready to set up outdoor fall decor this season, remember:
Start with a color scheme. This will provide guidance when you are choosing items to eventually set up together.
Elevate your porch decor. Incorporate cozy items so you look forward to spending time on the porch - like blankets and pillows!
Add new foliage. Choose from real or faux wreaths, garland, and flowers or mix both types together for an easy look.
What are your favorite fall porch decor pieces to incorporate in your design?
Share with us in the comments below!