Fall is in the air, and it’s coming up on the calendar, too. September 22 is the autumnal equinox this year, signaling the official start to Fall. If you’re like us, you like summer and lounging by the pool, but by the time September rolls around, you’re ready for cooler temperatures and all that means. To get a head start on transitioning to fall, take a look at some patio décor ideas to inspire you.
And while we’re focusing on patio décor ideas, you can use some of these same ideas to increase your home’s curb appeal by decorating your front porch, stoop, and walkways.
Idea #1: Get Inspired
Head to your favorite search engine and enter “fall patio décor ideas” and take a look at all of the images that pop up.
- Which color schemes and arrangements appeal to you?
- Do you want to take a maximalist approach, a minimalist approach, or something in between?
Use some of the images as a guide to help you get the look you want. Save them in a folder or digital notebook like Evernote.
Idea #2: Switch Out Patio Furniture Cushions and Add Blankets
A big part of transitioning from summer to fall in your patio décor involves changing the color palette. A fun way to do this is by switching out the bright and bold colors of summer with the warm earth tones of fall.
Switch out cushions and throw pillows, and be sure to add a few blankets for those chilly evenings. Don’t be afraid to mix and match patterns. Golds, rusts, reds, darker greens, tans, and browns all speak of autumn.
Idea #3: Add Fall Plants
Whether you plant them in the ground or place them in pots around your patio, porch, and walkways, adding fall plants is a great way to add a splash of fall color to your home’s exterior.
Some of our favorites include:
- Ornamental Cabbage and Kale
Idea #4: Pumpkins, Gourds, Corn Stalks, and Hay Bales
This time of year, it’s easy to find pumpkins, gourds, corn stalks, and hay bales that you can use in all sorts of fun and attractive ways. Create a tableau of sorts outside your front entry, on the stairs, or on the patio. Some people like to add a scarecrow into the mix as well.
Idea #5: Add One or More Wreaths
Add a fall-inspired wreath to your front door, back door, or patio wall. You can buy these at many garden stores, home stores, and big-box stores. If you’re the crafty type, you can also make your own wreaths. There are plenty of video tutorials out there to show you how.
Idea #6: Look Down
Do you have an indoor/outdoor rug on your porch or patio? Now is a good time to switch it out. If you’ve never had one before, fall is a perfect time to add one. It will add warmth to any seating area.
Idea #7 Patio Table Décor
Our last patio décor idea has to do with your patio dining table. Use fall-inspired textiles for placemats and napkins. Consider adding a clear lantern filled with miniature pumpkins as a centerpiece. Let your imagination run wild!
You can incorporate just one, or all of these patio décor ideas to brighten the look of your home’s exterior for the fall season. There is no right way or wrong way to decorate – go for what makes you happy.
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Fall is also a great time to schedule improvements to your outdoor living space. From a new patio or deck to an outdoor kitchen and outdoor fireplace, we’ve got you covered. To schedule a consultation, just fill out the contact form, or call us at 301.720.1000.
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