The leaves are changing color, the air is getting cooler, and pumpkin spice everything is back in season! It’s officially fall, and that means it’s time to start decorating for the season. Here are some great outdoor fall decor ideas you can start implementing right now!
One of my favorite things to do during the fall is decorating my outdoor space with plants and flowers. In this blog post, I will share some of my favorite outdoor fall decor ideas using plants. Plus, I’ll give you tips on how to choose the best plants and flowers for your display, as well as advice on pairing pumpkins with plants.
Let’s get started!
Outdoor Fall Decor Ideas
When it comes to outdoor fall decor, there are endless possibilities. You can go for a traditional look with mums and pumpkins, or get creative with other fall plants and flowers.
Some of my favorite fall plants include ornamental kale, Swiss chard, dianthus, and pansies. If you’re looking for something a little different, try adding some grasses or herbs to your display.
And don’t forget the pumpkins! Pumpkins are the perfect way to add a touch of autumn to your outdoor space.
Fall Plants and Flowers
When choosing plants and flowers for your outdoor fall display, make sure to take into account the size and shape of your space. You’ll also want to consider the colors you want to use in your design.
Fall is the perfect time to experiment with bolder colors like orange, yellow, and red. And don’t forget about texture! Adding some different textures to your outdoor fall decor will give it more interest and dimension.
Here are some plants and flowers that are great to grow during the fall and to enjoy as decor.
Mums: Mums are a fall classic. They come in a variety of colors and can add a lot of color to your outdoor space.
Pumpkins: Pumpkins are the perfect way to add a touch of autumn to your outdoor decor. You can use them as planters, or simply put them on display.
Ornamental Kale: Ornamental kale is a beautiful fall plant that comes in many different colors. It’s perfect for adding some texture to your outdoor space.
Swiss Chard: Swiss chard is another great option for adding some color and texture to your outdoor fall display.
Dianthus: Dianthus is a lovely fall flower that comes in shades of pink, purple, and white.
Pansies: Pansies are great fall flowers that come in many different colors. They’re perfect for adding some color to your outdoor space.
Grasses: Grasses are a great way to add some texture and interest to your outdoor fall display.
Herbs: Herbs are a great way to add some flavor to your outdoor fall decor. You can use them in cooking, or simply put them on display.
Now that you know what plants and flowers to choose for your outdoor fall decor, let’s talk about how to pair them with pumpkins!
Using Pumpkins as Fall Yard Decor
Pairing pumpkins with plants is a great way to add some extra fall flair to your outdoor space. If you’re using mums in your display, try pairing them with small pumpkins or gourds. For a more unique look, try pairing ornamental kale with larger pumpkins.
You can also use pumpkins as planters! Simply cut off the top of the pumpkin, scoop out the insides, and fill it with soil. Then, plant your favorite fall flowers or plants inside.
When it comes to outdoor fall decor, pumpkins are always a good idea! But did you know that there are actually different types of pumpkins? Here are a few of my favorites:
- Sugar pie pumpkins: These small pumpkins are perfect for pies and other desserts.
- Pie pumpkins: These pumpkins are a bit larger than sugar pie pumpkins, and they’re perfect for carving jack-o’-lanterns.
- Cinderella pumpkins: These beautiful pumpkins get their name from their fairytale-like appearance. They’re perfect for fall displays and make great centerpieces.
- Gourds: Gourds come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. They’re perfect for adding some extra interest to your outdoor space.
There are so many different types of pumpkins out there, it’s impossible to list them all! But some other favorites include white pumpkins, blue pumpkins, and even orange pumpkins.No matter what type of pumpkin you choose, they’re sure to add some extra fall flair to your outdoor space!
Plant and Pumpkin Combinations
No matter what type of pumpkin you choose, be sure to pair it with the right plants. Here are a few of my favorite plant and pumpkin combinations:
- Ornamental kale and Cinderella pumpkins
- Swiss chard and sugar pie pumpkins
- Dianthus and pie pumpkins
- Pansies and gourds
So get creative and have fun with it!
Fall Container Gardening
If you don’t have a lot of space to work with, container gardening is a great option for outdoor fall decor. You can use pumpkins as planters, or get creative with other fall-themed containers.
Examples of containers include galvanized buckets, baskets, and even wheelbarrows as planters. Just make sure the containers you choose have drainage holes so your plants don’t get too waterlogged.
When it comes to fall plants, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, make sure you choose plants that are appropriate for the size of your containers. Second, consider the color palette you want to use in your design.
And lastly, think about the texture and form of the plants you’re using. A good mix of different textures and forms will give your outdoor space more interest and dimension.
Outdoor Fall Decorating Tips
Now that you know some of our favorite outdoor fall decor ideas, here are a few tips to help you get started:
- Start by cleaning up your outdoor space. Remove any summer plants that are starting to die back, and give your porch or patio a good sweeping.
- Once you’ve cleaned up your outdoor space, it’s time to start planning your design. Sketch out a plan of where you want to put each plant or pumpkin. This will help you visualize the finished product and make sure everything has a place.
- When it comes to fall plants and flowers, more is definitely better! Pile on the mums, kale, pumpkins, and whatever else strikes your fancy. Remember, this is only for a few months so have fun with it!
- After you’ve added all of your plants and pumpkins, step back and take a look. Is something missing? Add a few more plants or pumpkins until it feels just right.
- Finally, don’t forget the finishing touches! Add some outdoor fall decorations like cornstalks, hay bales, straw bales, and gourds to really give your outdoor space that fall feeling.
I hope these outdoor fall decor ideas have inspired you to get creative with your own outdoor space.
Outdoor Fall Decor Questions
Below are some questions you may have about outdoor fall decor ideas with plants.
How do I decorate my outside house for fall?
There are a few things you can do to decorate your outside house for fall. Use a variety of plants, pumpkins, hay bales, and other objects that represent fall and Halloween. The sky is the limit!
How can I decorate for fall with no money?
There are a few ways you can decorate for fall with no money. One way is to collect fallen leaves and use them as decor, or make them into a wreath and place it on your front door.
You can also use baskets as decor! Look for baskets in storage or borrow some from family and friends. Fill them up with your favorite fall things, such as pumpkins and dried leaves.
Ask friends and family if they have old fall decor they no longer want. You can give your home a vintage look by using older decorations that is no longer in use.
When should I decorate my lawn in the fall?
A good time to start decorating your lawn for fall is as soon as the leaves start to change color. This usually happens in late September or early October, based on where you live. Many start displaying their fall decorations early in September as well.
Can you mix fall and Halloween decor?
Yes, you can mix fall and Halloween decor! Enjoy adding a few Halloween decorations like spiders, ghosts, or bats to your fall yard decor you already have on display.
Fall Decor Conclusion
I hope you enjoyed these outdoor fall decor ideas! What are some of your favorite outdoor fall decorating ideas? For more fall decorating tips, be sure to check out more of my blog posts.
Happy fall decorating and gardening!