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Fall Outdoor Decorating Tips and Tricks

The transition from summer to fall is an exciting time. Autumn marks a return to routine, cooler weather and fun activities for the entire family, and it also means it’s time to switch up your outdoor decor. 

From fall wreaths to brightly colored pumpkins, there are seemingly endless options when it comes to accessorizing the outdoors for the new season. Here are some of our favorite outdoor decorating tips to get you in the autumnal mood!

1. Get Inspired by Nature

Outdoor decor must be hearty enough to hold up against the elements and cooler weather, even if they are protected by a porch. Luckily, natural accessories fit the bill and are perfect to evoke a fall feel. Think corn stalks, pumpkins, other gourds and dried flowers or leaves. Combined, these elements can create a stunning porch display that adds charm to your home’s exterior. 

2. Expand your Color Palette

The rich, warm colors of the new season are a great way to mark a transition from summer to fall, but they shouldn’t be all you use. Many homeowners stick to classic autumn colors for their decor, like orange, black and reds, but adding in an unexpected color can really make a statement. For instance, using white pumpkins as your focal point for an outdoor display is a unique way to showcase natural decor.

3. Add Additional Lighting

As the days become shorter, it’s important to add more light outdoors. Not only can this be used to shine a light on your exterior decorations, but it’s also functional to help you and your family safely navigate your front yard in the dark. 

Consider adding accent lights to the walkway, front porch and a spotlight to highlight your front door adorned with a fall wreath.

4. Accentuate the Windows and Doors

Speaking of front doors, lighting is just one way to draw attention to these important aspects of your home’s exterior. Use seasonal garland to accentuate the windows and doors of your home. The best part is that these accents can be easily updated every few months to match the new season and feel.

5. Use Fall Flowers to Add Color

Of course, you can’t forget about adding some autumnal flowers to your outdoor decor. Mums are a popular option because they come in a variety of colors and bloom as the weather cools. Add some of these flowers to your walkway or even in vibrant pots on your front porch for a pop of color throughout the fall.

And when it’s time to bring some of this seasonal decor inside your home, Teleflora is here to help. Our autumn floral arrangements are perfect for bringing the beauty of fall inside while you maximize your fall outdoor decorating!

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