Written by Kacey Mya
Mother Nature does plenty of mood-setting herself when fall rolls around. Not only do temperatures drop to perfectly brisk sweater weather, but leaves begin changing colors too. Their deep reds, fiery oranges, and golden yellows paint a gorgeous backdrop for the duration of the season.
Even with this happening all around you, your house may not feel as autumnal as the world at-large. Fortunately, it’s easy to change this with a few updates to your homes outdoor décor. The following are four of many, many examples on how to set a seasonal mood at your abode for this fall and all the falls to come.
Plant Seasonal Flowers
Your garden is probably more of a focus in spring and winter when warm temperatures and falling rain make it easy to cultivate a brightly colored, healthy garden. And, while these conditions certainly make it easy to grow the majority of the blooms in your garden, there are some flowers perfect for fall too.
In fact you can probably already guess some of the varieties of blooms that thrive in autumn; mums and pansies both make the list. But you can also try your hand at growing fiery sumac, spiky blue fescue grass, and cheery goldenrod during fall.
Repaint Your Shutters
Fall is a great time to get outside and do yard work, not only will you avoid the blistering heat of summer, but you’ll just miss the chill of winter as well. As such, it might just be the perfect time to update your home’s shutters, trim, and front door with a little bit of paint.
You can even draw inspiration from the colors of the season. Of course, the quintessential warm colors of fall include everything from maroon, to dark brown, to burnt orange, and goldenrod. You might want to consider the hottest seasonal colors, as determined by color experts at Pantone. Their picks for fall 2017 include classic navy, deep port purple, cool gray, and a blue-green color called “shaded spruce”
Style Your Front Door
Even with a re-cultivated garden, and a fresh slick of paint, your home still might need a little more fall flavor. It’s easy to add fall details around your front door especially when you follow fall decorating tips from the pros.
Start by picking up an outdoor rug in a classic fall hue, or if you want to take it one step further a fall motif with leaves, pumpkins, etc. This is the first step in making the outside of your home reflect the warmth within, which is exactly the way you want to feel in the midst of fall’s chilliest days and nights. A bench loaded up with outdoor pillows creates the same vibe, especially when placed next to your door and your new rug.
You can finish off the look of your front door with a few final touches. A new doorbell cover, fresh house numbers, and even a shinier kick plate at the bottom of your door will give your front door and the entire front of your home a new look for fall and beyond.
Make Your Own Wreath
The rest of the updates we’ve suggested are more fall-and-beyond-type updates. Repainting your shutters or updating your house numbers are things that will last for the seasons and even years ahead. But you can have a little bit more seasonal fun by creating your own fall-themed wreath.
There are so many DIY ideas for creating your own wreath. You can let the season itself inspire you, creating a wreath with crisp leaves in fall colors, as well as with acorns, pinecones, and other outdoor elements you find in fall. You could also create a holiday themed wreath with scary Halloween figures, holiday pumpkins, or even a plump Thanksgiving turkey to represent the season’s biggest feast.
If you don’t have room for a wreath, you can still embellish your home’s façade with festive elements. Aside from the quintessential carved pumpkins you could pick up some gourds and bales of hay, build your own scarecrow, or simply invest in a fall-themed flag for your home or garden. Just one little accent can be the perfect finishing touch to your façade’s fall update this year.
Now, Fall Into It…
With these simple tips in mind it should be clear that updating your home and setting a festive mood can be easy, especially with fall as your inspiration. From the foliage that grows, to the foliage that changes colors, to the holidays that happen throughout, there’s plenty of inspiration to choose from. Once you have yours all there’s left to do is get started and watch as your home takes on the look and feel of the season.
Written by Kacey Mya. Kacey is a lifestyle blogger for the lifestyle blog The Drifter Collective. Kacey graduated with a degree in Communications while working for a lifestyle magazine. She has been able to fully embrace herself with the knowledge of nature, the power of exploring other locations and cultures, all while portraying her love for the world around her through her visually pleasing, culturally embracing and inspiring posts. For more from Kacey Follow her on Twitter and subscribe to her blog to keep up with her travels and inspiring posts!
Edited by Andrea Wexelblatt. Andrea is an editor out of Reno, NV. She is a mother to two wild little boys, a student, and a wife. When she isn’t editing text she enjoys spending time with her family in the Sierra Nevadas.