Fall in here and with it comes a change in color palette and in ambiance. The world is painted in shades of orange, red, and yellow and, as it gets chilly outside, we start to feel super cozy in our homes.
This warmth and this charm are reflected in the way we decorate our homes during this season. We’re talking not only about all the gorgeous fall centerpieces which we display on our tables but also about the outdoor fall decor which can take many different forms. Check out a few of the possibilities below.
30 Outdoor Decor Ideas to Greet Fall in Style
1. Front Door Wreath with Pumpkins
Welcome autumn with a few charming outdoor decor elements such as a lovely wreath and some pumpkins. You don’t need that many items to create a nice display at the entrance of your home to help set the autumn mood. Less is more, so choose just a few things to keep your porch from looking cluttered. You can decorate the wreath with dried flowers and leaves and you can hang it on your front door, as shown on homestoriesatoz.
2. Simple Cozy Fall Display
A fall porch decor can be simple and at the same time very suggestive like shown on yellowprairieinteriors. You can add a hay bale as a stool or side table, some accent pillows on the chairs featuring fall-inspired colors and you can also find inspiration in some of the pumpkin decor ideas we shared with you a while back. Also, look for things you can repurpose, like old furniture, a rug, or even an old door.
3. Barrel Planters for Autumn Mums and Pumpkins
You can capture the charm and bountiful beauty of fall in a lot of different ways. Since we’re discussing outdoor spaces, you have plenty of room to use big items like barrels, large planters, pumpkins, and even wooden signs which you can personalize with custom messages. Try adding decor on several levels if you have a stairway to your front entrance for a staggered look. We suggest using reclaimed items for added charm. Find inspiration on serendipityrefined.
4. Fall Curb Appeal
The concept of outdoor fall decor doesn’t necessarily imply you have to go all out and completely transform your home’s appearance. It can simply mean improving the curb appeal with a few strategically-placed items like a bright orange pumpkin resting against a gray planter or neutral-colored house facade. When it comes to outdoor decor, less is more in many cases. Choosing a handful of high-quality decorations is better than cluttering your porch with cheap ones. It doesn’t take much effort to make your front patio the talk of the neighborhood.
5. Pumpkin Basket Tower
Baskets and pumpkins make a great combo, especially when it comes to outdoor fall decor. You can create a lovely ornament for this season out of two baskets connected with a wooden rod to create a tiered ornament. Once you’re done screwing the pieces in place you can fill both baskets with fall-themed items like pumpkins of different colors, shapes and sizes. Check out mycreativedays for more details.
6. Marquee Sign
You can add a little bit of glitz and glamour to your outdoor fall decor with marquee light letters which you can attach to some white-painted pumpkins for a stylish contrast. This is a fantastic look for homes with an art deco or vintage style in their architecture or interior design. Use faux pumpkins so your decorations can last longer. You could reuse them next year. Storing fall decorations carefully after each season can help you keep your home decor more affordable over time. Also, check out karaspartyideas for more details related to this project.
7. Galvanized Fall Cornucopia
Decorate your porch with things from your garden. Finding and using beautiful natural elements that you’ve harvested from your property is a great way to take more pleasure in cleaning up your garden spaces for the end of the year. Take a large basket or a galvanized container and fill it with pumpkins, twigs, corn cobs, dried leaves, and other things. You can arrange a bucket of orange pumpkins alone for a monochromatic look or throw in other colors to make things more bohemian. Hay makes a good material for displaying everything. The idea comes from threepixelane.
8. Hand-Painted Fall Sign
Making a fall-inspired banner or sign can be a fun project for the whole family. It would be a simple craft. You can use a few reclaimed pieces of wood or a few boards all cut to the same length. You can paint the sign and then paint a message on it, either using a stencil or without one. Going with a special font that appeals to you is a great way to add your own personality into the sign. Display this next to some seasonal planters, pumpkins and other similar things Find out more on themagicbrushinc.
9. Painted Cornstalk Barrels
Here’s another fun idea for outdoor fall decor: take some barrels, paint them in fall colors and fill them with corn stalks and cattails. This is a decor look that can add height and drama to any fall porch display. They’ll look nice for a few weeks after which you should get rid of the cattail before it makes a mess all over your yard. Keep in mind that you’ll need a lot of stalks to fill the barrels. The idea comes from allthingsthrifty.
10. Vintage Fall Patio Decor
Fall is a season that we often associate with rustic and vintage decors and that’s something you can use to your advantage when decorating the porch and even the interior of your home. A cool idea can be to find an old chair and take it outside and use it as a decoration together with a few other things. Yard sales and thrift stores are also good places to find cool fall centerpieces for displays. Check out this charming patio featured on organizedclutter for inspiration.
11. Front Door Corn Garland
A lot of the supplies needed to make fall decorations for the outdoors can be found in the garden. This is a good way to save money while putting together a fun craft project at the same time. For example, you can use corn to make a garland. You can display it above the front door or on the porch or on the patio. Check out confessionsofplateaddict for more details.
12. Dried Corn Door Wreath
Dried corn stalks can also be used to make a funky wreath which can be displayed on the front door. You can also hang a garland made of dried leaves and add a cozy rocking chair on the patio with a blanket and seasonal planters next to it. Dried corn can be found in a wide variety of colors in online crafting markets. Using multiple colors of dried Indian corn can give your wreath some visual contrast. A basket full of pumpkins and gourds would also look nice. Find more inspiring ideas on stonegableblog.
13. Cornstalk Garden Cart
Corn stalks are actually pretty great and versatile when it comes to outdoor fall decor ideas. You can use the stalks to decorate the fence or you can tie some in a bunch and display that on the porch or the lawn, next to a few other fall-inspired decorations. Perhaps you could also use some props like a vintage garden cart for example. A decorative garden cart is perfect as the centerpiece of a fall display in your front yard since it reminds visitors of fall harvests.
14. Harvest-Inspired Fall Decor
You might also like to prepare a harvest-inspired set of outdoor decorations which you can display on the patio, the porch or directly on the lawn. You can either go with pumpkins and other veggies or with flowers. Pumpkins, gourds, and other winter squash can last a long time in fall weather without rotting, so they’re a good choice for natural elements in fall decor displays. You’ll be able to also use these decorations for Thanksgiving and just add a few more accent pieces when the time comes. The pumpkins can be reused on Halloween if you want to make jack-o-lanterns or carve them.
15. Orange Fall Color Scheme
The color theme of your outdoor fall decor can be something very suggestive like orange (pumpkins are a great resource in this case) but you can also mix and match several color tones. Orange pairs naturally with other traditional fall colors such as yellow, green, red, and brown. If you’re trying to include orange in your fall color scheme, add a bit of yellow for a cheerful look or go with a darker theme to set the mood for Halloween.
16. Plastic Pumpkins
Plastic pumpkins can be very easily transformed into planters and you can have a bunch of them together displayed in a really cool way. Here’s an idea of how you can stack a few pumpkin planters by using a stake to balance them out and keep them stable. One of the major advantages of using plastic pumpkins instead of real pumpkins in your outdoor fall decor ideas is that you don’t have to worry about them decomposing in warm fall weather. The tutorial for this project can be found on birdsandblooms.
17. Cornstalk Pillar Displays
A lot of the supplies needed to create a beautiful fall décor for your porch or your backyard can be found in your own garden. Even things like corn stalks can look cool out here if displayed in a nice way. You could have them placed around the poles and beams or along the walls and in the corners. Be sure to get plenty of cornstalks to crowd them around each pillar since this tight bundled design is what gives the display the look of a genuine cornfield. Check out thewoodgraincottage for some inspiring ideas in this sense.
18. DIY Fall Wreaths
Wreaths are always useful if you want to create a themed décor. You can find fall wreaths everywhere in stores when it’s their season, and you can also craft some yourself if you want to. Apart from that, add a few more autumn-inspired elements like pumpkins (real or faux), garlands, leaves, and branches and display them on crates, tables, hay bales, or simply on the floor. Use rustic materials such as burlap and twine to give your wreath a country look, or use ribbons and glitter for a more sophisticated aesthetic. Have a look at the ideas featured on thecraftingchicks first.
19. Neutral Fall Decor
When decorating outdoor areas there’s no need to use very strong and cold colors. In fact, it’s best to find inspiration in the landscape that surrounds you and to incorporate local and seasonal elements into the décor, like autumn flowers and plants and things from the garden like corn stalks, vines, pumpkins, and so on. Neutral fall decor is also a good idea to help tone down brightly colored houses and vivid accent pieces. Check out these fall porch ideas from ourvintagehomelove for more inspiration.
20. Garden Fall Decor
Always be creative when decorating a space and don’t only focus on the common areas like the porch or the entrance. It could also be really nice to decorate your garden shed or to casually add some fall decorations to the fences and to some areas in the garden. A cool idea is to fill a wheelbarrow (if you have one) with pumpkins, flowers, and other things from your garden or to make hanging planters out of cans that you can display outside. More ideas like these can be found on partyresources.
21. Combination Fall Decor
Another nice idea is to group up a bunch of different items and to create points of interest outside the house, like around the entrance, on the porch, or in the backyard. Some of the items that can be used for this include, of course, pumpkins of different shapes, colors, and sizes; planters; repurposed items like watering cans, crates, and pots; flowers, and so on. Check out unskinnyboppy to see how such a combo would look like.
22. Old Rake Fall Display
A really creative idea is to repurpose an old rake and turn it into a decoration for your outdoor porch or deck. You need a few supplies for this such as some paint, twisted sisal rope, a few seasonal flowers, dried corn cobs with husks and a drill. Tie the corn cobs onto the rake using rope and then add the flowers to cover up the rope. Rakes and other garden utensils are perfect for adding harvest vibes to a country-themed fall display. There’s a tutorial for this on thesummeryumbrella.
23. Fall Scarecrow
A scarecrow is one of the most iconic displays that people associate with harvests and fall, but you don’t have to have a garden to set one up. With just some burlap sacks and some old rustic clothing, you’re well on your way to setting up an autumn buddy to protect your garden vegetables or just your porch. Scarecrows can be propped up by the front entryway or staked out in your front yard to add some whimsy to your outdoor fall display. Scarecrows can even be re-decorated with spooky accessories for Halloween. Check out how to make your own at The Budget Decorator.
24. Fall Lanterns
Fall is a time of year when it starts to get darker earlier outside, so it’s a good idea to include fall decor with lighting. Fall lanterns are a great way to add some lights to your exterior while also including some harvest decorations at the same time. Lanterns can be decorated with small pumpkins, fake leaves, and other autumn decor, but be sure to keep things fire-safe. There are many different styles of lanterns to choose from, so you’re sure to find something that matches your exterior design. Find some fall lanterns for your outdoor decor collection at Kindesign.
25. Autumn Leaf Lighting
Speaking of fall lighting, faux leaves are a great way to add some autumn pizzazz to your regular outdoor lighting schemes. Silk leaves come in a wide assortment online and can be purchased in bulk at affordable prices for all of your fall decorating and crafting needs. By taking scissors and cutting a small slot in the leaves, you can string them on many different kinds of lighting to decorate your porch railing or doorway. Learn how to make your own autumn leaf lighting at Oh My Creative.
26. Flameless Candles
Flameless candles are a useful way to light up outdoor fall decor while also adding a rustic atmosphere. These candles are much safer than the traditional flamed wax candles and can be run off battery power for long hours of use. Many flameless candles even come with a flickering motion that makes them more realistic. Use flameless candles to line your front porch or place them down the middle of an outdoor picnic table for a captivating table runner like this display at The Glossy Nest.
27. Fall Throw Blankets
If you’ve got sitting areas available on your front or back patio, fall is the perfect time to add some cozy accent pieces like throw blankets. Fall is a beautiful time of year for houseguests to sit outside since the heat of summer has eased off, but the evenings can still get a little chilly. Help keep everybody snug and happy by offering up seasonal blankets and throws for people to cuddle under while they visit like this rustic throw at Simply 2 Moms. Don’t forget to add in some matching throw pillows too for added comfort.
28. DIY Fall Planters
Fall can be a somewhat dreary time of year, with a lot of rain, dying plants, and darker evenings. One way to brighten things up and add some much-needed color is to put together a DIY fall planter for your porch or patio. Planters can also be lined up either side of a walkway for a beautiful fall display even if you don’t have fall flower beds or borders. Use traditional mums or add your own favorite fall plants for an eclectic display like these pots from The Happy Housie that you can enjoy all season.
29. Layered Doormat
Layering doormats on your front porch in the fall has the same effect as layering rugs indoors – it makes things feel much more intimate and cozy. Layering doormats as part of your fall decor is also a great way to introduce multiple colors and textures into your exterior home design. Pair a simple seasonal brown fiber doormat with a larger, colored floor rug for an interesting and sophisticated look for your front entryway. Choose a neutral rug like this striped rug at Modern Glam to anchor bright accent pieces on your porch or pick a brightly colored rug to act as the focal point for your porch.
30. Sunflower Kissing Balls
Using fall decor in your outdoor spaces doesn’t mean that you’re limited to dead leaves and pumpkins. Build these DIY sunflower kissing balls from Crafts by Amanda to add some flowers to your front porch, or use them to line your back patio for a fanciful touch. These decorations can be created easily with nothing more than wiffle balls, some ribbon, and faux flowers. If you don’t like sunflowers, this craft would work well with any silk flower to fit into different color palettes.
Fall is one of the most bountiful seasons of the year, so you have plenty of options when it comes to setting up your outdoor decor. Outdoor fall decor can give your home a country estate vibe with traditional patterns like plaid, or you can give it a more modern touch with metallic accents and geometric lines. Whether you’re more into floral arrangements and patio furniture or you like harvest-themed decorations like scarecrows and pumpkins, there is a fall decorating project that is perfect for just about everyone.