Friday, September 14, 2012

Fall Decorating Ideas for the Garden

Image: Flominator via Wikimedia Commons

As flowers and vegetables begin to dwindle, they often take with them the beautiful and eye catching splashes of color they once provided. Instead of gazing over a sea of dismal looking plants, spice up the garden with a few fall decorations that please the eye. After all, fall is a wonderful time of year to sit in the garden and relax. The bugs are gone and the sun is still providing enough warmth to warm the chilled air.

Types of Fall Garden Decorations

  • Garland
  • Signs
  • Flags
  • Solar Powered Lights
  • Decorative Containers/Planters
  • Fall Blooming Flowers
  • Door Hangings
  • Wreaths
  • Pumpkins
  • Cornstalks
  • Sunflowers
  • Square Bales
  • Chimes/Spinners
  • Yard Art

Fall Decorating Themes

  • Country
  • Whimsical
  • Autumn
  • Halloween

Tips for Taking Decorating Ideas to another Level

  • Drape garland along fences and railings, over doorways and arches and around light posts
  • Place themed flags and signs in and around the garden
  • Line walkways with solar powered lights
  • Scatter colorful containers/planters around the garden and trailing stairs
  • Fill containers/planters with bright fall blooming plants
  • Hang wreaths and decorative signs on doors, garden gates and along fences
  • Place pumpkins of varying sizes on stairs and doorsteps
  • Use cornstalks, sunflowers and square bales to add a touch of autumn inspired decorations to the garden and porches and decks
  • Hang chimes and spinners from trees, posts and along hooks in the garden
  • Scatter themed yard art to add a pop of color and draw the eye

Decorating the garden for fall should be a fun experience. Mix and match different decorations and experiment among varying themes. There are lots of ideas to draw inspiration from. Most of all, don’t forget to enjoy the crisp days of autumn around your very own home.

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