AUTUMN DECORATION IDEAS – When it comes to autumn, the world around us explodes in color. Rich reds, bright yellows, cheery oranges and the soothing mellow tones of brown are seen everywhere. There are many ways to decorate and express your love of the season. However you like to decorate, the following video will give you some ideas-both large and small that you can personalize easily for your style and your home.
Keep it simple: One thing can add the charm of autumn. You can bring in a few pumpkins to sit on the steps, tie a cornstalk to your lamp post or place a wreath on the door. Just adding a scarecrow sitting on your porch or front step will make anyone passing by smile. Hanging baskets and potted plants are colorful and many times you can transfer them into your yard. A big plus since you won’t have to remember to bring them in or find a place to store them.
Have you ever tried making Roses from Duct Tape? – Choose any color duct tape you like to create a really unique flower arrangement or wreath for your door.
Go big: If you are really into the season you may want to fill your yard with everything there is, and sometimes that works out well, but I would suggest having a theme and working in objects while keeping that in mind. If you are a traditionalist, you may prefer using color as your theme. With banners, signs and wreaths available you can create a focal point at your door and carry the color throughout your yard with perennial plantings of sedum, goldenrod, aster and chrysanthemum.
Maybe you relish in the “time of harvest” this season brings. May I suggest using a foundation feature such as a wagon, wheel barrow or large baskets? Try filling and surrounding them with pumpkins, hay bales, corn stalks, or scarecrows. Doing this in multiples adds to the dramatic overall effect. For those who celebrate Halloween, there is nothing better than sheets (ghosts) swaying in the breeze, decorative leaf bags designed as spiders or jack-o’lanterns strewn about the lawn or a mock graveyard.
Let’s not forget your porch: Colorful pillows, warm blankets and throws in rich colors and patterns is a good place to begin. A large rug with a leaf imprint or colorful design of the season will add a soothing change of color. A black cat on the table near some pumpkin scented candles and a scary novel, or a basket filled with Indian corn or gourds set on the floor also make a nice display. Switch out your wall hangings and pictures for some photos of leaves, or your kids/pets in a pumpkin patch. And if you have shelves don’t neglect them. A garland of leaves or a few candlesticks are nice touches to bring in the color.
I leave you with a quote by John Dunne:
“No Spring nor Summer beauty hath such grace –As I have seen in one Autumnal face.”
Acknowledgements: Video – Lowes.com