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Colorful Autumn Additions for your Outdoor Home

Is there any season better than autumn when it comes to spending time outdoors and enjoying the trees changing color?

Autumn or fall seems to be one of those seasons that demands us to relish in the outdoors and admire nature at it’s finest. Your outdoor home can welcome in autumn additions with color, natural materials, and one-of-a-kind finds that you can find around your home. After all, autumn shouldn’t be a fussy season; in fact the changing colors and ripe harvesting of fruits and vegetables demands us to enjoy all that nature has to offer, especially sitting out on your front porch and taking it all in! {image}

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Welcome autumn into your outdoor home!

Dress up your front entry in fall decor:

Of all the areas of your outdoor home, your front entry is where your guests are greeted with a warm welcome, and passers-by get a glimpse of your festive hospitality. Bring in seasonal decor such as pumpkins, gourds, cornhusks and even straw and hay bales make a great focal point. Consider making a “porchscape” at your front entry.

Around your front door stack pumpkins on top of galvanized pails or wooden barrels to bring a rustic feel to your front entry. Don’t forget about a gorgeous wreath or garland! DecorChick shows an autumn infused garland around the door and matching wreath to compliment their festive entry.

Pumpkins, gourds, garlands and wreaths make beautiful front entry accents

Don’t stop at the front door:  

While your front door is the entry for you and your guests, many of you still have an entire outdoor home including backyard to make use of! Autumn is a great time to hold outdoor gatherings and entertain with family friends. The cooler weather and briskness in the air creates an ambiance that is ideal for an outdoor dining experience. Bring the autumn flavor to your table by using colorful table linen, matching napkins and do it yourself place cards are a treat for guests to take home with them. I love to use miniature pumpkins at each person’s dinnerware graced with their name. {image}

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Bring autumn to your outdoor entertaining

Decorate outdoor evenings with autumn cheer:

While your outdoor home maybe changing colors and shedding its leaves you can still bring in your own fall ideas to create the perfect ambiance for relaxing in the evening or having a late night get-together with friends.

Outdoor lights, lanterns, and even hanging candle chandeliers made just for the outdoors are a trending decor item to add lighting to your evening gatherings. Hang string lighting from trees and surroundings hedges, and incorporate different sized candles in hurricane votive jars to keep the flames from burning out. You will love how hanging and candlelight adds to a festive autumn night. Even if you only entertain in the daytime, a candle chandelier like this one from StyleAtHome adds dimension and a focal point for your fall table.

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Outdoor lighting looks great in the day too!

This autumn welcome guests and family with beautiful colors of the autumn season. From your front entry to your backyard, color, textures and cooler temperatures make the fall the ideal time for throwing a ball with the kids amongst the falling leaves or enjoying a quiet afternoon sitting on your front porch watching nature put on a show of changing color. Use these ideas and remember why you love autumn so much

Ronique Gibson

Ronique Gibson is an Associate Architect and a LEED Accredited Professional, who has been in the architectural and interior design industry for over 13 years. Her architectural background has lent to years of hands on experience with homeowners, construction, and helping people love their homes. Ronique’s passion for finding inspiring and easy[...]

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