5 Easy Fall Backyard Decorating Tips
It’s almost Pumpkin Spice Latte time, and if you’re like us, you couldn’t be more excited! But now that summer is on its way out and fall can’t get here fast enough, your backyard needs to transform from a shady summer oasis to a cozy, cool autumnal area.
We put together some decorating tips that will transform your backyard into a fall fantasy. No matter where you live, you can add a festival fall feeling to your outdoor space.
Create a Cozy Fire Pit
You might be thinking, “isn’t fire pit weather over after the summer?” But actually, fall is the perfect time to add a fire pit to your backyard! There’s less bugs, and the cool nights make you cherish that toasty fire much more than you do in the summer.
Plus, outdoor furniture is likely to be on sale, so you can scoop up some comfortable chairs at a discount. Adirondack chairs are a fire pit classic, but forgo the summery white ones and pick up some in red or emerald green. Don’t forget to pick up some weatherproof autumnal pillows for your new chairs. Finally, string some Edison bulbs in the trees and lay out thick flannel blankets for maximum coziness.
And don’t worry, s’mores taste just as good in October as they do in June. Happy roasting!
Keep It Classic With Gourds
Pumpkins might be having a trendy moment right now, but they’ll always be in style. They represent all the sweet, spicy warmth of the fall season, and they’re an easy way to decorate for autumn.
Line the stoop of your porch or the entrance to your patio with an assortment of pumpkins and gourds in different sizes and colors. If you want to get creative, you can even try tracing ivy and other vines throughout display to really bring the pumpkin patch to you!
If you’re looking for a more modern take on gourds as decorations, go monochromatic. Choose all white pumpkins and gourds, but look for lots of variance is size, shape, and texture to keep it visually appealing. Or, if you want to get crafty, paint all your pumpkins one color. Metallics like copper are especially cool right now.
Have little ones who want to carve pumpkins? Join in on the fun by making pumpkin votives. Carve a pumpkin like you normally would by removing the top and scooping out the seeds. But instead of carving a scary face, go for a simple pattern all the way around. Think polka dots or chevron. Carve a few like this and place them sprinkled throughout your other gourds. Light them up by placing a candle inside it while you’re sitting out by the fire pit!
Don’t Forget Fall Flowers
Spring and summer might get most of the credit when it comes to floral decorations, but autumnal flowers are also a beautiful way to add color and life to your backyard.
Mums are an excellent flower choice for fall because they come in lots of colors and sizes and they stand up well to a little fall chill. You can pick one or two colors to keep a uniform look or go for an eclectic look with different colors and sizes.
Can’t decide how to display your mums? Put them in an adorable vintage wagon or use hay bales to switch up the height of your flowers. Maybe fill a window box with mums and other autumnal flora, like ornamental cabbage, ivy, pinecones, and mini pumpkins. You can also use your pumpkin carving skills to make a planter when you’re carving your jack-o-lanterns. Remove the top, scoop out the insides, and place your mums in the center.
Spruce Up Your Outdoor Dining Area
Your dinner table inside your home probably doesn’t look the same in the summer as it does in fall, so why should your outdoor dining area? Switch up your backyard dinner table by swapping your bright summery cushions for a more autumnal look, like bright oranges or a festive plaid. Swap the table runner for some rustic burlap, and craft a centerpiece out of pumpkins, cranberries, and a cornucopia.
Don’t forget to add some candles or fairy lights to give you some much-needed light as the days get shorter. And drape a cozy plaid blanket on the back of every chair so no one gets cold toes at dinner.
Add Some Style with A Metal Wall Trellis
Since you’re going to be spending more time in your backyard this fall thanks to your new fire pit and outdoor dining area, you might want to add a sense of seclusion with a metal wall trellis. A trellis can give you much needed privacy as well as decoration. To get your trellis ready for fall, weave together ivy and other vines all over it. Nestle some mini pumpkins in the vines, lean a few cornstalks on it, or place a pumpkin arrangement at the base of the trellis.
The base of a trellis is also the perfect place for an oversized cornucopia display. Nestle your horn of plenty in among the ivy and fill it with fall foliage, pumpkins, vines, brightly colored mums, maize and more.
Want a New Metal Wall Trellis for Fall?
Just because the summer is over doesn’t mean you have to abandon your outdoor space. Make the most of your outdoor dining area and your fall-ready fire pit as the days get shorter and the nights get colder.
If you want a beautiful, sturdy way to add a sense of privacy and some beautiful decoration to your yard as you spend more time in it, a metal wall trellis is a great way to go. At Coastal Metal Art and Design, we craft metal goods including wall art, yard trellises, privacy screens for families across the United States. Contact us today to find out how we can make your ideal metal trellis!