Create Fall Curb Appeal with Pumpkins and Mums

Are you ready for crisp, golden days with a wonderful palette of color everywhere you turn? I’m ready to create some fall curb appeal using my favorite mums and pumpkins! I’ve gathered together a collection of inspirational photos to get the creative juices flowing!

Outdoor Fall Decorating Ideas from NaturePhoto by Rikki Snyder


Filling my flower boxes with colorful gourds would be fun to do, but I hate the thought of pulling out the impatiens since they’re still blooming. This might be a good idea for mid-October though.

Craftsman Style Home with Fall DecorationsPhoto by MainStreet Design Build


Sometimes a simple touch on a front porch is all you need – like a modern plaid blanket and a lone pumpkin.

Warm and Cozy Porch for FallPhoto by Yuri Grishko


How cute are these little gourds encircling the base of a tree? Pretty cute with a ring of red begonias still going strong!

Outdoor Fall Decorating with PumpkinsPhoto by Rikki Snyder


We’ve done quite a bit of planting in our yard this year, giving thought to timing of blooms and colors. This yard shows how carefully planned landscaping gives a variety of texture and color in the garden.

Fall Color Plants in Traditional GardenPhoto by Cottage Gardener, LTD


I seriously want to try and create a pumpkin tower like this one! What a clever way to create fall curb appeal. The kids in the neighborhood would love it!

Amazing Pumpkin TowerPhoto by Design Fixation [Faith Provencher]


But if you’re not so ambitious, a pile of pumpkins on the steps is equally charming. Not to mention this keeps unwanted solicitors and politicians from knocking at the door!

Pile of Pumpkins on Front PorchPhoto by Design Fixation [Faith Provencher]


Here’s another haphazard collection of colorful gourds and Indian corn.

Fall Window Flower Box with Gourds and Indian CornPhoto by Rikki Snyder


Tiny orange pumpkins take residence on a white fence creating very simple fall curb appeal.

Small Orange Pumpkins on White Picket FencePhoto by Design Fixation [Faith Provencher]


Our local nursery carries hanging mum baskets like these, but I passed over them since my impatiens baskets are still blooming their hearts out.

Hanging Mum Baskets on Front PorchPhoto by Rikki Snyder


Pumpkin towers provide instant fall curb appeal no matter where you place them.

Historic Brick Home Exterior Decorated for Fall with PumpkinsPhoto by Design Fixation [Faith Provencher]


You simply can’t go wrong with outdoor fall decorating when you pair mums and pumpkins. Toss in a couple of hay bales and call it a day!

Traditional Fall Landscape with Pumpkins, Mums, and Hay BalesPhoto by Mary Prince Photography


Next Tuesday I’m sharing my outdoor fall decorations gracing our new deck. It feels so cozy out there now and I can’t wait to share it with you!

What decorations do you like to use to create fall curb appeal?


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  1. I’m afraid I don’t do a lot of outdoor decorating for fall. I pretty much count on colorful mums to carry me through to winter since I have a treeline behind my house and a large tree in front that provide a ton of colorful leaves. I’m late with my mum shopping this year since many of my summer flowers are still trying their best and my rosebushes are looking better now than they have all summer. My west-facing plants take the brunt of the summer sun, so they are the first to be replaced. This is Indiana, after all, so I don’t dare wait too long. Summer can change to winter in the blink of an eye.

  2. Great inspiration photos Jennifer! Fall is my favourite season and I can’t wait to decorate but I’m with you when you say you don’t have the heart to pull out your impatients while they are still going strong. I have photos of my boys when they were small, dressed for Hallowe’en, beside impatients. Here in Canada Thanksgiving comes much earlier than it does for you so we feel more of an urgency to get on with it!
    Happy Fall everyone!

  3. These are all pretty. I’m looking forward to drier and cooler air. I hope it happens soon. I am not too hopeful since it’s still hot and humid.

    Not sure what I am going to do this year. Imagine how you could incorporate your new back garden?

    Enjoy the rest of your day


  4. Marlene Stephenson says

    Very enjoyable, thanks. I have a blackboard i write something on each season and my white begonias are still blooming.

  5. Love the tree line lined area with the pumpkins. BEAUTIFUL!

  6. Beautiful inspiration photos, Jennifer. Now all I need is time and energy.

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