Whether autumn arrives swiftly or softly, September is often the month people begin to look forward to crisp, apple-scented breezes and falling leaves. Even if autumn doesn’t bring dramatic changes to your neck of the woods, you may want to reflect the changing season by adding fall decor around your home.
Since there are still plenty of days left to enjoy your porch and patio, those locations are great places to begin your home’s autumn transformation.
Let’s look at five fall decorating ideas to help you introduce autumn decor to every corner of your outdoor space.
Greet Autumn at the Door
Reflect the shift from summer’s vivid colors to autumn’s vibrant hues with fresh patio and front porch decor. Swap out your floral summer door wreath with a fall wreath featuring warm-hued leaves, berries, miniature pumpkins and other natural materials. Prepare for inclement autumn weather with a fall-themed door mat. Updating your patio decor for fall also means you’re able to switch summer-bright area rugs for outdoor rugs with warmer colors and textures.
Stay Snug and Cozy
If you prepare ahead of time, cooler temperatures don’t have to send you and your guests scurrying indoors. Replace your summer chair covers with plush cushions and throw pillows in warm autumn colors and seasonal themes. Front porch decorating ideas include adding a few comfy blankets ready to inspire truly cozy conversation, too. Soft, textured throw blankets thrown casually across outdoor chairs and sofas will complement other fall-themed textiles and add warmth to your autumn decorating scheme.
An Inviting Glow
Candlelight is another way to add warmth to your porch decor. As evening descends earlier, bask in the soft light gleaming from beautiful patio lanterns set on a porch rail or end table. Whether you prefer traditional lanterns in metal or wood or exotic cutwork Moroccan lanterns, traditional pillar candles or worry-free flameless candles, the effect will be equally inviting.
Autumn Inspired Accessories
While summer screams simplicity, fall decor tends to be fuller and more abundant. Accent your patio or porch with accessories inspired by autumn, including wooden porch signs, wall signs, house flags and garden flags. Reflect the harvest by replacing faded summer flowers with harvest-hued artificial grass plants and ferns, complemented by groupings of tabletop pumpkins and other autumn decorations.
Light the Night
A cheerily blazing fire pit quickly becomes the focal point of an inviting autumn setting. Place your wood burning fire pit near the patio or incorporate a propane tabletop fire pit into your patio seating. Drawn by the fire’s warmth and crackling flames, guests will enjoy gathering around the fire for cozy conversation.
As you can see, it only takes a few fall decorations to begin to transition your porch or patio decor to reflect the changing season. Just by adding some simple autumn accessories, you can transform your favorite summer escape into a cozy autumn haven where you can enjoy the unique pleasures of the season in style and comfort.
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