We have been so lucky to have had such good weather recently and our little town has made the most of it to decorate the outside of their homes for fall. Homes seem to have gone in very different directions with half the homes using playful spooky decor and the other half a more sophisticated formal look. Thus, we have a two part series. This week, I’ll share the lighthearted fall decor outside ideas and next week we can look at the more formal looks and how they were pulled together. So, without further delay, I bring you…
This house is so gorgeous, I don’t know that it is possible for it to actually look scary, but its occupants sure did try. There is no better way to get into the spirit of Halloween than to add spiderwebs to your fall decor outside. Hence, this is idea #1. Better yet, it’s cheap. Amazon sells spiderwebs for under $15, spiders included.
For a less spooky, more cheerful look, you can’t go wrong with scarecrows. This not so scary human size scarecrow (63″) sits on a bench beside the front door. With a lantern, and a plaid pillow, he is a perfect fall decor outside idea. The scarecrow is weighted so that he easily stays in the seated position, even on windy days and can be bought on Amazon relatively cheaply. Fall plaid pillows (similar here and here) were added to the bench for comfort and to create that cozy fall feel. The look was topped off with a lantern (similar here) so that the display can be seen on fall nights with a battery operated candle. All you have to do is add a pumpkin.
For avid followers of this blog, you know what a fan I am of gardening. Earlier this month, I pulled out my annuals before the first frost and cut back my perennials. I then made a quick trip to my local garden shop and bought a wheelbarrow full of colorful pumpkins. I tucked these into the patches in my garden that had exposed dirt and, voila, my gardens are returned to their bright colors, this time as an imitation pumpkin patch.
Another fun idea for gardeners–a pitchfork as fall decor outside. This pitchfork came with a flower pot attached, but if you can’t find this, tie a bouquet of fall berries around the handle of your fork with twine. This looks equally cute next to a backdoor or planted in the garden.
Of course, you can’t have fall outside decor without the finishing touch of a wreath. We love this wreath because the brightly colored leaves pick up the color of the house, yet pop beautifully against the blue-black door. This wreath comes in two sizes and is equally appropriate for Thanksgiving as it is for Halloween.
Next week, we’ll look at more formal fall decor outside ideas. Until then, don’t forget to check out our post on Fall Decor for the Sophisticated Country House for interior ideas.