Setting Up An Alluring Autumnal Display Outside Your Home

Create a festive fall display outside your home with some clever configurations and decorating ideas that are tasteful, not tacky. Try to reflect your favorite elements of the fall season, from the brightly-colored foliage to scary Halloween tricks, before the season ebbs to winter.

Some tasteful and alluring autumnal display ideas include:

Fall Furnishings

Make fall the time to bring out your wooden and rustic furniture to set up on the porch, patio, or in your garden. Consider log furnishings for longevity and a quaint charm, or watch tutorials involving making your own grapevine furniture, which is an awesome autumnal accent.

Autumn Harvest

Naturally, when you think about fall, pumpkins, gourds, and corn stalks will come to mind; but do you know how to decorate with them? Lash-together corn stalks and group in pairs on either side of your front door or garden arbor. Fill a wagon or garden-cart with pumpkins and gourds, or arrange them on top of a hay-bale to welcome visitors to your home.  

Seasonal Scarecrow

What would fall be without a scary scarecrow in the garden, on the lawn, or near your porch? Stuff old clothing with leaves and use a burlap sack (like a large rice bag) for the face. Add a floppy hat, sunglasses, and rain boots for a fun look that won't be too frightening for young 'trick-or-treaters'.

Quaint Signage

Make some fun and fall-themed signs with recycled pallets for your property this season. First, break down the pallets to create single boards that can be secured and nailed to a stake for easy installation in your yard. Using acrylic paint, write messages like "Happy Fall", "Trick or Treat", or "Haunted House This Way" to give your house a festive flair.

Fall Flowers

In late summer, plant fall flowers that are hardy enough for the cooler temperatures to come. Choose colorful mums or easy-to-care-for coleus, and plant in large pots on steps, the porch, or along your walkway to the door.

Ideal Illumination

Take time to change the bulbs in your existing exterior light fixtures, and swap to warm white lights. This golden-hued light will bring a comforting, autumnal light in the evenings. In the spring, replace the bulbs with cool white bulbs for a crisp, invigorating type of illumination.

There is something so comforting and appealing about the fall season. Use these tips to create an outdoor display that accurately reflects this special time of year, in a tasteful and attractive way. Visit crafting vendors and retailers to find the elements needed, such as rustic furniture or décor items, to construct your own distinctive display at your home.