Cooler temperatures, vibrant fall foliage and the return of iconic coffee flavors all signal a return to fall. As the seasons change, your decor should change too! After all, there is plenty of time to enjoy your outdoor space.
If you’re looking for inspiration, we’re here to help. We’ve compiled ten of our favorite cozy outside fall decor ideas perfect for porches, decks, patios, and more. So, slip on your favorite fall boots and get ready to transform your yard into an inviting oasis.
1. Decorate Your Archway
Looking for a way to spruce up your front entrance? Consider creating a seasonal garland to string around your archway. It highlights your front porch and creates an inviting look.
If you’re feeling crafty, you can make the garland yourself using fall-themed items, such as:
- Foam or plastic pumpkins
- Faux flowers
- Fake autumn leaves
- Decorative grasses
- Fairy lights
Look for seasonal colors such as red, orange, yellow, brown, etc. Certain prints and patterns also have a fall vibe, such as plaid or gingham.
2. Pumpkins Everywhere
Pumpkins and gourds are undeniably a staple of the harvest season. Most fall decorations have pumpkin themes, whether it’s for Halloween, Thanksgiving, or just autumn celebrations.
Of course, if you’re looking for a subtle and classy look, you can find plenty of pumpkin decorations in white, black, or gold. You still get the essence of the season but you have more freedom when it comes to matching and decorating.
These days, fake pumpkins look just as good as real ones, and you can even carve them! Foam pumpkins last for years, and you don’t have to worry about them rotting before the holiday rolls around.
3. Pick Fall Colors
We associate certain colors with our favorite holidays and seasons and fall is no different. If you have trouble selecting the right colors for your patio or porch, draw inspiration from nature.
If you live in a location where the leaves change colors, pick some of those. Vibrant orange, crimson, copper, yellow, white, beige, tan, plum, black, and gray are all popular choices for the harvest season.
You can also find color palettes to help you select hues that complement one another. Switch up your flowers, outdoor cushions, door wreaths, and so on until you turn your summer space into a cozy spot for s’mores and late-night fire pits.
4. Stand Out From the Crowd
Do you want to be the one wow-worthy house in the neighborhood? If you want to stand out from the crowd, look for unique fall decorations that you can’t find anywhere else.
A one-of-a-kind yard decoration makes an ideal focal point, allowing you to decorate around it.
Common fall motifs that make the perfect outside fall decor ideas include:
- Hay bales
- Wicker baskets
- Galvanized steel
- Twigs and branches
5. Place Fall Mums
Depending on where you live, seasonal flowers can make beautiful outside autumn decor that lasts for weeks or months.
Fall mums bloom for weeks and come in a variety of vibrant colors. They make the perfect porch decoration and add life and color to your outdoor space.
Chrysanthemums look stunning when placed in a window box or even a planter on your front steps. Stick to one or two colors, such as yellow and orange, for that perfect fall look.
6. Add Pops of Soft Candlelight
As the days grow darker, you’ll want ways to keep your outdoor areas cozy and inviting. Autumn-themed candleholders make great table centerpieces, both inside and outside.
If you’re worried about fire hazards, consider using battery-operated candles instead. They provide almost the same amount of light, but you won’t have to worry about forgetting them or knocking them over.
This is a great idea for your pumpkins, too! If your kids love to carve pumpkins, a battery-operated light is a safe alternative to a tealight. It also won’t go out on those windy nights.
7. Switch Your Wall Decorations
When the seasons change, you can swap your wall decorations as well. Consider replacing those anchors and mermaids with fall-themed wall decor.
Woodsy welcome signs, metal pumpkins, or even hanging planters with fall flowers all make beautiful decorations on the porch or in the backyard.
8. Hang a Leafy Door Wreath
Your front door makes the perfect canvas for hanging decorations. The great thing about seasonal wreaths is that there are thousands of sizes and styles to choose from. Whether you prefer cartoonish and whimsical or simple and elegant, you can find a wreath to match your home’s style and decor.
Hanging wreaths made with fall leaves, floral picks, and pumpkins always look beautiful on the front door. If you really want to create an inviting atmosphere, consider swapping your summer welcome mat with a fall-themed one.
9. Create a Pumpkin Patch
When it comes to autumn decor, you can never have too many pumpkins. If you’re looking for a cute and easy way to fill a large space, why not create a pumpkin patch?
Buy pumpkins and gords in varying sizes and place them around your steps for a colorful and festive entryway. You can use fake pumpkins as well and store them when the season is over rather than throwing them away!
When you create your pumpkin patch, try using different colors. For instance, you could pair white, orange, and pale brown pumpkins. Nestle a few outdoor lanterns along the ground next to them for an elegant and charming touch.
10. Make a Pumpkin Planter
Looking for a creative way to display your fall flowers? Consider making a pumpkin planter and filling it with seasonal flowers such as mums or succulents.
You have a lot of creative freedom with this idea, and it allows you to mix and match your favorite flowers and colors.
Outside Fall Decor Ideas for Every Year
Decorating for the new season is always fun, and you can use these tips to make it easier too. Plus, you can bring these outside fall decor ideas back to your yard every year and consistently wow your neighbors.
At Lesera, we design and manufacture unique decorations for your yard and home. You can find plenty of seasonal decor for every holiday when you shop our selection.