When I picture an outdoor space in my mind, it looks very much like an indoor space. I try to use the same tricks for outdoor decor that I use for inside my home. Decorating for the seasons should be no different. Fall outdoor decor should be pretty much the same as what you use inside your home. You can add soft furnishings in autumnal colors and decorative accessories to make your outdoor spaces cozy.
That’s exactly what I did to bring a touch of fall to my back porch. I actually enjoy using this space more in the fall than spring or summer. A slight chill in the air and the smell of leaves makes it a perfect place to hang out.
Click to see: Oriental Weavers Caspian Outdoor Rug
The spot beside the wicker sofa always looks so empty so I brought out my lanterns and added the little bee skep. When the weather turns even colder I can bring them in the house and brighten up some spot inside. Hopefully the pumpkin gourds will last long enough.
With all the blue and green already present, I thought orange might be a bit on the flashy side. I opted for brown because I think of it as a neutral. I added brown ticking pillow covers, some animal print and linen.
I didn’t want to go overboard with pumpkins sitting all around since soon it will be too cold to use the porch…so I dug through my bins and found these toile pumpkins I got last year. The other pumpkin is sort of a good idea gone bad. I wanted to mod podge real leaves but it was way harder than I expected. I had dried the leaves between wax paper under books so they were too stiff to stick to the curvy pumpkin. It took forever and many coats of mod podge to get the leaves to stay put. I’m not sure what I could have done differently…and I’m not planning to try again any time soon! Here is a pic of my two mod podge creations.
Click HERE for the lace pumpkin tutorial…it turned out much better than the leaf one. Maybe I should have left well enough alone!
I didn’t get much bittersweet this year but what I was able to cut was beautiful. I wound some around my ivy topiaries and the rest went in this enamelware pitcher.
I have a few more spots I want to add some fall touches to and then I’m going to call it a day. Next up is my kitchen…just a few little tweaks. I’m really the only one who spends time in there so I kept things simple.
Just click the images below to visit my favorite Fall categories and get inspired!