Above, I like the collection of pumpkins nestled in front of an old wooden crate. Nuts, berries, and a grapevine wreath add texture while a red lantern lends unexpected color. This vignette reminds me of a similar fall arrangement (below) that I created for fall and Halloween.
Chrysanthemums are paired with geraniums in early fall which is a great idea for transitioning from summer to autumn in your outdoor areas. Fall flowers mingle well with your flowers that haven’t quite faded yet. Small metal house lanterns will add a special glow at night, if desired.
This might be my favorite of today’s outdoor fall arrangements. A pumpkin is used to weight down cozy blankets on a vintage bentwood chair. A basket of apples is ready for baking pie – which reminds me I need to schedule a time for apple picking at one of our local orchards. I love the red vine against the gray-washed shed. This photo just wraps you up in a big warm hug.
If you want something easy, plop a large chrysanthemum in a vintage whiskey barrel – or even a bushel basket will do. I don’t know about your area, but mums are pretty inexpensive where I live.
Not a fan of orange and yellow? Try white outdoor fall arrangements for a softer look. That’s the beauty of fall mums – they come in a wide variety of colors. It used to be hard to find white pumpkins around here, but since they’ve been sought after for several years now, all the farmers grow them.
Another unique fall color scheme to try outdoors is lavender and green. My lavender is blooming and you can always find some at the nursery. Green gourds make a nice addition and couple of small orange pumpkins add a shot of warm color. Make your potted plant vignettes more interesting by varying the height with crates, small tables, or baskets placed upside down.
Now this! This is something I would love to have in the middle of my side yard (which is actually an extra lot). If I could find an affordable old wagon, I would do this. Since we live on a corner, I’d even put up a sign telling passers-by to take their pictures by the wagon. Okay – now I really want to find an old wagon!! LOL.
What kind of outdoor fall arrangements do you typically have outside? Pumpkins lining the porch steps? Potted mums by the sidewalk? I’d love to hear what you do!
Outdoor Fall Decor Lookbook:
Need help in finding items to add to your outdoor fall decor? Scroll left to right through this inspiring lookbook. Click on images for sources on where to buy.