We love autumn. It reintroduces us to some of our favorite things: sweaters, apple cider, pumpkin spice, fall festivals, and more. We also love the season because we get to check out the latest fall yard décor ideas and decorate the porch and patio.
For inspiration, we turn to HGTV.com and Country Living. You may also want to check out Pinterest. Take the ideas that appeal to you and have fun decorating! Keep in mind that some of these fall yard décor items can be used year after year, while others, such as pumpkins and gourds, can be composted when you’re done with them.
Front Door Wreath
A fall-themed front door wreath can go up after Labor Day and stay until you put up your Christmas wreath. Consider investing in a high-quality outdoor wreath that you can use year after year. Fall leaves, dried flowers, and grape vines are popular motifs.
If you’re the crafty sort, make your own fall wreath! Craft stores hold classes, or you can watch YouTube videos to help guide you.
Pumpkins, Gourds, Cornstalks, and Chrysanthemums, Oh My!
There are so many ways to use pumpkins, gourds, cornstalks, and chrysanthemums in your fall yard décor. You can stack them on hay bales, chairs, benches, or put them at the edge of garden beds. The possibilities are endless! Decorate your front entryway and post light for curb appeal, but don’t forget to bring some of the fall love to your patio area.
You can also incorporate wooden signs into your fall yard décor. You may already have one, but if you don’t just Google “fall outdoor signs” and you’ll see offerings from Etsy, craft stores, Amazon, and more. Many are vertical signs with words like “Welcome” or “Harvest” and painted with leaves and pumpkins.
And, once again, if you’re into crafts, you can make a DIY porch sign for fall.
To get your patio ready for fall, there are several fall yard décor ideas. Try one or all of the following to make things cozy.
- Change the cushions on your patio furniture to cushions with fall colors.
- Change the outdoor rug to one with fall colors.
- Add orange, yellow, green, or brown throw pillows.
- Bring out cozy fleece blankets, which you can keep in a woven basket.
And of course, you can also decorate your patio with pumpkins, gourdes, and chrysanthemums.
Add Fall Color to Your Garden Beds
You can plant the chrysanthemums so you have color year after year. You can also plant celosia, ornamental kale/cabbage, and pansies. You can also spruce up your garden beds by adding fall-themed yard décor items such as a hay bale with pumpkins or a whimsical garden stake.
Dream It. Build It. Live It.
Decorating for fall and sprucing up your landscape is fun. So is planning larger outdoor living projects. If you’re thinking about upgrading your landscape design or adding an outdoor kitchen or patio, we can help. Our design team will work closely with you to turn your dreams into reality.
We are now setting design consultation appointments for fall installation. Check out our Portfolio for examples of our work, and to get inspired. We work with homeowners throughout the Capital Region, including Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D.C.