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Fall Outdoor Decorating Ideas

It's that time of year again! The leaves are changing, the air is crisp, and the pumpkin spice is flowing. Fall is the perfect season for outdoor decorating. Whether you have a large yard or a small porch, there are so many ways to make your yard decor look cozy and inviting. Read on: here, we’re sharing our favorite fall outdoor porch ideas that are sure to get you in the autumnal spirit.

1. Pumpkins, Pumpkins, and More Pumpkins

When it comes to fall decor, you can never have too many pumpkins. Large pumpkins, small pumpkins, white pumpkins, orange pumpkins, they're all fair game. You can stack them up on your porch, scatter them throughout your yard, or even use them as centerpieces on your outdoor tables.

2. Cozy Fall Mats

Fall mats are an easy and affordable way to dress up your outdoor space. You can make your own using burlap and outdoor vinyl, or buy pre-made mats featuring phrases like "Happy Fall Y'all" and "Give Thanks".

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3. Fall Wreaths

Fall wreaths are the perfect way to add a touch of autumnal charm to your home's exterior. Whether you prefer traditional wreaths made of dried leaves and twigs or more modern wreaths featuring faux pumpkins and burlap bows, there's a fall wreath out there for everyone.

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4. Cozy Blankets and Pillows

As the weather gets cooler, it's time to break out the cozy blankets and pillows. You can drape them over your outdoor chairs or even use them as a seating area on your lawn. Bonus points if you can find blankets and pillows in fall colors like orange, red, and yellow.

5. Hay Bales

Nothing says "fall" quite like hay bales. You can stack them up on your porch or lawn and use them as a backdrop for your other fall decorations. Add a rustic touch by tying a burlap bow around them or propping a scarecrow on top.

6. Outdoor Lighting

As the days get shorter, outdoor lighting becomes even more important. You can string up fairy lights around your porch or use lanterns to light up your yard. If you're feeling crafty, you can even make your own outdoor lanterns using mason jars and tealight candles.


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7. Fall Flowers

While many people associate flowers with spring and summer, there are plenty of fall blooms to choose from as well. Chrysanthemums, pansies, and asters are all popular fall flowers that can add a splash of color to your outdoor space.

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8. Harvest Decorations

Harvest decorations like cornucopias and baskets filled with apples or gourds can make for a lovely fall season display. You can place them on your doorstep or use them as centerpieces on your outdoor tables.

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9. Scarecrows

No fall display is complete without a scarecrow or two. You can prop them up in your yard or use them as decorations on your porch. For an extra spooky touch, try stuffing old clothes and adding a pumpkin head.

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10. Rustic Signage

Rustic signs with fall-themed phrases like "Autumn Leaves and Pumpkins Please" are a popular trend in fall decor. You can make your own using old pallet wood or buy pre-made signs online.

11. Outdoor Rugs

Outdoor rugs can add warmth and comfort to your outdoor seating areas. Look for rugs in fall colors or featuring fall motifs like leaves or acorns.

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12. Apple Crates

Old apple crates can be repurposed into all sorts of fall decorations. Stack them up to create a tiered display, use them as planters, or even turn them into a makeshift outdoor bar.

DIY leaf garland

13. DIY Leaf Garland

If you're feeling crafty, try making your own leaf garland using fall leaves and twine. You can drape it over your porch or lawn for a colorful and festive touch.

Fall is a magical time of year, and decorating your outdoor space can make it even more special. From pumpkins and wreaths to cozy blankets and rustic signs, there are so many ways to celebrate the beauty of the autumn season.

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