Fall for These Outdoor Decorating Tips
Summer has faded into autumn, but don’t let these cooler temperatures keep you indoors. Pleasant fall weather, with moderate temperatures and low humidity, should last another month or so. Autumn is a great time of year to enjoy your patio, deck or porch. Why not give your outdoor space a look that captures the spirit of the season in a simple, natural way?
You can warm up your porch by bringing out a few throw blankets. Bundle up as you sit outside and have a cup of hot apple cider or cocoa. Place fall-themed tablecloths on tables and add pumpkins and gourds. Bring out some candles and enjoy dinner while the sun sets.
Add additional pumpkins, fall flowers and other decor most anywhere. Line them up in a row on the ledge of your porch. Cascade them in a line down your front steps, or place them atop fence posts. Put pumpkins or gourds over your front door, or on each side of the walkway to your house. Most farmers’ markets, in addition to pumpkins and gourds, have decorative corn with its yellow, dark red, brown, and black kernels, as well as bright colored mums. Simply add a variety of these items to the exterior of your home to immediately give it a splash of fall color. Take this opportunity to enjoy the outdoors before the cold winter moves in!