Fall Decorating Ideas to Boost Curb Appeal

Our temperatures are dropping slightly here in Illinois. Summer is clinging to September while Fall is trying to wiggle her way in. The trees can’t ignore the shorter days however, and leaves are beginning to turn color. This is such a beautiful time of year and worthy of a post about fall decorating ideas to boost your home’s curb appeal.

Outdoor Fall Decorating with Mums, Pumpkins, and Corn StalksPhoto by Rikki Snyder


A fringe of red leaves creates a pretty canopy over a front door. It’s nice when outdoor decor happens naturally like this.

Contemporary Front Porch in the FallPhoto by John J. Kehoe Photography


Want to create memorable curb appeal for the fall season? Rather than rust-colored flowers, how about a rusty old car? Personally I’m more interested in the pretty red house behind the car.

Rusty Car Adds Colors of FallPhoto by Rikki Snyder


When it comes to fall decorating ideas to boost your curb appeal, you don’t have to go all out to make it pretty. Simple, colorful mums look great on a painted porch floor.

Outdoor Fall Decorating with MumsPhoto by Rikki Snyder


Got a wagon lying around somewhere?  Fill it with fall decor and park it in the front yard.

Rustic Country Wagon Decorated for FallPhoto by Julie Ranee Photography


Classic fall elements like corn stalks and pumpkins are always a great choice for outdoor fall decorating, and they’re budget-friendly too.

Outdoor Fall DecoratingPhoto by Julie Ranee Photography


Flower boxes stuffed full with fall mums add charm to a stately brick home.  It’s just a small shot of decor but it packs a punch of curb appeal.

Brick Home Decorated for FallPhoto by Rikki Snyder


Cold weather flowers add a little color while transitioning to fall. It’s almost October and all of my impatiens and tuberous begonia are still blooming heartily. Other flowers that have faded are replaced with mums and pumpkins. This gothic-style home is the perfect backdrop for fall curb appeal.

Victorian Home with Simple Fall DecorPhoto by Rikki Snyder


Consider replacing fading summer flower baskets with hanging baskets of mums. There are so many great color options and will extend outdoor color well into October and possibly November too.

Hanging Baskets Overflowing with Fall MumsPhoto by Rikki Snyder


Make an impressive impact with a few over-sized pumpkins. I’ve got the perfect place in my front yard for one of these orange behemoths.

Over-sized Pumpkins Decorate a New England ColonialPhoto by Rikki Snyder


Of course, the most beautiful of all outdoor fall decorating are the colorful leaves carpeting the ground and clinging to the trees. One of the first things I did when moving into our current home was to plant a couple of burning bushes for their brilliant red color.

Autumn LandscapePhoto by Rikki Snyder


Pansies love cooler weather and look how cute they look creating a comfy bed for a display of pumpkins.

Pumpkins and PansiesPhoto by Rikki Snyder


Do you like the natural, raw wood siding on this historic home?  All that’s needed to boost curb appeal is a pair of wreaths on the front doors.

Outdoor Fall DecoratingPhoto by Rikki Snyder


This little red house wears a fun and slightly messy display of gooseneck gourds in the front yard. They’re a great choice to echo the green of the shutters and front door.

Little Red House with Goose Neck GourdsPhoto by Rikki Snyder

Last week I shared some of my outdoor fall decor on my front porch.

What are some of your favorite outdoor fall decorating ideas?


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  1. Beautiful photographs!

    There isn’t a house that I don’t like. However, the Gothic is a charmer, and, the siding on the last house reminds me so much of what New England is about.

  2. Nice fall eye candy to start the day with! I like the rooster on the door stop in first pic. I love natural fall decor mums, leaves n other foliage including sunflowers! I have a farm weed curly dock that grows in wet spots that dry out enough to pull in the fall n burn so they don’t self seed. They are so colorful in rusty reds I have displayed them in an old milk can. A few people say hey aren’t those weeds? N I say weeds r only plants we don’t have a purpose for n these have a colorful fall purpose for me!😉


  3. Marlene Stephenson says:

    These were some great pictures, makes me want to ride around town and look at peoples Fall decor.

  4. Great collection. Wonderful Fall post. I’d love for you to link at The Fabulous Fall Party!
    It’s over here:http://mychristmasjourney.blogspot.com/
    Happy Fall!

  5. Carol Paulus-Kalis says:

    Thank you for sharing these lovely pictures. Loved looking at them.

  6. Jennifer, beautiful inspiration and many of these homes are gorgeous


  7. Loved your photos of the fall houses and decoration ,the houses are very New England ,I like the little red house,pity about the wreck of a car.

  8. Great inspiration for curb appeal for Fall…not sure about the “car wreck” 🙂
    Happy Fall Jennifer!

  9. Lovely pics.
    I like to use what’s available. In our yard/area, that’s pinecones and dried needles, cotton branches with the boll still attached, crispy leaves, and acorns. As we have a wildlife theme in our home, they work perfectly with pumpkins and mums.

  10. Gorgeous photos and fabulous inspiration! Enjoy your week!

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