Celebrate this cool, crisp, and cozy season with outdoor fall decor ideas for your outdoor living space. Pumpkins and mums are classic décor pieces this time of year – and rightly so – but if you’re hungry for even more autumnal decorations that can spice up your outdoor living space, you’ve come to the right place.
Get inspired by these five outdoor fall decor ideas so you can decorate your outdoor living space to be a unique reflection of you.
1.) Light Up the Night
The days may be getting shorter but that doesn’t mean you have to sit in the dark.
Illuminating your deck or porch with outdoor lighting creates a warm, inviting ambiance that makes you want to curl up with a cup of hot cocoa. Plus, as far as outdoor fall decor ideas go, lighting is both an aesthetic and practical choice.
- Beautiful, soft ambiance.
- Added visibility and safety for yourself and your guests.
Lighting for your outdoor living space comes in many forms, so you can choose one that suits your unique tastes:
Deck lights are built directly into your deck’s railing, stairs, or even deck surface, creating an elegant, safety-enhancing glow around the perimeter, down the stairs, or anywhere lighting is needed.
Flickering lanterns add a sense of coziness and warmth to your outdoor living space without taking away from the starry night sky.
String lights hung above your deck, outlining the railing, or even bunched into a vase or lantern add a romantic yet lively vibe that provides a perfect twinkle for an outdoor dinner party.
2.) Amp Up the Cozy With Seasonal Pillows & Throws
Enjoy your deck even as the weather cools by adding touches of warmth such as seasonal throws and pillows to your outdoor furniture.
Plaid patterns, warm yellows, burnt oranges, vibrant reds, and even muted neutrals can all bring some inviting autumnal charm to your deck or porch.
3.) Sit in Style & Comfort
Swap out your summer patio furniture with more weather-resistant pieces and then sprinkle in throws and pillows to soften things up. Consider investing in built-in deck seating, which can provide you the perfect place to lounge all year long.
Stylish All-Weather Furniture
All-weather furniture is an excellent way to spruce up your deck or porch and provide some stylish shapes and colors to your deck’s design. The durable and beautiful furniture from the TimberTech Invite Collection by Loll is able to withstand the hottest summers and the coldest winters (and looks great while doing it).
Built-In Deck Seating
For a unique and seamless look to your deck’s design, choose built-in deck seating. Whether placed along the perimeter or centrally as a statement piece, built-in deck seating can give you a unified look that you can accent with pops of color.
4.) All Hail Harvest Decor
Whether you inhabit a rustic farmhouse, an ornate home with a portico, or a modern, minimalist home, we have the outdoor fall decor ideas that work for you.
For a Rustic Farmhouse
Use hay bales to stagger the height of your displays, as well as for rustic seating options. Cornstalks and scarecrows can give you a warm, countryside aesthetic that works well for farmhouse-style homes.
For an Ornate Portico
Add a touch of glam to your harvest display with gilded pumpkins for a more lavish look. Garlands are another extravagant addition to your deck or porch that accentuate a portico’s entryway. Hang it along the doorway, the archway, or the railing.
For Minimalist Style
Choose pastels for a simple, sophisticated display that suits your home’s minimalist style. And don’t be afraid to forego traditional orange pumpkins altogether. White and blue pumpkins, bred specifically for their colors, are a great unique-chic alternative.
5.) Get Festive With Fall Foliage
Summer isn’t the only season with vibrant florals. Plenty of flowers bloom in late summer and autumn, so your deck or porch never has to be without a floral display.
Choose flowering cabbage or kale for bright hues, then pair them with autumn flowers like the soft white of sweet alyssum, richly hued viola, or eye-catching black-eyed Susans. Play with height as well by adding tall grasses, which offer a livelier look than dried cornstalks.
Turn Inspiration Into Action
Use these outdoor fall decor ideas to create your own unique decorations so your composite deck and porch can be the stars of the neighborhood. Whether you stick to something simple and classic or go with a lavish, detailed approach, your outdoor fall decor will be sure to turn heads.
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