Now that we are enjoying the wonders of fall, it is a great time to decorate your outdoor spaces to reflect this time of the year. Halloween and Thanksgiving are just around the corner, so now is the perfect time to use the warm colors of fall to prepare your decor for these two important events.
Read on for some top tips on using fall as a theme to turn your outdoor spaces and sunrooms into a cozy sanctuary at this time of the year.
The Richness of Fall Colors
Don’t you love the vibrant, warm colors we associate with fall? If you close your eyes and imagine the leaves falling from the trees, you will come up with the perfect palette for this stunning season. Here are the best colors to use for your fall decor:
- Earthy browns
- Rustic reds
- Deep oranges
- Mustard yellows
- Medium olive greens
- Caramel and mid-browns
You can begin by swapping out your summer cushions with ones that embrace these natural tones. Add some warm throws and opt for rich patterns replicating fall, like plaids, herringbone, tweeds, and gingham.
Getting Ready For Halloween
Getting into the spirit of Halloween can provide some great decorating ideas for your outdoor space. Carved pumpkins made into jack-o-lanterns are a perfect outdoor decoration. Light them up in the evening to create an inviting glow.
You can hang some Halloween-themed wreaths on your windows and outdoor area. These can be classy and elegant or full of fun. Here are some ideas for easy wreaths you can make yourself:
- Moss and garlic wreath (to keep away the vampires!)
- Dried corn and husk wreath
- Creepy spider web wreath with plastic spiders and bugs
- Plaid fall wreath with cutout leaf shapes
- Edible cookie wreath
- Black ribbon witches wreath
- Candy assortment wreath
- Glow-in-the-dark rubber eyeball wreath
Other easy decorating ideas include witch’s brooms or hats, skeletons, cobwebs, cutout cats and bats.
The Bounty of Fall For Thanksgiving
Another highlight of the fall season is Thanksgiving. You can decorate your outdoor space with baskets full of real or replica fruits and vegetables, including:
- Pumpkins and gourds: Mix and match colors, sizes, and shapes for an interesting effect.
- Apples: Arrange a bowl of crisp, colorful apples as a centerpiece.
- Indian corn: The fall-colored kernels add rustic charm to your fall theme.
- Pomegranates: This colorful fruit is delicious and visually striking.
- Acorns: Fill vases or glass bottles with these tiny treasures for an attractive decor item.
- Cinnamon sticks and cloves: Bundles of these spices look great and will fill your outdoor space with a wonderfully warm fragrance.
The Crackle of a Warm Fire
The epitome of fall is having everyone gathered around a warm fire. Light up your outdoor fireplace or fire pit, and the guests will come. No one can resist the warmth and camaraderie you feel when sitting around a cozy fire. Make sure you have some comfortable (and fire-proof) seating close to the fire, and you will have created the perfect place to relax on a nippy fall evening.
Before you dive into fall festivities, take some time to clean and prepare your BBQ or outdoor cooking area. Clean the grill grates, inspect the burners, and ensure all equipment works well. Search online for some new BBQ recipes that take advantage of the wonderful bounty of fall fruits and vegetables. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Pumpkin spice latte
- Roasted brussels sprouts with bacon
- Cranberry and orange relish
- Maple glazed roast carrots
- Cinnamon and pecan baked apples
Potted Plants as Decor Items
As we head into fall, you will notice that your garden is losing its summer beauty. A great way to incorporate the natural beauty of plants in your outdoor space is to pick varieties that will thrive in pots. Here are some examples of plants that will add some color and life to your outdoor spaces in the fall:
- Chrysanthemums: Mums are a fall favorite, with rich, colorful blooms in hues of red, orange, yellow, and purple.
- Pansies and violas: These annuals come in various colors and bloom abundantly in the fall.
- Ornamental grasses: Grasses add height and texture to your fall containers. They may turn golden or burgundy in the fall to blend perfectly with your color scheme.
- Dwarf conifers: Miniature evergreen trees and shrubs, like dwarf spruce and cypress, will stay green all year.
Fall is a season of change and celebration, and the best way to enjoy it is to make the most of your outdoor space before the cold of winter sets in. If your outdoor space needs an upgrade, contact Sunshine Sunrooms today for the best custom-built outdoor areas to enhance your home and your life.